IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships - LIVE Anthems

IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships – LIVE Anthems

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…

EW: Eugene Ballet Dazzles with Concert Choir/Orchestra Next Collaboration

EW: Eugene Ballet Dazzles with Concert Choir/Orchestra Next Collaboration

“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.”

The Grammys Show 2016

The Grammys Show 2016

  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….

Inside the Monsters' Studio + Genesis 1 - PBM @ Banff

Inside the Monsters’ Studio + Genesis 1 – PBM @ Banff

Inside the Monsters’ Studio, plus the premiere of Pink Baby Monster’s version of Genesis 1 by Brian McWhorter.

Insintesi - Antitaranta

Insintesi – Antitaranta

Eugene Art Talk: A night in the pit with Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

Eugene Art Talk: A night in the pit with Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

A night in the pit with Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

How To Conduct: The Complete PBM Series

How To Conduct: The Complete PBM Series

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NYTimes: Baton in This Race Is the Conductor’s

“McWhorter, who studied trumpet and composition at the Juilliard School before coming to the music department at the University of Oregon, has become something of a minicelebrity for the mayhem of the creative process. He has constructed bathtubs adorned with…

OAW: Spinning Spaight’s tales in Eugene

OAW: Spinning Spaight’s tales in Eugene

“Under the baton of founder Brian McWhorter, the orchestra accompanied the entire program with  acute sensitivity to both the music and what was happening on stage.” read more: http://www.orartswatch.org/spinning-spaights-tales-in-eugene/

EW: Ever-Evolving Nutcracker

EW: Ever-Evolving Nutcracker

Another exciting change is the recent addition of Orchestra NEXT, a training orchestra led by trumpet virtuoso Brian McWhorter. NEXT, which places leading professionals alongside aspiring musicians, will be performing the iconic Tchaikovsky score. “To have young people in the show on stage and then to have young people in the pit,” Pimble says, “it just gives a wonderful feel, a community feel, to the performance.”