UO Music and Dance wrap through April 24

UO Repertory Dance Company
UO Repertory Dance Company

The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance will present the annual Repertory Dance Company concert. In addition, the UO Opera Ensemble will present perfect family fare in the form of two one-act operas at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

The school is located in the Frohnmayer Music Building on the UO campus, 961 E. 18th Ave., Eugene. For more information, call 541-346-5678 or visit music.uoregon.edu.

Georgian Singing Workshop Featuring Zedashe Ensemble

Thursday, April 18
7:30 p.m., Room 178, Frohnmayer Music Building
$10 general admission, students free; tickets available at the door

The Georgian singing workshop features the Zedashe Ensemble, who will perform a concert in Beall Concert Hall the following evening, Friday, April 19. Open to the public and no experience necessary.

UO Repertory Dance Company

Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20
8 p.m., Dougherty Dance Theatre, Gerlinger Annex
$10 general admission, $5 students and seniors

The company’s annual spring concert features the choreography of UO dance faculty and performances by dance students. The concert will include choreography by Walter Kennedy, Jenifer Craig, Cynthia Gutierrez, Shannon Mockli, Rita Honka, Molly Everts and Ayumi Hori. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.

Zedashe Ensemble

Friday, April 19
8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors

Featuring folk music and dance from Caucasus Georgia, the ensemble aims to preserve musical material largely lost during the Communist era. Their repertoire consists of polyphonic chants from the Orthodox Christian liturgy, folk songs from the Kiziqian region as collected from village song-masters and old publications, and folk dances from the region. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.

Una Noche Encantada: An Evening of Spanish Opera

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m.
Soreng Theatre, Hult Center for the Performing Arts
$20 general, $18 senior, $10 Student/Youth

The event includes two family-friendly, one-act musical stage works performed in Spanish (with subtitles in English). Singers from the UO Opera Ensemble will be joined by the University Symphony Orchestra: "Acis y Galatea," a 1708 Baroque Zarzuela by Antonio de Líteres, is based on the mythological tale of Acis, a noble shepherd and Galatea, a sea goddess. Based on "Puss in Boots," the opera "El Gato con Botas" by Xavier Montsalvatge features a clever cat that manages to raise his humble master to the title of Marquis, gets him married to a beautiful princess, and kills off a terrible ogre. Tickets are available in advance from the Hult Center, 541-682-5000.

UO Jazz Combos

Sunday, April 21
7:30 p.m., The Jazz Station, 124 W. Broadway, Eugene
$5 general admission, $4 members

UO combos perform at The Jazz Station in downtown Eugene as part of the UO’s April 2013 celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

Master class: David T. Fedderly

Monday, April 22, 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 23, 1 p.m.
Aasen-Hul Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

Renowned tubist and teacher, David T. Fedderly will join the UO School of Music and Dance for a five-day residency, April 22 to 26. Fedderly has held the principal tuba position since joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1983, and has performed with many other orchestras; he is on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, and for ten years taught at The Juilliard School.

UO Music Festival in Bend Featuring the Oregon Jazz Ensemble "The Big Bands: Past to Present"

Wednesday, April 24
7 p.m., Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St, Bend
Admission free; ticket required

Part of the UO’s April 2013 celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the event highlights the ensemble as they play songs that gave birth to the Big Bands, moved them to the forefront of popular music, and continue to define their role in the great tradition of American jazz. Free tickets are available at the door or in advance from the Tower Theatre box office, or by phone at 541-317-0700.

-- from UO School of Music and Dance