2021-22 DAS series

Welcome to our 2021-22
Distinguished Artist Series!

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From the Director

To our dear patrons and friends of the series,

It is a great honor to publicize the last concert of another exciting Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series season. We started with the effervescent and extraordinary violinist Anthea Kreston and followed in February with an inspiring evening of music focusing on the music of Pulitzer and Grammy award winner Caroline Shaw, one of the world's great young composers. Concluding the evening was the world premiere of a new vocal work commissioned for our community. 

This season concludes with an evening of original music by François Houle and Bryan Pezzone, tapping into their vast array of experience in new music, jazz, improvisation, and experimentalism.

Canadian clarinetist Houle who is new to our series, has spectacular versatility with collaborations spanning virtually every genre, performing with artists around the world. Pezzone, who has appeared on the series 3 times has been referred to as the consummate crossover pianist of his generation. Composer John Williams consistently seeks him out for important piano contributions to his film scores; conductor and composer Pierre Boulez, considered by many to have the most discerning ears of the 20th century, brought Bryan to Paris for his debut at the city's new opera house.

These 2 extraordinary musicians promise to bring a rousing end to our return from covid and a memorable season.

Jean-David Coen,
Director, Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series


Upcoming Performance

Willamette University Music Faculty Recital 
“c'est Fini - a celebration of the end of the year!”

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson Concert Hall, Rogers Music Center

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Past Performances

Anthea Kreston, violin

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson Hall, at the Rogers Music building on Willamette campus

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Caroline Shaw, composer & vocalist

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson Hall, at the Rogers Music building on Willamette campus

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Bryan Pezzone, piano & François Houle, clarinet

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson Hall, at the Rogers Music building on Willamette campus

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Willamette University Music Department
Rogers Music Center
503-370-6255
music-info@willamette.edu

Willamette University

Arts at Willamette

Salem Campus

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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