Beall Hall

  “Mortal Sphere” is a multi-media presentation to be brought to life by vocalist Laura Wayte, sculptor Lillian Almeida, pianist Natalie Fortin, and saxophonist Idit Shner. It is inspired by reflections on childhood and society stemming from the path taken by Laura Wayte’s family out of partitioned post-World War II Germany, to avoid engineering secrets reaching Soviet hands. It will be performed in Beall Hall on the UO campus on Friday, November 13th. Laura Wayte and Lillian Almeida speak with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

  Eugene native Elizabeth Rowe has gone on to national prominence as a flutist, including her current role with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where she holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair. She has also held key positions within the orchestras of Baltimore, Washington DC and Fort Wayne, and currently teaches at both the New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center. She’s returned to her hometown for a week-long residency that includes performances at Beall Hall on Wednesday, November 4th, and with the Oregon Mozart Players on Saturday, November 7th.

Photo by Charles Knowles

The Oregon Multimedia Project will combine performance of new works for violin and piano with photographs of the Oregon landscapes that inspired the compositions, at Beall Hall on the UO campus on Tuesday evening, October 27th. The composers are recent UO graduates Benjamin Krause and J.M. Gerraughty, whose works will be performed by Wyatt True on violin and David Servias on piano. In addition, a violin sonata by Alex LaFollet will be performed without photography. Wyatt True joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

Photo by Jessika Kaiser

Violinist Bella Hristova visits the KLCC studios to perform a solo piece from her native Bulgaria, and to talk about her performance on Saturday, October 3rd with the Oregon Mozart Players, where she will be the featured soloist on Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major.” She has achieved international stardom before the age of thirty.   

The spring concert of the Women’s Choral Society of Eugene marks both its 80th anniversary season, and its last performance with music director Jim Steinberger, who’s retiring after 24 years. He speaks with Eric Alan about the group, its aims and his experience, before the performance at the UO’s Beall Hall on May 29th. 

Shantala Subramanyam, flute artist from Chennai, India—a master of South Indian Classical music—is in performance at Beall Hall on the UO campus in Eugene this evening, April 3rd. She’ll be in trio with Avaneeswaram S.R. Vinu on violin and percussionist Palakkad Mahesh Kumar. The concert is presented by the UO School of Music and Dance. Her trio visited the KLCC studios for music and conversation.

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.