UO Music and Dance wrap through June 6
Soprano and medieval music specialist Anne Azéma ends her residency at the University of Oregon by co-directing, with Eric Mentzel, a student performance of "The Tournament of Chauvency" on June 2.. Also, a trio of faculty will perform woodwind repertoire in a free concert on June 1,and five UO choirs will join forces for a single concert to celebrate the arrival of spring. The UO School of Music and Dance islocated 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.
Spring Choral ConcertThursday, May 24 8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
A spring choral music extravaganza featuring the university’s Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Repertoire Singers, University Singers and Women’s Choir. Repertoire will include music from around the world, including songs from Bulgaria, France, Latvia, the British Isles, India, Romania, Australia and the US. The eclectic work will span many eras, from a French program chanson from the 16th century that imitates bird calls, through early American music, Mozart, Brahms and contemporary gospel music.Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Oregon Jazz Ensemble and UO Jazz Lab BandsFriday, May 25 8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Chamber Music on CampusTuesday, May 29 8 p.m., Thelma Schnitzer Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building Free Admission
Student chamber ensembles will give a "Chamber Music on Campus" concert. Admission is free.
Campus BandWednesday, May 30 8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall Free Admission
The UO Campus Band will perform. Admission is free.
Oregon Symphonic BandThursday, May 31 8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
The UO Symphonic Band will perform. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Faculty Woodwind Trio: “Snowed Out”Friday, June 1 12 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Free Admission
Enjoy a free lunch hour concert in the Papé Reception Hall of the JSMA. A concert entitled “Snowed Out” featuring UO School of Music and Dance faculty Molly Barth, flute; Jerome Simas, clarinet; and Steve Vacchi, bassoon. The concert will include material by 20th and 21st century composers, with repertoire spanning from the 1920s to 2011 and including works by Walter Piston, Robert Muczynski, John Cage, Mei-ling Lee, André Jolivet and the UO’s own David Crumb.
Anne Azéma, Soprano and Shira Kammen, Medieval Fiddle and Harp
“A Night’s Tale: The Tournament of Chauvency”
Featuring an ensemble of UO studentsSaturday, June 2 7:30 p.m., Location TBD Performer website: http://anneazema.com
French soprano Anne Azéma, one of the world's leading interpreters of early vocal music, is a 2012 Trotter Visiting Professor at the UO School of Music and Dance – a distinction reserved for honored guest artists and scholars. With voice professor Eric Mentzel, she is directing a group of students in the performance of a unique medieval poem, Le Tournoi de Chauvency.
Le Tournoi de Chauvency is atale of the tournament and festivities held at Chauvency-le-Châteauin 1285, reported by the poet Jacques Bretel. The students of MUS 4/507 and RL 4/507 will perform songs and poems of youth, chivalry, erotic intrigue and passionate romance as celebrated in courtly times. The performance will take place in the Willamette Hall Atrium at 8 p.m. on Saturday June 2, and is free and open to the public.
Azéma’s visit is co-sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; the Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education; the Robert M. Trotter Fund of the UO School of Music and Dance; the Giustina Family Professorship in Italian Language and Literature; the UO Department of Romance Languages; the UO Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; the UO Dean of Graduate Research; the UO College of Arts and Sciences; and the UO Department of Comparative Literature.
Oregon Wind EnsembleSunday, June 3 5:15 p.m., EMU Ballroom $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
The Oregon Wind Ensemble will perform. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Dance QuarterlyWednesday, June 6 7 p.m., Dougherty Dance Theatre Free Admission
The University of Oregon’s Department of Dance presents Dance Quarterly, an informal performance of dance composition, improvisation and repertory class work, on the third floor of the Gerlinger Annex on the UO campus. The event will showcase the processes of undergraduate and graduate student dancers in developing choreography reflective of their own voices and artistry.