Friday, 2/21, 7pm (PST). Featuring special guests: Eriko Daimo 大茂絵里子 on marimba and Brian McWhorter on gong. Program will include Kuka-Ilimoku, Harrison’s Suite, Cowell’s Pulse, Marimba Spiritual, and the ‘pre-premiere’ of my Percussion Ballet, Heaven and Earth (2020 version).
“The star of the evening was the premiere of Suzanne Haag’s “The Firebird,” with Igor Stravinsky’s music played live by Orchestra Next under the brilliant baton of Brian McWhorter leading 59 exceptional musicians.” https://www.registerguard.com/entertainmentlife/20190416/review-firebird-star-of-splendid-evening-of-ballet
Suzanne Haag plays with fire
Eugene Ballet preview: dance of the mountain king The People of Peer Gynt: Brian McWhorter
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…