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Oregon Mozart Players Offer Virtual Holiday Concert

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Daren Fuster
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Oregon Mozart Players

Want a little music to cheer you up during this pandemic holiday season? The Oregon Mozart Players perform a seasonal concert-- virtually-- of course, starting this weekend [Dec. 19].

Nöel will feature Correli, Gruber, and Mozart, with a little Jingle Bells mixed in.
Daren Fuster, Executive Director of the Oregon Mozart Players, said the musicians will perform the hour-long concert live. And it will be filmed for online viewing.
“We’re actually recording this in a church,” Fuster said. “So it is not as large as say, recording in the Hult Center, for instance. So, we’re cognizant of all the variables and making sure that we keep our musicians safe.”
The orchestra will be pared down to strings and piano, Fuster said. It’s been a tough year. While smaller chamber performances were possible outdoors this summer, the entire orchestra hasn’t been together since February.
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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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