House Concert February 08, 2020
Le Grand Tango
Madrigal for Cello and Piano
Pampeana No. 2
After many years of humming, whistling, and otherwise making noise as a child (to the chagrin of
every elementary school teacher who taught him),
graduated from Southern Methodist
University in 2008 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Music. After that, he immediately
jumped into teaching and freelancing around the Dallas/Ft.-Worth area. In 2017, Adam followed
his parents to Oregon, and began setting up a similar career in Portland. Most recently,
he attended the Oregon Bach Festival Composer.s Symposium as both a composer and a performer,
as well as writing and performing for Classical Revolution PDX received a BA in music from
Lewis and Clark College with piano emphasis and K-12 music education certification.
received a BA in music from Lewis and Clark College with piano emphasis and K-12 music education
certification. Since then, Dianne has taught public and private school music and currently focuses
on her family, private piano studio in Beaverton and performing. In 2010 Dianne created and
performed her comedy show, Dianne Davies Has Fallen Off Her Bench, as a fundraiser for Pilgrim
Lutheran School which had traces of Liberace, Victor Borge and Igudesman & Joo in it. In 2016,
she created and performed a brand new show titled Attachments & Detachments Tragedy to Triumph
combining the music of Cascadia Composers with dance, live art and theatre to tell her own
transparent story. As a member of Cascadia Composers, our local chapter of NACUSA, Dianne sought
to perform the music of others. After much encouragement, she began composing piano music for
students. In 2018 and 2019 her piano compositions have been performed at PSU in the "In Good Hands"
concert that connects living composers with young
music students. Most recently, December 2019, she produced another show with all her own
compositions and arrangements for Christmas titled Soli Deo Gloria performing original piano
pieces, her own piano solo arrangements of Chopin Nocturnes fused with traditional carols as
well as her arranged violin & piano duet (Nocturne No. 20 C-Sharp Minor Posthumous with God Rest
Ye Merry Gentlemen), cello & piano duet (Chopin Etude in C-Sharp Minor Op.25, No.7 with Coventry
Carol), vocal solos and choral works. Again, she collaborated with live dancers and added to the
mix multi-media visual artist Collin Murphy. Watch for current projects at
Cellist, Adam Eason and Pianist, Dianne Davies met at an OMTA (Oregon Music Teachers Association)
Baroque/Contemporary Festival in February 2018. Both love to perform, teach and compose. The
combination seemed to fit. By June 2018, the two decided to collaborate on a Benefit Recital for
MusicLink, a program sponsored by OMTA for helping disadvantaged students get access to music
lessons. After a successful fundraiser, the team decided to stay together and concertize.
Ninety-two Strings has a wide repertoire with emphasis on their individual and collaborative
compositions and arrangements.
* Washington Plada just started his Doctorate in Composition this fall at the University of Oregon.