Thursday, June 29, 2023 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (PDT)
Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton, OR, United States
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$47.50-$62.50 ($20 ages 18-29, $10 ages 17 & under)

Franz Schubert, the quintessential composer of art song, wrote more than 600 songs. The exquisite mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and Artistic Director Gloria Chien will perform selections from Schubert’s epic final song cycle Schwanengesang ("Swan Song") that expresses his desire and longing for lost love. Schubert's Fantasy from the same final chapter of his life, is simultaneously one of the most virtuosic and sublime works for violin and piano. In his impassioned Piano Quartet, Gabriel Fauré incorporated his love of song into his dreamy instrumental melodies.

This program will receive 2 in-person performances: 

- Thursday, June 29 at the Reser Center:
- Saturday, July 1 at Beall Hall at the University of Oregon:

This concert will also be professionally recorded with streaming access July 14 at 7pm Pacific through July 28 at 11:59pm Pacific:

About Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW)

Chamber Music Northwest serves more than 50,000 people annually in Oregon and SW Washington with exceptional chamber music through over 100 events annually, including our flagship Summer Festival, year-round concerts, community activities, educational programs, broadcasts, and innovative collaborations with other arts groups. CMNW is the only chamber music festival of its kind in the Northwest and one of the most diverse classical music experiences in the nation, virtually unparalleled in comparable communities.

Chamber Music Northwest's mission is to inspire our community through concerts and events celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber, presenting our community with exceptional opportunities for enjoyment, education, and reflection.

About Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano

Fleur Barron's mezzo-soprano is "multi-layered and vibrant: imagine a voice that seems to have the blood in one’s viens and the life forces of nature running through it" (Opera News). Hailed as "a charismatic star" (The Boston Globe) and "a knockout performer" (The Times), the Singaporean-British artist possesses "incredible poise and expressive weight – not to mention a thrillingly dark and rich-veined mezzo, and a striking stage presence" (Seen and Heard International). Barron makes her Atlanta debut with Julius Drake, the "collaborative pianist nonpareil" (The New Yorker) who conjures "myriad pianistic moods with a masterly touch" (The Times).

Patricia Reser Center for the Arts

12625 SW Crescent St
Beaverton, OR 97005
United States