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Celebrate spring with Pacific's musical groups

COURTESY PHOTO - The Pacific University Jazz Band will kick off the spring concert series with Jazz Nite. The Pacific University music department is sponsoring a series of spring concerts open to the public. Celebrate glorious spring with a variety of musical entertainment. All performances are held in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar St., and start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The series is kicking off this Friday.

n Jazz Nite, featuring the Pacific University Jazz Band, Jazz Improvisation Class and special guest trombonist Lars Campbell, will take place Friday, April 3.

n Friday, April 10, the Pacific Philharmonic and Chamber Ensembles will perform a concert featuring string quartets, a string orchestra and a full philharmonic orchestra.

n The spring choral concert, with the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and men’s and women’s specialty groups will perform Friday, April 17.

n Saturday, April 18, Pacific’s Symphonic Band spring concert will showcase an entire program of music donated to the band.

n The Pacific University Spring Musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” is scheduled for Friday, April 24. There will also be a performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

General admission for all events except the April 12 show is $7, with seniors only $5 and students admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door.

Admission for the April 12 performance by the Oregon Symphonic Band and the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble is $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and military, and free admission for students. Tickets will be available at the door. Call the university box office at 503-352-2918 or visit pacificu.edu/about-us/events for more information and tickets.


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