UO Music and Dance wrap through March 20

Dance Quarterly (photo by Michael Brinkerhoff)
Dance Quarterly (photo by Michael Brinkerhoff)

The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance will host participatory Balkan folk dance, as well as a public master class with celebrated violinist Stefan Jackiw. The school will also host the opening event of Eugene’s annual Irish Cultural Festival with a traditional Irish music concert by international artists the Paperboys, and will welcome Adam Unsworth, a hornist from the University of Michigan, for a concert and master class.

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.

Chamber Music on Campus

Thursday, March 7
8 p.m., Thelma Schnitzer Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

Student chamber ensembles will give a free "Chamber Music on Campus" concert. Repertoire will include Brahms' Piano Trio op. 87, Brahms' Horn Trio op. 40, and a Poulenc duo for clarinets.

The Complete Prokofiev Sonatas, Part II

Thursday, March 7
8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building 
Admission free

Students of the piano studio of Alexandre Dossin will perform the complete series of all nine Prokofiev Sonatas in a two-part concert dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Prokofiev's passing. This is concert 2 of 2. Repertoire will include Piano Sonata no. 8, in B-Flat Major, op. 84; Piano Sonata no. 2, in d minor, op. 14; Piano Sonata no. 5, in C Major, op. 135 (second version); and Piano Sonata no. 7, in B-Flat Major, op. 83.

UO Honors Jazz Combos Concert

Friday, March 8
7 p.m., Aasen-Hull Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

Students in the UO’s Jazz Studies program will perform in a variety of jazz combos.

Voice Studio Recital

Friday, March 8
7 p.m., Gerlinger Lounge, Gerlinger Hall
Admission free

Students from the studio of voice faculty member Laura Wayte will perform.

The Paperboys, Traditional Irish Music

Opening act: David Helfand, Celtic Harp and Justin Lader, Viola
Friday, March 8
8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors

The opening event of Eugene's annual Irish Cultural Festival. Reserved seating tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. The Paperboys was formed by Mexican born Tom Landa in the mid-90s in Vancouver B.C. Tom had a vision of a band that would fuse Irish jigs and reels with Mexican Son Jarocho, Country, Bluegrass, Ska, Soca, and West African highlife. Since then the band has created eight albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and movie appearances, film scores, and several music honors including Canada's JUNO Award. For their Eugene appearance, selected members of the band will focus on their strong backgrounds in Traditional Irish music.

Chamber Choir and University Singers

Saturday, March 9
8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

A concert featuring two UO choral ensembles: the UO Chamber Choir and University Singers. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. 

University Symphony

Sunday, March 10
3 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

David M. Jacobs, conductor. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. The concert will include Beethoven's "Leonore Overture #3" and Brahms' Symphony #1, and will feature UO Concerto Competition winner Sean Fredenburg performing Jacques Ibert's "Concertino de Camera" for alto saxophone.

Adam Unsworth, Horn

Sunday, March 10
7:30 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$10 general admission, $8 students and seniors

A concert of recently commissioned works from Unsworth's new release "Snapshots," as well as original jazz selections. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. Adam Unsworth is Associate Professor of Horn at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to his joining the faculty at Michigan, he spent nine years as a member of the horn section of The Philadelphia Orchestra and three years in the Detroit Symphony. Adam has appeared as a recitalist and clinician at many universities throughout the United States, and has performed repeated solo and chamber concerts at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. He is the leader of his own jazz group, the Adam Unsworth Ensemble, which recorded the critically acclaimed CD, Excerpt This! and completed a second recording with this group, entitled Next Step.  Adam also recorded a CD of the chamber music of Swiss-American composer Daniel Schnyder.

Master class: Adam Unsworth, Horn

Monday, March 11
7 p.m., Aasen-Hull Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

UO Choirs Concert

Monday, March 11
8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

A concert featuring three UO choral ensembles: the Women's Choir, the Men's Choir, and Repertoire Singers. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. 

Symphonic Band

Tuesday, March 12
8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

David Hedgecoth and Eric Wiltshire, co-conductors. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.

