Music performances
Please note: Ticketed events are open to off-campus patrons this season, with proof of vaccination checked at the door and facemasks during the performance. We do not accommodate exceptions to this policy. 
All free concerts are restricted to on-campus patrons only.

 

 Fall choral concert

picture of singing choirChristopher Engbretson, conductor

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021  •  6:00 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

This will be the first live performance of the Chamber Choir and Voce since returning from our year of online instruction. The performance will include exciting works by several living composers including Judith Cloud, Melissa Dunphy, and Sydney Guillaume.

Unfortunately, a live stream will not be available for this event, but a recording will be posted here shortly after the performance!

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only. 


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Faculty Jazz Sextet

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
 

This is no ordinary classroom! Join us for a premiere jazz jam, featuring Willamette's award-winning faculty members: Tyler Abbott (bass), Ryan Biesack (percussion), Sean Nobel Flannery (saxophone), Mike Gamble (guitar), James Miley (piano/electronics) and Mike Nord (guitar/electronics).

Admission: $5-12

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Artist as Advocate: Composer Workshop

Katherine Skovira, conductor

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021  •  6:00 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.

 


 Distinguished Artist Series: Anthea Kreston

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Jean-David Coen, musical director

Wednesdsay, Oct. 27, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

The brilliant Corvallis-based violinist Anthea Kreston has recently returned from a multi-year stint in Germany as a member of the renowned Artemis String Quartet. As with many creative artists during the past year, Anthea continued to reach out virtually and kept our spirits elevated during the dark days of the pandemic.

Please visit the link below for a glimpse of her artistry, in a fabulous performance of the "Appalachia Waltz" by Mark O'Connor.  

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  Artist as Advocate: Composer Workshop

Katherine Skovira, conductor

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.



 Small Ensembles Concert

Jean-David Coen, conductor

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.


 Jazz Collective and Vocal Jazz

James Miley, conductor

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.


  Holidays in Hudson Hall

Christmas trees at willamette universityChristopher Engbretson, conductor

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 3, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

The Willamette University Music Department explores the historic roots of the winter season with its annual Holiday in Hudson concert, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2 and 3, 2021.

The non-commercial presentation takes place in the ornately decorated Hudson Hall within the Rogers Music Center. Featuring selections performed by Willamette University's Vox, Voce, and Chamber Choirs. The performance is an invitation to slow down the crush of the commercial Christmas season and focus on the spirit of the season.

Admission: $10 general admission. Students: Free!
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The Adventurers: Willamette Wind Ensemble and University Chamber Orchestra

Qinqing Hilkert, conductor

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

The live concert is back! We may not have gone wherever we intended to go for a very long time, but the adventure never ends. The Willamette Wind Ensemble and University Chamber Orchestra bring you the newest music and the ingenious masterpiece from Mozart.

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.



  Distinguished Artist Series: Caroline Shaw

Image of Caroline ShawJean-David Coen, musical director

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

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 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. 

Additional details about the residency will be forthcoming. 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.

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 Winter Choral Concert

Christopher Engbretson, conductor

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.



 UCO and wind ensemble concert

Qinqing Hilkert, conductor

Thursday, March 3, 2022  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.



 Willamette Jazz Collective

James Miley, conductor

Friday, March 4, 2022  •  7:30 pm
Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

 

The Jazz Collective is pleased to present a special guest for this performance!

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.



 Feminine Endings

Katherine Skovira, conductor

March 12 and 13, 2022  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

A celebratory vocal and ensemble bash! Featuring world, regional and local premieres of works by female composers and performers. A part of their “Artist as Advocate” series, Dramatic Vocal Arts and the Voice Area share the musical treasures of artist-advocate, BIPOC, and other female voices from the 21st and 20th centuries. 

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 Makoto Matsushima

Mike Nord, musical director

Thursday, March 10, 2022  •  7:30 pm
Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.



 Jazz Collective and Vocal Jazz

James Miley, conductor

Tuesday, April 12, 2022  •  7:30 pm
Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

 

Join us for a night of instrumental and vocal jazz with the Jazz Collective and Willamette Singers!

Admission is free! On-campus patrons only.



  Distinguished Artists Series: Bryan Pezzone, Francois Houle

Image of Bryan PezzoneJean-David Coen, musical director

October 27, 2021  •  7:30 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

 

Image of Francois HouleThe last concert of the season brings back one of the Distinguished Artists Series' dearest friends, pianist Bryan Pezzone, in collaboration with François Houle, a clarinetist of supremely varied talents.

These two musicians epitomize improvisational brilliance, along with genre defying creativity.

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 The Psalms

Christopher Engbretson, conductor

Sunday, April 24, 2022  •  3:00 pm
Hudson Hall, Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center

 

The Willamette University Music Department combines its largest choral and instrumental ensembles in this presentation of the iconic 20th-century psalm settings for orchestra and chorus. Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms is by far the composer’s best known religious work — a powerful, moving, and transcendent piece that moves from lonely isolation and wandering, to rebirth, to joyful exultation.

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

 

Willamette University

Music at Willamette

Salem Campus

Address
Rogers Music Center 103 (Main Office)
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6300

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