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Portland Chamber Orchestra: “Strings Attached”

Date: 3:00pm PDT September 14, 2014 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

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Agnes Flanagan Chapel

The Portland Chamber Orchestra starts its 2014/15 season with a very musically diverse all strings program entitled “Strings Attached” featuring Pianist Chad Heltzel and Percussionist Brett EE Paschal (Director of Bands and Percussion Studies at Lewis & Clark). Works range from Baroque to modern and features brilliant and accomplished soloists. This concert introduces an exciting collaboration between the musicians of the Portland Chamber Orchestra and the instrumental music students of the Evergreen School District in Camas, Washington.  

The Performances:

  • Union High School in Camas, Washington, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 7:30 PM
  •  Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College on Sunday, Sept 14, at 3:00 PM

Tickets range from $25.00 to $5.00.  Advance tickets are available by calling the Portland Chamber Orchestra office at 503.771.3250. Tickets are also available at the door or at 

The Program:

  • CARL NIELSEN -Little Suite
  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Piano Concerto in D minor (in memory of philanthropist Mary Tooze)

 Chad Heltzel, Piano

  • NEY ROSAURO - Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra

Brett EE Paschal, Marimba

  • ERNEST BLOCH - Concerto Grosso No.2

The Soloists:

Chad Heltzel

Pianist and conductor Chad Heltzel continues to enthrall audiences with the intensity and passion of his artistry.  Based in Montreal, Quebec, Heltzel leads an active career throughout Canada and abroad. A graduate of l’Université de Montréal, Heltzel obtained his doctorate in piano performance under the tutelage of Marc Durand. 



Brett EE Paschal

Paschal is an active soloist, composer, chamber musician, and contemporary music practitioner. He has performed with numerous symphonic orchestras throughout the United States, including the Oregon Symphony and Portland Baroque Orchestra. He is currently Principal Timpanist with the PCO.



About the Portland Chamber Orchestra: The oldest incorporated chamber orchestra in the country, the Portland Chamber Orchestra is known for its innovative concerts with a fusion of art forms. Its tagline is ‘the intimate symphony with infinite imagination’. The orchestra is composed of local professionals. Learn more at

Portland Chamber Orchestra is funded in part by Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, Schnitzer CARE Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Rodgers Instruments

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