Feb. 14, 2014—Starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, the University of Oregon is honored to welcome the celebrated cellist Jeffrey Zeigler for a special weeklong residency at the School of Music and Dance.
The UO School of Music and Dance has named Zeigler a 2014 Robert M. Trotter Visiting Professor, a mark of distinction reserved for honored guest artists and scholars. Zeigler’s time on campus will include two public performances in historic Beall Concert Hall, as well as a more informal master class that will be free and open to the public.
“A visit by a cellist for the Kronos Quartet is cause for celebration,” said David Riley, associate professor of collaborative piano and Zeigler’s frequent artistic partner. “We’re particularly pleased that Jeff will perform works by our own UO composers, a great honor for our composition students.”
Zeigler was cellist for the famed Kronos Quartet, one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles of our time, for eight seasons, and has performed thousands of concerts worldwide. He has released over a dozen recordings, is the recipient of notable prizes and awards, and has appeared as a soloist with numerous symphonies. Zeigler holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and a Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Zeigler’s Feb. 18 master class and Feb. 19 student composition concert will be open admission, free of charge. Tickets for the Feb. 21 paid admission event are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Complete Residency Schedule
Tuesday, February 18
Master class with Jeffrey Zeigler
1 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
As part of his weeklong residency, Zeigler will work with UO cello students on perfecting their craft. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 19
Zeigler and Friends perform UO Student Compositions
7 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Zeigler will work with an ensemble of UO faculty members including Molly Barth, flute; Brian McWhorter, trumpet; Melissa Peña, oboe; David Riley, piano; and Steve Vacchi, bassoon in interpreting new works by UO student composers.
Friday, February 21
Jeffrey Zeigler Recital
8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$10 general admission, $8 students and seniors
A centerpiece recital, the capstone event of the weeklong residency. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. For this event, an ensemble of UO faculty members including Molly Barth, flute; Melissa Peña, oboe; and David Riley, piano will join Zeigler. Repertoire will include avant garde works for solo cello and electronics, a premiere by composer Jesse Jones, and works by David Lang.