A STEP UP
2nd Story RestaurantSun, Oct 14 • 5:30 pm
15 guests • $100
Step up to the charming 2nd Story Restaurant, set atop Cellar Door Coffee Roasters in SE Portland. Specially selected wines will complement the fresh local cuisine of Chef Erin McBride, in a meal prepared exclusively for Friends of Chamber Music patrons. Music by the Lyrical Strings Duo (Lucia Conrad, violin and Stephen Osserman, guitar) will span the centuries and bridge the continents with original arrangements of classical music gems. Chosen “Best Date Spot” in 2012 by Portland Tribune!
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Lucia Conrad was born and raised in Czech Republic and is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory. She has appeared in both the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. Now based in Portland, she is the Concertmaster of the Willamette Falls Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster of the Salem Chamber Orchestra and the first violinist in many other regional orchestras and chamber groups. For over a decade Stephen Osserman has worked to take classical guitar to new places. As a student at the Yale School of Music – where he earned a Masters of Music in Guitar Performance – he collaborated with a wide array of artists, combining traditional guitar repertoire with dance, poetry, theater and more. Recently he has focused on arranging Romantic Era works for the duo, many of which they plan to publish in 2013. In 2009, Lucia and Stephen met through Classical Revolution PDX – a network of over two hundred musicians with a shared desire to make classical music a part of people’s daily lives and chamber music a vibrant part of Portland’s artistic community. In 2010 they formed the Lyrical Strings Duo, and they’ve been taking their music to the churches, parks, halls, and living rooms of the Pacific Northwest ever since. Their first album Evening Songs, released August of 2012, features many of their original arrangements of Romantic Era piano works. Lyrical Strings Duo website.