Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazz Nite concerts this weekend

Fall Orchestra Concert set for Friday night. Fall Jazz Nite takes place Saturday evening. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Pacific University's Music Department will present its fall Philharmonic Orchestra concert and Jazz Nite at the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center (2014 Cedar St.) on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19, respectively. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Dr. Bryce Seliger, the orchestra will present the march from Raiders of the Lost Ark by John Williams and American Salute by Morton Gould.

Professional musicians Janet Coleman, Adam LaMotte and Noah Seitz will join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello. Pacific French horn student Chloe Hallyburton will be featured in the Saint-Saens Morceau du Concert, Op. 94.

The evening’s program also will include Berceuse and Finale from Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.”

Jazz Nite will feature BirdlandBlue Rondo ala Turk by Dave Brubeck; Emancipation BluesBlues in the Closet, and That’s How We Roll, a new barn-burner by Gordon Goodwin.

Lead alto sax Emilee Buchanan will solo in the ballad Always and Forever. Pacific’s saxophone ensemble also will perform Ballad and Caprice for ClaireBroadway and The Chrysanthemum Rag

The performance will conclude with a visit by special guest artist Farnell Newton on trumpet. Newton is one of Portland’s hottest jazz trumpeters. He will take the Pacific stage with Over the Rainbow and other trumpet features.

General admission for each evening is $7. Pacific students, faculty and staff, as well as senior citizens 65 and greater, are admitted for $5 each evening.

Tickets may be purchased on site or in advance by calling (503) 352-2918 Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Nov 14, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen ( on May 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

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