Buckley Center Auditorium, University of Portland

Location

5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland
,
OR
97203
,
US

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Past Events

Wednesday
Apr
25
2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
The Women's Chorale and the women of the University Singers are joining other female singers from the local community for a "Girls' Night Out" concert on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditoriy=um. Each choir will be featured before all participants will join voices and come together for a powerful celebratory conclusion to recognize the many talented and strong female singers in the UP and local community. About the Women's Chorale The group sings in a wide mix of choral styles that range from the Renaissance and into the 21st century. The Women's Chorale performs between 6-10 annual gigs throughout the academic year and is directed by Kathryn E. Briggs About the University Singers The University Singers are the auditioned mixed choir at the University of Portland. The group performs 2-3 times per semester, singing music in a variety of styles including classical and popular as well as secular and sacred.
Tuesday
Apr
24
2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
The University Orchestra is set to perform one last time this school year with "Premiere Performances" on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium. The concert will feature guest soloist performances by UP seniors Catherine Jacobs, David Rogers, and Maddie Tran. The orchestra will be performing the debut of "Portland" which was written by composer Erich Stem specifically for the University Orchestra and the City of Portland. About the University Orchestra The University of Portland Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra. The ensemble is dedicated to exceptional performances of a wide variety of historical and contemporary orchestral literature, including works for string orchestra. Works for chorus and orchestra are performed in conjunction with the university choirs on a regular basis.
Saturday
Apr
21
2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
After thirty years, Dr. Michael Connolly, Professor of Music, is set to direct his final concert at the University of Portland. The University Singers will be performing some of Connolly's favorite pieces from his time at UP in Buckley Center Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21. About Dr. Michael Connolly Connolly has been at UP since 1988 after receiving his Bachelor's degrees in voice and music education from the University of Washington and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from the University of Southern California. He is a talented composer and musician and has published the well-known guidebook, The Parish Cantor among other publications. When he first arrived on campus, he was a visiting assistant professor, but soon became a full-time faculty member. About the University Singers The University Singers are the auditioned mixed choir at the University of Portland. The group performs 2-3 times per semester, singing music in a variety of styles including classical and popular as well as secular and sacred.
Thursday
Mar
22
2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
As a part of its mission to support music education in schools, the Wind Symphony is bringing the North Portland musical community together for a concert with the Roosevelt High School Band on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium. Specifically, the ensembles will be performing John Mackey's "Strange Humors," which combines the rhythms of Middle Eastern music with African drumming. About the UP Wind Symphony The University of Portland Wind Symphony is committed to outstanding performance, the support of new music and composers for wind band, and collaborations with outstanding soloists and faculty members. The band performs at least twice each semester and is conducted by Patrick Murphy.
Tuesday
Feb
27
2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
The University of Portland Orchestra is set to perform a "Cinematic Symphony" featuring orchestral movie themes from favorite movies old and news, enhanced with projected images from each film. This performance will help all listeners to relive some of their favorite films through the music that defined them. The University of Portland Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra. The ensemble is dedicated to exceptional performances of a wide variety of historical and contemporary orchestral literature, including works for string orchestra. Works for chorus and orchestra are performed in conjunction with the university choirs on a regular basis.
Sunday
Feb
18
2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come listen to the University Singers, directed by Michael Connolly, and the Women's Chorale, directed by Kathryn E. Briggs perform together for this special concert. This concert will demonstrate the diverse and contrasting tones and voices of the many singes in the University of Portland community.
Tuesday
Feb
13
2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 2pm
2pm
Author Rebecca Skloot is set to discuss her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with the UP community. Skloot's novel tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her knowledge and used for the progress of medicine and science. The story emphasizes the collision of ethics, race, medicine, scientific discovery, and faith and prompts readers to reflect on the history of experimentation on African Americans. Though best-known for The Immortal Life, Rebecca Skloot has written more than 200 feature articles, personal essays, book reviews, and news stories for The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Discover, Columbia Journalism Review, Seed, New York Magazine, Slate, Popular Science, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications. Her work has been anthologized in several collections, including Best Food Writing and Best Creative Nonfiction. She served as co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW.
Sunday
Feb
11
2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 3-4pm
3-4pm
Come join the men of the University Singers for a festival of choral music. Directed by long-time UP faculty Michael Connolly who is set to retire at the end of the year, the concert will include five high school and community choirs. Singers will range in age from 15 to 80+ years old. Each choir will be showcased before all coming together as one for a finale featuring over 100 voices. The University Singers as a whole consist of both men and women and perform 2-3 times per semester and sing a variety of styles and genres including classical, popular, secular, and sacred. The women of the University Singers will have their own performance this April.
Wednesday
Apr
26
2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
The University of Portland Performing and Fine Arts Department presents Girls' Night Out, a celebration of women's choirs, on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buckley Center Auditorium. This performance will feature the University Singers, with student conducting associates Jasmine Tsai and Lupita Zamora-Resendiz. Additionally, it will feature the Women's Chorale, directed by Kathryn Briggs, with student conducting associate Molly Kerns. Moreover, they will welcome the women's choirs from West Linn, Tigard, and Heritage High Schools. Each choir will perform separately then together in a rousing finale featuring Martin Shaw's traditional "With a Voice of Singing" and the hit made famous by The Andrews Sisters, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday
Apr
22
2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 3-4pm
3-4pm
The University of Portland's Wind Symphony welcomes the Jesuit High School Concert Band and director George Izzett to campus to share the final concert of the year. Selections include Ralph Vaughan Williams's "English Folk Song Suite" and the regional premiere of "Seeds of Glass" by Benjamin Taylor, among others. Additionally, cellist Maranda Hamilton joins the Chamber Winds to perform David Maslanka's "Remember Me," conducted by UP alumna Kylie Pybus.