Matthew Halls, artistic director designate of the Oregon Bach Festival, worked with UO conducting students on the finer points of leading ensembles. Halls spoke with students about the important roll a conductor plays in bringing out the finest nuances in a piece of music. “We aren’t just standing up there doing nothing,” he told the group of nearly a dozen conducting students during his morning workshop.
The workshops, and subsequent lecture, were precursors to a performance this weekend where Halls will act as the guest conductor for the UO Chamber Choir in a performance of Domenico Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater and the University Singers in a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. Julia Brown will accompany on organ. The performance is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 10 at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene.
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