McMINNVILLE L'Orchestre de Chambre Francais, with Brian Suits, conductor, and featuring violinist Kyung Sun Lee, will perform Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College.
Acclaimed as one of France's best chamber orchestras, L'Orchestre de Chambre Francais is the resident orchestra of the 18th century Théâtre Impérial in Compiège near Paris. It is equally at home in baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary music and takes particular pleasure in bringing forgotten masterpieces to life. The orchestra has performed throughout France and Europe and made its USA debut in 2002 at a concert in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.
Kyung Sun Lee will be the featured violinist. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, the United States and Canada. She has most recently performed concerts by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Bartok (No. 2) and the double concerti of both Bach and Mendelssohn, and the Four Seasons of Vivaldi. She also champions the rarely-performed concertos of French Romantic composers such as Theodore Dubois and Benjamin Godard, whose works she performed with the critically acclaimed Jupiter Symphony under the direction of the late Jens Nygaard.
Patron tickets are $50 each and include a pre-concert reception hosted by the International Pinot Noir Celebration at the home of Linfield College President Thomas L. Hellie and Julie Olds. Hors d'oeuvres will be paired with library wines from the IPNC and its member wineries. Only a limited number of patron tickets will be sold.
General tickets for the concert are $25. For ticket and other information, call the Linfield College Department of Music, 503-883-2275.