OVOC family concert this weekend

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus present their family concert on Sunday (Feb. 21). Admission is free. The concert is at 3 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center.

The choir will perform songs from Broadway shows — including Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Gondoliers,” “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables.

The orchestra will play a highlight of the classical repertoire, “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, with ingenious parts that mimic creatures from tortoises to kangaroos. The orchestra will also play a Western-style waltz and a medley from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, plus a witty riff on “Old MacDonald.”

Cowboy music in Twisp

Cowboy singer and picker T.R. Stewart performs on Feb. 29 at the Methow Valley Inn in Twisp. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling Stewart at (206) 304‑1298 or emailing tr3stewart@gmail.com. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information, call (206) 849‑5581.

Keyboard Confections ready to tempt you

Keyboard Confections, presented by Cascadia Music, will be back with lovely music and scrumptious desserts on March 5 at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature pianist Nik Caoile and soprano Melissa Schiel, as well as local and regional pianists. Cost is $5 for students and $15 for adults; or free for those under age 12. There will be a master class for musicians at 10 a.m. that day. For more information, call 997‑0222 or 997‑9344.

Brazil comes to the Methow

Pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto and flutist Paul Taub will present an evening of Brazilian music featuring the compositions of the heralded and influential Brazilian composer, pianist and flutist Hermeto Pascoal, on March 12 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, beginning at 7 p.m. Also on the program will be music by Santos Neto himself as well as repertoire by other Brazilian composers such as Pixinguinha and Antonio Carlos Jobim, spanning a variety of styles influenced by jazz and classical music.

Tickets are $20 and are available at http://eventbrite.com. For more information, call 996‑3418. The event is a benefit for the Methow Valley Education Foundation and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Turkish, Arabic music at Confluence

An evening of Arabic and Turkish music will be presented by members of the House of Tarab Ensemble on March 12 at Confluence Gallery in Twisp. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the gallery. For more information, call 997‑2787. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

House of Tarab, from Seattle, specializes in the “Golden Era” music of Egyptian cinema. The trio will feature David McGrath on nay (flute), Stephen Elaimy on oud (fretless lute), and Jane Hall on riqq (tamborine).