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Sat, Aug 13



Concert 3: Reena Esmail in residence @ J. Christopher

Join us and Composer-in-Residence Reena Esmail for the concert in the magical Barrel Room acoustics - then make the evening unforgettable with our special celebratory dinner on the terrace. Mingle with Reena and the musicians over a beautiful 3 course, farm-to-table menu, paired to premium wines.

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Concert 3: Reena Esmail in residence @ J. Christopher

Time & Location

Aug 13, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Newberg, 17150 NE Hillside Dr, Newberg, OR 97132, USA


About the Event

Composer-in-Residence Reena Esmail joins us for the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival’s performances in the barrel room on Saturday, August 13th  and Sunday, August 14th. The concert features two of Esmail’s work, including a brand new piece for soprano, violin, and cello completed this spring, and her vibrant string quartet, Ragamala, which takes inspiration from the ancient genre of paintings of the same name. (Ragamalas, which date back to the 15th century, are an expression of the intersection of painting, poetry, and music in Indian court art… all with the unifying subject of love).

The concert will also feature past Composer-in-Residence Osvaldo Golijov’s stunning “How Slow the Wind” for soprano and string quartet, and conclude with Robert Schumann’s warm and lyrical String Quartet No. 2.

Following the performances, make the evening truly magical by adding the special celebratory dinner we’ve created with J. Christopher. The beautiful three-course, farm-to-table meal paired with premium wines will offer a truly unique chance to dine on the terrace overlooking the beautiful vineyards at susnset, while getting to know festival musicians and our 2022 Composer in Residence!



Reena ESMAIL - New work for soprano, violin, and cello**

Osvaldo GOLIJOV - How slow the wind

Reena ESMAIL - Ragamala

Robert SCHUMANN - String Quartet No. 2 in D Major

       ** West Coast Premiere


Sasha CALLAHAN, and Megumi STOHS LEWIS, violins; Charles NOBLE, Viola; Leo EGUCHI, Cello; Catherine van der Salm, Soprano





  • Concert Admission


    This ticket includes concert admission and limited three selection wine tasting. The Gala Afterparty, as well as wine by the glass or bottle are available for separate purchase.




  • Special Celebratory Dinner


    A unique chance to mingle with the musicians and Composer-in-Residence while taking in the sunset breeze on the terrace overlooking exceptional views of the valley. We've worked with J. Christopher to prepare a beautiful three-course, farm-to-table menu, paired to premium wine selections. Not to be missed!


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