July 7, 2015, 2:30pm

OBF: Discovery III: Christmas Oratorio, Part III

UO Chamber Choir
OBF Orchestra
OBF Baroque Orchestra
Matthew Halls, Helmuth Rilling and Edward Maclary, master teachers

From Christmas Day to Epiphany in the 18th century, the town of Leipzig marked the birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it not with a single feast day, but with six special celebrations. For his Christmas Oratorio, Bach composed a part honoring each celebration: the first three commemorated the birth of Jesus (December 25), the announcement to the shepherds by a host of angels (December 26), the adoration of the baby by the shepherds (December 27). Each will be closely examined in our annual Discovery Series Lectures.

Hult CEnter, Eugene

various

June 26, 2015, 7:30pm

Oregon Bach Festival: Seven Deadly Sins: Storm Large

Oregon Bach Festival welcomes Storm Large, American renaissance woman and vocal superstar to the Silva stage. Accompanied by the vocal quartet Hudson Shad and the OBF orchestra conducted by Robert Moody, she'll weave a tapestry from rich and varied musical traditions such as Broadway, pop, jazz, and rock and roll. This program features Weill and Brecht's Seven Deadly Sins, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, plus selections by Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, rocker Bonnie Tyler and more

Hult Center, Eugene

various

May 11, 2015, 7:30pm

UO Flute Studio: Oregon Symphony Prelude Concert

Preludes

University of Oregon Flute Ensemble, performance Monday, May 11 from 7:30-7:50 PM in the lobby at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, before Oregon Symphony classical series concert. Free and open to the public.

Contact educate@orsymphony.org or call 503-228-4294 for more information.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland

free

Tickets available by phone at 503-228-4294.

April 19, 2015, 3pm

Music and Meditative Practice: Molly Barth and Brian McWhorter

In between performances of contemporary music from Molly Barth and Brian McWhorter, Brian will be discussing various techniques within four modalities of meditative practice: concentration, receptive awareness, contemplation and cultivation. With each technique engaged, the listeners' perception of music can change - and while the effects of this are often fascinating (if not potentially and instantly enlightening) practicing a range of techniques like these can provide listeners with a clearer idea of how they themselves might listen to music.

Flutist Molly Barth will present "20th Century Flute Music of the Americas," works for solo flute by composers from Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and the United States. Brian McWhorter will explore unknown territory in the world of improvisational trumpet playing.

85344 Forest Hill Ln. Eugene OR, 97405

donations

Tickets available at the door or by phone at 541-501-2027.

April 9, 2015, 3pm

Thursdays at Three

Robert McBride is the host of this exciting show, on which I will present “20th Century Flute Music of the Americas,” works for solo flute by composers from Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and the United States. Composers include Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, David Del Tredici, George Rochberg and Omar Acosta. Pianist Ednaldo Borba will present two solo works as well, by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Marlos Nobre.

All Classical Public Media, Inc. 211 SE Caruthers St. Suite 200 Portland, OR 97214

free

Tickets available by phone at 503-943-5828.

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