A Slice of Paradise

A Slice of Paradise The Malick Folk Performing Company from Trinidad and Tobago will perform from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Malick is the premier folk performing company of Trinidad and Tobago. The award-winning group travels…

PLU’s Wind Ensemble upcoming CBDNA performance

In an all encompassing PLU performance, PLU’s Wind Ensemble will be travelling to California to perform at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), West/Northwest Conference this spring. “It was a huge honor for us to be accepted. We had to submit a recording and…

Backstage with Violinist Svend Rønning

This week we sat down with Dr. Rønning to talk about everything from Rick Steves to Rachmaninoff. Read on! How did you first get started playing the violin? What drew you to the instrument? My mother tells me that she noticed that I loved to…

Concert web streaming of PLU’s annual Christmas Concert, Gloria

Join us in one of the most beloved holiday traditions in the Northwest, as The Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra present our annual Christmas concert, Gloria . Works by Gustav Holst, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Randol Bass will be mixed with…

University Choral Union presents Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle”

Full of beauty and a joy to sing is how conductor Richard Nance describes Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union’s upcoming Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle”. The performance took place Sunday, November 12 in Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Building. The performance featured PLU…

Remembering Gordon Gilbertson

Gordon Gilbertson will forever remain a legacy in the PLU music department. David Robbins, Senior Advancement Officer and former chair of the department recounts Gordon’s impact at PLU. “Gordon was hired at PLU in 1954 to serve as band director and teach music education courses.…

The upcoming Choral Concert will be music to our ears

PLU’s annual Fall Choral Concert will feature the Choir of the West, University Chorale, University Singers, and Men’s Chorus. Each choir will present a 15-25 minute program of mixed choral literature from various stylistic eras and genres as they kick off their 2017-18 seasons. This…

Richard D. Moe Organ Recital Series

The Richard D. Moe Organ Series has an exciting line up of performances planned for the 2017-18 academic year. The upcoming October 22 performance will feature duo organists, Dana Robinson and Paul Tegels. Dana Robinson is Associate Professor of Music and Organist at the University…

Choral Union Tour Preview Concert

The Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union will present a tour preview concert on Tuesday, July 11th at 7:30 pm in Lagerquist Concert Hall. This summer’s two-week tour will be to France, with concerts scheduled in Arles, Alixan, Colmar, Troyes, Bayeux and Paris. The tour repertoire…

Celebrated composer and PLU alumna Cindy McTee visits campus

McTee’s Symphony No. 1 – Ballet for Orchestra – performed April 11 by University Symphony Orchestra For Cindy McTee ‘75, music was ingrained in her life from the moment she was born. McTee spent her youth wandering around the PLU campus while her mom was…

New work celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

The Lyric Brass Quintet will perform “Luther, Seven Scenes for Brass Quintet” composed by PLU music professor emeritus Jerry Kracht, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in Lagerquist Concert Hall. “The piece is highly programmatic—that…

Sacred concerts highlights faith and music

From 1965 until his death in 1974, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington reformed both his worldview and his music. With his advancing age, failing health, and the death in of his beloved co-composer Billy Strayhorn, Ellington came to realize the impermanence of life and rekindled the…

Army, PLU team up for free concert in honor of Music in our Schools Month

Since 1985, educational institutions across the nation have recognized March as Music in our Schools Month , and to celebrate, the 56th Army Band from 1 Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will join Pacific Lutheran University’s Wind Ensemble concert in Lagerquist Concert Hall, on Sunday, March…

A Symphony of Light

Pacific Lutheran University presents the U.S. premiere of ‘Nordic Light Symphony,’ a multimedia production inspired by the Northern Lights The Aurora Borealis is the largest optical phenomenon in the Earth’s upper atmosphere; a spectacular event, that many only dream of seeing. For those that aspire…