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

 

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 performance for inclusion and diversity, both in its stories and the artists' involvement.

 

Solo Performance: Letters from Home

November 30 – December 1, 2018

Letters from HomeBased 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

servant_commediaBy Carlo Goldoni
Freely adapted and directed by Kevin Otos

A timeless 18th-century Italian commedia dell'arte masterpiece, Servant of Two Masters 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.