Professor Organizes Earthquake Relief Concert in Salem

Willamette University and Salem Chamber Orchestra musicians join together on an all-Brahms concert to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. The concert is Thursday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Cone Chapel on the Willamette campus.

The concert will feature two masterpieces by the German composer Johannes Brahms, the "Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Opus 40" and the "Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in C Minor, Opus 60." Brahms has a universal appeal to classical audiences, and the two works presented are a study in contrasts, exuding both pessimism and despair, and optimism and hope.

Daniel Rouslin, Willamette violin professor and concertmaster of the Salem Chamber Orchestra, is organizing the concert. He will be joined by Danny Seidenberg, member of the Turtle Island String Quartet from 1992-2003; Georgienne Young, principal cellist with the Salem Chamber Orchestra and Portland Opera; Mike Hettwer, principal horn with the Salem Chamber Orchestra and Portland Opera; and Ian Scarfe, pianist and alumnus of Willamette.

The suggested donation is $10 at the door, but any amount is appreciated. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief in China. For information contact Rouslin at (503) 370-6454 or