GARDINER – The Portland Chamber Music Festival’s fifth annual concert with nationally known musicians will be held Friday, Feb. 29, at Christ Church Episcopal, courtesy of Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center.

On the program: Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio for Flute, Piano, and Cello in D major, Hoboken XV:16; Heitor Villa-Lobos, The Jet Whistle for Flute and Cello; Antonin Dvorak, Piano Trio in e minor, The Dumky.

Musicians are Jennifer Elowitch, violin; Dena Levine, piano; Susannah Chapman, cello; and Tara Helen O’Connor, flute. Elowitch, a Portland native, is the assistant principal second violinist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and performs regularly with the Boston Symphony and Emmanuel Music, with whom she recently toured Europe.

Levine is a professor of piano at Seton Hall University who has played at international music series and festivals, and has won the Concert Artists Guild competition.

Chapman is a frequent participant at the Marlboro Music Festival and formerly a cellist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; O’Connor is a winner of both the Walter F. Naumberg Chamber Music Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

A reception with appetizers and desserts will follow the performance, giving audience members a chance to mingle with and meet the musicians.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the church on the Gardiner Common at 2 Dresden Ave., where the grand piano and larger seating capacity are more suited for this performance.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for Johnson Hall members, $8 for children under 18. Tickets are available at the door, or can be reserved at 582-7144 or [email protected]


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