It’s the night before Election Day! Take an hour to sit back and relax, to enjoy music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Hugo Wolf, performed live by the Chehalem Quartet on Music Mondays, a monthly series produced by Gresham’s Center for the Arts Foundation and Metro East Media.
Free and open to the public!
Remember! PCSO concerts are a time to connect—now over food and wine! Buy an All-Access Season Pass to get great perks, including special meal and beverage pairing suggestions, courtesy of Maestro Steven Byess and members of the Portland Columbia Symphony. Whip up a delicious meal and uncork a special bottle of wine to share while viewing virtual performances with your closest friends and family!
Lori has been a core member of Portland Columbia Symphony since she arrived in Portland in 1986. She’s also a long-time member of the Newport Symphony, and has played with various other Portland-area groups over the years. Before coming to Oregon, Lori played with orchestras in Germany and in Delaware. She loves to play chamber music and is a member of several chamber ensembles.
Lori began her musical journey with piano and added violin at age eight thanks to the public school music program near Tacoma, WA. After graduating from high school and the Tacoma Youth Symphony she continued on to college and the University of Washington orchestra.
With a chemical engineering degree from the University of Washington, Lori worked as an engineer in Delaware, Germany, and Portland. She then delved into the non-profit realm with various environmental and sustainability projects. Lori and her husband have grown twin children and live in a house they built themselves, near Sherwood. They tend their young organic hazelnut orchard and like to hike when possible!
Lori Porter Stole’s chair is sponsored by J.E. Porter
Cynthia Scott is currently principal violist in Portland Columbia Symphony. She also plays regularly with the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Newport Symphony, the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra, and the Chehalem String Quartet. She has previously been a member of the Portland Opera, the Oregon Ballet Theatre, the West Coast Chamber Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
Cynthia teaches violin and viola in her own thriving studio, at the Community Music Center, and in the elementary strings program in the Lake Oswego School District. She is co-Director of the Oregon Suzuki Institute, a summer camp for Suzuki students of cello, piano, viola, and violin. She has been a clinician at the Anchorage Suzuki Institute and the Advanced Suzuki Strings Institute at Stanford University.
Cynthia graduated summa cum laude in violin performance from Lewis & Clark College and completed her Master’s in Music (with an emphasis on Suzuki pedagogy) at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, quilting, reading, and relaxing with her two cats.
The Viola Section is sponsored by Doug and April Westervelt
Cynthia Scott’s chair is sponsored by Joanne Scott
Barbara Johnston has appeared frequently as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the Northwest. Her solo appearances with Portland Columbia Symphony, Sinfonia Concertante Chamber Orchestra, and the Newport, Willamette Falls and Cascade symphonies have included works by Schumann, Elgar, Bloch, Creston, Boccherini, Moor, Vivaldi, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Haydn, and Richard Strauss.
Barbara studied music at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Guildhall School in London. Among her teachers were Colin Hampton of the Griller Quartet, William Pleeth of London’s Allegri Quartet, and Raymond Davis, principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony. She has played with the Oregon Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.
In addition to her work as principal cellist with Portland Columbia Symphony, she is a founding member and principal cellist of the Newport Symphony Orchestra. She also plays with the Element String Quartet of Newport and the Chehalem String Quartet of Portland.
Barbara lives in Scappoose with her husband, Craig, the principal timpanist of Portland Columbia Symphony. She recently retired from her law practices in Oregon and Washington, giving her additional time to devote to chamber music, as well as gardening, traveling, sailing, and writing.
Barbara Johnston’s chair is sponsored by George & Susan Stonecliffe