A free performance for families and little ones! They’ll be wiggling and giggling throughout this interactive, musical story, as told by a woodwind quintet.
Best for kids ages 2-7.
1520 NE Village Street Fairview, OR
Raised in the Portland area, Liberty Broillet attended Jefferson High School’s Arts Magnet program, was a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and attended Portland State University studying music performance. In addition to playing principal flute in Portland Columbia Symphony, Liberty is principal flute in the Portland Festival Symphony and plays piccolo with both the Yakima and Newport symphonies. Liberty is a sought-after flute clinician and private flute teacher, and in her free time (haha) she enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and two children.
Liberty Broillet’s chair is sponsored by Jean & Rick Collins
After a very long hiatus, Alicia Charlton finally came to her senses and joyfully picked up her clarinet again! Principal clarinet of PCSO since 2010, Alicia is an active freelance musician, teacher, and clinician in the Portland area, and currently serves as the Orchestra Representative to the PCSO Board. Alicia also holds positions with Portland Chamber Orchestra and Newport Symphony, and is a regular substitute with the Portland Opera orchestra. She has performed in numerous orchestras and musical theater productions, including the Oregon, Portland Festival, Vancouver, and Walla Walla symphonies, Broadway Rose, Lakewood, and Clackamas Repertory theatres, Pixie Dust Productions, and Mock’s Crest’s Gilbert & Sullivan productions. Alicia also delights in exploring the chamber music repertoire with various ensembles at every opportunity, especially with her quartet, Clarinets à la Mode, and with the PCSO Wind Quintet. She has attended the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music Summer Festival in New Hampshire, several International Clarinet Association conferences, and is a regular participant at Into the Woods, a local chamber music retreat, where she plays her heart out with like-minded chamber music aficionados.
The Clarinet Section is sponsored by Randy & Laurie Dunn
Alicia Charlton’s chair is sponsored by Johnny & Donald Adamson
Prinicpal oboist of Portland Columbia Symphony since 1990, Brad studied with world-renowned oboist Marc Lifschey during the 1970’s while living in the Bay Area. Mr. Lifschey was principal oboe with the San Francisco symphony at the time, and notably, principal in the Cleveland Orchestra under Szell in the 1960’s. Since returning from the Bay Area to Portland, Brad has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony and the Newport Symphony. In the Bay Area, Brad performed with the Berkeley Orchestra under Kent Nagano, and the Santa Rosa Symphony.
Brad is a founding member of the Madero Winds ensemble featuring a woodwind trio and woodwind quintet.
Brad Hochhalter’s chair is sponsored by Dorothy Hochhalter
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The French Horn Section is sponsored by Drs. Karen & Cliff Deveney, & the OSHU Department of Surgery
Doug Riggs’ chair is sponsored by Carole & Wendell Cook/Nancy’s Flowers
Margaret McShea hails from Texas, where she received her degree in Bassoon Performance from the University of Texas in Austin. She and her trombonist husband moved to the Pacific Northwest long enough ago to have a native Oregonian son and are never moving again!
Margaret plays both bassoon and contrabassoon with regional symphonies such as the Vancouver (WA) Symphony and Oregon State University Orchestra, and she is also a chamber music specialist, performing regularly with several groups, including the PCSO Wind Quintet, which does outreach to children through concerts in schools and libraries around Oregon. She has a soft spot for vocal works, and has enjoyed being in the “pit” for countless musical theater and opera productions, as well as on the stage with local choral groups Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, Oregon Repertory Singers, Willamette Master Chorus, Bravo Vancouver, Portland Vocal Consort and Portland Symphonic Choir. In the past few years, she has also branched out into studio recording and music videos with groups such as ARCO-PDX.
When not playing music, Margaret can be found in the great outdoors, gardening or camping and hiking with family and friends.
The Bassoon Section is sponsored by Diana & William Dameron