The Series Continues During COVID-19
From the Director
Upcoming online performance: In Concert with Jean-David Coen • Sunday, Nov 15, 4:00 pm
To our dear patrons and friends of the series –
As you may know, Willamette University COVID protocols restrict off-campus visitors, a decision that the University formulated with extraordinary consideration for the safety of our community. It is with deep regret that we announce more changes to our 2020-21 season.
Our goal and mission is to bring great music to our cherished community and the surrounding state. We will continue, with optimism, to do our utmost to fulfill these obligations, precisely because present circumstances demand that art continues to sustain us.
We are currently planning for multiple scenarios. I am delighted to assure our followers that if circumstances allow, violinist Anthea Kreston will come to campus for a Spring concert! Click here to find out more about her and her music.
The duo of pianist Bryan Pezzone & clarinetist François Houle will appear on the series when live audiences return to our concert halls.
More wonderful news: Pulitzer award winning composer Caroline Shaw, and brilliant young pianist Umi Garrett, have confirmed their commitment to appear on the Goudy Distinguish Artist series! We appreciate their flexibility and thank you, dear patrons, for your patience and continued support. With both love and music, we will endure.
In place of the program Anthea and I were going to perform, I will be perform a solo recital to be broadcast online. This will be broadcast online on Sunday, Nov 15 at 4 pm. We are excited to adapt new technology in this challenging time, and keep the music alive for the eager ears of the community.
Here is the program:
- Piano Sonata in B flat, by Franz Schubert.
- Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, by J. S. Bach.
- Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante, by Frederick Chopin.
- "Première communion de la vierge," by Olivier Messiaen.
- "L'isle Joyeuse," by Claude Debussy.
The program is slated for either Sunday, November 8 or Sunday, November 15, 2020. We will let you know as soon as this date has been solidified.
Please be sure to check back for more information. You can look forward to an email with more exact information soon, and please write to us at the email address below to be included in our online updates.
– Jean-David Coen
Willamette University Music Department
Rogers Music Center