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9/13/2004 Linfield music faculty to collaborate on recital

McMINNVILLE – A Linfield College faculty member, along with two guest performers, will kick off the fall music schedule with a faculty recital Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium.

Rhonda Ringering, adjunct professor of piano at Linfield, will perform along with Darren and Corrie Cook on flute. The performance will include pieces by Bach, Gaubert, Muxzinski, Martinu and Doppler.

Ringering, who is also a staff accompanist at Linfield, has released two CDs including "Oregon Impressions: the Original Piano Music of Dave Deason" and "Made in America," a collection of American music. She is an active chamber music and solo performer for venues as diverse as Multnomah County Library, The Old Church and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival. In addition, she is the founder and director of two musical series, the Forest Grove Chamber Music Series and No Dead Guys, a series at Music Millennium in Portland featuring the music of local living composers. She is the author of five books and her articles regularly appear in Clavier magazine. Ringering maintains a private piano studio in Forest Grove.

Corrie and Darren Cook, both Oregon natives, performed all over the country before returning to the Northwest. The two are now members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Vancouver, Wash., and the Rose City Chamber Orchestra. They maintain a private flute studio and are on faculty at the Southwest Music School in Beaverton. They also perform together around the Northwest.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.