Eugene Weekly: "The Nutcracker" Review

Eugene Weekly: “The Nutcracker” Review

“Brian McWhorter’s Orchestra NEXT and the Cantible Collective, under direction of Chris Dobson, elevate the effort from enjoyable to resplendent.”

Eugene Weekly: "Great Gatsby" at Eugene Ballet Company

Eugene Weekly: “Great Gatsby” at Eugene Ballet Company

“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…

Oregon Voice - the Ballistic Issue

Oregon Voice – the Ballistic Issue

Professor Trading Cards featuring Brian McWhorter

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.”

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Sound American: Brian McWhorter on the Sports Ritual; Ritual and Practice

I was interviewed by Sound American on the topic of ritual and practice. You can find it here: http://soundamerican.org/sa_archive/sa11/sa11-the-interviews.html

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’

Interview for Jens Lindemann's Trumpet Tip Tuesday

Interview for Jens Lindemann’s Trumpet Tip Tuesday

QUESTION 1 [THREE ON THE SAME TOPIC] Brian, what would you say are the most valuable assets to have during a performance? And even if you’re in a negative mental space, how do you push yourself out of that and…

Eugene Weekly: Living for Art

Eugene Weekly: Living for Art

“Brian McWhorter is by any measure one of Eugene’s most creative artists.”

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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…

Oregonian: It's a concert at the track, as runners, band ensemble make music in 10K final

Oregonian: It’s a concert at the track, as runners, band ensemble make music in 10K final

“In what is believed to be a first, McWhorter and the 20-person University of Oregon Brass and Percussion Ensemble played live music during the 29-minute race, a piece specifically written to mesh with the running of the 10K. McWhorter, an…