2016-17 Dinner with Friends

Friends of Chamber Music has been presenting the world’s top chamber music ensembles — up close and personal — for the last 77 years.

Now, we invite you to dinner — up close and personal! Join us for delectable food, drink, music, and fun - and support Friends of Chamber Music at the same time!

Please note that online sales are subject to additional service charges. To avoid those charges, you may order directly from the FOCM office at 503.224.9842 or mail the order form from the brochure.

 

RUSKA ROMA

RUSKA ROMA

Casa Della Zisa
Sun, Mar 5 • 3:00 PM
25 guests • $75

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Violinists Tatiana Kolchanova and Mary Rowell join guitarist Peter Zisa to transport you to a bygone era with their passionate and vibrant Russian Gypsy program. The magic of this infectious music… Learn More »

TANGOS & TAPAS

TANGOS & TAPAS

Steve & Patt Bilow
Sun, Mar 12 • 3:00 PM
20 guests • $75

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Guitarist Peter Zisa performs lively Spanish, Brazilian, and Argentine music in this inviting Lake Oswego home. Taste tantalizing tapas and thrill to bossa nova and tangos from the likes of… Learn More »

UNIFORM EXCELLENCE

UNIFORM EXCELLENCE

Ian & Judy Freeman
Sat, Mar 18 • 7:30 PM
15 guests • $75

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Just the facts please! Jim Quackenbush is a classically trained pianist — and a Portland police officer. Meet this fascinating musician/cop and enjoy his music in this delightful setting in… Learn More »

CHOPIN & CHAMPAGNE

CHOPIN & CHAMPAGNE

Thurs, Apr 6 • 7:30 PM
75 guests • $75

Pianist Susan DeWitt Smith performs a glorious all-Chopin program in the elegant serenity of The Old Church. Toast pianist and composer at this festive champagne and dessert affair, hosted by Walt and… Learn More »

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A TASTE OF PERSIA

A TASTE OF PERSIA

Martha Yazhari
Sat, Apr 15 • 6:00 PM
15 guests • $100

All Classical Portland’s Suzanne Nance fills the evening with vocal enchantment in this lovely Lake Oswego home. Dinner will delight you with the fragrances and flavors of authentic cuisine from ancient… Learn More »

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THE INNER LIFE OF MUSIC

THE INNER LIFE OF MUSIC

George & Sarah Oh
Sun, Apr 23 • 4:00 PM
25 guests • $125

The Bodhi Piano Trio brings a meditation-enhanced approach to their dynamic performance of piano trio classics. Sweeping vistas and a gorgeous North Plains home form a serene setting that perfectly… Learn More »

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ABSOLUTELY AUSTRIAN

ABSOLUTELY AUSTRIAN

Jill & Ed Neuwelt
Sat, Apr 29 • 6:00 PM
12 guests • $125

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The hills of Southwest Portland will come alive with the sound of Fritz Kreisler favorites by violinist Thomas Hwang and pianist Michael Liu. Austrian native Jill Neuwelt and friends will treat you… Learn More »

A STAR IS BORN

A STAR IS BORN

Dick & Judy Audley
Sat, May 6 • 6:00 PM
12 guests • $125

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Come hear the dazzling talent that won Colleen Adent a place in the prestigious Van Cliburn Amateur Competition this year. Then join Colleen at the table as she shares her unique story while you… Learn More »

AUDACITY & ARCHITECTURE

AUDACITY & ARCHITECTURE

Tony & Marti Belluschi
Sun, May 7 • 3:00 PM
25 guests • $100

The elegance of an award-winning Belluschi home in Northwest Portland is the setting for a cappella vocal group Splendid Audacity. Join friends for a truly splendid afternoon of architecture, appetizers,… Learn More »

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BEETHOVEN BLISS

BEETHOVEN BLISS

Julie Tripp
Sat, May 20 • 5:00 PM
15 guests • $75

Bask in the beauty of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto performed by the incredible Mike Hsu, founder of ARCO-PDX. We promise you’ll be amazed at how we fit a full size orchestra in this intimate, smart… Learn More »

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THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR CELLO

THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR CELLO

Mitchell & Chiyoko Haas
Sun, May 21 • 6:00 PM
12 guests • $100

Your plate will be full at this feast for your senses. For an appetizer, the talented Jerry Bobbe performs an eclectic and engaging program of solo cello music. Then enjoy a sumptuous dinner in this… Learn More »

