Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble at the Portland Community Music Center with Beta Collide
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Concert 8pm, $10-20 suggested donation
Community Music Center
3350 Southeast Francis Street, Portland, OR 97202
“Douglas Detrick is one of the brightest young talents to emerge in Oregon jazz lately.”
- Brett Campbell, Willamette Week
“Beta Collide is an ensemble that fans of new music should watch out for.”
-James McQuillen, The Oregonian
Dave Douglas’ Festival of New Trumpet, an annual multi-genre celebration in clubs and concert halls across New York City and the US, presents two cutting-edge, trumpeter-led ensembles in a double-bill concert at Portland’s Community Music Center that includes the Oregon premiere of Douglas Detrick’s “The Bright and Rushing World,” commissioned by Chamber Music America and the music of world music star Lhasa de Sala.
The Juilliard grad and former Meridian Arts Ensemble member Brian McWhorter, an exciting trumpeter working at the forefront of cross-genre, new music exploration, is the Professor of trumpet at the University of Oregon where he taught Douglas Detrick, a young trumpet player and composer who has since gone on to win prestigious grants from Chamber Music America that commissioned his “The Bright and Rushing World” a dynamic 10-movement work for his AnyWhen Ensemble.
Beta Collide will perform original arrangements of the music of Montreal-based world music singer Lhasa de Sala, “an early Lilith Fair star who sang lovely, haunting originals in Spanish, English and French before succumbing in 2010 to breast cancer at age 37” (Brett Campbell, 7.31.12 Eugene Weekly) with Brian McWhorter, trumpet; Steve Owen, saxophone; Toby Koenigsburg, piano; Phillip Patti, percussion; Sean Peterson, bass; and Bill Marsh, guitar. Learn more at betacollide.com.
Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble will give the Oregon premiere of the Chamber Music America-commissioned The Bright and Rushing World: Suite for Five Musicians, a suite of music composed on a single theme that received its world premiere in New York City in September as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music. AnyWhen Ensemble features Douglas Detrick, trumpet; Hashem Assadullahi, saxophone; Shirley Hunt, cello; Steve Vacchi, bassoon; and Ryan Biesack, drums. Learn more at douglasdetrick.com/anywhen.