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Astoria Chamber Players Fall Concerts set for the North Coast

Submitted Press Release
August 7, 2009
Astoria, Oregon

“Fall Concerts set for the North Coast”

The Astoria Chamber Players under the musical direction of Collin Heade will present its Fall concerts on Saturday, October 3, 2009, 7:30 PM, at Community Presbyterian Church in Cannon Beach and on Sunday, October 4, 2009, 3:00 PM, at the Performing Arts Center in Astoria. The concert features Genevieve Butenshon, soprano, Jim Huber and Cory Pederson, trumpets, Janet Bowler and Shelley Loring, flutes. Collin Heade, Musical Director and principal cellist, will lead the 18 member wind and string ensemble in well known works by Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, Crugar, Stamitz and Scarlatti.

Genevieve Butenshon, soprano, will be featured in three works with Jim Huber, trumpet, Collin Heade, cellist and the chamber players. Ms. Butenshon has performed with the Los Angeles Music Theatre Co and with the Santa Fe Opera. A local musician and business leader, she will perform two works by Handel and one by Scarlatti.

Jim Huber and Cory Pederson will perform Vivaldi’s concerto for two trumpets in C Major. Mr. Huber is principal trumpet for the North Coast Symphonic Band, North Coast Symphony and Little Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Pederson teaches music in the Jewel schools and co-conducts the North Coast Youth and Community Symphony with Angela Calvin, also a member of the chamber players.

Janet Bowler and Shelley Loring will perform a baroque work for two flutes by Anton Stamitz. Ms. Bowler and Ms. Loring are well known local artists and perform with the North Oregon Coast Symphony and North Coast Symphonic Band. The chamber strings will perform Mozart’s Divertimento #3.

Collin Heade, a founding member of the Astoria Chamber Players, is principal cellist for the Oregon Chamber Players and Willamette Falls Symphony. A native Oregonian, Mr. Heade teaches cello in his Portland studio and Astoria. Mr. Heade directs and is a soloist with the chamber group.

Tickets will be available at the door for $ 12 adult, and $ 6 students.

For further information about the Astoria Chamber Players and its 2009/2010 concert series, contact Gary Lindstrom at or call Gary at 360-431-8653

Collin Heade, Musical Director
Genevieve Butenshon, Soprano
Left to right: Judy Woodward, Jim Huber, Genevieve Butenshon, Janet Bowler and Collin Heade

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