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UO concerts celebrate tubas and Petrarch.

Byline: The Register-Guard

A tuba concert, jazz and medieval music are among the offerings on tap this week at the University of Oregon School of Music, 961 E. 18th Ave.

French horn trio

Wednesday, Beall Hall

Three distinguished French horn players will play a variety of solos, duets and trios, including works by Anthony Plog, Mark Schultz, John Barrows and W. Plagge - as well as a special arrangement of "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Ellen Campbell, an associate professor of music, along with guest faculty artists Jeffrey Snedecker and Kathleen Vaught Farner will make up the trio. Jennifer Garrett and Victor Steinhardt will provide piano accompaniment.


Campbell joined the UO faculty in 1994. She teaches horn and performs in the Oregon Brass Quintet. Snedecker, a member of the music faculty at Central Washington University, is principal horn with the Yakima and Wenatchee Valley symphony orchestras. Farner, professor of music at Pacific Lutheran University, teaches horn and performs in the Camas Quintet and the Lyric Brass Quintet.

The recital is part of the Faculty Artist Series. It begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Beall Hall. Tickets, available at the door, are $9 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.


Thursday, Beall Hall

It's time for OcTUBAfest, the annual "high-class, low-brass" concert of tuba and euphonium music.

The event brings together ensembles and guest artists such as Jason Gilliam. Gilliam is one of the Northwest's most sought-after euphonium artists. He will play ``Euphonium Concerto No. 1'' by John Golland.

Also performing are tubists Yukitada Onitsuka - a recent UO grad - and Jens Peterson, both winners of the Harvey Phillips Northwest Big Brass Bash Solo Competition.

The UO Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble will perform selections by Paul Hindemith, John Philip Sousa and Richard Wagner, among others. The Oregon Tuba Ensemble also will make an appearance.

The concert is at 8 p.m. Thursday in Beall Hall. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Jazz Cafe


Music Building Room 178

The music school's popular Jazz Cafe returns for its first performance of the year with four student combos playing jazz standards, Latin jazz and original material.

The event will be set up with cabaret setting and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Among music to be performed will be works by composers such as Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Jacob Kenyon, Chris Lay, Luis Bonfa and Gabe Dickinson.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Friday in Room 178 of the Music Building. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

The Music That Petrarch Knew

Saturday, Beall Hall

Fortune's Wheel, an early music ensemble, will celebrate the 700th birthday of the Italian poet Francesco Petrarch by performing the French and Italian music that Petrarch would have heard in his day.

The concert is free.

Petrarch, called the father of humanism, was acquainted with many of the leading musicians of the 14th century, and his travels took him to some of the wealthiest, most cultivated courts in Europe.

Fortune's Wheel is a collaboration by four performers: Shira Kammen, Lydia Knutson, Robert Mealy and UO associate professor Eric Mentzel.

The ensemble debuted at the 1996 International Festival of Early Music in Mexico City, where critics acclaimed the group's "style, diction, tuning, perfect balance, and total engagement with the music." They have headlined early music concert series in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Tijuana, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Cambridge.

The event is a joint presentation of the School of Music and the Department of Romance Languages. It begins at 8 p.m. Saturday in Beall Concert Hall.
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Date:Oct 31, 2004
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