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Friends of Rain Ensemble


FRIENDS OF RAIN is Lewis & Clark’s Faculty New Music Ensemble. Performances feature varying subgroups of the music performance faculty.

Friends of Rain Mission Statement: to perform the music of the 20th- and 21st centuries, including masterworks by established composers, music by emerging composers, and Lewis & Clark faculty composers, with an emphasis on the music of the last fifty years.
Artistic Director: Michael Johanson; Assistant Director: Dunja Jennings

Spring 2014 concert:

New Chamber Music at Noon

featuring the music of Mischa Zupko


WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 16th, 2014, 12:00 PM

WHERE: Gregg Pavilion, Lewis & Clark College

ADMISSION: This event is FREE for LC students, $5 LC faculty/staff/alumni and seniors, $10 general admission.

Friends of Rain, Lewis & Clark’s faculty new music chamber ensemble, presents a program entitled New Chamber Music at Noon. The program features three works by Chicago-based guest composer Mischa Zupko along with music by three other North American composers - Michael Johanson, James Harley, and Bonnie Miksch - in performances by Miriam English-Ward, Stephanie Thompson, Emily Cole, Deborah Cleaver, Susan DeWitt Smith, Dunja Jennings, Dorien de León, Carol Biel, Mischa Zupko, and guests (TBA).


Mr. Zupko will be in residence at Lewis & Clark College for several days, where he will deliver presentations on his music and work with student composers. 


Mischa Zupko: Rising
Emily Cole, violin; Deborah Cleaver, piano
Johanson: Rhapsody
Susan DeWitt Smith, piano
James Harley: Song for Nobody
Dunja Jennings, bass clarinet
Mischa Zupko: Occupy
Emily Cole, violin; Miriam English-Ward, viola; Dorien de León, cello; Susan DeWitt Smith, piano
Bonnie Miksch: man dreaming butterfly dreaming man
Miriam English-Ward, violin; Carol Biel, piano
Mischa Zupko: Love Obsession
Dorien de León, cello; Mischa Zupko, piano
A reception will follow the concert.
This concert is part of March Music Moderne IV, the fourth annual celebration of modern music in Portland.




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Friends of Rain Young Composers Forum

Please stay tuned for news on our next Young Composers Forum and a Call for Scores happening in Fall 2014!