The Arts at Willamette
2014 Winter Choir Tour makes its way through Oregon and California
The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both A cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: Festival Te Deum by Benjamin Britten; Cantata #61: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland by J. S. Bach, and Ave Maris Stella by Mark Thomas. The Willamette Singers will perform selections including: Hey Jude by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Aha! by Imogen Heap; and, Oh, Lady Be Good by Darmon Meador.
The tour will include stops in:
- Portland (Jan. 4)
- Medford, Ore. (Jan. 5)
- Novato, Calif. (Jan. 6)
- San Mateo, Calif. (Jan. 8)
- Eureka, Calif. (Jan. 9)
- Roseburg, Ore. (Jan. 10)
- Salem (Jan. 25 - Tour Homecoming Concert)
Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series:
Pianist John Perry | Jan. 30, 2014
John Perry, distinguished artist and teacher, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Eastman School of Music and was a student of Cecile Genhart. During those summers, he worked with the eminent Frank Mannheimer. Recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, he continued studies in Europe for four years where he worked with Wladyslav Kedra, Polish concert artist and professor at the Akademie für Musik in Vienna, and Carlo Zecchi, renowned conductor, pianist, and head of the piano department at the Santa Cecilia Academy of Music in Rome.
Mr. Perry has won numerous awards, including the highest prizes in both the Busoni and Viotti international piano competitions in Italy and special honors at the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris. Since then he has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America to great critical acclaim. Also a respected chamber musician, Mr. Perry has collaborated with some of the finest instrumentalists in the world.
He also enjoys an international reputation as a teacher, presenting master classes throughout the world. He often is a jury member at some of the most prestigious international piano competitions. His students have been prize winners in most major competitions and include two first-prize winners in the Rubinstein, four first-prize winners in the Music Teacher's National Association national competition, and first-prize winners in the Naumburg National Chopin competition, the Cleveland Competition, Beethoven Foundation competition, the Federated Music Clubs, and the YKA, AMSC, and YMF competitions, and finalists in the Chopin International in Warsaw, the Van Cliburn, the Queen Elisabeth, Leeds, Dublin, Busoni, Viotti and the Three Rivers competitions.
Mr. Perry is professor at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, professor of piano at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, visiting artist faculty at Boston University, and Professor Emeritus of the USC Thornton School of Music. In addition, he recently founded a music school, Southern California Music Institute in Los Angeles, where he served as Artistic Director. During the summer he is artist professor at the Lake Como International Piano Academy, the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, the Orford Music Festival in Quebec, the Morningside Music Bridge Program in Calgary, Alberta, the Internationaler Klaviersommer Cochem, Germany, the International Music Festival in Perugia, Italy, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy, and the Southern California Music Institute Summer Festival, in California, Montecito International Music Festival, Santa Barbara. In January he is main guest artist at the Sydney Piano Festival in Australia. His recordings are available on the Telefunken, Musical Heritage Society, CBC, ACA and Fox labels.
Concert Tickets — General Admission Seating
Adults $23; Students with ID $8; Willamette students with ID $5
Willamette faculty & staff with ID $18
Available at absolutelytix.com and Travel Salem, 181 High St. NE, 503-581-4325 or 800-874-7012.
(No service fees on tickets.)
For more information: Willamette University Music Department, 503-370-6255; willamette.edu/arts/goudyartistseries.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
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Exhibitions Closing on Dec. 22Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections
Gallery Talks:Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m. with Director John OlbrantzDec. 17 at 12:30 p.m. with docent Julie KahnDec. 21 at 2:00 p.m. with docent Janet Neuburg