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David Hill Vineyards

                                                                                                   
Photo by Lindsay's Flowers

      Leach Botanical Garden, Portland 


OCP Quartet at a private event
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On the Canby Ferry after a Family FUN Concert, August 2012.
How many Classical small ensembles play in harmony for NINE YEARS with the same personnel? That's exactly what Victoria, Timoteus, Bev & Collin did. We're proud of our past, and looking forward to our future as we welcome Rebecca into the OCP Q Family.

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OCP QUARTET
of the

OREGON CHAMBER PLAYERS

Rebecca Olson, flute
Victoria Racz, oboe/English horn
Bev Gibson, viola
Collin Heade, cello

The OCP QUARTET was formed by members of the OREGON CHAMBER PLAYERS in 2002 out of necessity after countless requests from people wanting a string quartet to play at concerts, weddings, corporate parties and other special events. In something extraordinarily rare for a small chamber group, our personnel stayed the same for a decade with Timoteus, Victoria, Bev and Collin. 

After Timi's unexpected death in 2012, the three of us decided it would be too difficult to have another violinist try to sit in Tim's spot, so we brought in our dear friend and OCP musician - flutist Rebecca Olson. Tim treasured Rebecca and always loved to perform with her, so it seemed very appropriate.  Of course, we also like to be a little bit different than just the typical string quartet, so we all love our new instrumentation of flute, oboe, viola and cello for an infusion of color and elegance.

We’ve performed outdoor weddings in flower-strewn fields and gardens, a candle-lit ceremony in Portland’s Governor Hotel and wedding receptions at country clubs, private homes, and even a private party at Portland’s Center for the Performing Arts.

 Let us help you make your event special – work with reliable professionals who love sharing your celebrations with you!

 For booking details or other information about the OCP QUARTET of the OREGON CHAMBER PLAYERS, please call Victoria at:

360-696-4084

or e-mail us at: info@oregonchamberplayers.org
 

Also represented by Northwest Artist Management
503-774-2511

"Quotable quotes"

Dear Victoria and the OCP Quartet - I've finally had a chance to watch our wedding video & I'm simply blown away by the exceptional music played throughout the ceremony & cocktail hour.  It was such a joy to have the OCP Quartet with us in Astoria & we will forever be grateful!
 
With Love,
 
Kerry & Jacob Farmer

 

"The OCP Quartet of the Oregon Chamber Players played at both our wedding ceremony and during our cocktail hour.  We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful, professional, and talented group!  The OCP Quartet worked with us for weeks on our playlist and not only made great suggestions, but allowed us flexibility in our choices.  We received so many lovely comments about our ceremony and cocktail music and it really set the mood for our wedding day.  I was even given a commemorative wedding music sheet with all the pieces that were played throughout the day which I thought was so thoughtful.  Thank you for everything OCP Quartet!"


Kerry Stevenson Farmer

 

Thank you and to all of the chamber players for providing lovely classical music for Kerry and Jason's wedding.  It was all so beautiful and I think all went very well.  I regret not meeting all of you but definitely heard and saw your presence.  Thank you for making Kerry and Jason's wedding all that they had hoped it would be....All in all we had many compliments of the wedding.  It was exciting and enjoyable to plan.  We learned so much and especially enjoyed listening to the music--inspires us to listen to more!
 
Thank you again,
 
Dave and Eija Helen Stevenson

 

"Thank you so very much....our grandson likes the sound of violins and though he is only 28 months old we were thrilled to see your concert and he was very contented to see and hear your beautiful music.  THANK YOU."
 
Doug and Sue Chisholm, and Dean
Summer Splash Concert Series
Lake Oswego, OR
 


Your amazing music made the entire ceremony even more memorable, from beginning to end.  We appreciate your being able to share your talents and excellent selection of music with us at Paige and Eric's wedding.  We're so happy that we "found" you through our friend Amy Rangel, a member of the North Coast Orchestra!

 
Warm wishes,
Betsy McMahon
Laurelhurst Park, Portland
 

...Your music added so much to the event, and we are so incredibly pleased with your group....Everyone came up to us and specifically mentioned how much they enjoyed the music - and how it took the evening to a whole new level.

Thanks again - very much!
Bradley Craig


'The kids and teachers all enjoyed your visit to our school. We feel fortunate that we could take part in such a fun and educational experience. Many of the kids have had little exposure to the world of  music. We appreciate your time and talent! Lauren is still talking about her "violin playing". The kids loved being involved!'

Molly Mannenback
St. Joseph School
Vancouver, WA



....You guys played so beautifully and added that special touch to our wedding that we've always dreamed of. When we were watching some of the raw video footage my brother shot, his high powered professional mic recorded your music with an amazing quality. You played flawlessly! ...

Wendy O'Brien
David Hill Vineyards
Forest Grove, OR


"Everyone has commented on how much you added to the event and how great the four of you sounded. It was lots of fun and your song selections were great (I am impressed that you could play Mozart and Gershwin within minutes of each other and have it sound so natural). Anyway, I am telling everyone the name of your group, referring them to the website, and encouraging them to attend your chamber music events. Lynn and I will definitely be attending as often as our schedules will allow. You are a real treasure within our community."

Ryan Wilson
Wedding Reception at the Royal Oaks Country Club


“A special thanks to the OCP Quartet who blessed us with a truly special one and a half hour (+) bouquet of sound in the living room of our Parade Home on VIP night. (Joplin, Mozart, Gershwin, Pachelbel and more-wow!) Your variety of musical pieces combined with the talent, skill, and professionalism of each member held many of our guests completely spellbound as they meandered through the home.  We received many, many positive compliments for the added air of festivity.  Some even commented that the quality of musical entertainment was the icing on our cake called “The Highlander”    

 You have a classy program, and that contributed to making our home a classy product!

 Thank you, Thank you!”

 JERRY & DENISE CLARK, CLARK & SON HOMES
At the 2005 Parade of Homes awards banquet Clark & Son's Home,   
"The Highlander", received the following honors:
The
2005 Parade of Homes People's Choice:  Best Kitchen
The
2005 Parade of Homes Industry Choice:  Best Interior Design
The 2005 Parade of Homes Industry Choice:  BEST OF SHOW   !!!!