Fall Dance Showcase at Linfield College

Fall Dance ConcertBlending together ballet and jazz, Linfield students will perform “The Jazz Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream” for the Fall Dance Showcase on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 in Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. Showtime for both performances is 7 p.m. 

The dancers will perform the classic “Nutcracker” story in the styles of ballet and jazz with Tchaikovsky’s original score arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Under the direction of Eve Brindis, adjunct professor of dance, “Clara’s Dream” infuses tradition with modern jazz, themes and bright colors. The array of ballet and jazz choreography draws influence from George Balanchine’s “Nutcracker.”   Continue reading

MJ New Quartet to perform at Linfield 

MJ New QuartetThe MJ New Quartet, a virtuoso quartet who revisit the introspective elegance and sophisticated soundscape of the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ), will perform at Linfield College.  

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the MJ New Quartet will bring their blend of classical and jazz to the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at 7 p.m. Led by jazz pianist Darrell Grant, the group offers thoughtful interpretations and explorations of MJQ classics such as “Django,” “Skating in Central Park” and “Odds Against Tomorrow,” as well as lesser-known pieces.  

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88th annual Mahaffey Tournament held at Linfield

Mahaffey Debate TournamentUndergraduate students from across the nation will compete in the 88th annual R.D. Mahaffey Memorial Forensics Tournament Nov. 16-18 at Linfield College. 

The tournament is one of the oldest continuing intercollegiate tournaments in the nation and honors Roy “Hap” Mahaffey, Linfield alumnus, for his pioneering efforts with forensics. Linfield students will compete, as well as help organize and host the event.  Continue reading

Russian art songs topic of faculty lecture at Linfield 

Anton BelovAnton Belov will discuss 19th-century Russian art songs in an upcoming Linfield College faculty lecture. 

Belov, associate professor of music, will present “Romanticism, exoticism,
nationalism and revolution as reflected in the Russian art song of the 19th century” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus.   Continue reading

Concert Band presents “Music for the Imagination” 

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe Linfield College Concert Band will feature music to spur the imagination in their annual fall concert.  

The Concert Band will present “Music for the Imagination: Programmatic Music for Band in the Twentieth Century” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.   Continue reading

Linfield music students to perform traditional liederabend 

LiederabendWorks of romantic composers will be performed in an intimate setting when Linfield College hosts a traditional musical liederabend.  

Students will perform the liederabend on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.  

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Author Martha Grover featured in “Readings at the Nick” 

Martha GroverAcclaimed Portland-based author Martha Grover will read from her book, “The End of My Career,” Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linfield College Nicholson Library. The reading is part of the “Readings at the Nick” series.  

Grover is an author, poet and artist. She is best known for her latest collection of autobiographical stories and essays, “The End of My Career,” which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Her work focuses on themes of family, childhood, place and work.   Continue reading