It's a night of (mostly) Mozart at Beall Hall
Mezzo-soprano Julie Miller will join the Oregon Mozart Players in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Beall Hall.
Miller will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Ch'io Mi Scordi de Te" and French composer Ernest Chausson's "Poeme d'Amour et de la Mer," the poem of love and the sea.
Miller is the winner of the Pasadena Opera Guild scholarship competition. She recently made her debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the role of Emilia in Giuseppe Verdi's "Othello."
The Mozart Players' assistant conductor, Zeke Fetrow, will conduct the Chausson piece, with conductor Kelly Kuo playing the piano.
Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony also is planned, with Kuo conducting.
Beall Hall is in the Frohnmayer Music Building, 961 E. 18th Ave. Tickets to the performance are $15 to $45, available at the UO ticket office at 541-346-4363 or at oregonmozartplayers.org.
A free pre-concert talk begins at 6:45 p.m. in Room 163 of the music building. The Taiwanese Women of Eugene host a postconcert reception.
For information, call 541-345-6648.
Singers raise voices in praise of spring
Vox Resonat - an ensemble of vocal soloists who specialize in Baroque, Renaissance and Middle Ages music - will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St.
Called "Earthly Delights," the program includes music that evokes budding trees, blooming flowers and the drinking, dancing and lovemaking often associated with the return of spring. Songs will be sung in English, German, French and Spanish.
Composers include Renaissance masters Thomas Weelkes, Leonhard Lechner, Jacques Arcadelt, Nicholas Gombert, Juan del Encina and Pedro de Escobar.
The concert will be presented without instrumental accompaniment by eight singers, which "is the kind of group that would have done these pieces originally," said Eric Mentzel, Vox Resonat founder and director.
The suggested donation is $15 for adults and $10 for students, payable at the door. Information is available at facebook.com/voxresonat.
Dance groups onstage this weekend at LCC
"Down 4 It 2015" is the name of Dance Northwest's evening of dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Ragozzino Performance Hall, in Building 6 at Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Ave.
The show features 14 Oregon companies. Styles range from elegant contemporary to hardcore hip-hop.
Local companies include Dance Northwest and its affiliated D2, as well as ZAPP, Urban Pulse, King's Krew, Work Dance Company, Flex Studios, Xcape Dance Academy and the Eugene Youth Ballet.
Out-of-town groups are High Desert Dance Arts, Central Oregon Rhythm Project and Bb Delano's Eleven.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
For information, go to dancenorthwest.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words and music come together for the planet
Words and music combine at 7:30 p.m. today as Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCable perform their "Variations on a Theme of Extinction: A Call to Life" at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.
Moore is a philosopher, environmental advocate, award-winning writer and co-editor of "Moral Ground: Ethical Actions for a Planet in Peril." The retired philosophy professor at Oregon State University speaks nationally about the moral urgency to stop a global carbon catastrophe.
McCabe is a concert pianist and OSU music professor with an international career as artist-teacher and solo recitalist.
Together, the women meld words and music to deliver their message to help communities find transformative ways to sustain the planet.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. Information at 541-345-8764.
Mills Center sponsoring a World Poetry Night
The Mills International Center at the University of Oregon holds its 12th annual World Poetry Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the browsing room at the Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid St.
UO students, faculty, staff members and the community are invited to share their creativity through the spoken word, either original work or poetry by a writer who inspires them.
Participant Jason Kim, a UO business student, will present an original work, "Our Bodies Know Our Bodies." Human physiology student Atsan Senghor will offer David Diop's "Africa My Africa."
Arts administration master's student Pooria Manoochehri will sing the Persian folkloric composition, "Shirin Shirinam," in Kurdish.
For information, call 720-254-5909 or email Lscheffe@uoregon.edu.