CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES CONCERTS: March 11th in Nehalem; March 13 in Astoria

The North Coast Chamber Orchestra is proud to present two concerts of classical favorites titled “Concert Overtures.” This unique ensemble, under the direction of Conductor Cory Pederson, is a group of dedicated North Coast musicians offering live classical music in an intimate concert setting. Each concert features overtures that will recall some of classical music’s most endearing operas, ballets, and oratorios.

The first concert will take place on Friday, March 11 at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church (36335 N. Hwy 101, Nehalem, OR) beginning at 7:00pm. The second concert will be on Sunday, March 13 at the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known as the PAC — 588 16th St. Astoria, OR), beginning at 3:00pm. Tickets for the Astoria concert are available online at www.partnersforthepac.org or by calling 503-338-9132. Admission for the concerts will be: $10 adults, $5
students, and children under 12 (with adult supervision) free.
ALL audience members (children and adults) will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and wear face coverings in order to attend the concerts.

Selections performed by the orchestra will feature “Echoes of Ossian” by Niels W. Gade, as well as other overture favorites such as “Light Calvary Overture,” “Romeo and Juliet Overture,” “Tragic Overture,” and “Overture to Rienzi.”
The programs will also include solo performances by Cannon Beach pianist Diane Amos, playing Felix Mendelssohn’s, ”Spring Song,” and Johannes Brahm’s “Waltzes, Op 39 No. 15 & 16. To round out the program, a cello duet by F.A. Kummer will be performed by NCCO’s Judy Woodward and guest artist Mike Woods.
For more information about NCCO, and to view the full NCC0 2022 concert schedule, please visit the NCCO website at: northoregoncoastsymphony.org. & our Facebook page: North Coast Chamber Orchestra.

NCCO is actively seeking string players (violin, viola, cello, & upright; bass) as well as all brass, woodwind, and percussion players at this time, and we invite those who are interested in participating to contact the Conductor, Cory Pederson, at 503-836-2198 or nocscory@gmail.com.

The NCCO board is also seeking energetic individuals who are interested in supporting the continued growth of classical music in the North Oregon and South Washington coastal communities. Serving as a board member will help NOCS further its goals of providing and sustaining opportunities for musicians to play, and audiences to hear live classical music on the coast, and will help shape the future of the symphony. For information, contact Cory Pederson (contact info above).