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The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts

Eugene United States

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November 2018

The Dawg Trio

November 15 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A pioneering, legendary artist synonymous with both modern bluegrass and the rich legacy of Bay Area acoustic music, mandolin master David Grisman returns to The Shedd Institute with his new Dawg Trio featuring banjo virtuoso Danny Barnes and Grisman’s son Samson Grisman on bass. Originating a signature mix of bluegrass, Reinhardt/Grappelli's Hot Club "gypsy jazz", Latin rhythms, klezmer music, and myriad global influences into a holistic approach he calls “Dawg music,” Grisman began his career during the explosive folk and…

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The Good Time Travelers

November 16 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Good Time Travelers are a multi-instrumental acoustic duo with vocal harmonies and a stage presence so big that they have been described as a “2-piece power-trio". Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick have a sound that is rooted in bluegrass and folk music, but the sentiment is pure rock and roll. They’ve performed around the country at festivals such as Big Sky Big Grass (MT), Northwest String Summit (OR), Folk Alliance (MO), Winter Wondergrass (CA/CO), River City Roots Festival (MT),…

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The Shedd Institute Loop Eugene Committee presents Juliëtte Sterkens

November 18 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this free presentation, national expert Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D., discusses why hearing loss is such a challenging, isolating problem and how hearing loops in both community and personal spaces can dramatically increase access to music and the spoken word for people with hearing loss. This event is for people with hearing loss and their family and friends, church leaders, public facility and retail managers, architects and contractors, hearing and speech specialists, physicians, and anyone who is or will be…

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White Christmas

November 30 • 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

The Shedd Institute is pleased to bring its sparkling production of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS back to Eugene for the 2018 holiday season. This heartwarming 2000 stage adaptation of the beloved, timeless 1954 film musical starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen features 17 Irving Berlin classics and a great libretto of the original screenplay. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow…

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December 2018

Jazz Kings – Ring Those Bells

December 6 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

It comes as no surprise that bells are a familiar symbol during the holiday season. Bells ring to announce the arrival of Christmas and they ring again to Herald in the New Year! These cheerful tones express warmth and a familiarity to the many Carols we sing each year… “Jingle Bells”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Carol Of The Bells”, “Sleigh Bell Serenade”, “Jing-jing-a-ling” and “Silver Bells”. We’ll celebrate with poems such as Longfellow’s “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”, Traditional Carol…

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January 2019

Big Head Todd & The Monsters

January 17, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Having played together for nearly three decades, Big Head Todd and The Monsters are putting their energy into promotion and touring around their 11th studio album New World Arisin’ which makes good on its forward-facing title with what might be the brashest rock and roll of their career. The album explores various subgenres, from the funky “Trip” to punk inspired “Detonator” to raging country-rock “Damaged One,” to the expansive storytelling in the Van Morrison/Springsteen mode of “Wipeout Turn,” a Jimi Hendrix cover…

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Kalani Pe’a

January 26, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kalani Pe'a returns to The Shedd by popular demand on tour in support of his new CD, No 'Ane'i, Hawai'ian for "We belong here". One of the main concepts of the album was to remind the Hawaiian people of the value of becoming primary resources of their land so that they maintain and retain those resources so they can thrive in Hawai'i. He emphasizes the significance of building a foundation and becoming part of that foundation and upliftig and upholding the…

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Society for Private Musical Performances: 100th Anniversary

January 27, 2019 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Between 1919-21 Arnold Schoenberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances (Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen) presented 117 concerts which featured 154 contemporary works from “Mahler to the present”, often in versions for chamber ensemble. This evening, microphilharmonic presents 4 works arranged by Society members (Strauss’ Rosen aus dem Süden-Walzer, Op. 388 and Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor’s Waltz), Op. 437, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer featuring baritone Harry Baechtel, and premieres Michael Anderson’s chamber arrangement of Strauss’ Die Fledermausoverture.

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Jake Shimabukuro

January 31, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Born and raised in Honolulu, Jake Shimabukuro’s life has always centered on the ukulele. He started playing at the young age of four, urged by his mother who also played. Today, he is widely recognized as the world’s top ukulele musician. Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, his virtuosity defies labels. Performing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake views the ukulele as an “untapped source of music with unlimited potential. This is Shimabukuro's 5th…

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February 2019

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

February 2, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt return to Eugene for an acoustic evening at The Shedd Institute Saturday, February 2nd. The Shedd has a long history with the legendary duo, most often at the Hult Center or Cuthbert. We are extremely pleased to present the duo in the especially intimate and acoustically superb setting of Jaqua Concert Hall. A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with…

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Ehud Asherie

February 13, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The extraordinary Ehud Asherie returns to The Shedd's Jaqua Concert Hall February 13 for an evening of the music of Brazilian composer and pianist Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth (1863-1934). Especially noted for his maxixes and choro, Nazareth was noted for creatively combining diverse influences into his music, not only of Brazilian music but also from the music of Europe, Africa and ragtime. Many of his compositions remain part of the repertory today.

