Eric Alan

Music, Arts & Culture Host

Eric Alan is KLCC’s music, arts and culture reporter. The interviews and performances he hosts air on KLCC as local inserts during programs including The Takeaway, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, and The World . Previously, he spent seventeen years at Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, where he was music director and host of the daily music show Open Air. He is a nationally published author and photographer with three books to his credit, ranging from nature spirituality to major league baseball. He also works with National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones, regularly contributing words and photographs to the project “Celebrate What’s Right with the World.” He is an accomplished lyricist as well, with credits ranging from international recording artists Gypsy Soul to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre. He has served on the board of the Lane County Cultural Coalition, and is a founding board member of Cerro Gordo Land Conservancy. 

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  The Eugene Symphony welcomes the second of its three finalists to become the symphony’s next conductor and music director. Ryan McAdams will conduct the Eugene Symphony on Thursday, January 26th at the Hult Center.

  Herb Alpert’s extraordinary, eclectic career has spanned over fifty years in the music business so far.

Radiolab has become one of this era’s most inventive radio programs and podcasts, bringing a sense of discovery and curiosity to big ideas from science to philosophy. Co-host Robert Krulwich speaks with Eric Alan about orchestrating the news, snail sex, and what it means to keep your stupid on.

Islam and American culture are explored in Sandow Birk’s exhibition, American Qur’an, on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the UO campus, January 21st through March 19th. The exhibition integrates ink and gouache paintings, calligraphy and the verses of the Qur’an, with scenes of American life to explore and express our shared humanity. Sandow Birk speaks with Eric Alan.

  

Oregon Contemporary Theatre presents The 39 Steps, a comic thriller adapted in part from the Alfred Hitchcock film. It kicks off the Big Read, a community-wide celebration of Hitchcock and film noir. 

Photo by Tracy Ilene Miller

  On Tuesday evening, December 13th, KLCC presented a special hour-long broadcast with one of the new small ensembles of the Oregon Mozart Players. Violinists Della Davies and Alice Blankenship and cellist Eric Alterman performed a variety of music (listed below) for a live in-studio audience in KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall. The broadcast celebrated OMP's candlelight baroque concerts at the First Christian Church in Eugene on Friday, December 16th through Sunday, December 18th. Co-hosting the broadcast were KLCC's Eric Alan and OMP's Kelly Kuo. Here is the broadcast in its entirety. 

Photo by Eric Alan

  Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist have been making music together as Over the Rhine for over twenty-five years . 

  Dr. Muabilai Tshionyi, also known as Dr. T, authors books of African folktales for children and adults. They reflect the traditions of oral storytelling in the Congo, where he was born. He speaks with Eric Alan about preserving those tales, and translating their meanings to modern Oregon. Dr. T will be a featured author in the Lane Authors and Artists Fair at the Lane County Fairgrounds this Saturday, December 10th.

  The Eugene Symphony welcomes the first of its three finalists to become the symphony’s next conductor and music director. Quebec native Dina Gilbert has arrived from Montreal, where she was assistant conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal , as well as founder and artistic director of chamber orchestra Ensemble Arkea.

Photo by Jerry Gowins

  The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet merges a sacred story from Christian and Jewish texts, with original choreography from Ballet Fantastique and live music from the UO Gospel Singers. It’ll be presented at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater December 9th through 11th. 

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