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Chamber music society of the Mid-Willamette Valley

November 18

  • James Shields, clarinet
  • Kenji Bunch, violin
  • Monica Ohuchij, piano


  • Martinu, Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
  • Kenji Bunch, Cookbook for Clarinet and Piano
  • Bruch, 4 movements for Clarinet, Viola, & Piano
  • Intermission

  • Rebecca Clarke, Morpheus for Viola & Piano

Kenji Bunch website
Monica Ohuchi website

We especially look forward to “Cookbook” for clarinet and piano by Kenji Bunch himself. The four movements are all based on different ideas from cooking, and are labeled "Smokehouse," "Bubbles," "Heirloom" and "La ultima noche en la casa del flamenco" (translated as “The last night at the House of Flamenco”).

According to Kenji, "I love food, and love hearing it sizzle, smelling it waft out from other apartment doors, seeing it on a plate in front of me and of course I love eating it any time day or night." [But don’t worry that Kenji will eat his way up to 350 pounds; he and Monica both run marathons!]

James Shields is Principal Clarinet in the Oregon Symphony. He is increasingly becoming known to North American audiences as a dynamic and passionate performer of chamber music, making over 30 appearances annually in more intimate settings throughout the United States and Canada.

James is the co-artistic director of Chatter, an Albuquerque-based chamber music organization that presents more than 60 concerts per year; he has also been a featured soloist in Chatter concerts.

James holds an M.M. in composition from the University of New Mexico, and continues to compose regularly.