Portland Baroque Orchestra to perform F

The Portland Baroque Orchestra will perform “Mozart’s Clarinet and Grand Sextet” Saturday, Feb. 14, on the Linfield College campus.

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium. Cost is $10 general and free to Linfield students.

The performance will feature Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet, and Monica Huggett, artistic director and violin, as well as chamber soloists from the orchestra — Carla Moore, violin; Victoria Gunn and Rob Diggins, viola; and Tanya Tomkins and Michael Unterman, violoncello.

Hoeprich is considered the world’s foremost period clarinetist. He will be featured on “Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings” and a unique period arrangement for string sextet of Mozart’s concerto for violin and viola, “Grande Sestetto Concertante, after Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola.”

Portland Baroque Orchestra started in the early 1980s as a grassroots cooperative of musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2009, it has been guest period ensemble and statewide touring ambassador for the Oregon Bach Festival. It also collaborates regularly with Portland Opera and has been a featured guest ensemble at festivals and series throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Huggett has been the orchestra’s artistic director since 1995. She is considered one of the world’s premier baroque violinists.

The performance is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department and the Lacroute Arts Series. For more information, visit linfield.edu/arts.

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