Music News and Events
Professor’s Orchestral Suite Celebrates Indigenous Culture in Bolivia
Freddy Vilches, associate professor of Hispanic studies, composed a Latin American suite to help commemorate the 160th anniversary of Urubichá, Bolivia. In August, he traveled to the Bolivian town for a live performance, along with L&C orchestra director and Urubichá guest conductor Lance Inouye.
Rock Musical ‘RENT’ Opens on L&C Main Stage
RENT, a collaboration between the music and theatre departments, opens on October 28. Lewis & Clark’s production of the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning musical seeks to ground the story in the gritty history of the AIDS epidemic, honor the narratives of queer individuals, and grow the audience for live theatre.
Rogers Concert 2022 ProgramFace to Face: A Celebration of the Voice
James W. Rogers Concert
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
7:30 p.m., Agnes Flanagan Chapel
AUDITION FOR LC CHOIRS and SINGING OPPORTUNITIES!LC has a phenomenal choral program, and you’re invited to join us!
Luca Fazioli Visits Lewis & Clark CollegeLuca Fazioli, son of piano maker Paolo Fazioli, visited Lewis & Clark’s Agnes Flanagan Chapel in June 2022 to inspect the aging process of our 2012 Fazioli piano.
‘An African American Requiem’ Confronts Racial Violence Through Music
Portland’s Resonance Ensemble, led by L&C’s Kathy FitzGibbon, worked with artist-composer Damien Geter to present a bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States. The Requiem premiered in Portland and was performed at the Kennedy Center in late May.
Darrius Wallace Portrayal of Frederick DouglassShow/Performance title: The Starry Road To FreedomPrécis: This show takes us on the journey of what it truly means to be free. From Frederick Douglass as a young boy who is heavily influenced by his grandmother to self realization through the power of the written and spoken word we witness Douglass dramatic discovery of freedom through 7 different characters played by Phil Darius Wallace. He creatively uses song, poetry, monologue and speeches to bring the Frederick Douglass Story to life.
This show is to be held in Evans Auditorium Monday, April 11th from 4:30pm-5:45pm.
Rogers Concert 2021 ProgramThe James W. Rogers Professorship in Music was established in 1995 by the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation of Modesto, California, in memory of the late James W. Rogers ’64.
During his four years at Lewis & Clark, Jim was a member of the Lewis & Clark Chorus and various other choral groups. A gifted bass, he particularly enjoyed traveling with the choir on its annual tours. In recognition of Jim’s lifelong appreciation of music and his respect for Professor Stanley Glarum (Lewis & Clark choral director from 1947 to 1975), the first Rogers Professor of Music was Gilbert Seeley, a gifted teacher and performer of choral music. In 2010, musicologist Aaron Beck was inaugurated as the second Rogers Professor of Music.
The Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation contributes to youth and other human service programs, medical research, and education from the elementary through university levels. At Lewis & Clark, the foundation also sponsors the Mary Stuart Rogers Professorship in Education, the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship Fund, and the John S. Rogers Science Research Program. Most recently, the foundation awarded Lewis & Clark a generous grant to provide a permanent home for the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
Call for Music: We’ll Pay You for Your TalentPublic Affairs and Communications is seeking all types of music for marketing purposes. We’ll pay you for your talent.
- EVENTSSeptember 5
Percussion Ensemble Meet & Greet
The Music Department invites you to participate in our Percussion Ensemble! Open to ALL LC students, regardless of your major.September 5
Choir Meet & Greet
Love to sing? The Music Department invites you to participate in Choir! Open to ALL LC students, regardless of your major.September 5
Wind Symphony Meet & Greet
The Music Department invites you to participate in Wind Symphony – open to ALL LC students, regardless of your major!September 5
Orchestra Meet & Greet
The Music Department invites you to participate in our orchestral program! Open to ALL LC students, regardless of your major.
Music is located in Evans Center on the Undergraduate Campus.
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