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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.

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“Star Trek” actor William Shatner is bringing one of the franchise’s most popular films to Eugene’s Hult Center this Sunday.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the event should deliver for local Trekkies.

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Eugene-area Trekkies rejoice!  William Shatner – who played Captain Kirk in the original series of Star Trek – is coming to the Hult Center this month. KLCC’s Brian Bull asked Shatner about his visit.

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Baseem Youssef, the comedian known as the Jon Stewart of the Middle East comes to Eugene Friday for a show at the Hult Center. He talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald by phone ahead of his appearance.

 

Colin Brennan, Black Violin

The innovative music duo Black Violin is stopping in Eugene this Sunday as part of their Classical Boom tour. 

The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River

Feb 9, 2018
Photo by Ronald Perez

The beauty of nature, music and photography will converge in The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River, presented by the Eugene Symphony in association with McKenzie River Trust and Travel Lane County.

The podcast S-town brought new audio storytelling forms into being, drawing from literature and investigative journalism. It followed the true story of John B. McLemore, who hated his hometown of Woodstock, Alabama enough to bring it to the attention of the producers of This American Life. Brian Reed went off on the storytelling trail to investigate a murder that may not have happened, but encountered many strange things that did happen. S-Town was then downloaded 40 million times in the first month after it was released.

Nikola Tesla’s inventions and imaginations crossed boundaries from electricity to wireless communications, from prescient genius to misguided theories. The life he lived spanned an equally wide and tumultuous range.

Ari Shapiro is known to KLCC listeners as a host of NPR’s All Things Considered, and as a reporter who has filed compelling stories from across the globe.

Isaac Marquez has recently been named as Director of City of Eugene Cultural Services, responsible for oversight of the city’s Community Events and Public Art Programs, the Hult Center, and the Cuthbert Amphitheater.

Reinventing Eugene Opera

Sep 28, 2017

Eugene Opera is reinventing itself, after canceling half of its previous season due to financial difficulties. New executive director Erika Rauer [rhymes with “tower”] outlines the organization’s new creative and financial vision, with KLCC’s Eric Alan. 

Soprano Renee Fleming is one of music’s most accomplished vocalists, with her accolades including multiple Grammy Awards and the National Medal of Arts, bestowed upon her by President Obama.

Thirty-Five Years of Hult Center Memories

Sep 5, 2017

Thirty-five years ago, the Hult Center in Eugene opened its doors, forever changing the city’s cultural landscape. In celebration, the venue will host a day of free events on September 16th. Joining KLCC’s Eric Alan to look ahead and look back are general manager Theresa Sizemore, and ticket office manager Marcia James, who has worked at the Hult Center since 1982.

Socio-Political comedian W. Kamau Bell is the host of the show United Shades of America on CNN, the author of the new book The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell, the host of three podcasts, and star of the stand-up special and comedy album Semi-Prominent Negro. He’ll bring his stand-up comedy show to the Hult Center in Eugene on Friday, May 19th; he speaks with KLCC's Eric Alan from the CNN studios. 

Ira Glass has been a master storyteller for over twenty years, as host and creator of This American Life. In an in-depth interview with KLCC’s Eric Alan, he shares his thoughts on what makes for a compelling story, including examples ranging from the power of unstoppable delusions to what it’s like to discover that your mother is secretly running guns into Africa.

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The Eugene Symphony welcomes the third of its three finalists to become the symphony’s next conductor and music director. 

From Grief to Hope, In the Odyssey of These Days

Feb 28, 2017

The Odyssey of These Days is an exhibition blending Wesley Hurd’s art with live Celtic chamber music from Eliot Grasso and Dreos.  It focuses on the transition from grief to hope, and was deeply affected by the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg in 2015.

The Eclectic Guitar Mastery of Sharon Isbin

Feb 15, 2017
Photo by Lindsey McCarthy

Sharon Isbin is one of the world’s most accomplished guitarists, in classical music and beyond.

Photo by Lindsey McCarthy

  The Eugene Symphony welcomes the second of its three finalists to become the symphony’s next conductor and music director. Ryan McAdams will conduct the Eugene Symphony on Thursday, January 26th at the Hult Center.

Inside Science with Radiolab's Robert Krulwich

Jan 19, 2017

Radiolab has become one of this era’s most inventive radio programs and podcasts, bringing a sense of discovery and curiosity to big ideas from science to philosophy. Co-host Robert Krulwich speaks with Eric Alan about orchestrating the news, snail sex, and what it means to keep your stupid on.

  The Eugene Symphony welcomes the first of its three finalists to become the symphony’s next conductor and music director. Quebec native Dina Gilbert has arrived from Montreal, where she was assistant conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal , as well as founder and artistic director of chamber orchestra Ensemble Arkea.

The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet

Dec 6, 2016
Photo by Jerry Gowins

  The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet merges a sacred story from Christian and Jewish texts, with original choreography from Ballet Fantastique and live music from the UO Gospel Singers. It’ll be presented at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater December 9th through 11th. 

Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage

Nov 18, 2016

  Kristin Collier’s new book Housewife: Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage examines the complex dynamics of being married to someone who undergoes gender transition. She will speak in Eugene at the Hult Center as part of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 20th after a book launch event at Tsunami Books the same day. She talks with Eric About the nature of love, identity, communication and family.

Photo by Lindsey McCarthy

  The Eugene Symphony and KLCC celebrated the opening of the symphony's 51st season with an hour-long special live broadcast from KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall on Monday, September 19th. 

  Chris Pinto and Chris McVay, founders of the Not Ready for Retirement Players, speak with Eric Alan about creating a theater company for mature actors. Their debut production is Heroes, a Tom Stoppard adaptation of a French comedy about World War One veterans plotting to escape a nursing home. It runs August 26th through September 4th in the Hult Center’s Studio One. 

Che Malambo: Dances of the Gauchos of Argentina

May 24, 2016

    

  The troupe Che Malambo brings the rhythmic dance of Argentina’s 17th century gauchos into the present. Producer Matthew Bledsoe speaks with Eric Alan about the rhythms, the cultural heritage and compelling history of the dance. Che Malambo performs at the Hult Center on Thursday, May 26th. 

(sub)Urban Projections: Ritual

Apr 19, 2016

  Digital and traditional artists will explore the theme of ritual in the fifth annual (sub)Urban Projections festival, presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services and Harmonic Laboratory at the Hult Center in Eugene on April 21st and 22nd. John Park, animator and digital artist for Harmonic Laboratory, and Isaac Marquez, Public Art Manager for the City of Eugene, speak with Eric Alan about creating new possibilities and turning the seven-level lobby into a performance space integrating artists and audience. 

Photo by Lindsey McCarthy

  Eugene Symphony’s Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop returns as part of Symfest, the symphony’s multi-faceted celebration on April 2nd. She visits Eric Alan in the KLCC studios to reflect on her homecoming, a lively program of music with personal meanings, and whether or not the world has made progress in accepting women conductors. 

Eugene Opera's Eugene Onegin

Mar 10, 2016

  The classic lyric opera Eugene Onegin melds the music of Tchaikovsky with the literature of Alexander Pushkin, creating a romantic and dramatic piece. Eugene Opera will do a fully-orchestrated version with an international cast on Friday, March 11th and Sunday, March 13th at the Hult Center in Eugene. Eugene Opera general director Mark Beudert and music director Andrew Bisantz speak with Eric Alan.

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