Friday, May 13 at 7:30pm
Frohnmayer Music Building, Aasen-Hull Hall, Room 190
961 E 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
Renowned baritone Kenneth Overton return to Eugene to join the Elsewhere Ensemble in a concert which promises to be unique and powerful. The Elsewhere Ensemble has enchanted audiences in Oregon and abroad with concerts which blur the lines between classical music, theater and stories. The concert features two big works in development. Overton will sing pieces from “Invocation – a prayer for peace”, an original work for baritone, soprano, and string trio by Eugene composer Colin Pip Dixon. The work is a setting of prayers, poems and writings from diverse cultures and faiths around the themes of peace and violence. Inspiration is drawn from the writings of Frederick Douglas, Jalaluddin Rumi, and Martin Luther King Jr. The second half showcases “His Majesty, the Devil – Dostoyevsky in concert”, an excerpt from Alexandra Devon’s play based on Dostoyevsky.
While masks are no longer required for SOMD events, those who would like to continue wearing face coverings are encouraged to do so.