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Annual Summer garden Party to add performance by premier local musicians

Event will feature three members from the Portland Cello Project
by: Submitted Photo Gideon Freudmann is one of three Portland Cello Project members scheduled to perform at Neighborhood House’s annual Summer Garden Party July 10.

MULTNOMAH - Neighborhood House, a leading Portland social service agency based in Multnomah Village, will hold its annual Summer Garden Party fundraiser on Sunday, July 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy beautiful gardens, a summer buffet celebrating locally grown foods harvested at the peak of the season and, this year, a special musical performance by premier Portland-area musicians.

As in past years, the benefit will be held at Duckridge Farm, located in the West Hills of Northwest Portland. Duckridge Farm contains Oregon's largest private garden and is listed in the Smithsonian Institution's Archive of Gardens. The residence is styled after French country farmhouses and is bordered by an 85-acre property and stunning gardens.

This year's Summer Garden Party will feature a concert by three founding members of the Portland Cello Project. Like their Cello Project colleagues, Gideon Freudmann, Douglas Jenkins and Skip von Kuske are classically trained cellists who work across genres to create a unique blend that is both familiar and rife with the unexpected. The July 10 performance will feature both classical and contemporary pieces, including some of Freudmann's original compositions.

'We are very excited to have these amazing musicians on hand to ensure this year's Summer Garden Party will be our best ever,' said Rick Nitti, Neighborhood House's executive director.

Neighborhood House serves approximately 14,000 mostly low-income children, families and seniors each year through programs that educate children and parents, feed and house hungry and homeless families and assist elders so that they can continue to live independently. Proceeds from the event will benefit Neighborhood House programs.

Tickets cost $100. To purchase, contact Laura Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-246-1663, ext. 2118. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.nhpdx.org.

-Submitted by Neighborhood House