Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society
Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society (OCCMS) continues its mission to bring world-class Oregon musicians to home audiences by presenting “The Three Centuries Ensemble” with violinist Jonathan Dubay, cellist Gregory Dubay and pianist Cary Lewis at their next concert on Saturday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. in Depoe Bay.
Since its founding in 1995 by Jonathan Dubay, this talented trio has been dedicated to making connections in chamber music across the centuries. Their concert on March 2 will feature three chamber works which are influenced by Hungarian music. Franz Haydn brings a gypsy style as a humorous diversion in the last movement of Piano Trio No. 39 in G major. Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and cello, Opus 7, shows inspiration from true Hungarian folk music as collected and studied with his colleague Bela Bartok in the early 20th century. Finally, Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio in C Major, Opus 87, exhibits a Hungarian flavor in its poignant second movement but leaves music lovers wondering if the melody is truly Hungarian.
Violinist Jonathan Dubay has performed chamber music throughout the United States as a member of the Essex Quartet, including performances at Alice Tully Hall and the Aspen Music Festival. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and was a Julliard String Quartet Teaching Assistant. He has also taught at Pacific University, Lewis and Clark College and the University of Oregon. He is in his 20th season as a violinist with the Oregon Symphony.
Gregory Dubay is a freelance cellist in the Portland area and director of the Community Music Center in Southeast Portland. Gregory received a Bachelor and Master Degree in Cello Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and then continued his studies in England. Highlights of his professional career include a year in the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic Symphony and thirteen years – half as principal cellist – in the Honolulu Symphony.
Cary Lewis is a collaborative pianist for soloists and chamber music groups and has performed in music capitals of both the United States and Europe. He holds a degree from the University of North Texas and a doctorate and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music; he was a Fulbright scholar for two years in Vienna. He appears in numerous musical festivals annually and can also be heard on numerous recording labels.
The March 2 concert will be held in an ocean view home in Little Whale Cove, Depoe Bay. Call 541-645-0409 to make reservations and get directions. Tickets are $25 per person. Make checks payable to OCCA and mail to OCCMS, 1410 Walking Wood, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Taft High Culinary Club will prepare and serve light refreshments.