Sunday, June 30, 2024 @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm (PDT)
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$35-$67.50 ($20 ages 19-40, $10 ages 18 & under)

With ear-bending polyphonics, brain-twisting chords, and utterly unpredictable progressions, Beethoven completely redefined what music could sound like. For our second summer concert, beloved clarinetist David Shifrin, violinist Bella Hristova, pianist Alessio Bax, and oboist Frank Rosenwein join forces on three masterpieces that are powered by Beethoven's unprecedented sonic palette. The program also features a new, groundbreaking Oboe Quartet by composer Marc Neikrug, and Felix Mendelssohn's soaring Piano Trio in C minor.

Two performances:
- Sunday, June 30, 4pm at Lincoln Performance Hall at Portland State University
- Monday, July 1, 8pm at Kaul Auditorium at Reed College

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 Sunmi Chang, violin

As the laureate of both the 2007 International Markneukirchen and Sion-Valais International Violin Competitions, Sunmi Chang has performed widely to much acclaim throughout North America and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. In 2008, she was the soloist of the Yale Philharmonia's tour to Seoul, Beijing, and Shanghai, performing the Beethoven Concerto. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England and at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin with Prof. Eberhard Feltz. An active chamber musician, Ms. Chang won first prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and has collaborated with many renowned artists. She was invited to take part in the Rising Stars Series at Caramoor, Music@Menlo and Chamber Music Northwest. She completed her studies with Peter Oundjian, Ani Kavafian, and Soovin Kim in 2009, earning the Artist Diploma and the Master of Music degree at Yale University, where she won the concerto competition in 2006. She was a tenured member of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra from 2009 to 2015 and she recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan in 2020.