The Trumpet Lesson

Pink Baby Monster presents: The Trumpet Lesson

Composers of Oregon Chamber Orchestra

Composers of Oregon Chamber Orchestra Brian McWhorter, conducting May 5, 7:30p Beall Concert Hall The Forgetting Tree, Susanna Payne-Passmore Overture for Chamber Orchestra, Samuel Lord Kalcheim The Trees Will Talk, Brent Lawrence Autumnal Sprites, Joseph Vranas Whispers Before a Glimpse, Luke Smith Yatra, II: Galactic…

Peer Gynt - World Premiere with Orchestra Next & Eugene Ballet

Eugene Ballet preview: dance of the mountain king The People of Peer Gynt: Brian McWhorter


Flutist Molly Barth and guitarist Dieter Hennings join forces to form Duo Damiana, a trail-blazing ensemble dedicated to pushing the boundaries of  flute and guitar music. In their debut album, titled Castillos de Viento (Castles in the Wind), Duo Damiana has…

Left Hand of Darkness

“Original music by Brian McWhorter, director of Orchestra Next, offers gorgeous harmonies and compelling percussion in several songs with lyrics derived from the book.” The Register Guard, Nov. 7, 2017

The New School MAAME & Pink Baby Monster

For The New School’s orientation for incoming MAAME students (Masters of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship) Mark Gould and Brian McWhorter hosted a devised theater workshop called Inside the Monsters’ Studio. The students had 72 hours to build a…

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The Snow Queen

Oregon’s Orchestra Next, in collaboration with the Eugene Ballet Company, has released its debut album featuring the world premiere recording of Kenji Bunch’s The Snow Queen. This 100-minute ballet score is a significant addition to the repertoire. Unlike Disney’s movie…

Outside In, for solo percussion & optional mannequins

a scene for solo percussionist, nine instruments, mannequins*, and an audience* Commissioned by Third Angle New Music and Ronni Lacroute  for the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service


I produced this album (and that was a task) but the story that rattles around in my head when I think about thorn had nothing to do with the production. I was originally slated to record on one piece (Involuntary) and…in…