Program Notes for Miró Quartet & Soprano Karen Slack by Philip Carlsen

Notes on the Program Notes written and voiced by Philip Carlsen LISTEN to these program notes on Youtube LISTEN to these program notes on Spotify   There has been much chamber music written in the past century for solo singer with mixed instrumental ensemble of winds and strings, sometimes also including keyboard or percussion. Arnold … Read more

Program Notes for Pacifica Quartet by Melissa Reardon


Notes on the Program By Melissa Reardon, Artistic Director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival LISTEN TO THESE NOTES ON SPOTIFY LISTEN TO THESE NOTES ON YOUTUBE It was pure pleasure getting to know the works on this program, all of which were new to me. It was especially thrilling to hear such a wealth … Read more

Program Notes for Fauré Quartett by Aimée M. Petrin

Faure Quartet

Dear Friends With 90 years of bringing the finest classical music to Portland-area audiences, who would ever have imagined we’d be doing so virtually?     Despite the changes in the world this past year, what hasn’t changed is Ovations’ dedication to classical and other chamber music forms; connecting our audiences LIVE with extraordinary performers from around … Read more