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Lewis & Clark revives connection to prestigious orchestra

November 28, 2012

Lewis & Clark has renewed its connection with the prestigious Portland Chamber Orchestra, bringing world-class music to campus once again. The orchestra is performing three concerts at Lewis & Clark throughout the academic year, making its music widely accessible to our students. 

Portland Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1947 by Lewis & Clark professor and conductor Boris Sirpo and was based on campus for many years.

“Resurrecting the connection between the Portland Chamber Orchestra and Lewis & Clark College is tremendously exciting,” said Michael Johanson, assistant professor of music. “It promises to provide our community with numerous and wonderful opportunities for collaboration with this highly regarded orchestra, which is well known for exploring connections between music and other art forms.”

Portland Chamber Orchestra is the oldest incorporated chamber orchestra in the United States.

“We look forward to a fruitful and engaging partnership with the PCO for years to come,” said Johanson.

Portland Chamber Orchestra performed on campus in late September and will return to campus for concerts on December 23, 2012, and June 9, 2013.


Blue Lassiter ’15 contributed to this story. 

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