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Eugene Art Talk: Creating a new “Snow Queen,” with Choreographer Toni Pimble

 

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Register Guard: Ballet premieres focus on different connections

“Brian McWhorter and Orchestra Next brilliantly played jazz selections composed by Wynton Marsalis. McWhorter’s trumpet solos gave me goosebumps, they were so good! What a gift is Orchestra Next!” [download here: Ballet premieres focus on different connections | Arts | Eugene, Oregon] Register Guard: ‘Ballet premieres…

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Eugene Weekly: “Great Gatsby” at Eugene Ballet Company

“Set to music by Wynton Marsalis, the full-length work pulses like a pot on simmer, that slowly comes to a rolling boil, heating up with intrigue and the omnipresent humidity of an inescapable (pre air conditioning) New York summer. The music is like its own…

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Eugene Weekly: Eugene Ballet Dazzles with Concert Choir/Orchestra Next Collaboration

It’s wonderful, essential, to have live music – an orchestra! Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, pulled out all the stops in a tour de force collaboration between EBC, the Eugene Concert Choir (along with talented children from the Festival Choirs, under the direction of Chris Dobson) and…

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Register Guard: Eugene Ballet’s Show a Feast for Eyes and Ears

“Brian McWhorter and Orchestra NEXT provided professional-level accompaniment for the dancers of the world-class ballet company.” Gwen Curran [download here: Scheherazade|RG|21714]

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Eugene Art Talk: A Night in the Pit with Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker

“McWhorter kept up a zany pace, delivering direction and criticisms in a stream of sometimes-profane consciousness. “It’s a Christmas ornament,” he said of one stretch of music. “It’s a fucking Christmas ornament on a fucking Christmas tree.” The musicians laughed, and poured more Christmas into…

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Register Guard: ‘Cinderella’ an Exquisite, Romantic Experience

“This story may be old, but Toni Pimble and the Eugene Ballet Company completely transformed the exquisite dancing, the stunning costumes (add- ing fascinators or fancy hats worn by posh English women), romantic sets, and the fabulous live sound of Brian McWhorter’s Orchestra Next.” Gwen…

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ORArtsWatch: Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet: Creating The Total Dance Experience

Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet: Creating The Total Dance Experience Orchestra brings live music to dance, training to musicians, a complete experience to audiences. OCTOBER 18, 2014 // DANCE, MUSIC // OREGON ARTSWATCH By GARY FERRINGTON When the Eugene Ballet Company performs Sergey Prokofiev’s 1944 ballet…

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Oregon Arts Watch: Spinning Spaight’s Tales in Eugene

Oregon Arts Watch: Spinning Spaight’s Tales in Eugene “You could have heard a program flutter to the floor, the audience was so absorbed. The Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center was nearly full last Saturday night for Eugene Ballet’s performance of Dennis Spaight’s Scheherazade, and it’s a…

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Register Guard: Eugene Ballet’s Show a Feast for Eyes and Ears

Register Guard: Eugene Ballet’s Show a Feast for Eyes and Ears “Brian McWhorter and Orchestra NEXT provided professional-level accompaniment for the dancers of the world-class ballet company.” Gwen Curran [Scheherazade|RG|21714]

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