Performing Arts & Concerts - Page 2

OFAM 2021 Community Sing-Along

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The Festival Community Sing-Alongs are a great way to get into the music! As usual, there are two sessions in the Sheffer Recital Hall, each with its own song list, open to all-comers. Amy Adams and The Shedd’s Singing Road Scholar and Shedd Singing Club lead this Week 1 Sing-Along, which focuses on great songs from movies of the 1930s and 40s. 

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“The Spy Who Loved Me” at The Shedd

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Okay, so espionage represents a HUGE genre, and accordingly there are a LOT of spy films out there…and almost as many spy film themes, from the always intriguing world of James Bond and his many predecessors, fellow travelers and imitators to the ridiculous madcap of The Pink Panter and sundry other tongue-in-cheek agents in the shadows. Peter and Will Anderson invite you to step with them heartily into this morass of deceit, adventure and great tunes.

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‘Round Midday: The 2021 Jazz Party at The Shedd

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Chuck Redd hosts, as the featured musicians from both weeks of Oregon Festival of American Music 2021 convene for our traditional Sunday afternoon jazz party in Jaqua Concert Hall. The rep will draw from the 2020 theme and will be offered as solos and group jams in six sets over 3.5 hours. Participants: Chuck Redd, Randy Porter, Howard Alden, Will Anderson, Peter Anderson, Nicki Parrott, Tom Wakeling, Tim Clarke, Bruce Harris, Charlie Doggett, Matt Witek, and more.

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Eugene Symphony Summer Concert

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Eugene Symphony presents their annual outdoor summer orchestral concert for the public at Cuthbert Amphitheater. Entry to this event requires a ticket, which can be secured at no cost online; tickets go very quickly.

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“Spellbound” — Oregon Festival of American Music 2021

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OFAM music director Chuck Redd takes his festival jazz unit and all of us on a journey through the music-laden alleys and byways of Hitchcock’s world, from 1934’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much” to 1960’s “Psycho”, with many stops along the way.

As with every aspect of his legendary work, Alfred Hitchock’s use (and non-use) of music in his 50-odd feature films is always essential and invariably masterful. One of the most influential filmmakers of all time, “The Master of Suspense” messed with us through our ears as much as he did through our eyes and his sounds are often as burnt indellibly on our minds as his scenes. 

This show was originally scheduled for July 2020.

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“Elevator To The Gallows” at The Shedd

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Of the many approaches to the use of music in film one of the most intriguing and emotionally powerful is to be found in the world of film noir. Miles Davis’ stunning score to Louis Malle’s 1958 classic “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Elevator To The Gallows)”, Mancini’s haunting accompaniment to Orson Welles’ 1958 “A Touch of Evil”. Chuck Redd and his festival jazz unit take us down these dark alleys and enigmatic hallways to…

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“Some Like It Hot” From Screen To Club at The Shedd

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Chuck Redd and his Festival jazz unit present a fine selection of great songs from the cinema both as they originally appeared and as they were later interpreted by jazz musicians. Look for such gems as “Laura” (Laura), “Runnin’ Wild” (Some Like It Hot), “The Shadow Of Your Smile” (The Sandpiper), “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” (Something To Shout About), “More” (Mondo Cane), “Someday My Prince Will Come” (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) and more!

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Oregon Culture Nights: A Traditional Arts Series on the Lawn: Francisco Bautista

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Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for a celebration of Oregon’s living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy this special opportunity to connect across our collective Oregon heritages. Fourth-generation traditional weaver Francisco Bautista is known for his stunning contemporary textiles that reflect both his Zapotec heritage and his life in Oregon today. Each event is included with regular admission and free for MNCH members and UO ID Request your reservations online today!

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“Rendezvous” at the Shedd

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As the film industry came of age and matured in the United States (centered, as it was, for the most part, in Hollywood), similar industries, with differential styles and approaches to the used of music, developed throughout the world: Europe, the Far East, India, the Soviet Union. Siri Vik explores these currents in Europe with a touch upon South America, with an eye not only to extraordinary musical moments in films less known in North America, but to songs originating in foreign films that have made their way into the American musical lexicon.

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Setting The Score: Opening Gala OFAM 2021

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Festival music director Chuck Redd and company launch the 30th annual Oregon Festival of American Music’s 10-day contemplation of the role of music in film with a sweeping overview of the Golden Age of Hollywood, from the early 1930s through the 60s: unforgettable movie themes, classic songs by the great Hollywood songwriters, defining moments of the great genres— film musicals, classic dramas, comedy, film noir, memorable film appearances of the greatest jazz and swing musicians of the era, and more!

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