Arnica Quartet Plays Matinee In Astoria

The Arnica Quartet, composed of four of Portland's leading chamber musicians, will play a matinee concert at the Liberty Theatre's McTavish Room in Astoria, Oregon on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2 p.m.
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Jan. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- We’re returning to the intimate and acoustically excellent McTavish Room of the Libery Theatre in downtown Astoria, Oregon for a matinee performance on Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are available via Tickets West, or at the door. Admission is $27.00. Concerts have sold out in the past, so early purchase is recommended.


Béla Bartók – String Quartet No. 1 in A minor (1909)
Russell Platt – Quintet for Bassoon and Strings (1997) with Oregon Symphony principal bassoonist Carin Miller Packwood.
Franz Schubert – String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”, D. 810

Tickets: Tickets West:  
503.224.8499 | 800.992.8499

Carin Miller Packwood, guest artist, bassoon

Carin Miller Packwood is the principal bassoonist of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Prior to her recent move to Portland, Ms. Packwood held principal bassoon positions with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, New World Symphony, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and received fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center in 2002 and 2003.

A native of Queens, N.Y., she began her music studies on piano and bassoon at the Queens College Preparatory Program. While attending the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts she held the position of principal bassoon with the New York Youth Symphony and was twice the recipient of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Young Artist Award.  

During her undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music, Ms. Packwood trained with teachers Frank Morelli and Whitney Crockett, participating simultaneously for several years with the innovative and energetic Wild Ginger Philharmonic. She then continued her studies under their teacher, Stephen Maxym, to complete an Advanced Certificate at the University of Southern California and performed as principal bassoon in the Young Musician Foundation's Debut Orchestra. Ms. Packwood completed her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music with pedagogue Benjamin Kamins and has since coached with Wilfred Roberts of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

An active chamber musician, Ms. Packwood has performed with the St. Augustine Music Festival, the New York Kammermusiker, the Fountain Chamber Music Society, and the Bloomsday Quintet in New York; the Strata Winds in Houston; and at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada as well as presenting a chamber music recital at the International Double Reed Society Conference in 2006.

Arnica String Quartet

The Arnica String Quartet (Shin-young Kwon and Fumino Ando, violins; Charles Noble, viola; Heather Blackburn, cello) was founded in 2005 by four leading Portland musicians looking to explore the vastly rewarding music for string quartet.

Drawing from extensive experience as orchestral, solo, and chamber music performers, the Arnica Quartet is committed to performances of the highest quality.

They have performed on The Old Church Noon concert series in Portland, Salem’s Camerata Musica, at Pacific University’s Noon Concert Series, the Oregon Health Sciences University Concert Series, and were Artists-in-Residence at the 2006 Methow Music Festival.

As individual artists they have worked with members of the Guarneri, Mendelssohn, Emerson and Juilliard Quartets.
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