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By Steve Fyffe
One of the largest orchestral commissions in Oregon history is about to be performed by a unique chamber orchestra that was created to offer students the rare opportunity to be mentored and perform alongside professional musicians and faculty members from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.
It’s a collaboration between Orchestra Next and The Eugene Ballet, along with Portland-based composer Kenji Bunch, on a reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale "The Snow Queen.”
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.
Call for Nominations
Music Graduate Employee Awards for Excellence in Teaching
To recognize the important contributions our music Graduate Employees make to the School of Music and Dance, the Dean will present two awards this spring to GEs for excellence in teaching.