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Chamber Music Amici aims to help create a new generation of chamber music lovers. The Education Committee of the Board of Directors works with our Education Sponsors and with public schools in Springfield and Eugene to offer students vouchers for steeply discounted tickets to our concerts. We also bring concert previews to public schools and create special events for childern.

Student Tickets print your voucher now
Education Sponsor David Guy makes it possible for us to steeply discount ticket prices to $5 for up to 50 students to attend each concert. Vouchers for these tickets are available to students, teachers, and parents at Springfield and Eugene public schools. These vouchers can be redeemed by students of all levels, grade school through college, at 541-953-9204, as long as student tickets remain available.

Music in the Schools

On Monday, April 4, 2011, pianist Victor Steinhardt, violist Fritz Gearhart, cellist Steven Pologe, and violinist Sharon Schuman performed a Mozart piano quartet for 500 children at River Road Elementary School in Eugene. They sang the opening theme as we played:  “WE are a-MI-ci.” Once again David Adee did his magic!

On Monday, February 28, 2011, 25 young people from the UO Community Music Institute performed chamber music for an hour at the Amici Art contest Reception at the Emerald Art Gallery.  We want to help bring on the next generation of chamber music performers!

On Friday, February 25, 2011, violinists Sharon Schuman and Matthew Fuller joined violist Fritz Gearhart to play Dvorak’s Terzetto for 500 children at Camas Ridge Elementary School in Eugene, where David Adee had them singing along with the themes and showing us how much fun they could have with music.

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010,  pianist Victor Steinhardt and violinist Sharon Schuman played Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata” for 500 children at River Bend Elementary School in Springfield, all of whom knew who Beethoven was and that he went deaf.  Here is a poem created by one fourth grader in Amy Danziger’s music classes:

Hearing Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata
Dogs run through the fields
Stars shine in the night
Wake up and the sun is warm as can be
Feel good
So I go and compose and can’t hear
Can’t hear
But I can feel
Yes feel

Makayla B., 4th grade,  Riverbend Elementary

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, Chamber Music Amici performed for the children at River Bend Elementary School in Springfield.  Music teacher Amy Danziger had them singing along with key melodies and teaching us all about loud and soft and fast and slow.

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, we performed for the children at River Road elementary school in Eugene, where Music teacher David Adee is the pied piper of sound and motion.  He has those kids loving music!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Chamber Music Amici performed at Camas Ridge Community School from noon until 2:40 pm. Oboist Amy Goeser Kolb, violinist Sharon Schuman, violist Kathryn Lucktenberg, and cellist Steven Pologe played the J. C. Bach oboe quartet, while children sang and danced.

On Friday, May 29, 2009, oboist Amy Goeser Kolb, violinist Pilar Bradshaw, violist Fritz Gearhart, and cellist Steven Pologe performed the Mozart Oboe Quartet for students at Harris Elementary School on Eugene. On Tuesday, June 2, 2009, violinist Sharon Schuman joined the music composition students of the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics to perform their compositions in the Wildish Theater.


Eugene Ballet - The Emperor's New Clothes

On June 1, 2011 we performed Peter Schickele's "The Emperor's New Clothers" for 600 Springfield Elementary Students in the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater. For this performance actor William Hulings read the original tale as Hans Christian Anderson, before we performed Schickele's hilarious musical update. We commissioned Ben Goodman of Eugene Ballet Company to choreograph five dancers to tell the story in dance as we performed music for piano, oboe, violin, viola, cello, and kazoo. This was the pilot phase of a three-year project that reached 1,800 students in 2012 and many more when all the materials were uploaded to this website in 2013 (link to webpage).


On March 6, 2012 the second phase of the project began with a series of six free performances of The Emperor's New clothes for 1,800 students from Springfield, Eugene and Cottage Grove. These performances were documented by University of Oregon film students and uploaded to our website for students and teachers worldwide to access for free, along with our five-week curriculum (link to website)

Emerald Art Center

On February 22, 2010 string students of the UO Community Music Institute (CMI) performed at the Chamber Music Amici Art Contest Reception at the Emerald Art Center, 500 East Main Street, Springfield. Finalists for the Art Contest, to choose images for posters and programs in 2010-11, were on display. CMI students performed to raise funds for scholarships. More informaiton on the art contest.

Art Contest
The finalists and winners for our fourth annual art contest can be viewed on our website, click here.

Lacy Cascade Concert Series
Again this season we have continued performing at The Cascade Manor.

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