Gallery Concerts: Avid Reeder
$35 ($30 ages 65 & over, $15 ages 17-25; ages 16 & under free)
Reading a good book can be delightful, engaging, and educational - but so is REEDing! Historical clarinet virtuoso Thomas Carroll joins forces with returning Gallery Concerts artists Adam Lamotte, Greg Ewer, and Nathan Whittaker to present a concert of imaginative flair and effortless virtuosity featuring works of Haydn, Paul Wranitzky, and Mozart. An event not to be missed!
PRE-CONCERT TALK: 45 mins BEFORE each concert. Learn more about music styles, composers, and unique instruments from world-class professionals!
PRE-TALKS are FREE for all attendees!
About Gregory Ewer, violin
Greg Ewer, hailed by The New York Times for his "refinement and spirit," has been a member of the Oregon Symphony since 2001. Greg is also well known to Portland audiences for his regular appearances with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and Pink Martini. He is also the founder and artistic director of 45th Parallel, a highly acclaimed chamber music series founded in 2009, featuring musicians of the Pacific Northwest.
Greg has appeared as a guest recitalist at Yale University, and at the National Library in Mexico City. He has performed at numerous summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Moab Music Festival, and the Montana Baroque Festival.
Greg’s 2014 recording of the Complete Sonatas for Two Violins of Jean-Marie Leclair with his longtime collaborator Adam LaMotte was described as a "landmark recording" and hailed for its "zest and athleticism" by The Strad magazine. In addition to his performing activities, Greg is on the music faculty of Reed College in Portland.https://www.orsymphony.org/discover/orchestra/strings/gregory-ewer/
About Nathan Whittaker, cello
Nathan Whittaker, violoncello, enjoys a unique and diverse career as a concert soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, teacher, and historical cello specialist with concert stops ranging from New York to Seattle to Dubai. He is the Artistic Director of Gallery Concerts (Seattle), a concert series of chamber music on period instruments, and regularly performs with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, ARTek, El Mundo, Fort Greene Chamber Music Society, The Sebastians, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Recent appearances include the Caramoor Music Festival, Arizona Early Music Festival, Vancouver Bach Festival, Pacific Baroque Festival, Helicon Society, Berkeley Early Music Festival, Ottawa ChamberFest, the Boston Early Music Festival, and as a guest lecturer at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. He has served on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts. He can be heard on recordings by ATMA Musique, Harmonia, and Centaur, as well as live broadcasts by NPR, CBC, and KING FM. Dr. Whittaker holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Washington and Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana University. He performs on a cello of Mario Gadda from 1957, and a baroque cello of Johann Christian Ficker II from c. 1770.https://www.nathanhwhittaker.com/