Windy Keys Trio: GRSA’s First Chamber Concert of 2018

Windy Keys and company photoThe 2017-2018 Chamber Concert series, sponsored by the Grande Ronde Symphony Association, will present its next concert on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7 pm. The Windy Keys Trio will perform at the second concert of the season which will be held at 1405 Cris Court in La Grande.

It will be an evening of selections from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries inspired by dances from Hungary, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, as well as wildflowers in America’s heartland. The trio will close with Summertime from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess. This arrangement was created just for Windy Keys Trio by Matthew Naughton, a San Francisco arranger.

Windy Keys Trio was formed in 2010 by retired educators Cherlyne Allen playing flute, Elburn Cooper playing clarinet, and Liz Cooper tickling the ivories. The trio considers playing chamber music the highpoint of their musical lives as they spend two hours each week in rehearsal. They feel the hours spent rehearsing enriches their lives, pushes them to grow musically and allows them to explore new literature for their combination of instruments, as well as provides enjoyment for them. According to GRSA President, Patty Sandoz, “We are excited to present this group in an intimate-type performance as they share their musical talents for the enjoyment of all those in attendance.”

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the performance will begin at 7:00 pm (note the new time for all GRSA concerts). Chamber season ticket passes may be purchased for $75 per person through the GRSA at P.O. Box 824, La Grande, OR 97850 or on the GRSA website. Single tickets may be purchased at the door for $25 each. Refreshments and punch will be offered following the concert, a perfect way to cap a wonderful evening of music.

For more information, please contact Patty Sandoz at 541-963-7595 or email:

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