KLCC: Orchestra Next's Unique Mentorship Model

KLCC: Orchestra Next’s Unique Mentorship Model

“In just two years, Orchestra Next has established a training orchestra in the Willamette Valley, and become the resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet. Music director Brian McWhorter speaks with Eric Alan about the orchestra’s unique mentorship model, pairing student…

EW: Tune in Tomorrow

EW: Tune in Tomorrow

“How about if I get an orchestra together for you?” McWhorter offered, rashly. He’d conduct it himself if he had to. Grannan agreed. McWhorter, a jazzman from way back, quickly realized how impetuous his improvisation had been. “I didn’t have an orchestra, I didn’t have money to pay an orchestra and I’d never conducted an orchestra before,” he recalls. Yet he knew he had to try. – Brett Campbell

Elixirs

Elixirs

elixirs [2012] an adaptation of donizetti’s l’elisir d’amore for narrator/tenor, soprano, brass ensemble, piano and drums premiered by the all star brass and pink baby monster, banff centre 40min