a freelance writer, music historian, and musician based in the Portland area, has been writing program notes and artist profiles for classical music ensembles since 1994.
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I learned so much about the music I was about to perform when reading what Elizabeth Schwartz had written about it. I was particularly delighted to see how she shed light on the world around the music, something only a few writers can do in such a meaningful way.
- Paavali Jumppanen, concert pianist
With notes like these, I wish the Symphony had the sense to give the writer a few more pages. They actually help me listen better! - Oregon Symphony concert patron, January 14, 2018