“Brian McWhorter’s Orchestra NEXT and the Cantible Collective, under direction of Chris Dobson, elevate the effort from enjoyable to resplendent.”
It’s Not About the Tone a thought on developing voice by Brian McWhorter Great trumpet players have always had their own voice. In some cases, their voices were spectacular – some were simple – some were tireless or terrifying, and…
Commissioned by the United States Marine Band
The work of art is both a noun (the artwork) and a verb (the working of art). The Amsterdam Trans-Idiomatic Arts Practicum invites students to both observe and make art in Amsterdam. During the course students will review four arts events and complete four modest art projects.
“Set to music by Wynton Marsalis, the full-length work pulses like a pot on simmer, that slowly comes to a rolling boil, heating up with intrigue and the omnipresent humidity of an inescapable (pre air conditioning) New York summer. The…
Inside the Monsters’ Studio, is a workshop for performing artists where participants brainstorm, create, produce and perform an original show – all within 5 days.
For the first time, live anthems were performed for the World Indoor Track and Field Championships Medal Ceremonies in Portland. Orchestra Next, with lots of help from Travis Freshner (who did the arrangements), performed for 14 ceremonies. And I was…
Professor Trading Cards featuring Brian McWhorter
“Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, pulled out all the stops in a tour de force collaboration between EBC, the Eugene Concert Choir (along with talented children from the Festival Choirs, under the direction of Chris Dobson) and Orchestra Next, all held together under the vigilant eye of conductor Brian McWhorter.”
In preparation for “Music’s Biggest Night” (aka The Grammy Awards), the UO’s new-music-ensemble-in-residence is ready for its closeup, performing selections from the 2016 nominations in a wide variety of [colliding] categories and with a wide variety of [colliding] interpretations….