The performing and fine arts department will welcome internationally-renowned composer Jake Runestad to campus for a presentation of his music and career as part of the Music at Midweek series on Wednesday, April 18, 12:30 to 1:25 p.m., in Mago Hunt Recital Hall. His free presentation is open to all.
Considered a “choral rockstar” by American Public Media, Runestad is one of the most frequently performed and commissioned composers of choral music in the world, having “a particular knack for marrying powerful music to texts that speak to some of the most pressing and moving issues of our time” (Star Tribune). His music has been hailed as “highly imaginative” by the Baltimore Sun, and “stirring and uplifting” by the Miami Herald. With a belief that music has the power to initiate positive change, Runestad creates musical works that are socially conscious and explore authentic human emotions and experiences.
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland (conducted by David De Lyser, performing and fine arts) and the Linn-Benton Community College Chamber Choir will be performing an evening of Runestad’s music under his direction on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College. Full concert and ticket information is available at this link.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at x7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.