vinca quartet

For the second time in three months, Columbia Gorge Arts in Education is delighted to bring the Vinca Quartet, an award-winning string quartet to the Columbia Gorge for two weeks of in-school residencies, workshops and community concerts. Vinca's visit is part of the larger Gorgeous Sounds program, which works to enhance the culture of classical music in the Gorge. Building on existing music instruction (both public and private), Gorgeous Sounds strives to provide classroom instruction, all-school assemblies, teacher trainings and community concerts--all with the goal of increasing participation and appreciation of classical music in communities from The Dalles to White Salmon.

​The Vincas are a dynamic young stringed quartet whose work has been hailed as "stunning" and "worth keeping an eye on" by the New York Times. Winners of the 2008 International Chamber Music Concert, the quartet has performed in major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Yale University, and the Weikersheim Castle in Germany. The Vincas have a strong educational outreach program which fulfills their mission of spreading the power and beauty of classical music to new audiences. They will visit the Gorge three times this year, for over five weeks of residencies and community concerts.

​The Quartet will visit schools throughout the Columbia Gorge, working directly with 3-8th grade classes on interpreting and performing classical music. They will emphasize the communicative aspect of music, as well leadership development through performance. 

The Gorgeous Sounds program has been generously underwritten by philanthropist Louis Lerman, local PTOs, the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (for White Salmon schools), the Oregon Arts Commission, the Templeton Foundation and individual donors. 

February 5th

6:15pm at Hood River Hotel, Hood River, OR

February 6th

Instrument Petting Zoo at 1:00pm | Master Class at 2:15pm | Concert at 7:30pm

Riverside Church, Hood River, OR

February 7th

Concert at 4:00pm | Instrument Petting Zoo following concert

St. Peter's Landmark, The Dalles, OR

​School Visits
February 1st, 8:15 - 1:55pm at Chenowith Elementary School, The Dalles, OR
February 2nd, 8:15 - 1:55pm at Chenowith Elementary School, The Dalles, OR
February 3rd, 11:30 - 1:30pm at Mosier Community School, Mosier, OR
February 4th, 12:00 - 2:00pm at Mosier Community School, Mosier, OR
February 5th, 10:00 - 3:00pm at Klickitat School, Klickitat, WA
February 8th, 8:00 - 2:00pm aat Mid Valley Elementary, Parkdale, OR
February 9th, 8:30 - 12:30pm at Whitson Elementary, White Salmon, WA
February 9th, 2:00 - 3:00pm at Henkle Middle School, White Salmon, WA
February 10th, 10:00 - 12:00pm at Mid Valley Elementary, Parkdale, OR
February 11th, 8:30 - 3:00pm at Whitson Elementary / Columbia HS, White Salmon, WA
​February 12th, 8:30 - 3:00pm at May Street Elementary, Hood River, OR