Buckley Center Auditorium, University of Portland
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 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, April 22, 2017 from 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.
The University of Portland presents "Hard Times Come Again No More: Social Justice in Art Song" concert on April 6
Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm
Nicole Hanig and Catherine Jacobs of the University of Portland present the concert "Hard Times Come Again No More: Social Justice in Art Song" on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buckley Center Auditorium. Both students and faculty will perform musical pieces that respond to some of the most pressing issues of our time, including displacement, immigration, and inequality. This musical presentation is in collaboration with the Dundon-Berchtold Institute and the Garaventa Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Garaventa Center at (503)-943-7702 or email@example.com.
Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
Acclaimed author Anthony Doerr will speak at the University of Portland about his award-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See, on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckley Center Auditorium. Doerr's 2014 novel, All the Light We Cannot See, centers around a blind French girl and a young German soldier whose paths cross during World War II. It illuminates the good that can still prevail even against the darkest times. The novel has won numerous literary awards, including the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In addition to the Pulitzer and Carnegie awards, Doerr's fiction and non-fiction works have been recognized by several prestigious literary awards, and his short stories and essays have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories. He currently lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and kids. This event is presented as part of the University of Portland's Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer Series. It is free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 3-4pm
The University of Portland's Brothers, Sing On! Concert will present male choral singers from ages 14 to 80. Chorale groups performing include Vocal Attraction from Liberty High School; Skyview High School Men’s Choir; Tsunami, the men’s Pacific Youth Choir; the Men of the University Singers; and the Balladeers of the Multnomah Athletic Club. This event is free and will take place Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m. in UP's Buckley Center Auditorium. For more information, contact UP's Performing and Fine Arts Department at (503)-943-7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.