Monthly archive for April2019

Register Guard Review: ‘Firebird’ the star of a splendid evening of ballet

“The star of the evening was the premiere of Suzanne Haag’s “The Firebird,” with Igor Stravinsky’s music played live by Orchestra Next under the brilliant baton of Brian McWhorter leading 59 exceptional musicians.”

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Register Guard: Eugene Ballet’s reimagined version of ‘The Firebird’ celebrates 40 years of dance

“Stravinsky’s score may provide the same perspective for dancers and the 63-person orchestra sweating the complex changes in a crowded pit. In addition to being the resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet, Orchestra Next is a training orchestra, putting aspiring musicians alongside some of the…

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Oregon Arts Watch: Suzanne Haag plays with fire

Haag has also spent considerable time thinking about Igor Stravinsky’s score. “Having live music for any dance performance elevates the experience for both the audience and the performer. It turns a performance into a living, breathing thing.” Haag said about working with Orchestra Next conductor Brian McWhorter on selecting…

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