Beta Collide, AnyWhen Orchestra
8 pm Saturday, Feb. 2., Saturday February 02 | $10-$20 suggested donation.
In this jazz-tinged, post-classical music concert, one of Oregon’s finest new-music ensembles, Eugene’s Beta Collide (comprising mostly University of Oregon faculty members on trumpet, sax, piano, percussion, guitar and bass), performs original arrangements of music by the died-too-young Canadian world-music singer Lhasa de Sala. AnyWhen, a sax-trumpet-bassoon-cello-guitar-drum sextet headed by young New York-based composer-trumpeter Douglas Detrick, one of the most promising musical talents to emerge from the UO in years, will premiere Detrick’s 10-movement suite, The Bright and Rushing World.
Like Wayne Horvitz’s Gravitas Quartet, AnyWhen artfully combines spontaneity and structure with composition and improvisation more organically—and engagingly—than many of the old third stream and fusion attempts to harmonize the worlds of jazz and classical music.
Community Music CenterPhone:
3350 SE Francis St.Website: communitymusiccenter.org