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Yoga with Lydia Van Dreel

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Ep 7 – Molly Barth and Hailstork

Molly Barth talks with Brian McWhorter about her new virtual show “Ineffable” and performs Flute Set by Adolphus Hailstork. “Ineffable” is a fascinating show that features music by Andre Myers, Ricardo Zohn Muldoon, Adolphus Hailstork, Katherine Hoover, and Samuel Zyman – as well as poetry readings…

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Ep 6 – Rearranging the Chairs on the Titanic?

For the first act of this episode, we chat with David Mason, the Director of Facilities Services at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.  He tells us about what it’s been like keeping the facilities open for instruction during the pandemic. The…

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Extended Interview: Michael Ward-Bergeman and “The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square”

We’re gonna take a detour from our regular programming to offer this extended interview with composer, director, and accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman. If you heard Episode 5, you heard him play on a radical new accordion that he invented. But for this interview, we took a…

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Ep 5 – Let It Do What It Do and Let It Be What It Is

For the first act of this episode, 11 year old cellist Maya Oddin joins in to talk about her teacher – Anne Ridlington – and a performance of Ysaÿe that Anne recently made. For the second act, we’re joined by composer, director, and accordionist Michael…

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Ep 4 – Transcend the Rabbit Face

For the first act of this episode, we’ve paired Steve Vacchi’s performance of music by Jean-Daniel Braun with Carol Stabile, Interim Dean of the Clark Honors College. For the second act, we’ll hear some music and thoughts from special guest Mark Gould, former co-principal trumpet…

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Ep 3 – Collective Tachycardia

For the first act of this episode, we’ve paired Wonkak Kim and Grace Choi’s performance of Louis Cahuzac’s Cantilene with Doneka Scott, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success at the University of Oregon. For the second act, we’ll hear Laura Zaerr perform her composition River Right…

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The Lost Art of Argument

In this new documentary, directed by Dustin Whitaker and produced by the University of Oregon, faculty and students at the UO (including Brian McWhorter) discuss the lost art of argument.

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Ep 2 – If I Ever Walk in the Stars, It Will Be Like This

For this episode, we’ve paired Hung-Yun Chu’s performance of Schubert’s Impromptu op. 142 no. 3 with Barbara Mossberg, professor of literature at the University of Oregon. Later in the episode, we’ll hear from Lydia Van Dreel, principal horn with Orchestra Next and professor of horn at…

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Ep 1 – A Little Like Praying in Front of Somebody

For our first episode, we’ve paired our musicians with members of the Eugene community. Lisa McWhorter’s performance of Bach is unpacked by local artist Phyllis Helland. And Pius Cheung’s performance of his own Etude in e minor is discussed by Bill Harbaugh, professor of economics at the…

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How to Practice, with Brian McWhorter

Welcome to ON Academy! This video was initially made for Orchestra Next SAIL ON students but is applicable to all of us.  SAIL ON: How to Practice from Brian McWhorter on Vimeo.

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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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SAIL ON 2019

SAIL ON 2019

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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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