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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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Eugene Weekly: Ever-Evolving Nutcracker

Another exciting change is the recent addition of Orchestra NEXT, a training orchestra led by trumpet virtuoso Brian McWhorter. NEXT, which places leading professionals alongside aspiring musicians, will be performing the iconic Tchaikovsky score. “To have young people in the show on stage and then…

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Register Guard: Economy still weighs heavily on art scene

Abstract: And in classical music, Brian McWhorter’s Orchestra Next, a training orchestra that provided live music for the Eugene Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” is a great example of making do with less. — Economy still weighs heavily on art scene The Register – Guard – Eugene, Or. Bob…

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Oregon Music News: Brian McWhorter Makes a Case for Orchestra Next – The Region’s New Training Orchestra

Oregon Music News: Brian McWhorter Makes a Case for Orchestra Next – The Region’s New Training Orchestra “Noted for his top-tier trumpet playing, teaching at the University of Oregon, and co-directing the new music ensemble Beta-Collide, Brian McWhorter is one of those people who can…

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Register Guard: ORCHESTRAL INSPIRATION

Abstract: This year’s performances in Eugene will feature live music – for the first time since the recession tightened the ballet’s budget – performed by members of a new “training” orchestra: Orchestra Next. Founded and conducted by Brian McWhorter, a University of Oregon music professor and…

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Register Guard: Orchestra Next would develop musicians into professionals

Orchestra Next would develop musicians into professionals The Register – Guard – Eugene, Or. Nov. 8, 2012 “To me that’s almost a cardinal sin,” said McWhorter, a professional trumpet player who teaches at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. “When I was…

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