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2019 'SAC Presents' at Oregon State University

Guest Author | 07/17/2019 | Arts and Culture, Concerts & Music, Fall, Oregon State University, Performance Art

Oregon State University's School of Arts and Communication Presents...

From country music to jazz, chamber music to rock and roll; featuring musicians, artists and guest lecturers, SAC Presents will bring well known headliners, rising stars and unique, lesser known artists and ensembles to our community.

This year's SAC Presents schedule includes a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe; longtime musical collaborators Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin; composer, percussionist, and instrument builder Paul Dresher and company; a "Balkan-Soul-Gypsy-Funk" brass band; and "six contemporary classical polymaths who playfully overstep the boundaries of musical genres,” (The New Yorker).

SAC Presents 2019 Schedule

  • Nov. 6, 2019: Nobuntu, with OSU's Bella Voce women's choir
  • Dec. 10, 2019: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage
  • Jan. 18, 2020: Paul Dresher Ensemble: Schick Machine
  • March 19, 2020: Slavic Soul Party
  • April 11, 2020: yMusic

SAC Presents performances take place at the LaSells Stewart Center (875 SW 26th St.) and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets

Individual ticket prices range between $30 and $50 and may be purchased by clicking on the photos or titles of the events listed below. Season tickets are available online.

OSU Students: $10 tickets, subject to availability (max. 100 and while seats last; some performances may sell out quickly). Limited to 1 per student and must be purchased in advance at the Box Office (105 Fairbanks Hall) or in person at the door, subject to availability.

Corvallis Arts for All: Persons with an Oregon Trail Card may purchase up to two tickets for $5 each, in advance at the Box Office (105 Fairbanks Hall) or in person at the door, subject to availability.

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Learn more about and buy tickets for the 2019 SAC Presents events below.

Click the titles or photos for more information and tickets.

1. Nobuntu, with OSU's Bella Voce women's choir
Nobuntu, with OSU's Bella Voce women's choir
Nov. 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center, $30-$40 - Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements.
2. Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage
Dec. 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center, $35-$50 - Longtime friends and musical collaborators Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin perform together as an intimate, acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. This special show will feature the acclaimed singer-songwriters performing some of their favorite songs while exploring material from their own vast catalogues. They previously toured together in 2013, where audiences were invited to share the artists’ 'living room' as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting, inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie.
3. Paul Dresher Ensemble: Schick Machine
Paul Dresher Ensemble: Schick Machine
Jan. 18, 2020, 7:30 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center, $30-$40 - The sound of a summer storm's distant thunder and the rain on the roof - the memory of the late night sound of his mother's typewriter down the hall - these compel the sound collector and sonic inventor Laslo Klangfarben to attempt the creation of the Schick Machine, a wondrous mechanical device that consumes his every waking and dreaming moment. A giant motorized hurdy gurdy, a deconstructed pipe organ and an array of spinning and thrashing metal machines that seem almost to be alive - these devices and more fill the basement workshop of our possibly mad and possibly genius inventor as he nears the completion of his giant instrument that he believes can reconcile the past and the future.
4. SAC Presents Slavic Soul Party!
SAC Presents Slavic Soul Party!
March 19, 2020, 7:30 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center, $30-$40 - Fiery Balkan brass, irresistible beats, Roma (Gypsy) accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! America’s #1 brass band for Balkan-Soul-Gypsy-Funk. These nine musicians pump the sounds of life through a Balkan brass filter, reimagining the tradition while making new music out of immigration, integration, and ingenuity. Whether live, on television or radio worldwide, this dynamic brass/percussion ensemble is recognized for superior virtuosity blended with a huge helping of spontaneous fun.
5. yMusic
yMusic
April 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center, $30-$40 - yMusic, 'six contemporary classical polymaths who playfully overstep the boundaries of musical genres,' (The New Yorker) performs in concert halls, arenas and clubs around the world. Founded in New York City in 2008, yMusic believes in presenting excellent, emotionally communicative music, regardless of style or idiom. 'One of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,' (Fred Child, NPR’s Performance Today) their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators, from Paul Simon to Bill T. Jones to Ben Folds, and inspired original works by some of today’s foremost composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli and Andrew Norman.
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