April 16, 2018

Known for "nontraditional programming", the Rastrelli Cello Quartet
offered a performance of "Brahms to Beatles" on April 15, 2018.
Brookings loved it.  Several members of the audience were heard to
say "Best concert ever" as they left the building. 

Four men, four cellos.....

February 27, 2018

 The Minetti String Quartet from Austria performed on Sunday, February 25, 2018 for an appreciative Brookings audience. We hope they will return.

 The group became enthusiastic fans of the Oregon woods and stopped on their way back to the airport to pose for a photo.

February 13, 2018

 Sunday, February 11 in Brookings. Nordic Voices - Six graduates from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Opera. The program was markedly contemporary and most of their music was commissioned by the group over their more than twenty years together.

November 12, 2017

Mayuko Kamio performed in Brookings today at what was likely the best attended Friends of Music Concert ever - and for good reason. It has been said that no one can play the violin better than Mayuko.  She did not disappoint. 

May 24, 2017

George Cady introduced Dr. Alexander Tutunov and Scholarship Award Winning Students Owen Hucke, Stephanie Chen and Bailey Snelgrove.  Each year Friends of Music offers scholarships to young musicians.

 Owen Hucke was first to perform. Owen is a freshman at Southern Oregon U...

April 25, 2017

Shannon Lee and Roberto Diaz are each stars in their own right.

 Shannon Lee began studying the violin at the age of four. By the time she was 16 Gramophone  said, "she displays a technical command and fearless virtuosity that would be astounding in someone twice her age,...

March 30, 2017

The Akropolis Reed Quintet's program offered both exciting new compositions and a Gershwin standard.

 Timothy Gocklin, Oboe and  Matt Landry, Saxophone.

Ryan Reynolds, Bassoon

Andrew Koeppe, Bass Clarinet and Kari Landry, Clarinet

Kari Landry with the two clarinets she us...

February 27, 2017

With a "string" of awards, prizes, competition wins, grants and other honors beginning in 2008, the Jasper String Quartet was a winner for the 2016-17 Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music Concert Series.

George Cady introduced the Jasper String Quartet and told...

January 11, 2017

Nina Flyer on cello, Ann Miller violin and Sonia Leong piano. On January 8 Trio 180 performed a program of Franz Joseph Haydn, Astor Piazzolla and Antonin Dvorak for a very appreciative audience in Brookings.  The musicians signed copies of their new CD for concert goers.

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November 18, 2016

Thomas Pandolfi abandoned the printed program and delighted his audience with selections from Gershwin, Chopin and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Pandolfi's exhilarating performance would have made you want to pinch yourself to see if you were really still in Brookings - but the mus...

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