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Beth Sorensen
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MUSIC MATINEE SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE THREE CENTURIES ENSEMBLE

The Music Matinee series continues on Sunday, October 19, at 3 p.m. in Vollum Lecture Hall with the Three Centuries Ensemble. This chamber music program will feature the music of Telemann, Buxtehude, and J.S. Bach. The concert is free and open to the public; for more information call the events hotline at 777-7755.

Members of the Three Centuries Ensemble include harpsichordist Edith Kilbuck, viola da gamba player Timothy Scott, and violinist Jonathan Dubay '86. They have played together numerous times over the past several years, most recently at the Mt. Angel Abbey Bach Festival. Their concert will feature chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries with two sonatas by Bach, one for violin and obbligato harpsichord and one featuring the rarely heard viola da gamba. Their performance will also include sonatas by one of Bach's most important colleagues, Telemann, and one of his most important predecessors, Buxtehude.

Harpsichordist Edith Kilbuck holds a bachelor's degree in piano from Lewis & Clark College, a master's degree in piano and accompanying piano from the Juilliard School, and a doctorate in harpsichord and music history from the University of Oregon. Retired Lewis & Clark music professor Kilbuck has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the first Lillian and Paul Petrie Award for music study in Europe and a grant from the International Research and Exchanges Board. This grant allowed her to spend four months in East Germany doing research on unpublished music manuscript from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Over the past 20 years, Timothy Scott has been active in numerous chamber music ensembles and the Oregon Symphony. A founding member of the Portland Pro Musica, Scott began playing the viola de gamba in 1980 and has since been featured in numerous chamber concerts and as a soloist in the Bach Passions. Recently, he and Kilbuck performed a recital for gamba and harpsichord at the Boston Early Music Festival. Scott is currently a member of Reed's music instruction faculty, teaching viola de gamba.

Jonathan Dubay holds a doctor of musical arts degree from Yale and has also attended Reed College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Juilliard School, where he served as a teaching assistant to the Juilliard Quartet. Dubay has performed in chamber music concerts across the country as a member of the Essex Quartet, including appearances at Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, the Friends of Chamber Music Series in Portland, and on live broadcasts in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. Dubay, a member of the Community Music Center faculty, is currently in his fifth season with the Oregon Symphony, where he recently performed as a soloist.

The Music Matinee series was founded in 1971 by Ottomar Rudolf, professor of German and humanities, who serves as the program's director. The concerts have been made possible in part by the contributions of the Reed College Music Associates. Those interested in joining the organization and supporting its goals are encouraged to call 777-7573.