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SOU Percussion Ensembles CDs reviewed in Percussive Notes

Percussive Notes Vol. 54, No. 5 –  Published November 2016


Electric Rebel Poetry

Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles
Terry Longshore, Director

This recording features the music of Bryan Jeffs, Mark Applebaum, Collin Malloy, Hikaru Sawai, and Jeff Richmond. The performance by the SOUPE is exceptional and musically inspiring. Highlights include Mark Applebaum’s “30” for […]

Artist’s work changes after brain cancer diagnosis

Mail Tribune – Posted Nov 21, 2016

When Austin Brayfield was diagnosed with brain cancer, her painting took on new urgency.

The 83-year-old Ashland artist, who started painting at 70 after a career as a psychologist, began turning out anguished, feverish works packed with emotional power.

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Diving into the Musica Matrix

Ashland Daily Tidings – Posted Nov 17, 2016

Director and mezzo soprano O’Scannell pairs with lutenist James Bishop-Edwards performing the works of English Renaissance giant John Dowland’s songbook. He was a pioneer in writing highly personal and moving lyrics for his music, says O’Scannell. The show is entitled “Come Again: John Dowland First Book […]

‘Emma was Here’ explores Death with Dignity

Mail Tribune – Posted Nov. 10 2016

ROW 211 FILMS, a Rogue Valley production company composed of Southern Oregon University alumni, is planning to make its first independent feature film in 2017: “Emma Was Here,” a poignant drama about a terminally ill young woman’s decision to end her life via Oregon’s […]

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