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Greg Ewer pushes musical boundaries

Greg Ewer, founder and artist director of 45th Parallel, shares his love for the violin, chamber music, the Oregon Symphony and the opportunity to push musical boundaries in Portland. His replies to the following questions have been edited for brevity and clarity. Where did you get the name for the chamber music 45th Parallel? I…

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Appearing at the Oregon Symphony: Emanuel Ax

The Oregon Symphony welcomes pianist Emanuel Ax. Ax has an unusual double feature: he plays Johan Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Keyboard in D minor, BWV 1052, alongside Richard Strauss’ Burleske for Piano and Orchestra with the Oregon Symphony on Jan. 11-13. Ax combines unsurpassed musicianship with a self-effacing, almost diffident approach to making music, whether…

Flute Fantasy

Newly appointed principal flutist Jessica Sindell’s honeymoon period with the Oregon Symphony has spawned a surprising new passion: Playing pops. “I thought they’d be a breeze, but rhythmically it’s more challenging to learn than a classical piece,” said Sindell, 23, an Eastman School of Music graduate who began her gig with the Portland orchestra in…