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Around the O: Music business fair connects students with industry insiders

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/music-business-fair-connects-students-industry-insiders-0

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Eugene Weekly: Keeping Score

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KLCC: Eugene Ballet & Orchestra NEXT To Perform Swan Lake

By LAUREN PURCELL-JOINER• NOV 6, 2019 https://www.klcc.org/post/eugene-ballet-orchestra-next-perform-swan-lake https://cpa.ds.npr.org/klcc/audio/2019/11/mcwhorter_mix_down.mp3

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DanceWatch: a big yes to November

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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.” https://www.registerguard.com/entertainmentlife/20190416/review-firebird-star-of-splendid-evening-of-ballet

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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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Eugene Weekly: Love Hurts, EBC and Orchestra Next collaborate on a first-rate Romeo & Juliet

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Register Guard: ‘Romeo & Juliet’: Eugene Ballet moves to a flaming score

https://www.registerguard.com/entertainmentlife/20190131/romeo-amp-juliet-eugene-ballet-moves-to-flaming-score “Guiding this emotional tempest is Eugene’s Orchestra Next performing Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s original score, which has never been played live with the Eugene Ballet’s production. “Anytime we get to present a performance with live music, it’s the ultimate goal,” Pimble said. “This will…

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Register Guard: Magic is in the details for Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

“The entire performance is set to Tchaikovsky’s original score, performed live by Orchestra Next. “Dancing to live music is incredible,” Kosterman said. “It’s so different than dancing to a CD — it brings a whole other element to the production, and it’s definitely a give…

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