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.

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

$10 General admission 
$8 Students

Play: Dead City

September 27 – October 13, 2018

By Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Jonathan Cole


DEAD CITY: Photography by Dale Peterson 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 her adventure through the hidden corners of the horror and the wonder we call New York City, a journey that Samatha finds both confusing and inspiring. This 90-minute comic drama — a hyper-theatrical riff on the novel Ulysses — takes place exactly 100 years to the day after Joyce’s jaunt through Dublin.

Photography by Dale Peterson
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_2018.jpgFuture Voices is a full evening of dance and movement-based exploration, highlighting the various talents at Willamette. Student choreographers join Artistic Director Michele Ainza , and guest artists Genevieve Gahagan and Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner , in their adventures in corporeal narrative. 

Future Voices focuses on the topics of the passage of time, and the aspirations and doubts that surround the future. Willamette's dance performances strive for inclusion and diversity, both in its stories and the artists' involvement.


Solo Performance: Letters from Home

November 30 – December 1, 2018

Letters from Home

Fresh from its World Premiere in Los Angeles in November, Willamette brings Kalean Ung's solo performance "Letters from Home" to our stage, as part of its nationwide tour.

Based on her family history in Cambodia, during the "Killing Fields" era of Khmer Rouge control in the late 1970s. Writer & actor 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.


$25 - general admission
$20 - special rate for Season Pass Holders!

Play: Servant of Two Masters

February 22, 2019

We regret to announce the cancellation of our production of Servant of Two Masters. If you have purchased tickets or are a season pass holder, we will be contacting you soon to work through returns.

Improvising Folk

March 15, 2019

7 pm, Hudson Hall at Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

little-one.jpgConductor James Miley
Co-produced with the Department of Music

Join our award-winning Willamette Jazz Collective for a cool evening of hot jazz with our featured guests, Little One.

Little One plays traditional and original songs that combine folk, jazz and chamber music sounds with a unique instrumentation.

  • Douglas Detrick – clawhammer banjo, voice, and trumpet
  • William Seiji – guitar and vocals
  • Andy Rayborn – bass clarinet
  • Michelle Alany – violin

The result is a group with a unique ability
to access sounds that no other group can.
Come hear it for yourself!

• Season Passholders:
Please note the March 15 date.
Some passes were printed with an incorrect date.



Email: • Phone:  503-370-6221

Play: Public Enemy

April 18, 2019

We regret to announce the cancellation of our production of Public Enemy. If you have purchased tickets or are a season pass holder, we will be contacting you soon to work through returns.