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Chamber music gives the audience a deeper and more intimate connection to classical music than the symphony so expands the potential audience base to those of us who enjoy smaller venues and who want to hear each instrument's individual contribution.
There is a lot of creativity and invention in the Portland chamber music scene also, including crossover styles with elements of jazz, Afro-Carribean music, Latin dance music and even some pop music. I personally enjoy the variety of music being presented by chamber groups and think it will help keep chamber music alive and vibrant.
The Protege Project which has brought 13 relatively young but highly talented performers to the CMNW Summer Festival this year, has been very exciting. The energy and enthusiasm of these young musicians has energized the festival enormously, and I would love to see much more intergenerational performance in the future, bringing more young musicians to play with the seasoned chamber players.
Thank you to Chamber Music NW for a terrific variety of exquisite performances!
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