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The Seven Deadly Sins

February 22, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Siri Vik and colleagues explore the short, difficult, and thoroughly intriguing collaboration of composer Kurt Weill (1900-50) and poet/playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). In the program’s first set, Vik presents songs from Mahagonny-Songspiel (1927), The Three Penny Opera (1928), Happy End (1929), and The Rise And Fall of the City of Mahogonny (1930). In the second set Vik is joined by chamber ensemble and performance corps in a faithfully-researched staged presentation of the Brecht and Weill’s final work, The Seven Deadly Sins of the Petty Bourgeoisie as premiered by Les Ballets…

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

February 25, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Starring the fierce fiddling duo, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary. With the Visions show, Natalie and Donnell share their legendary musical traditions of their hometowns of Lakefield, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with an expanded show that highlights the unique talents, influences and stories of this amazing, growing clan through dancing, singing and, of course, world-class…

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February 27, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Renowned for stunning shows featuring superb musicianship, Lúnasa’s inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have sold over a quarter million copies while being hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. Lúnasa — featuring Kevin Crawford on flute, low whistle, and tin whistle; Trevor Hutchinson on…

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March 2019


March 3, 2019 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Journey back in time with microphilharmonic’s co-director Alice Blankenship on her Baroque violin with special guests from Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and the UO present six Baroque gems played on period instruments: Georg Philipp Telemann’s Violin Concertos in D major and G major, Antonio Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto, Concerto for Two Cellos and Concerto for Four Violins, and Biagio Marini’s Echo Sonata for Three Violins.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

March 6, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The joyous and uplifting musical voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been powerfully invoking the soul of South Africa for over 40 years. Referred to by Nelson Mandela as "South Africa’s cultural ambassadors", Ladysmith Black Mambazo marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of Zulu traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music, combining powerful choruses and softer, almost whispering chants where voices blend harmoniously, with tightly-choreographed dance moves. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched…

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Mariachi Sol de México

March 9, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Shedd Institute welcomes Mariachi master José Hernández and his Sol de México back to Eugene for a special evening of classic mariachi as only Hernández and company can deliver it! Formed by José Hernández in 1981, Sol de México was created to reflect the vision of an inspiring, artistic mariachi ensemble. As true representatives of a treasured cultural heritage, the members of Sol de México are a cohesive, dynamic team who have accepted the vision to live on as…

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Kevin Burke with Tom Creegan

March 14, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kevin Burke's fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970s. His far-reaching solo album, If the Cap Fits, and his work with such distinguished performers as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band established him as a first class musician. Never one to be restricted by geography or genre, his decades-long career has seen several innovative collaborations with notable musicians of differing styles—Classical, Old Time, Bluegrass, Pop and Rock, as well as the…

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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

March 15, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counter-culture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to…

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Ruthie Foster

March 16, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel. In the tight-knit musical community of Austin, Texas, it’s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don’t. If you do, word gets around. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater and trading…

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April 2019

Honey Whiskey Trio

April 5, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Shedd Institute is extremely pleased to welcome back--for their 7th Eugene appearance-- the extraordinary Honey Whiskey Trio. First appearing on the Jaqua stage in the spring of 2013 at the first annual SheSings Women's A Cappella Festival, the trio (whose mellifluous harmonies really do remind one a LOT of their name!) returned to headline the 2nd Annual SheSings Festival and were immediately booked for The Shedd's 2014-15 Now Hear This presenting series, and they've been back every year since,…

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The Afro-Cuban All Stars

April 27, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Shedd Institute is pleased to welcome Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars back to Jaqua Concert Hall. After gaining international fame for reviving the classic sound of Cuban son, tres master Juan de Marcos turned the Afro-Cuban All Stars into a sensational showcase for Cuba’s most prodigious young musicians. While long revered in Latin America and Europe as a founding member of Cuba’s great son revival band Sierra Maestra, de Marcos first gained notice in the US…

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