Hult Center -- Eugene
Join us for an unforgettable performance as we again collaborate with the energetic, captivating, and self-proclaimed “little orchestra,” Pink Martini. Exciting new choreography accompanies the band’s eclectic mix of world jazz, pop and classical music. You may find yourself in a conga line by the end of the show!
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine showcases her “bravura technique and soulful musicianship” (New York Times) with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, which we present with projected images* of the McKenzie River in each glorious season of the year. Our tribute to the beauty around us begins with Gabriella Smith’s depiction of a walk along the Pacific coastline and ends with Elgar’s In the South, a vividly colorful homage to the Italian countryside.
Take the chill out of January with Edvard Grieg’s majestic piano concerto, one of the most beloved concertos in the piano repertoire. We’ve paired it with Schubert’s expansive final Symphony No. 9, about which fellow composer Robert Schumann wrote, “It reveals to us something more than beautiful song, mere joy and sorrow…it leads us into regions which we had never before explored.”Guest Conductor | Jon Kimura Parker, Piano
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No. 9, "Great"
Celebrate your holiday season with a marvelous journey to Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker. There’s a joyful magic at every performance as hundreds of aspiring young dancers join the Company on stage, while the Sugar Plum Fairy transports all to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets. You’ll cheer and boo at the battle with the not-so-scary Mouse King and his Pirate Henchmice, as Clara and The Nutcracker win the day.
Performance Dates & Times
Celebrate the holidays with the Eugene Symphony while watching astonishing feats of acrobatic wizardry on – and above – the stage. You’ll hear favorites like Sleigh Ride and music from The Nutcracker while the orchestra is surrounded by aerial flyers, contortionists, jugglers and dancers. Bring the whole family!
Ballet Fantastique’s sparkling holiday tradition, An American Christmas Carol, returns for 2017! Donna and Hannah Bontrager have re-imagined Charles Dickens’ beloved story in iconic post-WWII America with their original choreography set to the velvet voice of international chart-topping jazz singer—and local sweetheart—Halie Loren. Retro-glam choreography fuses drama and humor as it weaves the story of penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformative quest.
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
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet” and “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three.”
- Friday, March 30, 2018: 8:00pm
- Saturday, March 31, 2018: 2:00pm
- Saturday, March 31, 2018: 8:00pm