Britt Orchestra Season
Britt Orchestra Principal Keyboard/Harp

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James Chubet, Principal Keyboard

HOMETOWN: Westwood, MA
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Currently with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra/Lavazza Chamber Ensemble.
BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: B.M. from Boston Conservatory and 2 M.M.'s (Piano Performance and Musicology) from New England Conservatory of Music
CAREER INSPIRATION: An outstanding high school music program and amazing teachers.
MUSICAL TASTES: Western art music from the Renaissance to contemporary, world music, jazz and songs from the Great American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, Arlen etc.)
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: My piano teachers (especially Alfred Lee, Harriet Shirvan and Gabriel Chodos), Arthur Rubinstein, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, and Anne-Marie Chubet.
IF YOU WEREN'T A MUSICIAN: Writing about the performing arts.
BRITT HISTORY: Since 1985....30 years!
SOUTHERN OREGON FAVORITES: Hanging with friends in the valley and family who live in Oregon and going to restaurants, wineries and plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
FAVORITE BRITT MEMORY: Making music with so many incredible musicians as orchestra member, soloist and chamber musician and all the summers spent here with our now 25-year old daughter Alena!