Abigail Sperling, instructor of flute at Linfield College, will present her first faculty recital at Linfield, featuring music from New Zealand, Germany, Italy and France. The recital will be held Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall at the Vivian A. Bull Music Center. Continue reading
Linfield College will welcome visiting musicians from Norway. Guest musicians Ingrid Eliassen and Ekaterina Isayevskaya will present “The Arctic Trumpet,” a concert with Norwegian repertoire for trumpet and piano on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.
Linfield College’s Keyboard Kapers, a celebration of all things piano, will highlight renowned visiting pianist Jeffrey LaDeur.
Keyboard Kapers encompasses three events from Feb. 28-March 3, including a guest lecture, a concert and a master class. LaDeur will present “Musicien Français,” a discussion of French music from 1700-1918, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m. “Piano Potpourri,” a concert featuring LaDeur, Linfield piano professor Johnandrew Slominski and Linfield students will be held on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. A master class featuring young artists will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. All events will be held in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College.
Throughout March, Linfield College will discuss the incarceration of Japanese Americans throughout Oregon during World War II. The college will examine the weight of these actions through a traveling exhibit, an art installation and a documentary film.
On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced relocation of Japanese Americans in the wake of the attack at Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forcibly relocated to internment camps. Permanent camps were built in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, and temporary camps were established in Oregon. Even Linfield students were forced to relocate, leaving their lives behind.
Achy Obejas, an acclaimed author and noted translator, will be speaking at Linfield College as part of her residency as the 2018 Woodrow Wilson fellow.
Obejas will read from her work on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. This talk is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/LinfieldCollege. After the reading, there will be a reception and book signing in Jonasson Hall in Melrose Hall. Obejas will also be visiting classrooms beginning Monday, Feb. 26 as part of her residency.
Joe Wilkins, associate professor of English at Linfield College, will present “Language, Memory and Story: Writing Across the Genres” on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.
“We carry deep in our bones the impulse to fit language to the world,” said Wilkins. “Song and story were our first arts.”
The Linfield College Concert Choir will cap its 2018 tour of southern California with a homecoming concert.
The Choir Tour Homecoming Concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. The concert is free and open to the public.
Three-time Oregon Book Award winning author John Daniel will read from his debut novel, “Gifted,” as part of an ongoing series of readings at Linfield College.
Daniel will read on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.
The Aquilon Music Festival, an intensive three-week young artist program, will launch this summer with the first modern-era production of the opera parody “La Chûte de Phaëton.”
The festival, based at the Linfield College McMinnville campus, will be held July 1-22. It will feature two full-staged opera productions—”La Chûte de Phaëton” and two performances of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”