Young Musicians and Artists Summer Camp
Jun
23
to Jul 5

Young Musicians and Artists Summer Camp

I always feel lucky when I get to go back and teach at YMA, the residential music camp in Salem Oregon! This camp accepts students from beginner though high school and my students are all awesome! My faculty colleagues are truly inspiring and the camp provides leadership training as well as an incredibly nurturing environment. The best place on earth!

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ICEensemble, Adapter, The City of Tomorrow & Nicholas DeMaison in Brooklyn, NY
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

ICEensemble, Adapter, The City of Tomorrow & Nicholas DeMaison in Brooklyn, NY

The International Contemporary Ensemble and The City of Tomorrow woodwind quintet present a three-part program featuring works by Ursula Mamlok, Natasha Anderson, and Felipe Lara under the direction of Nick DeMaison. The program includes rarely heard works by Ursula Mamlok alongside two US premieres by Anderson and Lara. Alice Teyssier and The City of Tomorrow feature as soloists.

Performers:
International Contemporary Ensemble
The City of Tomorrow
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor

Program:
Ursula Mamlok: Four German Songs for string orchestra (World Premiere)
Ursula Mamlok: Breezes
Ursula Mamlok: Concertino for wind quintet & chamber orchestra
Natasha Anderson: Cleave (US Premiere)
Felipe Lara: Brutal Mirrors (US Premiere)

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective that is transforming the way music is created and experienced. As performer, curator, and educator, ICE explores how new music intersects with communities across the world. The ensemble’s 35 members are featured as soloists, chamber musicians, commissioners, and collaborators with the foremost musical artists of our time.

Since Chicago Magazine first described his early opera projects as “Chicago’s most daring and avant-garde” in 2010, Nicholas DeMaison has continued to prove himself as one of the most capable conductor/composers in the young generation of multi-talented musicians working to reimagine classical institutions and genres. He is Co-Artistic Director of Wavefield. In recent seasons he has lead the premiere productions of Pauline Oliveros’s The Nubian Word for Flowers (which he assembled posthumously for performance – ICE/Roulette), Nathan Davis’s Hagoromo (ICE/AOP/BAM Next Wave), Mikael Karlsson’s The Echo Drift (ICE/AOP/Prototype Festival), Mojiao Wang’s Encounter (Beijing Modern Music Festival), James Ilgenfritz’s The Ticket That Exploded, Charles Fussell’s The Astronaut’s Tale, and of newly commissioned orchestral works by Miya Masaoka, Zach Layton, Erica Ball, Eli Greenhoe, and others. The US premiere of his arrangement of Milhaud’s La Mère Coupable by OnSite Opera & ICE was lauded as “a natural fit”. He has been a regular collaborator with ICE, ECCE, American Opera Projects, and previously worked with Giants are Small, Ensemble Sospeso, Talea Ensemble, and Opera Cabal among others. Also an active composer, Nicholas’s music spans from chamber works with live electronic audio and video components to works for chorus and orchestra. Ensembles that have performed DeMaison’s music include The New York Philharmonic, Giants Are Small, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, NOISEBridge, andPlay, Del Sol String Quartet, ensemble dal niente, UCSD New Music Ensemble, Hunter College Campus School Orchestra, South Hadley Chorale, Florilegium Chamber Choir and Opera Cabal, and has been featured at June in Buffalo.

City of Tomorrow is a woodwind quintet with a fearless aesthetic and a commitment to 21st-century music. Gold medalists of the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the ensemble has been presented in New York at the DiMenna Center, Trinity Wall Street, Spectrum, and at IN\TER/SECT, co-presented by Bryant Park and Chamber Music America. Their U.S. tours have included prestigious festivals and series, including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Michigan, and Red Note New Music Festival in Illinois. The quintet’s work has also been supported by residencies at the Banff Center for Arts & Creativity and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Their 2018-19 season includes residencies at Tufts University in Boston and the Vermont College of Fine Art.

This performance is made possible in part by the generous support of the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation. It is a co-production between The International Contemporary Ensemble and Roulette.

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Memphis Symphony: THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS      
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Memphis Symphony: THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS     

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Andrew Crust, conductor 

Join MSO and Star Wars Re-enactors on May the 4th, the date now embraced
by LucasFilm as the annual “holiday” for all things Star Wars! Featuring John
Williams’ iconic music from the classic motion picture series (now 10 films!) the
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will take you to a place “A long time ago, in a
galaxy far, far away!”

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Dec
18
to Dec 19

OK Chorale @ Mississippi Studios

Cheer the F*** UP III - the holiday sing-along show!

This is one of the most fun shows I get to play! OK Chorale is a backing band for YOU, the audience! Every audience member receives a songbook and learns harmonies on the spot. Come sing your heart out!

