Oregon Chamber Players Children's Concert
February 11, 2012
(Instruments in the OCP Official Instrument Petting Zoo provided by Wally's Music of Oregon City, OR)
Therese and her husband, renowned composer Dr. Matt Doran (composer of OCP's signature piece "Roland, the Minstrel Pig") arriving Concert.
Limo courtesy of Twilite Limousines
Mark Eubanks swinging the contra on Mah Na Mah Na
Mark Eubanks after Mah Na Mah Na as the crowd roars!
OCP Official Instrument Petting Zoo - Not Just for Kids!
Before the concert: Timoteus Racz and Jody Morrissette
Also, Mitch Iimori (banjo) and Rebecca Olson in background
Therese and Matt Doran (wearing his 4th Golden Apple!) after the show
OCP flutist Leeann McKenna (in her fairy princess gown and flashing tiara!) with Board President (and King) Leslie Rivera
OCP musician (and Board Treasurer) Wendy Peebles handing out balloons after the show.
OCP oboist Dagny Rask Regan with a young trumpet phenom at the Petting Zoo!
Craig 'Animal' Johnston with Freckles the Clown
Freckles the Clown with one of his many balloon creations and a fan club after the show!
OCP flutist LeeAnn McKenna assisting a future flutist!
OCP oboist Victoria Racz with Mitch Iimori and his balloon banjo (courtesy of Freckles the Clown)
OCP Group Picture with guest David Ogden Stiers -2010 (photos by Bob Haas)
Welcome to our OCP AT THE MOVIES Concert on Saturday, October 22, 2011!
OCP Edmund Cindy limo
OCP Musician Melissa Robinson on the Red Carpet
OCP Colleen and Nathan
OCP girlies and Dorinda
OCP Edmund Cindy Dorinda
OCP musician Melissa Robinson being interviewed by Dorinda Toner
OCP Toby Vickie Dorinda
OCP Edmund signing autographs
Edmund & Cindy Stone after the concert
Our 'Oscar Ladies', Ellie Coale, Rose Carr and Lindsay Brown welcoming people to the concert. (JSV members)
Board members Leslie Rivera & Gloria Duarte-Rivera
OCP Edmund with award
OCP Musicians Wendy Peebles & Victoria Racz
OCP flutist Rebecca Olson assists a young musician at the OCP Instrument Petting Zoo
Music Review: Oregon Chamber Players Children’s Concert Feb. 13
By Sarah Gibson
Even though the crowd that nearly filled All Saints on the evening of Feb. 13 was intergenerational,
there was no doubt that the Oregon Chamber Players had one demographic in mind. The focus was
squarely on children for this concert, from the opening number, “Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song”
(with many kids and adults singing along) to the ending “William Tell Overture” (which many children
know as the “clean up song”). My concert companion, who does not know Spongebob, withheld his
enthusiasm until the orchestra played Leroy Anderson’s “The Waltzing Cat”, which featured violins as
very convincing meowing cats, with one lone dog at the end. From then on he was captivated.
Children and adults alike were delighted with the featured work of the program, “The Great Race” by
David Mullikin. Performing as narrator was actor and Oregon resident David Ogden Stiers. Mr. Stiers
has voiced several animated films, including Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas and Lilo
and Stitch, so it was a treat to hear him portray the voices of the Hare, Tortoise and other characters in
the story. Also delightful were the musical portrayals of the characters; the Hare by the violin and the
Tortoise by the cello.
version of “Polly Wolly Doodle All the Day”. Then the kazoos were passed out and it was time for the
promised “Audience Kazoo Orchestra”, which is a tradition of the annual Children’s Concert. After the
concert the audience and players adjourned to the Parish Hall, where Ron and Eileen Hylton hosted a
reception and the musicians presented an instrument “petting zoo” where children could touch and
try orchestral instruments.
OCP Oboist Dagny Rask Regan charms a young fan into playing the oboe
OCP Instrument Petting Zoo - 2010
OCP Instrument Petting Zoo ZooKeeper John Gibson helps a prospective young French horn player!
The Bee - Newspaper Article
Links to comments about the OCP:
Timoteus Racz and David Maier showing off their Supreme Medals of Excellence after our performance of 'Roland, the Minstrel Pig' at the OCP February 23, 2008 Children's Concert
Oboist/OCP member Dagny Rask Regan assisting a prospective young musician at our OCP official Instrument Petting Zoo
Flutist/OCP Member LeeAnn Sterling with a young musician
A talented young oboist playing at the OCP Instrument Petting Zoo!
Not just for kids!
Clarinetist/OCP Member John Gibson assisting a young musician
Cellist/OCP Member Collin Heade guides a prospective young cellist
Clarinetist/OCP Member Jill Coykendall encouraging a future musician
Music World owner, Jim Detchman, listens to a brilliant young musician's trombone serenade
2006-2007 OCP Group Picture
Rebecca Olson, flute
MYSTERY PIECE soloists
Saturday, October 22, 2005
OCP Soloists Concert! - Saturday, May 6, 2006