Dr. Jennifer Sasser, human sciences chair and gerontology program director, is one of several experts who will lead Oregon Humanities' Talking About Dying Series starting in September 2015.
Last fall's concert featuring composer-in-residence Morten Lauridsen and the Marylhurst choirs will be broadcast on All Classical Portland's Played in Oregon on June 15, 2014. The hour-long radio broadcast will be devoted to the Lauridsen concert.
The concert featured Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs, O Magnum Mysterium and his masterful Lux Aeterna with members of the Oregon Symphony accompanying, conducted by Dr. Justin Smith, Marylhurst's director of choral activities.
Morten Lauridsen is an American composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient (2007), he was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (1994–2001) and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years. In 2006, Lauridsen was named an American Choral Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2007, he received the National Medal of Arts "for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide."
Played in Oregon, with host Brandi Parisi, celebrates the music and music makers of the live classical music scene in Oregon. The one-hour weekly program airs on All Classical Portland, Oregon's classical radio station, Sundays at 1 p.m.