UO School of Music and Dance

UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Mick Moloney at the Irish Cultural Festival

Tenor banjo master, vocalist and Irish folklorist Mick Moloney.

Mick Moloney opens the 11th annual Irish Cultural Festival in Eugene on Friday, March 7th. Moloney has recorded over forty albums of traditional Irish music, and was the recipient of the National Heritiage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mick Moloney speaks with Eric Alan about Irish music and culture, traditional and modern.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Imani Winds

Imani Winds

The Grammy-nominated classical quintet Imani Winds takes a musically adventurous approach, including elements of jazz, African, Latin and other musical traditions. Music from Stravinsky and beyond illustrates, as Valerie Coleman speaks to Eric Alan about the quintet’s vision, in advance of their concert at Beall Hall on the UO campus on Sunday, February 16th.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

UO Gospel Choirs and Ensembles Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Andiel Brown and the UO Gospel Choirs

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Oregon Gospel Choirs and Ensembles will give a free concert Monday afternoon at Beall Hall. Andiel Brown, director of the UO Gospel Choirs and Ensembles, speaks with Eric Alan about the music, Dr. King’s legacy, and how it relates to the gospel choirs’ groundbreaking trip to China last spring.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

American Luminosity Uniquely Merges Music, Poetry and Art

Pianist Nathalie Fortin and soprano Laura Wayte.

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.

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UO School of Music and Dance
10:06 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Jazz Guitarist Mark Elf, Live at KLCC

Eric Alan, guitarist Mark Elf, and KLCC music director Michael Canning.

Guitarist Mark Elf has carved a distinguished career in the jazz world, with a career spanning over forty years. During that time, he's had nine consecutive albums reach number one on the national radio jazz charts, and performed or recorded with greats Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath and many others.

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UO School of Music and Dance
4:12 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Oystein Baadsvik, Live at KLCC

Eric Alan and tuba virtuoso Oystein Baadsvik.

Norwegian-born Oystein Baadsvik is the only known tuba player in the world to carve out a professional solo career. He brought his astonishing musical skills and humor to the KLCC studios in a live performance hosted by Eric Alan, before performing a solo recital in Beall Hall on Sunday, October 27th, and attending the Ducks/UCLA football game--his first American football game ever.

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