UO music and dance wrap through June 10
This month's performances include a science fiction “Opera in Space,” and a high-energy concert courtesy of the University of Oregon Gospel Ensembles. The UO School of Music and Dance is located in the Frohnmayer Music Building on the UO campus, 961 E. 18th Ave. For more information or to receive a complete calendar of events, call 541-346-5678 or visit music.uoregon.edu.
Bass Studio RecitalThursday, June 7 7 p.m., Collier House Free Admission
A public recital by student performers in the UO Bass Studio, featuring the students of Tyler Abbott. Free and open to the public.
Spring Dance LoftFriday, June 8 8 p.m., Dougherty Dance Theatre $5 general admission, $3 students and seniors
The University of Oregon’s Department of Dance presents the Spring Dance Loft, a showcase of work by undergraduate and graduate students in the department, in the Dougherty Dance Theatre on the third floor of the Gerlinger Annex on the UO campus. Tickets are available at the door.
Opera in Space! Handel’s Giulio Cesare in EgittoSaturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m., Beall Concert Hall and Sunday, June 10, 5 p.m., Beall Concert Hall $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Prepare to trade your powdered wig for a space helmet! George Frederic Handel’s magnificent 1724 tale of war, love, seduction and vengeance finds new life as an interplanetary space opera. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. Frequently called hisgreatest Italian-language opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto isoriginally set against the backdrop of Julius Caesar’s victorious occupation of Egypt. The performers of the UO Opera Ensemble recast this reduced version of the opera with a science fiction twist. Caesar takes a page from the starlog of Captain Kirk, chasing his enemy Pompey through the galaxy as he seeks alliances on the planet Egypt. The sci-fi trappings enhance the pure drama of the story, featuring some of the most beautiful arias and musical arrangements Handel ever composed.
University Percussion EnsembleSunday, June 10
2 p.m., Aasen-Hull Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Repertoire will include Nebojsa Zivkovic’s "Trio Per Uno," Grayson Fiske’s "Prime" and Rüdiger Pawassar’s"Sculpture 3."Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
UO Gospel EnsemblesSunday, June 10 5:15 p.m., Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Ballroom $8 general admission, $6 students and seniors
The two-time champions of the Disney Gospel Choir Fest will perform energetic and crowd-pleasing favorites. Tickets available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. The concert will feature student projects, as well as an exciting rendition of Richard Smallwood's “Total Praise” and a spirited performance of “Circle of Life” from The Lion King.