Guest artist concert to benefit Oregon Symphony Association in Salem

Cellist Nancy Ives will join pianist Anita King in a recital to benefit the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem and the Willamette University music program. The concert is Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall and will include sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms and Stravinsky’s "Suite Italienne."

Principal cellist of the Oregon Symphony, Ives has performed as soloist with the Oregon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Cascade Festival Orchestra and the Clark College Orchestra and has appeared with Chamber Music Northwest, Third Angle, New Music at Willamette, Music in Context, Friends of Chamber Music with the Oregon Symphony String Quartet, and the Astoria Festival. Ives is a member of fEARnoMUSIC, the Rovetti Quartet and Trio Areté., and as an active teacher, she is on the faculty of Portland Summer Ensembles.

King is a member of the Willamette piano faculty, chair of the department of music and artistic director of the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series. She has performed internationally as soloist and chamber musician and is a frequent presenter of workshops that connect musicians’ movement to artistic interpretation. Her performances this season include collaborations with mezzo-soprano Allison Swensen-Mitchell and cellist Nancy Ives, and presentations and performances this June at the International Congress of Andover Educators at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Tickets are reserved seating and cost $12, $18 or $22 for adults; or $5 for students. They are on sale now at Travel Salem, 181 High St. NE, 503-581-4325, or online at They also will be available at the door.

For more information, contact the Willamette music office at 503-370-6255.