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The following Summer Festival events are free and open to the public!


Free Concert at Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

12 noon - 1 pm

A favorite festival tradition in a new location! Enjoy our annual free concert on the Park Blocks at the Portland Art Museum. In partnership with the musuem's Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden exhibit, members of CMNW's Protégé Project perform a one-hour interactive concert of French masterpieces. Supervised children ages 5 and older are welcome to attend.


To apply to perform in any of CMNW's masterclasses, please submit application materials by May 12, 2014.

Viola Masterclass with Steven Tenenbom
Co-presented with the American String Teachers Association of Oregon
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
6:30 - 8:30pm
Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

Clarinet Masterclass with David Shifrin
Co-presented with the Lewis & Clark College Music Department and Beacock Music
Friday, June 27, 2014
6:30 - 8:30pm
Lewis & Clark College, Evans Auditorium

Flute Masterclass with Tara Helen O'Connor- applications due May 30, 2014
Co-presented with the Greater Portland Flute Society and Beacock Music
Friday, July 11, 2014
6:30 - 8:30pm
Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

O'Connor Masterclass Application Form
O'Connor Masterclass Info

Family Open Rehearsal

Reed College, Kaul Auditorium
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Families are invited to engage with the Carnival of the Animals, and afterward join in for the CMNW tradition of a picnic on the lawn! Ages 5 and up are welcome. The concert is free and features an instrument petting zoo in the lobby starting at 11am. No reservations necessary. Just bring yourselves and your enthusiasm-- along with a picnic lunch, if you like-- and get ready for a great show!

Sunday, July 6
SAINT-SAÈNS Carnival of the Animals

Open Rehearsals

Reed College, Kaul Auditorium
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the musicians for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how they work together. Informal Q&A ends each rehearsal. Supervised children age 7 and up are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 27
BRAHMS Sextet in B-Flat Major for Two Violins, Two Violas and Two Cellos, Op. 18, No. 1

Friday, July 11
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony in E Major, Op.9, No. 1

Friday, July 18
OSVALDO GOLIJOV "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind" for Clarinet and String Quartet (1994)

Friday, July 25
MOZART Serenade in B-Flat Major for Winds and Double Bass, K. 361/370a No. 10, "Gran Partita"

No open rehearsal Friday, July 4.

Musical Conversations

In the concert hall from 7:00-7:30 pm, before all evening concerts at Reed and PSU, except July 3, 4, 5.

CMNW ticket holders are invited to attend free half-hour discussions with the artists before each evening concert. Gain unmatched perspective on the music from the very musicians performing it.