Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

Pulitzer Award winning composer Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw, composer & vocalist

Goudy Distinguished Artists Series Presents: Caroline Shaw, composer & vocalist

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.Hudson Hall

Caroline Shaw

Composer & vocalist

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022
7:30 pm

Hudson Hall, at the Rogers Music building on Willamette campus

Purchase tickets Concert Program

(As of 2/11/22 the Live Stream has now been removed.)

Works to include Shaw's "To the Hands (cantata), "Gustave Le Grey," "Valencia," and "Manus Tuas", "Cant voi l'aube", "Valencia".

  • World premiere of new Caroline Shaw piece, "Solitaire"!
  • Guest artists The Delgani String Quartet, cellist Valdine Mishkin, and The Salem String Quartet.

Our second concert brings Pulitzer Award winning composer Caroline Shaw to our campus for a small residency starting January 31, with the concluding concert on February 2, 2022.

We are both fortunate and proud to announce that in collaboration with New Music at Willamette, we will present a world premiere by the composer, commissioned for our Zeller Chair in Dramatic Vocal Arts, Katherine Skovira. The name of the commission is “Solitaire”, drawn from a book of poems written by a young artist residing in Portland, Rūta Kuzmickas.

The program surrounding the world premiere will involve many musicians: students, faculty, artist associates, and guest artists, from solo unaccompanied works to string quartet and Willamette choirs.

A small residency by Shaw and the Willamette University music students will round out with a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 1st in Hudson Hall, 11:30am. The opportunity for one of the world's great composers to work with our students, in addition to composing for our faculty and community, is reason to celebrate.

Visit the links below to hear Caroline's music, and the article from Atlantic Monthly which speaks to her place in the musical world.


Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 Singers: No. 1. Allemande


"Caroline Shaw: Can Classical Music Make a Comeback?," by Jonathan Gharraie, Atlantic Monthly


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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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