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Project creates good vibes all around

  • Jun 1, 2009
It's a long way from the ancienet traditions of the Tokaido Road to the Brooklyn rooftop dacners captured by photographer Brian Lanker, but that's the broad range of music and culture captured by exhibits and performance within the "World Harmony Project," a collabortive effort by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural and cultural Hstory, and the Oregon Bach Festival. With funding assistance from the Oregon Arts Commission and Lane County Tourism, the three organizations present a variety of exhibition openings, live music, dance and lectures. The events will allow community members to experience a wealth of arts, culture and heritage, appropriate for the entire family.
  • Opening of JSMA's exhibition of Japanese art, "On the Road: Two Visions of the Tokaido," with reception and entertainment; on view from June 25-Sept. 13. OBF performers the On Ensemble will be one of many musical guests.
  • Opening of MNCH's exhibition, "World Harmony - Musical Instruments from Around the Globe," on view from June 25-Jan. 3 and "Shall We Dance?" an exhibit of images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Brian Lanker. The opening will include a reception and entertainment.
  • Opening concert of OBF's 40th season; Haydn's oratorio "The Creation," performed by the Festival orchestra, chorus and soloists, conducted by Helmuth Rilling, at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts on June 26.
  • Children's concert, "Taiko Together," with Los Angeles-based On Ensemble, at the Hult Center on June 27.
  • OBF evening concert at the Hult Center by the On Ensemble, June 27.
  • Pacific International Children's Choir Festival Gala Concert, at the Hult Center on June 28.
  • "Sunday of Sound," a two-site (JSMA and MNCH) multi-cultural music festival featuring 10 local and regional ensembles from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 28.
A full schedule of events is available at jsma.uoregon.edu.