Chambers works take the spotlight.Byline: The Register-Guard
Three concerts scheduled this week at the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. School of Music, 961 E. 18th Ave.:
Small chamber ensembles from the music school will perform at 1 p.m. today in Beall Concert Hall. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.
Graduate and undergraduate music students will play Sonata for Cello and Piano by Alberto Ginastera, Suite for Flute and Percussion by Andre Jolivet, "Ku-ka-limoku" for percussion by Christopher Rouse; "Contrasts" for violin, clarinet and piano by Bela Bartok; and two pieces for flute and piano - "Le Merle Noir Le merle noir (The blackbird) is a chamber work by Olivier Messiaen for flute and piano. It was written and first performed in 1951 and is the composer's shortest work lasting just over five minutes in length. " by Olivier Messiaen and a sonata by Francis Poulenc.
The program is under the direction of Gregory Mason. Percussion conductor Charles Dowd and flutist Kristen Halay will be the featured guest artists.
The program also includes flutists Jasmine Hedrick and Danielle Holten, cellist Alex Kelley, violinist Dan Flanagan, clarinetist Dan Mitchum and pianists Ezra Bartz, Lynn Riihimaki-Kane and Kumiko Shimizu.
The Hundredth Monkey Ensemble will play contemporary instrumental music at 8 p.m. Monday in Beall Hall. Admission is free.
UO student musicians formed the Hundredth Monkey Ensemble in 1998 as a vehicle to try out new music created by members of the group. The styles of music range from accessible to highly adventurous.
The featured work will be Joseph Schwantner's "Sparrows." Schwantner won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for "Aftertones of Infinity," a large work. "Sparrows," which he wrote in 1980, is scored for more intimate forces: a soprano and a small chamber ensemble. The text is a cycle of haikus on darkness and light
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The program also includes "Shadows Falling," a new piece by Kurt Doles, a UO graduate teaching fellow, and its companion piece, "Shadows Rising"; "Deus Ibi Est" by William Whitley for piano, cello, viola, bass clarinet and piccolo piccolo, small transverse flute pitched an octave higher than the standard flute. Its tone is bright and shrill, and it can produce the highest notes in the orchestral range. The piccolo is used in orchestras and especially in military bands. See fife. ; four songs by Manuel de Falla Noun 1. Manuel de Falla - Spanish composer and pianist (1876-1946)
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Xylophone with resonators under each bar. The original African instrument uses tuned calabash resonators. In Mexico and Central America, where it was brought by African slaves, the wooden bars may be affixed to a and soprano by UO graduate student Tracey Freeze; "Rain Tree Sketch II: In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen" for solo piano by Toru Takemitsu; and "Orion M. 42' for solo multiple percussion by Reginald Smith Brindle Reginald Smith Brindle (born January 5, 1917 in Cuerdon, Lancashire; died September 9, 2003) was a British composer and writer.
Smith Brindle began learning the piano at the age of six, and later took up the clarinet, saxophone and guitar (and won a Melody Maker prize for .
The University Opera Ensemble, directed by Mark Kaczmarczyk, will sing music from operas and Broadway musicals at 8 p.m. Thursday in Beall Hall.
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.
Ten graduate and undergraduate voice students will present scenes from "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Abduction Abduction
expecting inheritance, kidnapped by uncle. [Br. Lit.: Kidnapped]
kidnapped at age five; taken from Scotland. [Br. Lit. From the Seraglio Seraglio: see Istanbul, Turkey. " by W.A. Mozart, "The Pearl Fishers" by Georges Bizet and "The Rape of Lucretia" by Benjamin Britten. The program also includes solos from "Sweeney Todd" by Stephen Sondheim and "On the Town" by Leonard Bernstein.
The selections will be staged in costume, with piano accompaniment by Ji-Won Lee.
For more information about this week's concerts, call the UO music school weekdays at 346-5678.
To confirm concert times and ticket information, call GuardLine from a touch-tone phone at any time; call 485-2000 and select category 2533 for a recorded message about the week's events.