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Chamber Players Perform July 16

PLAINFIELD – The Friends of the Plainfield Opera House in cooperation with the Plainfield Recreation Committee are pleased to announce the second performance of its second annual Outdoor Summer Series.

On Saturday, July 16, at 4 p.m., the Craftsbury Chamber Players will present a concert of music for piano and viola by Kenji Bunch and Monica Ohuchi outside in the Plainfield Recreation Field. The concert will move to the Opera House in the event of inclement weather.

Kenji Bunch and Monica Ohuchi

Titled “An Afternoon of Song and Dance” the program will include works by Prokofiev, Schubert, Rebecca Clarke, Kenji Bunch, Cole Porter, and more.

Bunch enjoys an active career as both a composer and performer. As a violist, he is widely recognized for his own ground-breaking works for viola, He also frequently performs both traditional and contemporary chamber music as a guest of ensembles and festivals throughout the country and with his Oregon-based group, “The Thunder Egg Consort.”

Ohuchi maintains an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. She has appeared as guest soloist with orchestras across the country and abroad including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Marin Symphony Orchestra, and the New Millennium Symphony Orchestra of Spain. She is the Executive Director and Pianist for the Portland, Oregon-based new music ensemble fEARnoMUSIC, a founding member of the piano quartet, “Thunder Egg Consort,” and a member of the faculty at Reed College.

This informal, outdoor concert will last about an hour. Admission is by donation and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, chair, picnic, children and friends. The Plainfield Recreation Field has a playground and a brook to wade in.For more information visit or contact or (802) 498-3173.

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