Chamber Music Festival starts June 5 in Walla Walla

Dori O'Neal, Tri-City HeraldMay 29, 2014 

A concert June 10 in Walla Walla’s Power House Theatre features the world premiere of Yotam Haber’s Violin, Viola and Two Cellos.


The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival gets under way June 5 at various locations in Walla Walla.

A smorgasbord of music featuring everything from Ravel to Copland is planned through June.

Kicking off the event is a new addition to the festival called Portrait of an Artist. Each concert is at 6 p.m., and admission is $17.50.

Here's the Portrait of an Artist schedule June 5.

-- Norbert Lewandoski on cello at Basel Cellars Estate Winery, 2901 Old Milton Highway.

-- Andrew Jennings on violin at Foundry Vineyards, corner of 13th and Abadie streets.

-- Philip Payton on violin at Main Street Studios, 207 W. Main St.

-- Kevin Schempf on clarinet at Long Shadows Vintners, 1604 Frenchtown Road.

The regular series performances are all held at the Power House Theatre, corner of Sixth and Rose streets. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

On June 10, the concert features a world premiere of Yotam Haber's Violin, Viola and Two Cellos, Anton Webern's Langsamer Satz in E flat for string quartet and Maurice Ravel's piano trio in A minor.

On June 14, the music includes Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade, Arvo Part's Spiegel im Spiegel, Ravel's Sonata for violin and cello, and E. von Dohnany's piano quintet in C minor.

On June 21, the music includes Max Reger's Serenade in G Major for flute, violin and viola; Max Bruch's Eight Pieces for piano, clarinet and viola, and Franz Schubert's Trout, a piano quintet in A major.

And on June 28, the concert features Claude Debussy's Children's Corner for clarinet quintet, Pietro Bottesini's Andante and variations for flute, clarinet and string quartet, and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.

Individual tickets to each of these concerts cost $20 for adults, $8 for students or $45 for families.

For a complete list of events and to buy tickets, go to

-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;; Twitter: @dorioneal

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