Luncheon with Dr. Ethan Sperry, Harvard alumnus and Director of Oregon Repertory singers
Wednesday, April 3rd @ University Club
Dr. Ethan Sperry (Harvard AB), the Barre Stoll Professor of Choral Music at Portland State University and Artistic Director of Oregon Repertory Singers, is speaking at the Yale Club of Oregon and SW Washington’s monthly luncheon at the University Club on Wednesday April 3rd from noon to 1:30 pm. Topic: Arvo Pärt - His Life and Music. Lunch is included. Harvard alumni are invited. Cost: $29
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Yale Club Luncheon with Dr. Ethan Sperry on Arvo Pärt: His Life and Music
According to Wikipedia, Arvo Pärt has been the most performed living composer in the world since 2011. Dr. Sperry will talk about his life and work. Oregon Repertory Singers will be performing four of Arvo Pärt's works on April 27th and 28 at First United Methodist Church in Portland.
Arvo Pärt is an Estonian composer of classical and religious music. Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs his self-invented compositional technique, tintinnabuli. Pärt's music is in part inspired by Gregorian chant. His most performed works include Fratres (1977), Spiegel im Spiegel (1978), and Für Alina (1976).
Ethan Sperry is the Barre Stoll Professor of Choral Music at Portland State University and Artistic Director of Oregon Repertory Singers.He has earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Harvard College and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California. Ensembles under his direction have toured to Bermuda, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan, and have performed at major venues in the United States including the Kennedy Center, The Washington National Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, The Nassau Coliseum, Cincinnati's Music Hall, and Boston's Symphony Hall.
Tickets and meal options are available through Eventbrite HERE.