Columbia River Trio to hold classical concert in Ilwaco

<p>The Columbia River Trio is, from left, pianist Ronald Thompson, violinist Jeffrey Reynolds and cellist Andrew Emlen. Submitted photo</p>

ILWACO, Wash. - The Inn at Harbour Village will host a classical concert by the Columbia River Trio at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Columbia River Trio, featuring Ronald Thompson on piano, Jeffrey Reynolds on violin and Andrew Emlen on cello, formed in 2011. They will perform music ranging from J.S. Bach to Astor Piazzola, including piano trio works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Swedish composer Elfrida Andree. Admission at the door is $12.

Thompson started piano lessons at the age of 8. At the age of 11, he was chosen from a nationwide search for the National Public Radio show, "From The Top," a national showcase of young classical musicians. He has won many national and international competitions, including Young Virtuosos Festival in Boston, Lennox Young Artist Competition, Austin Symphony Youth Competition, De Bose National, Sonata/Sonatina International and Russian American International. He has performed at Carnegie Hall twice, and the International Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, by invitation.

Violinist Reynolds has played in many musical groups, including Con Amici, the Redding, Rogue Valley and Columbia symphony orchestras, the Yaquina and Umpqua chamber orchestras, Peter Britt Festival Orchestra, Portland Music Theatre Company, Medford Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the Heather Christie Band, the violin duo Violince with Marty Jennings, and Emlen and Reynolds duo, which has performed at the Long Beach Peninsula's Water Music Festival.

Cellist Emlen began playing at age 9, and by high school he had won multiple regional solo contests and earned a number of honors, including first chair in the Oregon All-State Orchestra. A Campbell music scholar at Whitman College and winner of the Whitman Concerto Competition, he has since performed as a member of many classical chamber groups, most recently Con Amici and the Emlen and Reynolds duo. Together, Emlen and Reynolds have performed their music of the Lewis and Clark era, including violin-cello duets from Thomas Jefferson's library, more than 100 times since forming in early 2005. They have performed for the Lewis and Clark Trail Association, the Washington Historical Society and many state and national Lewis and Clark bicentennial events, and have been videotaped for the National Park Service archives. Emlen is also the leader of the folk band Willapa Hills.

The Inn at Harbour Village is located at 120 Williams Ave., N.E., and can be reached at 360-642-0087, 888-642-0087, or through the website at



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