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New York Cellist plays weekend concerts

One here, one in Hood River

Award-winning cellist An-Lin Bardin and local pianist Karen Eddelman-Hunley will bring chamber music of the highest caliber to the Columbia Gorge this weekend, playing two evening concerts in Hood River and White Salmon.

They will be performing work by Beethoven, Schumann, Bazalaire and Popper in each hour-long concert.

Bardin's visit part of a larger initiative that will bring her Vinca Quartet to the Gorge three times over the next year. On each visit, quartet members will work with students in the schools and perform community concerts, with the goal of deepening music participation and appreciation in this region.

Bardin, who graduated from the Yale School of Music, has studied with Yo-Yo Ma and the Takacs Quartet, and has played at Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard Quartet Seminar. She currently plays cello for the New York-based Vinca Quartet, the winner of the 2008 International Chamber Music Competition.

Eddelman-Huntley, the music music director for Bethel United Church in White Salmon, attended the Manhattan School of Music and has performed on Broadway..

Performances are Friday, May 15, 7 p.m. at Riverside Church in Hood River and Saturday May 16, 7 p.m., at Bethel Congregational Church in White Salmon.

Thanks to a generous sponsor, these concerts will be free to the public.

For more information contact Eddleman-Hunley at


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