Neskowin Chamber Music
When the Carpe Diem String Quartet takes the stage at the next Neskowin Chamber Music concert at 3 p.m. on January 11th, it will bring the audience a wide repertory of modern music, ranging from Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music. Although its members champion living composers, its programs also include traditional compositions.
True to their eclectic programming, the quartet will play a string quartet by Grieg and several jazz pieces, including “Take Five” by Paul Desmond, “Fiddle Suite Montana” by Korine Fujiwara (the violist with the group), and “Blue Rondo a la Turk” by Dave Brubeck.
The quartet—Charles Wetherbee, violin; Amy Galluzzo, violin; Korine Fujiwara, viola; and Carol Ou, cello—is the only such group in America to receive the prestigious ArtsAlive Awards from the PNC Foundation for three years in a row.
Carpe Diem is much in demand from other artists to collaborate: singer/songwriter/guitarist Willy Porter; Latin Grammy winner/bandoneon player Raul Juarena; klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer; and cellist Yo Yo Ma, among others.
The quartet is devoted to community involvement and performs regularly for schools, senior centers, hospice centers, and hospitals. They give a series of free family concerts each year in the Columbus, Ohio area where they live. Carpe Diem members take their music into the classroom, from grades kindergarten to 12th grade.
Concerts take place at Camp Winema, located three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101. Season tickets are $110. Individual tickets are $25. For more information, call 503-965-6499, write Neskowin Chamber Music, P.O. Box 1044, Pacific City, Oregon 97135, or check the website: www.neskowinchambermusic.org.