By Eugene Magazine

April 21

Eugene Symphony: Tristan und Isolde, Act I

This is the beginning of a three-year project exploring Richard Wagner’s groundbreaking and moving opera, an archetypal love story fated to end in tragedy. This is only the second time the opera has been performed in Oregon and was previously only performed in Portland some 50 years ago.

Hult Center 

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Through April 29

Maude Kerns Art Center presents “Fresh Form” 

“Fresh Form” features the work of Gabrielle Duggan, Mayuko Ono Gray, and Sarah Nguyen. All these artists use or reference traditional art forms that push the boundaries to create fresh, modern work. Gabrielle Duggan’s digital weaving images are produced by data fed into a machine and executed by her own hand. Mayuko Ono Gray’s graphite and charcoal drawings mix traditional Japanese calligraphy with Western-style drawings and materials. Mayuko has had shows all over the world: Japan, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Sarah Nguyen is a multi-media artist who works primarily with paper, she creates traditional cut-paper style techniques in a scroll format

Maude Kerns Art Center

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April 22 

Chris Pureka

Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose music has straddled the folk, Americana, and indie rock genres over the course of her 20-year career. All tickets to the Hult Center’s 10×10 series shows are just $10. Come out and discover a new favorite artist.

Hult Center 

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April 21 – 24

Songs for a New World

The Student Production Association of Lane Community College (SPA) presents “Songs for a New World,” a modern twist on Jason Robert Brown’s 1995 collection of theatrical songs. Performances are Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 pm each day at LCC’s Ragozzino Performance Hall. There will also be a 2 pm matinee show on Sunday, April 24.

Student Production Association of Lane Community College

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April 23

The Shedd presents the John Pizzarelli

The ever-phenomenal world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond, with a repertoire that ranges from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra to Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and The Beatles. 

The Shedd Institute

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April 24

Eugene Symphony’s Family Concert: “Peter And The Wolf” 

Round up your kids or grandkids for Sergei Prokofiev’s classic tale of a young boy overcoming his fears! Peter teams up with his friends — a bird, a duck, and a cat — to defeat the threatening wolf and make it home by supper. With a story that will warm your heart and music to inspire young, curious minds, this is sure to be a memory-making afternoon for everyone in the family. Arrive early for pre-concert activities starting at 12:30 in the Hult Center lobby such as a scavenger hunt, instrument petting zoo, and choreography station.

Eugene Symphony

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April 26

NeedToBreathe: Into the Mystery Acoustic Tour

Since 1998, NeedToBreathe has quietly emerged as a dynamic force in rock music, topping the charts, selling out historic venues, and generating hundreds of millions of streams to date. The band has gathered one platinum single, four gold singles, and a gold album. 

Hult Center

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