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Classical music takes the stage in Wallowa County Aug. 18

Performers will include musicians Lisa Robertson, violin; Edward Dixon, cello; and James Cook, piano.

Published on August 7, 2018 3:56PM


Wallowa Valley Music Alliance will present a classical music concert, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Enterprise Odd Fellows Hall.

Performers will include musicians Lisa Robertson, violin; Edward Dixon, cello; and James Cook, piano. The program is music by Franz Schubert, which includes transcriptions of his songs, an impromptu for piano and finishes with his trio in B-flat.

Robertson holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in violin performance from the University of Iowa, a doctorate from Florida State University and did additional studies in Switzerland at the Zürich Conservatory and the Institute of Higher Musical Studies in Montreux. She was a founding member of the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, and founder and director of the Wallowa Lake Chamber Music Festival, which brought world-class musicians to the county to perform and teach.

She has recently retired from teaching to Enterprise, while still serving as concertmaster of the Oregon East and Walla Walla symphonies.

Edward Dixon received a doctorate in cello performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California. He has recently retired from the faculty of Whitman College and is manager of the Walla Walla Symphony.

Dr. James Cook has degrees from the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California in piano performance. His repertoire is extensive, including the Baroque era and much contemporary music including the Crumb Makrokosmos and the Copland and Prokofiev piano sonatas.

Admission to the concert is by donation –– $10 suggested. Youth aged 12 and under are admitted free.



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