Beall Hall

13-year-old violinist Claire Wells, winner of the junior division of the Oregon Mozart Players’ first Young Soloist Competition, speaks to Eric Alan before performing at Beall Hall on January 31st. She has already performed with ten orchestras in four countries.

Renowned double bassist DaXun Zhang and Kelly Kuo, artistic director of the Oregon Mozart Players, join Eric Alan to discuss their season-opening performances this weekend. Zhang is one of a family of eight bass players in China; he has performed extensively with YoYo Ma and others.

American Luminosity: Our Poets, Our Composers, Our Art is a multi-media concert at Beall Hall on Friday, January 10th, featuring music by soprano Laura Decher Wayte, pianist Nathalie Fortin , and a string trio. It will include musical adaptations of poems by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and others. The stage will feature related art by Helen Liu. Eric Alan speaks with Laura Decher Wayte and Helen Liu about the unique collaboration.