The most wonderful season of all took on a whole different tone the other day. But that’s what happens when traditional Christmas carols are played on decidedly nontraditional instruments. And if there’s anything UO doctoral student Steve Joslin knows how to do, it’s coax music out of things that look nothing like musical instruments.
Legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert, who created the “Tijuana Brass” sound that left an indelible mark on the music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, is coming to Eugene to play a one-night show in the Jaqua Concert Hall at the Shedd Institute on January 27, 2017.
'Tis the season. Get into the holiday spirit with this beautiful, a capella rendition of the classic Christmas carol “Deck the Halls,” performed for you by singers from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance Chamber Choir.
By Steve Fyffe
Concert pianist and Steinway Artist Alexandre Dossin performs legendary piano virtuoso Franz Liszt's paraphrase of the "Waltz from the Opera Faust" by the French composer Charles-François Gounod.
In 2014, OMB Trumpet Section Leader, Eric Humphrey, lost his battle with cancer, but that wasn’t the end to his legacy at the University of Oregon.
Alexandre Dossin, professor of piano performance and literature, who has been added to the prestigious roster of Steinway Artists, will perform at the Steinway and Sons Gallery in Beverly Hills on November 2, 2016.
Critics have called Dossin a "wonderful pianist," "master of contrasts," "master of expressiveness," and “a stunning pianist with a symbiotic relationship with the instrument."
Associate Professor of Dance Brad Garner and his non-profit organization "Integrated Arts" has won a $75,000 Creative Heights Award from the Oregon Community Foundation to produce and tour a new work based on the life of legendary inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla. The work, which is entitled "Tesla: Light, Sound, Color," aims to creatively merge artistic disciplines with physics. The premiere performance is scheduled for Fall 2017 at the Soreng Theatre in the Hult Center.
When Eugene Opera couldn't find a male treble to sing the role of Miles in Britten’s "The Turn of the Screw," they asked SOMD senior Carolyn Quick, a soprano, to take the part. It turned out to be an inspired casting decision.
Former faculty member and Emeritus, Bassoonist Peter Bergquist, who taught Bassoon, Music History, Theory from 1964-1995, then for a year, 1998-1999 has passed away. According to his obituary, published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 3, 2016 he died quietly on Saturday morning, June 11.
The UO School of Music and Dance is Gaining Momentum on the International Stage. Low Brass and Music Technology Students have won some big awards recently