Chamber Music Society of Oregon
Congratulations to the Oregon Sinfonietta and also to Maestro Dr. Donald L. Appert
The Oregon Sinfonietta is seeking more string players

Celebrating our 45th season of providing musical opportunities and enjoyment to the community!

    The Chamber Music Society of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is devoted to promoting musical opportunities for persons of all ages. Our flagship performing ensemble, the Oregon Sinfonietta, is a full symphony orchestra of community musicians, conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, which presents a series of four free concerts each season. The Oregon Sinfonietta traditionally offers a superb selection of the classical music repertoire, as well as presenting outstanding young musicians, winners of the yearly CMSO Concerto Competition in performances of full concertos, and performances by world-class professional soloists.
   
    Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 – 2017 CMSO Concerto Competition: Violinist Kristina Dill, flutist Ashley Teng, and pianist JJ Guo. The 2017 – 2018 season will have performances of Haydn's Oboe Concerto in C Major, Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, and Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. (Please see our Concerts page for when our outstanding young artist winners will be performing.) The winners of the Concerto Competition each receive a $1,000.00 honorarium, made possible with the addition of a generous donation by the Jerry and Donna Smith Family Foundation. Please see the Concerto Competition page for information about the 2018 – 2019 competition.
   
    We are pleased to announce the 2017 – 2018 season of the Oregon Sinfonietta, our 45th! We hope you will join us for these exciting concerts as we celebrate 45 years of providing free musical opportunities and enjoyment to the community. (Details can be found on the Concerts page.) Our collaboration in March 2016 with world-renowned violist Brett Deubner for the premiere of Dr. Appert's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra was one of the many highlights of that season. The 2017 – 2018 season is sure to have many more memorable moments and highlights!
   
    To see a video recording of Mr. Deubner performing Dr. Appert's viola concerto, please go to the Videos/Recordings page. New to the Video/Recordings page are video recordings of the Oregon Sinfonietta's November 6, 2016 concert, the January 22, March 19, and May 21, 2017 concerts, as well as the orchestra's performance of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for which the orchestra placed as a semi-finalist in the 2016 American Prize competition for Orchestral Performance – Community Orchestra Division.