Dance Quarterly

Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m., Dougherty Dance Theatre, Gerlinger Annex
Admission free

The UO’s Department of Dance presents Dance Quarterly, an informal performance of dance composition, improvisation, and repertory class work. The event will showcase the processes of undergraduate and graduate student dancers in developing choreography reflective of their own voices and artistry.

Collegium Musicum

"Concerted Music of the Baroque: Music from the Hofkapelle Libraries of Dresden and Darmstadt"
Thursday, March 14
6 p.m., Collier House
Admission free

Margret Gries, director. An early music ensemble of voices and instruments, presenting works by Heinichen, Quantz, Graun, Telemann, Peranda, and Schetky. Recently many original music manuscripts from the archives of the Dresden and Darmstadt court orchestras have become available on the Internet, providing basic performance source materials.

Chamber Music on Campus

Thursday, March 14
7:30 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building 
Admission free

Student chamber ensembles will give a free "Chamber Music on Campus" concert.

UO Community Music Institute's Chamber Players

Friday, March 15
5 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free 

Middle and high school-aged students of the UO's Community Music Institute will perform chamber music, featuring works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, and others.

UO Jazz Combos

Friday, March 15
5:30 p.m., The Jazz Station, 124 W. Broadway, Eugene
$4 general admission, $3 students

UO combos perform at The Jazz Station in downtown Eugene. Tickets are available at the door. Performing groups will include an Afro-Cuban Latin ensemble and the UO's top Honors Jazz Combo.

Graduate Dance Loft

Friday, March 15
8 p.m., Dougherty Dance Theatre, Gerlinger Annex
$5 general admission, $3 students and seniors

The UO’s Department of Dance presents the Winter Dance Loft, a showcase of work by 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. Dances will include "Pull" by Melanine Meenan, "Rachel goes out at night…" by Rachel Winchester, "Akin" by Faith Morrison, "Other Side" by Ayumi Hori, "Above and Below" by Jessica Hoage, and "Shed" by Taylor Theis and Carolina Cabellero. The evening will also include a screening of the dance film "Dark" by Molly Johnston.

UO Community Music Institute's Suzuki Strings Program

Saturday, March 16
9 a.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

Students ages 3-10 of the UO's Suzuki Strings program will present a family-friendly program of folk songs and classical repertoire on violin, viola, and cello.

Harp Studio Recital

Saturday, March 16
10 a.m., Aasen-Hull Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

A performance by the students of the harp studio of Laura Zaerr, in conjunction with the American Harp Society. Repertoire will include works by Watkins, Dussek, Grandjany, and more.

Brass Choir

Saturday, March 16
7:30 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

A performance by the students of the UO Brass Choir. Repertoire will include Purcell's "Voluntary on Old 100th," Strauss' "Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare," Grieg's "Funeral March," Bonelli's "Toccata," Dukas' "Fanfare for La Peri," and Premru's "Blues March."

Trombone Studio Recital

Sunday, March 17
3 p.m., Aasen-Hull Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

Students from the trombone studio of Henry Henniger will perform. Repertoire will include Tomasi's "Concerto," Rachmaninoff's "Elegie," David's "Concertino," Saint-Saens' "Cavatine," and Peaslee's "Arrows of Time."

UO Gospel Choirs 

Sunday, March 17
5 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$8 general admission, $6 students and seniors

Andiel Brown, director. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.

Balkan Folk Dance, featuring the East European Folk Music Ensemble

Sunday, March 17
7:30 p.m., Gerlinger 220 (Woodruff Gym)
Admission free

Put on your dancing shoes! Join us for participatory folk dance (including instruction), featuring live music by the UO East European Folk Music Ensemble. All ages and skill levels welcome…including beginners!

Voice Studio Recital

"Once Upon A Song: Stories, Ballads, Fairytales, Legends, and More"
Monday, March 18
7:30 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St, Eugene
Admission free

Students from the voice studio of Milagro Vargas will perform.

Master class: Stefan Jackiw, Violin

Tuesday, March 19
4 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
Admission free

Support provided by Laura Avery Visiting Masters, a Eugene Symphony community engagement program. Violinist Jackiw has appeared as soloist with numerous symphony orchestras and has collaborated with several renowned conductors. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed in many festivals and concert series.