Hult Center -- Eugene
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through letters as each other's anonymous pen pal. (Remade as “You’ve Got Mail.”)
Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with the most beloved oratorio ever written? Composed in just three weeks, Messiah showcases Handel’s gift for melody and drama. The Eugene Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for the complete Messiah, featuring all your favorite arias and choruses. Hallelujah!Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor | Eugene Symphony Chorus
20-year-old Seattle-born rising star violinist Simone Porter performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a work so virtuosic and stunning that your jaw may actually drop. We also perform Dvořák’s deeply felt Seventh Symphony, and Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture, one of his most sparkling orchestral works.Guest Conductor | Simone Porter, Violin
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvorák: Symphony No. 7
Cleaning out the hall closet creates a lot of noise … and laughs. Plus an episode of “Pat Novak” in which the private eye cracks wise while dealing with Rory Malone, a hapless boxer.
Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM
MOMIX brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with its signature illusionistic style in Opus Cactus; a dynamic journey into the hidden landscape of the American Southwest with a sense of danger, sensuality and humor. The desert world of soaring cactuses, slithering lizards, snakes and frolicking insects all come to life once uncovered through the magic of MOMIX. The perfect show for the entire family!
Ballet Fantastique’s world premiere contemporary ballet The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a wickedly funny new adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic tale of superstition and rivalry. Choreographers Donna and Hannah Bontrager bring Ballet Fantastique’s signature wit and verve to this sumptuous and all-original romantic comedy spoof, fusing Colonial American whimsy with electric guitar and violin music as would-be hero Ichabod Crane confronts his desires, fears, and—of course—the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, in pursuit of his love, Katrina.
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world.
This eclectic program juxtaposes piano pyrotechnics with elegance and roguish fun. Mozart’s “Paris” is light and graceful in spirit. Ravel’s concerto, commissioned by a pianist who lost his right arm in World War I, is literally played with just the left hand! Liszt’s Totentanz is a dark and thrilling theme-and-variations for piano and orchestra, and Strauss’ shortest tone poem paints a portrait of a mischievous trickster.
Mowgli – The Jungle Book Ballet returns to the Hult Center after its spectacular 2012 world premiere! Experience the spirited adventures of Mowgli as he befriends and grows up with Baloo the Bear, and battles the larger-than-life Shere Khan the Tiger and Kaa the Snake. An exotic retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s stories enjoyed by all ages, with fanciful costumes, masks, sets and world music that creates the magic of young Mowgli’s life in the jungle.
Performance Dates and Times:
- Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM
- Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Imagine an encircling ring of light as you listen to the opening of our 2017/18 season with Aureole, the first of two works by Augusta Read Thomas* we premiere this year. Then, Beethoven’s concerto reveals tantalizing hints of the emerging genius in a musical selfie of the young composer, while Tchaikovsky’s most popular symphony overflows with fateful drama.