Rufus Wainwright
Fri, Dec 12, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute

OFAM is pleased to announce the addition of Rufus Wainwright to its 2003-04 Now Hear This series. Wainwright appears at The Shedd Friday, December 12, 2003 with special guests Martha Wainwright & Teddy Thompson. Purchase tickets this and to other 2003-04 Now Hear This concerts at the OFAM Ticket Office, 687-6526.

The unflinching self-examination of Rufus Wainwright's new album Want One leaves him open to all sorts of scrutiny. But so does his insistence on being a cultural maverick. Pop records like this one don’t grow on trees; indeed, very few artists in any idiom possess the vocal, compositional or psychological wherewithal to create a work of this quality.

Wainwright’s work is unique among the artists of his generation and, in fact, unlike anything currently orbiting the pop universe. But he has consistently managed to find eager allies, specialists equipped to help him realize his singular vision. His debut album featured contributions from esteemed composer/musicologist Van Dyke Parks; Poses bore the stamp of longtime Wainwright collaborator Pierre Marchand and received a cover of the title track by frequent OFAM artist Dave Douglas.

DreamWorks Records principal Lenny Waronker (who signed Wainwright and is well known for his work with Randy Newman [another recent OFAM artist]) suggested that Marius deVries – highly respected for his work with Björk, Madonna and David Bowie – produce the new album. Among the other artists lending their skills to the record are Charlie Sexton, Levon Helm, and Kate McGarrigle, (Wainwright’s mother, played the banjo and accordion).

To hear Want One and the full Wainwright canon join us at The Shedd Friday, December 12, 2003.

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The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
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Eugene, Oregon
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NHT 2003-04 Schedule
September, 2003
Wed 17Jason Moran
October, 2003
Tue 07Tim O'Brien Band
Fri 24Randy Newman
November, 2003
Wed 05Joshua Redman Electric Band
Wed 12Natalie MacMaster
Sat 15Guy Clark
December, 2003
Sat 06Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Fri 12Rufus Wainwright
Fri 19Ramblin' Jack Elliott
February, 2004
Mon 02Dianne Reeves
March, 2004
Wed 03Joan Baez
Fri 05Wynton Marsalis
Thu 11Cassandra Wilson
April, 2004
Tue 13Brad Mehldau Trio
Wed 14Wayne Shorter
Fri 16Edgar Meyer
Sat 24Tom Paxton
May, 2004
Wed 05Dave Douglas Quintet
Sun 09Dave Liebman Group
Sat 15Alasdair Fraser
Thu 20Hawaiian Music's Next Gen
Sat 22Ungar & Mason
June, 2004
Tue 08Erik Friedlander
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