University Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert

February 20th, 7pm. Hudson Hall.

The University Chamber Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor, Daniel Rouslin, Professor of Music, will present a program of works by Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, and Bizet. Featured soloist on the program is Willamette’s Artist Associate, Ann Kosanovic Brown, bassoon, who will perform the Concerto in C Major “La Serenissima” by Antonio Vivaldi.

The program will also include Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony in D Major, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “My Bonny Boy” from the English Folksongs Suite, and two movement s from Georges Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1.

The Willamette University Wind Ensemble conducted by John Skelton, will perform a program of works by Chaminade, Van der Roost, Vaughan Williams, and Hisaishi. The featured soloist on the program is Willamette senior, Ariel Todoki, flute, who will perform in the Concertino for Flute, Op. 107 by Cecile Chaminade.

The program will also include Puszta- Four Gypsy Dances by Jan Van der Roost, Well Met, My Own True Love (The Lover’s Ghost) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Selections from “Princess Mononoke” by Joe Hisaishi.

Winter Choir Concert

February 24th, 7pm. Hudson Hall.

The Willamette University Winter Choir Concert will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7pm in Hudson Hall. The concert is free and will include Male Ensemble Willamette, Voce Femminile and the Chamber Choir.

The Chamber Choir has been invited to give an honorific performance at the Northwest Regional Convention of the American Choral Directors Association which will be held in Portland, March of 2018. The Chamber Choir will be performing its ACDA NW program in its entirety at this concert.

The Chamber Choir program will be as follows:

Le Chant des Oyseaux: The song of the Birds by Clément Janequin
Magnificat: Collegium Regale by Herbert Howells
O lux beata Trinitas by Ko Matsushita
Evening Prayer by Ola Gjeilo
Hentakan Jiwa (The Beat of the Soul) by Ken Steven

We are looking forward to seeing our wonderful Willamette Choir Concert supporters.

Faculty Recital Series; Catherine Lee & Matt Hannafin

February 25th, 3pm. Hudson Hall.

The program will feature oboist Catherine Lee and percussionist Matt Hannfin, works for solo oboe, oboe d'amore and fixed media, and oboe and oboe d'amore and percussion will be performed. This program explores the different levels of improvisation that are present in a musical score as the works we have chosen cover a wide continuum from those that are strictly notated to those that outline different ways in which composers have included elements of improvisation for performers to interpret.

The program will include: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op. 49 by Benjamin Britten, Ryoanji (1985) by John Cage, Two for T by Pauline Oliveros, Musical Pattern No. 4 (2006) by Robert J. Kirkpartick and the premier of a new composition for oboe d'amore and fixed media (2018) by Willamette Artist Associate Julian Snow.

The concert is free of charge, however contributions to the WU Summer Music Study programs would be welcome

For further information contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255.