Music Department commences 2012-13 season with Choral Concert Nov. 2 and Jazz Nite Nov. 3
General admission is $7, with discounts available to Pacific students, faculty/staff and senior citizens 65 and up.
Pacific University’s Music Department kicks off its 2012-13 concert season with a pair of performances Nov. 2-3 in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center (2014 Cedar Street) on the Forest Grove Campus.
The Fall Choral Concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and features the University Chamber Singers and University Concert Choir.
The Chamber Singers will perform several works by William Byrd, Estonia composer Arvo Part, Cesaer Geoffray, Taiwanese composer Yu-shan and others.
In addition, student a cappella groups Splendid Audacity and Voce Femme will be perform.
The Concert Choir will present a varied set of choral repertoire from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
From the 19th Century, the choir will sing Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s, "Blazenni jaze izbral.”
The balance of the set are newer works including: "Carpenters of God," by Northwest native Vijah Singh; "Good Night, Dear Heart,” by Dan Forrest; and a poignant and personal dedication upon the loss of an infant, "The Ground,” by Norwegian Ola Gjeilo.
This piece is based on the chorale from the last movement of Gjeilo's "Sunrise Mass,” and will be accompanied by Pacific freshman, Hannah Early ’16.
Also featured will be "To The Mothers In Brazil: Salve Regina,” a haunting work by Swedish composer Lars Jansson (arranged by Gunnar Eriksson).
Fall Jazz Nite is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and features the Pacific University Jazz Band, Saxophone Quartet and Jazz Improvisation Class.
The program will open with the famous “Groove Blues” by Don Menza, followed by “Moanin’” by Charles Mingus.
Newcomer Megan Moll will join the band to sing “Beyond the Sea,” after which the Latin hit “Two Seconds to Midnight” will feature trombonist Lincoln Weaver.
The great Chuck Mangione hit “Children of Sanchez” will feature Evan Burrell on tenor saxophone and Carsen Fox on drums to close the first portion of the concert.
The Jazz Improvisation Class and the Saxophone Quartet will each perform a short set, including the tunes “Freddie Freeloader,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” “Cantina” from Star Wars, and Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”
The Jazz Band then will return with special guest artist Allan Mair on flute.
"If you’ve never heard jazz flute you’re in for a real treat," Director of Bands Michael Burch-Pesses, D.M.A., said "Allan is one of the best!"
Mair will solo on Thelonius Monk’s “Well You Needn’t, Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock, and then switch to alto flute to play “Lotus Bud,” a Shorty Rogers standard arranged especially for the alto flute.
The program will conclude with Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca.”
General admission for each concert is $7, or $5 for senior citizens 65 and greater, Pacific students, faculty and staff.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 503-352-2918.
Posted by Joe Lang (email@example.com) on Oct 22, 2012 at 2:52 PM