UO Music and Dance wrap through Jan. 30
The University of Oregon's School of Music and Dance will host a January concert by the renowned Szymanowski Quartet, as well as the capstone event of Dance Africa’s 20th anniversary celebration.
The UO School of Music and Dance is located in the Frohnmayer Music Building on the UO campus, 961 E. 18th Ave, Eugene. For more information or for a complete calendar of events, call 541-346-5678 or visit music.uoregon.edu.
Dance Africa: Celebrating 20 YearsThursday, Jan. 24 to Saturday, Jan. 26 Thursday and Friday: 8 p.m. Saturday: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dougherty Dance Theatre, Gerlinger Annex $10 general admission, $5 students
Rita Honka, director. Join us for our capstone event of Dance Africa's 20th anniversary season, featuring current and former Dance Africa company members, as well as special guest artists Mandjou and Salif Kone, and Habib Iddrissu. Tickets are available in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363, and may be available at the door except in the case of a sold out performance. In addition to an 8 p.m. performance each evening, a special 2 p.m. matinee performance will be offered on Saturday, Jan/ 26.
Oregon Jazz Ensemble and Lane Community College Jazz EnsembleFriday, Jan. 25 With Dan Gailey, Saxophone; David Glenn, Trombone; Rob Tapper, Trombone; and James Miley, Piano 7:30 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building $15 general admission, $12 students and seniors
Beall Concert Hall welcomes the Oregon Jazz Festival 2012! The concert will feature the Oregon Jazz Ensemble and Lane Community College Jazz Ensemble, with special guests Dan Gailey, saxophone; David Glenn, trombone; Rob Tapper, trombone; and James Miley, piano. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
"The Lost Saints of Winter"Friday, Jan. 25 8 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St, Eugene Suggested: $10 general admission, $5 students
A performance by the Vox Resonat early music vocal ensemble. In America today, there is one mega-holiday that dominates the coldest months: Christmas. But the Europe of ages past was awash in winter holidays, some of which are still celebrated in grand style to this day. In a time and place where separation of church and state were unthinkable, all holidays were religious, and composers wrote opulent music to accompany the festivities for St. Nicholas, St. James, St. Thomas of Canterbury, the Immaculate Conception of Mary, and most important of all, the feast of the Three Kings—also known as the twelfth day of Christmas. In this concert, Vox Resonat explores some of the music written for these lost saints of winter.
Ingrid Jensen, Trumpet
With Randy Porter, Piano; Dave Captein, Bass; and Gary Hobbs, DrumsSaturday, Jan. 26 7:30 p.m., Ragozzino Hall, Lane Community College $15 general admission, $12 students and seniors
The second concert of the 2012 Oregon Jazz Festival! Ingrid Jensen, world-renowned soloist and featured artist in the Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, will be joined by special guests Randy Porter, piano; Dave Captein, bass; and Gary Hobbs, drums. Tickets available through the LCC Box Office, 541-463-5202.
Szymanowski QuartetSunday, Jan. 27 ChamberMusic@Beall 3 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building $39, $33, $28, $17
Audience members are invited to a free pre-concert “Musical Insights” talk at 2:10 p.m., delivered by UO graduate student Bereniece Jones. Founded in Warsaw, and named for Polish composer Karol Szymanowksi, this ensemble presents sophisticated programs with a perfect balance between intellect and passion. Its many awards include the Polish governments Medal of Honor. Welcome the group back to Eugene for the first time since two triumphant concerts at the 2006 Oregon Bach Festival. The quartet's UO concert will include Szymanowski's Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28; Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80; and Dvorák's String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106. Tickets are available in advance from the Hult Center (541-682-5000) or the UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363).
Poetry in SongTuesday, Jan. 29 7 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building Admission free
A concert in the annual series featuring singers in the Vocal Studies program at the UO School of Music and Dance.