December 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OREGON SYMPHONY’S BRASS QUINTET TO PLAY AT
COFFEE CREEK CORRECTION FACILITY


(Portland, OR) – On December 9th the Oregon Symphony’s Holiday Brass Quintet will travel to the Coffee Creek Correction Facility to present a very special concert of holiday favorites for the women at Coffee Creek.

Performing will be Jeffrey Work and Dave Bamonte, trumpets; Joseph Berger, horn; Dan Cloutier, trombone; and JáTik Clark, tuba. Mr. Bill Schonely, NBA and Portland Trail Blazer broadcasting legend, will join the group as special host for the evening, introducing the program and maybe even sharing his well-known voice in a song or two.

This is the first time a classical concert has been presented at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. It is a special occasion that will allow the women who qualify to attend a chance to celebrate the holiday season in a musical way that has not previously been offered.

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is a multi-custody facility in Wilsonville that houses more than 1,200 women. It provides intake and evaluation of all female and male inmates committed to state custody. CCCF delivers a range of correctional services and programs including alcohol and drug treatment, education, work opportunities, cognitive programming, and pre-release services. The minimum facility opened in 2001 and the medium facility opened in 2002. Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is Oregon’s only women’s prison.

President and CEO Scott Showalter said: “We believe that music is important in everyone’s life.  That’s why we’re committed to sharing music with as wide an audience as possible in and beyond our concert hall. This concert is yet another example of that commitment. We look forward to many more in the future.”

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CONTACT:
Jim Fullan
Vice President, Communications, Marketing & Sales
503-416-6347
jfullan@orsymphony.org