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The University of Oregon School of Music has five concerts scheduled this week.


Collegium Musicum

Tuesday, Collier House

The Collegium Musicum, an early music ensemble, will play and sing secular works by Guillaume de Machaut at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Collier House, 1170 E. 13th Ave. (at University Street).

Admission is free.

A 14th century French poet, Machaut was also a prolific composer. His mastery of earlier forms has led some to call him the last of the trouveres, a class of poet-musicians who flourished in northern France in the 12th and 13th centuries

But his forward-looking innovations in rhythm, harmony and form also set the stage for a century of musical development.

Campus Band

Tuesday, Beall Hall

The UO Campus Band, directed by graduate teaching fellow Erica Drake, will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Beall Concert Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave.

Admission is free.

The program includes "Sea Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams; "Still Wie Die Nacht" by Karl Bohm; "The Ascension" from "The Divine Comedy" by Robert Smith; and Chorale and Shaker Dance by John Zdecklik.

Band members also will be featured in solos and smaller ensemble numbers.

Green Garter Band

with Mark Pender

Wednesday, Beall Hall

Trumpet player Mark Pender, from NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," will be the guest artist as the UO Green Garter Band plays jazz, blues and funk at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Beall Hall.

The program will include music by James Brown, Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard Ferguson, Real Big Fish, Tower of Power and Earth Wind & Fire, along with special arrangements from the Mark Pender Band.

Reserved-seat tickets are $12 ($8 for students and senior citizens). Tickets will be sold at the door but also may be purchased in advance from the EMU ticket office, 346-4363.

Concert Choir,

Repertoire Singers

Thursday, Beall Hall

The UO Concert Choir and Repertoire Singers will sing at 8 p.m. Thursday in Beall Hall.

The choir, directed by Shannon Chase, will sing the traditional hymn "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal," the American folksong "The Water is Wide," the traditional Hawaiian song "E Ku'u Lei" and a traditional Xhoshan folksong, "Dubula."

The Repertoire Singers, directed by Laney McCain, will sing excerpts from Robert Ray's Gospel Mass, a piece scored for piano, bass and drums. They also will sing two a cappella works by Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina and two Canadian folk song arrangements.The pianist is Hung-Yun Chu.

Tickets are $5 at the door ($3 for students and seniors).

Jazz Cafe

Friday, Music School, Room 178

The Jazz Cafe will be open for the last time this school year, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, in Room 178 of the music building, 961 E. 18th Ave.

Student combos will play music by J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Erik Satie, Dave Holland, Dexter Gordon and Sonny Clark, along with student works. A guitar ensemble led by professor Mike Denny will play arrangements for five guitars.

Tickets are $5 at the door ($3 for students and seniors). Refreshments are available for purchase.
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Date:May 29, 2005
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