Jennifer Schloming and Robert DuBow will present a benefit concert for the FirstUnited Methodist Church of Ashland.

'The Playful Violin'

The third in the First United Methodist Church organ restoration concert series is "The Playful Violin," featuring Robert Dubow with Jennifer Schloming on piano. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at 175 N. Main St., Ashland.

The historic Reuter organ was installed in 1929 and boasts 1,071 pipes. The organ was recently repaired, cleaned, and tuned by Hochhalter, Inc. of Salem. The bill was paid with money borrowed from other church funds. Proceeds from the concert series are to repay those funds.

Dubow began studying violin at age 7. For 17 years he worked in Los Angeles, recording movie and TV sound tracks. His credits include "Star Trek IV," "Little Mermaid," "Little Shop of Horrors" and many others. A Rogue Valley resident since 1989, he played 10 years as concertmaster of the Rogue Valley Symphony and 12 seasons in Green shows at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Schloming is a pianist and musical director in the Rogue Valley. She is accompanist, organist, and pianist at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland. She has played or worked in the production of many musicals, concerts, and other venues throughout the area.

Schloming is musical director for Pat Hume's play "Dick Whittington and His Amazing Cat" at Southern Oregon University in February 2009 and Oregon Cabaret Theatre's production of "The Putnam County 25th Annual Spelling Bee," next summer. She continues to teach piano to young and old alike.

The next concert in the series is The Delusions of Grandeur barbershop quartet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students. Tickets are available at Paddington Station, Ashland; The Grocery Outlet, Medford; or at the door.

Call 482-3647 for information.

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