Lauren Purcell-Joiner

Straight Street Host

Lauren began hosting Straight Street in May 2017.

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Ari Denison

On November 9th and 10th, Eugene Ballet will present Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, with a live score played by Orchestra NEXT. KLCC's Lauren Purcell-Joiner sat down with conductor Brian McWhorter to talk about Orchestra NEXT, the upcoming performance, and the collaboration between the two performance groups.

Lauren Purcell-Joiner: You were there at the very beginning of Orchestra NEXT, is that correct?

Brian McWhorter: Yeah. Sarah Viens and I cofounded Orchestra NEXT in 2012.

LP: What made that project come together.

Courtesy of the artist.

Composer, bass player, bandleader, and Eugene resident Todd Sickafoose has had quite a year. Along with Michael Chorney, Sickafoose won the Tony Award for best orchestration for the Broadway musical Hadestown.

Since 1992, the Oregon Festival of American Music has been a feature of summers in Eugene. Each year, the festival chooses a repertoire to explore in a series of concerts and events spanning a two-week period. 

Oregon Bach Festival

For 49 years, the Oregon Bach Festival has been a staple of summers in Eugene, bringing performances from internationally renowned musicians. On July 5th, the festival will bring something new to the Hult Center.