Camerata Musica, the Chamber music society of the Mid-Willamette Valley is presenting a stirring and vivacious free chamber music concert this month.

The January 28 concert will feature James Shields on the clarinet, Kenji Bunch on the viola and Monica Ohuchi on piano.

This will be Shields first appearance with Camerata Musica.

Among other pieces, the concert will feature two of Bunch’s compositions: a clarinet-piano duet, and a trio for all three instruments. Bunch’s compositions are widely acclaimed and performed around the world.

The concert is part of series of “play-ins” where Camerata Musica, now in its 42nd season, presents three free concerts on Sunday afternoons each year. All are invited.

The performers:

James Shields joined the Oregon Symphony as Principal Clarinet in the autumn of 2016. Before relocating to Portland, James served as principal clarinet of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, as well as the New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque.

Monica Ohuchi’s “commanding pianism” (The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini) allows her an active career as a piano soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She is the Executive Director of Fear No Music, performs with 45th Parallel and Chintimini Music Festival and is a frequent guest on Portland’s All-Classical radio station

A native of Portland, Kenji Bunch enjoys a multifaceted career as both a violist and a composer. The founding violist of the Flux Quartet (1997-2002), and the performing composer group Ne(x)tworks (2003-2011), Bunch appears frequently in recitals, master classes, and as a regular guest at chamber music festivals and tours

Camerata Musica

January 28
2:30 p.m.
Free chamber music concert
With James Shields, clarinet;
Kenji Bunch, viola, and Monica
Ohuchi, piano

Sunday, January 28
2:30 p.m.
Loucks Lecture Hall
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE