A cross-culture band exchange teaches both student and teacher

Every other year the Tamana All Girls’ High School Band travels to Washington state for an exchange with the Graham Kapowsin High School and a friendship concert at PLU. The eight-year long relationship has created bonds that stretch across the ocean. This year, three Graham…

Famous flutist visits PLU this January

Internationally renowned flutist, Carol Wincenc , is giving a flute masterclass on Thursday, January 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Jennie Lee Hanson Recital Hall in MBR. Wincenc, a Grammy-nominated artist, has changed the face of the flute repertoire with an extraordinary list of commissions…

PLU Organist performs Bach at Portland’s St. James Lutheran Church

Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm PLU Music Professor and Organist Paul Tegels will play Bach Cantata Vespers and a Mozart Church Sonata for organ and strings at the historic downtown Portland’s St. James Lutheran Church on Dec. 4. The Bach Vesper will feature Cantata 61, Nun komm…

Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble to perform at Mary Bridge

The Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble’s latest project is music to our ears. Flute Choir at PLU, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU) The next concert for Pacific Lutheran University’s Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble, PLU’s flute choir, will have a small but strong audience: patients at Mary…

Regency String Quartet Commemorates Hungarian Revolution

PLU’s Regency String Quartet will start the season off on the right note with two concerts commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.  PLU faculty members Svend Rønning, Mary Manning, Betty Agent and Richard Treat will perform the program at 8 p.m. on October…

PLU to Welcome Grammy-Winning Organist Nathan Laube

Pacific Lutheran University welcomes internationally renowned organist Nathan Laube to campus on September 11, 2016 at 3 pm. Described as one of the world’s elite organ performers, Laube will kick off the Richard D. Moe Organ Series. Laube is a Grammy-winning organist, who tours and…

PLU hosts Tamana Girls’ High School Band in friendship concert

On June 5 at 3pm in Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University will host a friendship concert featuring Graham-Kapowsin High School Wind Ensemble and Tamana Girls High School Band from Japan. PLU Percussion Professor Miho Takekawa founded the sister-band affiliation with the vice president of the Kansai Band Association,…

Jazz Under the Stars concert lineup announced

The 2016 Jazz Under the Stars series will begin on Thursday, July 7 in the outdoor amphitheater of the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the PLU campus. This annual summer concert series is FREE to the public, PLU’s gift to our community. The series…

PLU Wind Ensemble tours eastern Washington and Portland, Oregon

The Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble is traveling across the mountains to eastern Washington to perform in various venues this March. The 50-student ensemble will perform in Yakima, Spokane, Richland, Pasco and Portland, Oregon, and will finish with a homecoming concert in Lagerquist Concert Hall…

A Christmas Invitation – Photo Recap

Christmas at PLU this year was extra special. The 2015 concert program featured the world premiere of critically acclaimed composer J.A.C. Redford’s  A Christmas Invitation , composed for PLU’s Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra. Opera star Angela Meade ’01 joined…

J-term adventures: Keep up with music students around the world

Churches, Organs, and Art in The Netherlands and Germany University Organist and Associate Professor of Music Paul Tegels takes students to visit historical buildings in the Netherlands and northern Germany.  Organ students will see and play some of the most significant historical instruments in that region,…

KPLU Jazz Jam live from the Karen Hille Phillips Center

The 19th Annual KPLU Christmas Jazz Jam, 88.5 KPLU’s much-anticipated FREE holiday concert, features tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz –Thursday, December 10, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m. at a new venue on the Pacific Lutheran University campus: Eastvold Auditorium in the Karen Hille Phillips Center…

‘A Christmas Invitation’ broadcast

Save the date to see our Christmas concert broadcast To bring PLU’s 125th anniversary year to a spectacular close, PLU’s annual Christmas concert “A Christmas Invitation” will be broadcast into homes on Christmas and Christmas Eve in the Seattle, Tacoma and the greater Portland area…