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A Different Kind of Season

A Different Kind of Season

By Jessica Lambert, Artistic Director
In these challenging times Amici is working hard to prepare for our coming season. Meeting the challenge of Covid-19 is going to test our ingenuity and resolve but especially after this last week of meetings, I feel confident that Amici has the resilience and creativity to meet this challenge and continue to thrive.

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Treasured Chamber Music Memories, Part I

Treasured Chamber Music Memories, Part I

By Jessica Lambert, Artistic Director
Recently I suggested to the Amici members that we all share a treasured memory of a chamber music experience that has stayed close to our hearts. The memory I have chosen to share with you is from the summer of 1986. I didn’t really want to go to a summer music program. I was…

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Among Friends: Chamber Music in the Living Room

Among Friends: Chamber Music in the Living Room

By Dr. Abigail Fine
Greetings from Dr. Abigail Fine, Assistant Professor of Music History at the University of Oregon. Thanks to all those who attended my pre-concert lecture on Sunday, and for the interesting conversations after the talk. At the start of my lecture, I described…

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Brahms Makes a Vulcan Cry

Brahms Makes a Vulcan Cry

By Avery Hsieh
The first time I heard the Brahms Sextet No. 1 was not in concert, but in a sci-fi TV show. Star Trek: The Next Generation had been a show that I watched with my dad frequently while growing up and I encountered the Brahms Sextet 2nd movement through episode 23 of season 3 titled “Sarek.” Set in the future…

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An Exploration of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major

An Exploration of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major

By Michael Gu
Over the past nine years of my musical career, chamber music has always played a role. My first chamber music experience was performing Haydn Piano Trio No. 39, however, my favorite chamber music piece is the Haydn “Sunrise” Quartet (although it doesn’t…

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First Impressions

First Impressions

By Katie Siegfried
From a young age, I loved going to see my teachers play chamber music. I was totally captured with the communication and the energy shared between each player. So naturally, when I got my first opportunity to play in a quartet in 5th grade, I was absolutely thrilled. My friends and I had been placed in a quartet for a summer institute playing the…

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