(Bonus, this is the one time in the year you have a chance of seeing me play trumpet!)
update: 12/18 selling out!
Mississippi Studios
7:30 pm
Dec. 18-19
ages 21+

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Dec
8
to Dec 26

Oregon Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker

George Balanchine’s

The Nutcracker®

December 8 – 26, 2018 | Keller Auditorium

222 SW Clay Street, Portland, Oregon 97201

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Sometimes the best journeys are the ones we take to familiar places – filled with warmth, tradition, and new memories waiting to be made.

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s annual performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ® has brought joy to the holidays for 15 years. Join Marie and her charming Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes, to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugarplum Fairy – all to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score!

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker features magnificent scenery and elaborate costumes. The company remains one of only a handful in the nation with rights to produce George Balanchine’s version of this holiday classic. OBT is pleased to announce the addition of two more shows this year featuring the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s magical score live.

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Winter Studio Recital
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Studio Recital

The high school students will give a recital including works by Strauss, Gliere, and Scriabin on Sunday, December 2 at 11 am. Tuthill Recital Hall in Hassell Hall (the music building) on the Rhodes College Campus. Light refreshments to follow! (See the map below for where to go!)

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

IRIS Orchestra: SEASON OF WONDER

Lallerstedt: Mumbo! Jumbo!
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Rouse: Karoliju for Chorus and Orchestra
Barber: Souvenirs Op. 28: Suite (1952)
J. Strauss: Overture toDie Fledermaus 

Get an early start to the holiday season with the inventive, upbeat and festive concert that’s unlike any other performance you’ll attend this year. Filled with familiar, well-loved compositions and unexpected revelations, it’s a show that’s sure to fill your heart with good cheer. This celebration of the holiday season features an especially imaginative interpretation of Christmas carols by contemporary composer Christopher Rouse that’s both surprising and enchanting. Incorporating such varied pieces as Barber’s Souvenirs and Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Ave Verum Corpus, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill holiday program. Joy to the World, indeed.

7:30 PM
at GPAC
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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Memphis Symphony: COPLAND FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN & CHORAL CONCERT FOR PEACE

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm | Cannon 
Sunday, November 11, 2018  | 2:30 pm | GPAC

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Robert Moody, conductor
Memphis Symphony Chorus | University of Memphis Singers 

Dr. Lawrence Edwards, director

Stephanie Doche, mezzo-soprano

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man

Elgar Enigma Variations 

Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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Nov
2
to Nov 3

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert at Carnegie Hall: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki celebrates the partnership between composer Joe Hisaishiand filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature Film 2002, "Spirited Away"). In this new concert production, Joe Hisaishi's scores — including those from "Princess Mononoke", "My Neighbor Totoro", and "Spirited Away" — are performed with full orchestra and choir and conducted by Hisaishi himself. The music accompanies montages from Miyazaki's films.

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Oct
6
to Oct 13

Oregon Ballet Theater presents August Bournonville’s Napoli

Danish Choreographer August Bournonville’s Napoli is known for its vibrant depiction of Neapolitan street life. This iconic and beloved Danish ballet tells the story of Teresina, a simple Italian girl, who falls in love with Gennaro, a poor fisherman. Her mother, hoping for a wealthy suitor, is against the match. But the young couple cannot be kept apart, even when Teresina is lured away by sea nymphs to a beautiful underwater world ruled by an evil sea spirit. It is the couple’s true love for each other that breaks the spell and saves them. Powered by Bournonville’s signature mix of graceful and technically thrilling footwork, it’s easy to see why this uplifting and beautiful ballet has become a symbol of The Royal Danish Ballet.

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

University of Memphis Woodwind Symposium:Woodwind Chamber Music Concert

I’ll join the woodwind faculty of the University of Memphis for a program including Leoš Janacek’s Mladi (Youth) and Scaramouche, Darius Milhaud’s saxophone concerto (arranged for wind quintet and saxophone.) Come hear the exciting guest artists, as well; Stuart Breczinsk, oboe; Amy Zoloto, clarinet; Zach Shemon, saxophone; and Conrad Cornelison, bassoon.

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Jun
8
to Jun 16

Portland Opera Presents Gounod’s Faust

Opening on June 8, Portland Opera will present the West Coast premiere of a groundbreaking new production of Gounod’s Faust. American visual artist John Frame, who exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 2012, designs this new take on Goethe’s classic tale of making a pact with the devil in exchange for youth. Frame’s remarkable creative vision comes to life on stage through a technical and artistic collaboration, directed by Kevin Newbury, that integrates Frame’s vision with sets and costumes designed by Victoria “Vita” Tzykun, cutting-edge 3D projection mapping technology designed by David Adam Moore and lighting design by Duane Schuler. This new production of Faust is a co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago. Portland Opera will present four performances of Faust on June 8, 10 (matinee), 14, and 16 at the Keller Auditorium.

