Comments from listeners
"It was great. So intimate and educational -- the perfect antidote to preceding events. Fabulous music from you and your confrères."
Otile McManus January 24
“That is all that I can say about tonight's performance: WOW!
We left DCM overwhelmed! That performance was SO beautifully done it was amazing. We will be sure to tell our friends about what DCM brings to Portland.” Kirk Wilson
“What I really like about your ensemble, is the educational aspect, and that I believe allows the listener to hear it differently and have a deeper and more attached experience. It takes away a lot of the intimidation that an everyday audience member may have.” Adam Barber
“I was at your Concert tonight. I honestly have to say that I thought I would not enjoy this at all, as I was doing this as part of a class project. Yet I totally enjoyed listening and taking part in the concert.” Amanda Shannon
“Bartok was on NPR this morning, and I had a whole new listening experience while cleaning the house thanks to the concert on Monday night. Thanks!” Marjolaine Whittlesy
“Experiencing chamber music in the intimacy of the Decompression series is just the best! I get to hear about the music, hear the music, and see the performance up close and personal. Doesn't get any better than that.” Claire Berg
“Being so lucky as to hear the Beethoven quartet brought a day that had been badly out of joint back into alignment for me.” Dorothy Silvers
“The (Shostakovich) 8th quartet is such an amazing work, you really brought out SO much of the work both in your comments and your performance. Playing the quartet the second time just tied everything together perfectly and provided the total experience of the work. (My concern was ending with the 8th would send the audience home totally depressed, but your comments and performance together did not create that result.)” Kirk Wilson