OCT certified

Chamber music society of the Mid-Willamette Valley

Cary Lewis brings us yet another
exciting, offbeat concert

2:30 PM, Sunday, March 5


  • Louis DeMartino, clarinet
  • Adam Trussell, bassoon
  • Cary Lewis, piano


  • TBA

Originally from Staten Island, NY, Louis DeMartino recently moved to Portland, Oregon, where he is a freelance musician. He performs with the Northwest New Music Ensemble and the Third Angle Ensemble. DeMartino is also the assistant principal and Eb clarinetist of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO and the bass clarinetist of the Artosphere Music Festival in Fayetteville, AK.

A recent member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL, DeMartino has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Kansas City Symphony, and the Omaha Symphony. He has also been a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and spent a year as the 2nd clarinetist of Orchestra Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA.

DeMartino was a fellow with the Tanglewood Music Center and a member of the New Fromm Players. He has spent three summers performing with the AIMS Orchestra in Graz, Austria. He studied at the New England Conservatory with Craig Nordstrom and received his bachelor’s in clarinet performance. He received his Master of Music degree from Rice University where he studied with Michael Webster.

Originally from Portland, Maine, Adam Trussell now plays with the Oregon Symphony, and is thrilled to be a member of such a great orchestra in such a beautiful part of the country. Adam joined the Oregon Symphony in 2011, after serving as assistant principal bassoon with the Omaha Symphony for six seasons.

Adam has appeared with a number of orchestras, including the St. Louis, Seattle, Kansas City, and New World symphonies, as well as the Boston Philharmonic. Internationally, Adam has performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Monterrey Symphony. During the summers, Adam has played with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Colorado Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Breckenridge Music Festival, Bellingham Music Festival, the AIMS Festival (Austria), and the Danish Chamber Players.

While living in Omaha, Adam was on the faculties of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University. In Portland, Adam is a member of the faculties of Lewis & Clark College, Concordia University, and the University of Portland. In addition to his college-level students, Adam maintains a large private studio, where he works with players of all ages.

Adam earned his B.M. at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Gregg Henegar and Richard Svoboda. After graduating from NEC, Adam went on to Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he earned his M.M. and studied with Benjamin Kamins.

Cary Lewis, pianist, is in constant demand as a collaborative pianist for soloists and chamber music groups. He is one of the founding members of the Lanier Trio.

With degrees from the University of North Texas, as well as a doctorate and performer's certificate from the Eastman School of Music, he was a Fulbright scholar for two years in Vienna. His teachers include Eugene List, Brooks Smith, and Dieter Weber. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, the White House, the Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall in London, as well as with the National Philharmonic in Warsaw and in other music capitals of the United States and Europe.

Dr. Lewis is retired from the faculty of Georgia State University in Atlanta, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife, cellist Dorothy Lewis. He appears in numerous festivals throughout the year. Dr. Lewis can be heard on the Turnabout, Vanguard, Musical Heritage Society, Albany, ACA, and Gasparo labels, among others.

Each summer for more than a decade, Cary and his wife Dorothy have been featured musicians at the Strings in the Mountains music festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.