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Apr
21
to Apr 22

IRIS Orchestra: Catch a Rising Star

Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3

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Our season closes with the invigorating energy that comes of mingling musical traditions. Stravinsky, a firebrand who changed the world of music forever, paid homage to his Russian predecessors with The Fairy’s Kiss, composed to mark the 35th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death. Erich Wolfgang Korngold was an Austrian-born child prodigy; by eleven, he was composing for the Vienna Court Opera and was hailed a “musical genius” by Gustav Mahler. In demand as a film composer as early as 1934, Korngold was in Hollywood composing the score for “Robin Hood” when his Vienna home was seized by the Germans; he often said that an accident of history saved his life. Korngold elevated the genre of the film score to high art, going on to win three Academy Awards, but eventually returned to his first love, concert music. This concert – and the season – closes with Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3. Originally conceived as a symphony, the suite that emerged was an enormous success; the composer wrote to his patron that he had “never experienced such a triumph.”

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

PRIZM Ensemble: Concert for the Next 50 Years @ The Claybourn Temple

PRIZM Ensemble presents A Concert for the Next 50 Years, a tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the PRIZM Chamber Orchestra, the PRIZM Celebration Chorus, guest soloists and music by Mahler, Florence Price, Moses Hogan, and more. This concert is part of a series of events honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Join us as we reflect on his legacy and what the next 50 years can look like.

Reception 5:30-6:30

The concert is made possible by "Remembering George Riley at MLK50"

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

IRIS Orchestra: America in Song

This program celebrates the stunning range and variety of American concert music. In the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, IRIS honors Bernstein, arguably our country’s greatest musician. Fancy Free turned the little-known composer into an overnight star and marked Bernstein’s first collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins. Samuel Barber represents the American neo-Romantic tradition with his exquisite, nostalgic masterpiece, Knoxville: Summer 1915, with text by Knoxville native James Agee. The child of Swedish immigrants, Howard Hanson was a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Hanson’s groundbreaking Second Symphony was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky, the émigré conductor who made it his mission to nurture American composers. The program also includes an American song set that embodies the uniquely American blend of high and popular culture that blurs all boundaries between concert hall, Broadway theater and nightclub, featuring the sensational Julia Bullock.

Introducing Julia Bullock, making her IRIS debut. This singular talent was the recipient of the 2016 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award and First Prize winner at the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition. She’s been hailed as a “showstopper” by the San Francisco Chronicle and recognized as “impressive, fast-rising . . . poised for a significant career” by The New York Times.

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Feb
24
to Mar 4

Alice in Wonderland with Oregon Ballet Theater

Oregon Ballet Theatre is thrilled to bring you the west coast premiere of a new full-length ballet suitable for families: Alice (in wonderland). Created in 2012 by Septime Webre with an original score by American composer and violinist Matthew Pierce, Alice became an instant success. The Washington Post called it a “giddy parade, a pop-art dream, a feat of fevered imagination.” The mad adventure is filled to the brim with the delightful characters found in Lewis Carroll’s classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, uniquely brought to life with surreal sets, zany costumes, puppetry, and powerfully expressive dance. Don’t be late! Take the plunge and join us on this unforgettable journey.

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Four Octaves, Roughly: The Exciting Range and Breadth of the Horn
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Four Octaves, Roughly: The Exciting Range and Breadth of the Horn

  • Ole Miss Music Department (Nutt Recital Hall) (map)
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The University of Mississippi Music Department will continue its Faculty Recital series with a performance of  “Four Octaves, Roughly: The Exciting Range and Breadth of the Horn” this Saturday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in David H. Nutt Auditorium. Music department faculty members Leander Star, on French horn, and Stacy Rodgers will offer a musical history of the horn Saturday night. 

Read the full writeup in the Daily Mississippian HERE.

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Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

IRIS Orchestra: From the New World

The IRIS Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Stern is joined by violinist Mayu Kishima for two concerts at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Repertoire includes the New World Symphony by Antonin Dvořák, William Grant Still's Darker America, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, and Poéme for violin and orchestra by Ernest Chausson. More information here: http://irisorchestra.org/from-the-new-worldoctober-21-22-2017-3/. 

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Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

IRIS Orchestra: From the New World

The IRIS Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Stern is joined by violinist Mayu Kishima for two concerts at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Repertoire includes the New World Symphony by Antonin Dvořák, William Grant Still's Darker America, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, and Poéme for violin and orchestra by Ernest Chausson. More information here: http://irisorchestra.org/from-the-new-worldoctober-21-22-2017-3/. 

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