May 4, 2012
A look at community events at and around Pacific University this weekend.
This weekend marks the final performances of the school year for the Pacific University Music Department, and campus ensembles are going out with, if not a bang, certainly a crescendo.
The Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, as well as members of the Philharmonic orchestra and instrumental faculty members, are combining to present Mozart’s Requiem, directed by Scott Tuomi. Voice faculty members Anne Reed, Angela Niederloh, Les Green and Konstantin Kvach are featured soloists. In addition to the Requiem, the performance also will include selected works performed by the Chamber Singers, Splendid Audacity (male a cappella group) and Voce Femme (female a cappella group), as well as Pacific composer Timothy Stephens’ award-winning In Flanders Field. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. General admission is $7. Tickets are $5 for seniors, as well as Pacific students, faculty and staff. Tickets and information is available at the box office, open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at 503-352-2918.
Choreography I students Berkley Holzschuh and Eric Asakawa present their final project in an informal dance concert at 4 p.m. today in the Tom Miles Theatre.
Also this weekend, the Pacific University Symphonic Band presents its spring concert, directed by Michael Burch-Pesses. The band opens with The House of Spring by Alfred Reed, followed by Royal Canadian Sketches, a tone poem describing the western provinces of Canada. Senior Liane Harada will be featured in the first movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, followed by Symphonic Overture, which celebrates the U.S. Air Force Band. Following intermission, the Portland jazz trio Tall Jazz joins the band to perform the Concerto for Jazz Piano Trio and Wind Ensemble by John Movement. The three-movement work celebrates the legacy of jazz pianist Bill Evans. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. General admission is $7. Tickets are $5 for seniors, as well as Pacific students, faculty and staff. Tickets and information is available at the box office, open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday thorugh Friday, or at 503-352-2918.
The Pacific University History Department, along with the Barony of Dragon’s Mist of the Society of Creative Anachronism presents the annual Medieval Faire in the Grove at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge. Admission is free to the medieval village, where you can watch armored combat and fencing, demonstrations in medieval cooking, craft-making, weaving and blacksmithing, and singing, dance and magic performances. There will be medieval-era food and crafts for sale. The faire is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The weekend wraps up Sunday with a candidate forum featuring Dwight Holton and Ellen Rosenblum, candidates for Oregon Attorney General. Both are Democrats, but with no Republicans running for the office, the race may be decided in the May primary election. The forum begins with questions by Pamplin Community Newspapers journalists from 4 to 4:45 p.m., followed by the community townhall, moderated by Jim Moore, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. It all takes place in Taylor Auditorium on the second floor of Marsh Hall.
Two last notes: Students, don’t miss Boxer Ball on Friday night. Plus, if you’re outside Forest Grove, the track and field team is at the Linfield Twilight in McMinneville today and at the Oregon Twilight in Eugene on Saturday. Show the Boxers your support!