PCSO’s virtuoso winds take the spotlight in this beautifully produced premiere of our first-ever virtual concert, in partnership with Great Arts. Period., a project by Portland Baroque Orchestra. Music by Gershwin, Hindemith, and Nicole Buetti.WATCH ON YOUTUBE
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!
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
Victoria Racz, B.M., M.M., was the principal oboist, featured soloist, and General Manager of the Oregon Chamber Players for the complete existence of the ensemble (1995-2014). She played principal oboe and was a soloist twice with the Newport Symphony (from 1995 – 2011). She has played oboe and English horn with Oregon Symphony, Columbia Symphony, American Metropole Orchestra, and other groups in the region, including the Oregon Chorale. She is principal oboist with the Portland Festival Symphony, Portland Summerfest Opera, Portland Phoenix Choral Union, Vancouver Master Chorale, and is also the oboist with the Con Grazia Wind Quintet, the OCP Quartet, Sirens Trio, Double Reed Divas, and Trio Adrato. She was a featured soloist with the ISing Choir in 2019, and was scheduled to appear again as a soloist in 2020 when Covid hit… She has performed with a diverse range of artists including performers such as Jane Siberry, Roberta Flack, Martha Reeves, Kurt Elling, and Jessye Norman.
She is the co-founder, General Manager, and primary wind coach for the Junior Symphony of Vancouver. Through her annual Northwest Oboe Seminar, she has worked and performed with several world-renowned artists including Humbert Lucarelli, Allan Vogel, Dan Stolper, Nancy Rumbel, Alex Klein, and John Mack, among others.
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The French Horn Section is sponsored by Drs. Karen & Cliff Deveney, & the OHSU Department of Surgery
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