Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society with Ronn McFarlane

Starts:Saturday, January 05, 2013  3:00 PMEnds:Saturday, January 05, 2013  5:00 PM
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person. Make checks payable to OCCA (Oregon Coast Council for the Arts) and mail to OCCMS, 535 SW Cove Point, Depoe Bay, OR 97341.

Event Description:

Renowned lutenist Ronn McFarlane will perform at the next Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society (OCCMS) concert in Lincoln Beach. During his distinguished career, Ronn has toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe as a soloist, and he is regarded as one of the principal interpreters of music for the Renaissance lute today. Ronn has recorded six CD's for Dorian including "A Distant Shore," "The Renaissance Lute," and the "Scottish Lute." He has also composed his own music, based on traditional lute music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. These original compositions can be heard on his solo CD "Indigo Road" which won a nomination for the Best Classical Crossover Album category at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009. Ronn is acclaimed for his effort and ability to bring the charm and timeless quality of the lute to mainstream music and audiences.

Although he is now an Oregon resident, Ronn McFarlane was born in West Virginia and spent his early years in Maryland. He fell in love with music at age 13 after hearing "Wipeout" by the Surfaris. Before picking up a lute, Ronn played blues and rock music on an electrical guitar while studying classical guitar at the Peabody Conservatory. In 1978 he changed his focus to the lute; just a year later he was performing solo lute recitals and became a member of the Baltimore Consort. From 1984-1995, he taught lute-related subjects as a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory; in 1996 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory for bringing the lute to audiences all over the world.

Finding world class musicians with Oregon ties is a primary goal of Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society which was founded by classical violinist Chuck Day five years ago. Another part of the OCCMS mission is to bring chamber music back into the home and to promote classical music for people of all ages. Both musicians and audiences express their enjoyment of this gracious and intimate atmosphere.

The January 5 concert will be held in an ocean view home in Lincoln Beach. To make reservations and receive directions, call 541-765-7770.

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