OnTrak Magazine – Spring 2016: Eugene Symphony’s music director and conductor for the past seven seasons, Danail Rachev considers himself lucky to lead the organization as it celebrates its 50th season.
Timothy Patrick, a tall, lean and youthful-looking 62 year-old musician, has found a niche in playing primarily for boomers and seniors in retirement homes and assisted living centers.
Google the name “Russian Red” and you’ll come up with numerous links directing you to cosmetic shops. That’s because Russian Red is the stage handle of Lourdes Hernández, a Spanish woman who took the name from her preferred lipstick color. Hernández is from Madrid but writes and sings in accented English, and her songs resemble […]
The Smith sisters, Leah and Chloe, who call themselves Rising Appalachia, are now over the learning-curve hump. Since 2005 they have released five albums, one digital album and a DVD. Their Southern hippie meets jazzy lounge style provides plenty of reference points, but nothing pointing directly to them. They are fire dancers, sport dreadlocks and […]
Five plays were presented during the Very Little Theater’s 86th year. The 2015 season, billed as “The Cutting Edge,” presented an exciting mix of Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning shows with blockbuster production designs and compelling stories.
The Shedd Presents series are self-produced projects created with local artists, such as the March 2015 show of Siri Vik performing the songs of Edith Piaf or the Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project, performing the cool jazz songs of Anita O’Day in February.
Constructed in 1982, the Hult Center serves as venue for six resident companies: Ballet Fantastique, Eugene Ballet Company, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Shedd Institute.
Oregon Mozart Players kicked off their 2014-15 season on Oct. 4 with a concert called “String Sensations.”
The Eugene Concert Choir, a resident company of the Hult Center since 1997, brings together as many as 100 voices performing many of the beloved symphonic choral masterworks.
Actors Cabaret of Eugene presents eight to 12 productions annually in its two theaters. The theater continually produces world premieres, often from local writers, as well as West Coast or Oregon premieres of national productions.