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Beth Sorensen
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MUSIC MATINEE PRESENTS DOUBLE EXPOSURE

Double Exposure will perform for the third installment of the Reed College Music Matinee Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 1996 in Reed's Vollum Lecture Hall. The band consists of an extraordinary husband and wife duo, Jamaican composer-pianist Eleanor Alberga and British violinist Thomas Bowes. Their program will feature music from Bach, Schumann, and Paganini. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Eleanor Alberga's music background is richly diverse, with a career as a classical pianist and vast experience in Jamaican folksong and African dance. She moved to London from her native Jamaica in 1970 when she won both piano and vocal scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music. Since then she has placed as a finalist in England's National Piano Competition and performed in a multitude of locations such as Royal Albert Hall and the Covent Garden. Alberga also does work as a composer. Her pieces have been featured by the London Philharmonic and the European Women's Orchestra.

Thomas Bowes has achieved international recognition for his exhilarating work as soloist, chamber musician, and director for such ensembles as the London Mozart Players, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Maggini String Quartet. He gives frequent recitals at London's South Bank and often appears as a guest concertmaster for the London Symphony and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Bowes is known for both his adventurous programming and his deep commitment to contemporary music.

The Music Matinee Series began in 1970 and is currently in its 26th season. The series was founded by Reed College professor of German and humanities Ottomar Rudolph who also acts as the program's director. These free concerts are made possible with the help of contributions from the Reed College Music Associates.