Current Season

Orchestral Concert: Willamette Pro Musica

September 9, 2018

Conductor Héctor Agüero
Co-produced with the Department of Music

Willamette Pro Musica Inaugural Concert

3PM in Hudson Hall

Willamette Pro Musica is a new chamber orchestra at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Our goal is to perform diverse musical programs at the highest possible level. Comprised of students and faculty, Willamette Pro Musica offers the rare opportunity for undergraduate students to perform in a real-world/professional setting alongside their music professors. Our ensemble also offers our faculty the chance to perform concertos with their colleagues and students. The collaborative nature of this ensemble is what makes it so special.

PROGRAM:
Martenizza – Piet Swerts (Living Composer)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 – Felix Mendelssohn 
featuring Daniel Rouslin
Symphony No. 104 in D Major "London" – Franz Joseph Haydn

ADMISSION:
$10 General admission 
$8 Students

Play: Dead City

September 27 – October 13, 2018

By Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Jonathan Cole

Samantha Blossom, a chipper woman in her 40s, wakes in her Upper East Side apartment one June morning to find her life being narrated over public radio. So begins this
90-minute comic drama — a hyper-theatrical riff on the novel Ulysses, occurring exactly 100 years to the day after Joyce’s jaunt through Dublin.

Dead City is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Future Voices (Dance Concert)

November 8 – 17, 2018

Artistic Director Michele Ainza

FUTURE VOICES is a collection of works choreographed by faculty, guest artists, alumni, and students. FUTURE VOICES, through inclusivity, will aim to highlight reoccurring themes concerning the passage of time and the aspirations and doubts that surround the future.

Solo Performance: Letters from Home

November 30 – December 1, 2018

Based on her family history in Cambodia, specifically under the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, solo performer Kalean Ung explores her relatives’ struggles and eventual rescue while also describing her own experiences of growing up bi-racial and first generation in Southern California.

Play: Servant of Two Masters

February 21 – March 2, 2019

By Carlo Goldoni
Freely adapted and directed by Kevin Otos

This timeless 18th-century Italian commedia delle'arte masterpiece weaves the intriguing tale of a servant so hungry he takes on two jobs just in order to survive. Masks, playful costumes and original music create a fresh, bold, surprising event.

Special Event: Willamette Jazz Collective

March 16, 2019

Conductor James Miley
Co-produced with the Department of Music

Join our award-winning Willamette Jazz Collective for a cool evening of hot jazz that’ll blow you away.

Play: Public Enemy

April 18 – May 4, 2019

By Henrik Ibsen (translated by David Harrower)
Directed by Susan Coromel

In this new translation of Ibsen’s seminal work, a doctor tries to expose an important discovery to the community, but finds his friends and neighbors have all turned against him. The drama paints a vivid image of a society that values comfort over safety, wealth over equality and publicity over truth.