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AD HOC BRASS MAKES A SPLASH

AD HOC BRASS MAKES A SPLASH

Howard & Susan Booth Larson
Sun, Jul 16 • 3:00 PM
25 guests • $75

From Baroque to Broadway to The Beatles, Ad Hoc Brass goes off the deep end at this outdoor poolside party in Southwest Portland. Host Howard Larson serves up his original FOCM cocktail while you dive into… Learn More »

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Past Events

DO THE MATH

DO THE MATH

Sun, Oct 16 • 7:30 PM
25 guests

Twenty fingers divided by four hands equals two talented pianists! The charming and dynamic “XX Digitus Duo” (Maria Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu) performs a captivating program of four-hand and two piano… This event has already happened. - View Details »

BERLIN & SONHEIM: NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

BERLIN & SONHEIM: NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

Sun, Oct 23 • 3:00 PM
25 guests

Portland’s own musical theater superstars Susannah Mars and Bill Wells perform well-loved songs from these two icons of Broadway. Join us in this lovely Beaverton home for incomparable lyrics, notable… This event has already happened. - View Details »

HAUNTING HARMONIES, SPIRITED SONG

HAUNTING HARMONIES, SPIRITED SONG

Sat, Oct 29 • 6:00 PM
12 guests

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Autumn shadows inspire this evening of song in an historic, art-filled home in the King’s Hill neighborhood. The other-worldly voices of Arwen Myers and Dr. Harry Baechtel, together with heavenly… This event has already happened. - View Details »

BRASS FROM THE PAST

BRASS FROM THE PAST

Sun, Oct 30 • 3:00 PM
20 guests

Phil and Gayle Neuman’s Pioneer Brass Quartet has something new in store for you. A variety of trombones bring new life to a program of ragtime, Dixieland, jazz, and even rock music. Join the fun with… This event has already happened. - View Details »

ANYONE FOR TENNYSON

ANYONE FOR TENNYSON

Sun, Nov 13 • 3:00 PM
20 guests

Bring your handkerchiefs and gather ‘round for a tale of love, loss, and the sea. All Classical Portland’s Edmund Stone delivers riveting narration of an emotionally-charged Tennyson poem in Richard… This event has already happened. - View Details »

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

Sat, Dec 17 • 4:00 PM
25 guests

I saw (more than three) ships a-sailing, all alight for the Christmas Ship Parade  — and you can too! Join us at the FOCM office for a perfect panoramic view of the Willamette while enjoying appetizers… This event has already happened. - View Details »

OLD CHURCH, NEW YEAR

OLD CHURCH, NEW YEAR

Sat, Dec 31 • 7:30 PM Concert

Ring in the new year with FOCM! Join the incomparable Florestan Trio for a festive hour-long concert, with special guests baritone Kevin Walsh and pianist John Strege adding some vocal fun. Then move on to… This event has already happened. - View Details »

BELOVED BRAHMS

BELOVED BRAHMS

Sat, Jan 28 • 7:30 PM
20 guests

Clarinetist Steve Bass (also known as OPB’s President and CEO), cellist Suzanne Rague, and pianist Michael Liu share the beloved Brahms Clarinet Trio. Specially selected wines and tempting appetizers… This event has already happened. - View Details »

LA PETITE SOIRÉE

LA PETITE SOIRÉE

Sun, Jan 29 • 3:00 PM
20 guests

Immerse yourself in this thoroughly French afternoon with mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, imported wines, and French Baroque music in a charming home in Southwest Portland. The pièce de résistance is a… This event has already happened. - View Details »

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WURST OF TIMES

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WURST OF TIMES

Sun, Feb 12 • 3:00 PM
20 guests

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The Lohr Trio (George Oh, Suzanne Rague, and Michael Liu) performs Mendelssohn’s incredible Piano Trio No. 2 while you sample traditional German fare in this lovely Beaverton home. Ah, the breads,… This event has already happened. - View Details »

SINGING FOR YOUR SUPPER

SINGING FOR YOUR SUPPER

Fri, Feb 17 • 6:00 PM
12 guests

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Enjoy the hospitality of FOCM’s Pat and John Zagelow as baritone Ian Magill and pianist Nathalie Fortin serve up a program to please every palate. A bit of lieder, a pinch of English songs, a… This event has already happened. - View Details »

A WINNING COMBINATION

A WINNING COMBINATION

Thurs, Feb 23 • 7:30 PM
25 guests

Stellar performances, engaging programs, fine appetizers and wines, and a stunning Southwest Portland home have made this event one of our most popular. This year, violinist Laura Ha*, baritone Kevin Walsh,… This event has already happened. - View Details »