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Willamette University Chamber Players Team with Violist Danny Seidenberg

The Willamette University Chamber Players will perform with guest violist Danny Seidenberg Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center at Willamette. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program features Beethoven's "Sonata Opus 12, No. 3 in E-flat Major," "Serenade Opus 25 in D Major," and Brahms' "Trio, Opus 40 in E-flat Major."

The chamber ensemble includes Willamette faculty Daniel Rouslin, violin; Anita King, piano; Sarah Tiedemann, flute; and Michael Hettwer, horn.

Guest violist Seidenberg has enjoyed an eclectic musical career, moving between classical, jazz and pop styles as a performer, composer, arranger and educator. He is probably best known for his 12 years as the violist for the Turtle Island String Quartet. He has been in Oregon since 2007 and has been performing with the Portland Opera, Eugene Symphony and the Oregon Mozart Players. Danny's latest recording, 'Alto Logic,' with his trio, the Unbande (two violas and a Chapman Stick), is available at CD Baby.

Violinist Daniel Rouslin is concertmaster of the Salem Chamber Orchestra and has toured in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, South America, China and Japan as a soloist and member of the Delos Quartet, Trio Northwest and Trio Oregon.

Pianist Anita King performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician and has collaborated with such artists as the Ridge String Quartet and the Zephyros Wind Quintet. She is the founder and director of the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series.

Flutist Sarah Tiedemann has appeared as a chamber musician, orchestral performer and soloist throughout North America, Europe and Australia. She is principal flute for the Salem Chamber Orchestra and second flute with Portland's Columbia Symphony.

Horn player Michael Hettwer plays principal horn with the Portland Opera and the Salem Chamber Orchestra, and third horn with the Oregon Ballet Theatre. He is a member of the Festive Brass, the Oregon Brass Ensemble and the Northwest Horn Orchestra.

For more information call Diane Trevett at Willamette University Music Department, (503) 370-6255.

03-13-2009