Mago Hunt Recital Hall, University of Portland
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm through Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
7:30pm through Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm
The University of Portland is set to perform Sarah Ruhl's play, "Eurydice." The play will be directed by JoAnn Johnson and will feature student actors. Sarah Ruhl takes the well-known myth of Orpheus and flips the script by centering the plot around the perspective of Eurydice, Orpheus' lover, instead. During the play, Eurydice dies and falls into the underworld during her wedding to Orpheus. Upon entering the underworld, she sees her dead father who, against the rules of the underworld, has maintained his use of language. What follows is a story about love and loss as Eurydice and Orpheus try to find their way back to each other in this unique take and perspective on a well-known Greek myth.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3-4pm
The UP Jazz Ensemble will perform the works of the legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus whose black gospel and blues inspired music cemented him as a staple in the jazz industry. Additionally, the UP Jazz Octet will perform a selection of music by composer Kenny Wheeler featuring UP vocalist Natalie Werner as a preview for their 2018 PDX Jazz Festival Performance. The UP Jazz Ensemble holds themselves to a high performing standard and utilize the classic jazz instruments such as saxophones, trombones, trumpets, bass, piano, drums, and guitar. The ensemble performs a variety of musical styles including Jazz Standards, Latin, Blues, Ballads, and Funk.
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30pm through Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30pm
7:30pm through Saturday, November 11 at 7:30pm
"Immigration and the American Dream,” a Lyric Theater Workshop Showcase directed by Nicole Hanig of the University of Portland department of music, features a repertoire of pieces from musical theater and opera that speak to some of the most pressing issues of our time, including immigration, displacement, and inequality. Performing songs from well-known productions such as "Sunrise" from In the Heights, "Goodbye My Love" from Ragtime, "Tonight" from West Side Story, "Once Again We Must Be Gone" from Candide, and more, students use the medium of music to initiate a thoughtful conversation on immigration in the United States.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 12:30-2:30pm
The University of Portland's chamber ensembles will present a concert on Wednesday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Mago Hunt Recital Hall. Groups performing include the chamber winds, a trombone ensemble, a woodwind quartet, and a string duet. This event is free and open to the public.
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Student Showcase at University of Portland February 10
Friday, February 10, 2017 from 7-8pm
The nominees for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships, which are given through the KCACTF, will perform their scenes and monologues at the University of Portland before presenting at the KCACTF Student Showcase. Each year, eighteen students enrolling in higher education for performing arts are granted recognition and financial aid through the Irene Ryan Foundation. During the KCACTF Student Showcase, students competing for awards in lighting, costume, and set design, as well as dramaturges and stage managers, will present. This event will take place in the Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall and Lobby at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Come support young thespians! For more information, contact UP's Performing and Fine Arts Department at (503)-943-7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30pm through Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
7:30pm through Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm
University of Portland students will perform "An Evening of Religion & Politics" concert as part of the University's Opera and Musical Theater Workshop. This event will be held Friday and Saturday, November 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mago Hunt Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (503)-943-7702 or email@example.com.