Jill Timmons, professor of music, will present a pre-concert lecture at 1 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. Both the lecture and performance are free and open to the public.
The student performers are members of the advanced chamber music class, team taught and directed by music professors Timmons and Faun Tanenbaum Tiedge, who is also chair of the Linfield Department of Music. Students audition for the class, which is designed specifically for advanced instrumentalists.
Students will perform the chamber version of "Carnival of the Animals" by French romantic composer Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns, featuring two pianos and a small instrumental ensemble. The performance will also showcase works by Piazzolla, FaurÃ© and J.S. Bach. Tom Gressler, professor emeritus of theatre arts, will narrate poems by American poet Ogden Nash.
"We consider this program a true collaboration with our students," said Timmons, a member of the Linfield faculty since 1981. "'Carnival of the Animals' is a difficult work and we have just the right complement of instruments and soloists to perform it well. It challenges the group and the individual players."
For more information, call the Linfield Department of Music at 503-883-2275.