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A Reprise: Portland Chamber Orchestra

February 06, 2013

Lewis & Clark has renewed its connection with the prestigious Portland Chamber Orchestra, bringing the group’s 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. It is the oldest incorporated chamber orchestra in the United States.

“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 performed twice on campus last fall, including a sold-out performance of Handel’s Messiah in December. The group’s next concert on Palatine Hill is June 9.


—Blue Lassiter CAS ’15 contributed to this story.

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