The University of Oregon is pleased to host special guest artists, the jazz ensemble Refuge Trio. In addition, two lectures by Trotter Visiting Professor Stephen Kelly will round out the scholar’s UO residency. 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.
Public Lecture: Stephen Kelly: "Joan Baez at Spring Hill: A Study of Intersecting Histories"Thursday, May 91 p.m., Room 178, Frohnmayer Music BuildingAdmission free
Stephen Kelly, Dye Family Professor Music Emeritus at Carleton College, will address the Student Forum in a free lecture open to the public. Fifty years ago this week, folk singer Joan Baez gave a concert at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., the day after she was present at civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham. Kelly will demonstrate the concert’s extraordinary significance when viewed from the intersection of multiple social, musical, institutional and personal histories.
Oregon String Quartet: The Beethoven Cycle, Concert 5Thursday, May 9 7:30 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building$10 general admission, $8 students and seniors
The acclaimed Oregon String Quartet continues in the performance cycle of all 17 of Beethoven's string quartets. Repertoire for this concert will feature the Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6; and the glorious Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, the "Harp." Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363. More information is available online at music.uoregon.edu/osq.
Student Dance ConcertThursday, May 9, 8 p.m.; Friday, May 10, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m.Dougherty Dance Theatre, Gerlinger Annex$10 general admission, $5 students and seniors
The University of Oregon’s Department of Dance presents the annual spring student dance concert, produced and directed entirely by students in dance programs at the UO. Dance pieces will include HJ Kim's exploration on duplicity through a use of masks in "Two Face," Linnea Birdwell's comment the paradoxical nature of gender roles in "Unfamiliar World" and more. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Public Lecture: Stephen Kelly: "The Medieval Monastery: Teaching and Learning"Friday, May 103:15 p.m., Room 103, Collier HouseAdmission free
A free public lecture by Stephen Kelly, Dye Family Professor Music, Emeritus at Carleton College. The UO School of Music and Dance has named Kelly a 2013 Robert M. Trotter Visiting Professor, a mark of distinction reserved for honored guest artists and scholars. Kelly will show and lead a discussion about a 22-minute video designed to better connect students with the institution of medieval monasticism by means of a visual representation of how the architecture reflected the social organization.
UO Honors Jazz Combos ConcertFriday, May 107 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. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Flute Studio Event: "The Flute and Spoken Word"Saturday, May 117 p.m., Broadway Avenue House Concerts, 911 W. Broadway, Eugene
Members of the University of Oregon flute studio of Molly Barth will perform works incorporating flute and spoken word in innovative and dynamic ways. Admission is a new or gently-used book or magazine; all materials will be donated to a local public library.
Chamber Music on CampusMonday, May 13 8 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music BuildingAdmission free
Student chamber ensembles will give a free "Chamber Music on Campus" concert. Repertoire will include a Brahms Piano Trio, a Brahms String Sextet, the Klughardt Wind Quintet, and the Bach Cello Suite #3 arranged for solo marimba.
Refuge Trio Featuring John Hollenbeck, Drums; Theo Bleckman, Voice; and Gary Versace, KeyboardsTuesday, May 147 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building$10 general admission, $8 students and seniors
Featuring the renowned John Hollenbeck on drums, Refuge Trio explores delicate and playful music with mystery and exuberance. Their voices have been essential in the ensembles of Laurie Anderson, Meredith Monk, Bob Brookmeyer, John Scofield, and Maria Schneider. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
- from the UO School of Music and Dance