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Brazilian jazz and classical music warm up The Merc

Brazilian jazz and classical music warm up The Merc

By Marcy Stamper Pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto and flutist Paul Taub will present an evening of Brazilian jazz and classical music featuring compositions by the influential Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal, also a pianist and flutist, on Saturday (March 12) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Santos Neto is described as “an intuitive keyboard player and...
Arts briefs: March 9, 2016

Arts briefs: March 9, 2016

Arabic, Turkish music at Confluence Confluence Gallery in Twisp presents a World Music concert featuring Arabic and Turkish Music with members of the Seattle-based House of Tarab Ensemble on Saturday (March 12) beginning at 6:30 p.m. House of Tarab specializes in the “Golden Era” music of Egyptian Cinema, according to a Confluence press release. Tarab refers...
Keyboard Confections serves up full course of music, desserts

Keyboard Confections serves up full course of music, desserts

Keyboard Confections, Cascadia’s annual feast for the ears and eyes, features regional and local pianists in combination with voice and cello on Saturday (March 5). Half of the concert is devoted to the musical pairing of pianist Nikolas Caoile and mezzo-soprano…
Arts briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

‘Last Salmon’ opens at The Merc  “The Last Salmon,” a story-telling musical based on a book by local author Phil Davis and told through music composed by award-winning songwriter Casey James, opens on Friday (Feb. 26) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The show tells the story of a wild salmon, Buck, who travels with...
Arts briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

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...
‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

‘Last Salmon’ tells story of hope through music at The Merc

“The Last Salmon,” a compelling story based on a book by a local author and told through music composed by an award-winning songwriter, takes the stage at The Merc Playhouse on Feb. 26. Described as “a chamber musical for kids and people who love them,” the show tells the story of a wild salmon, …...
Tara Kaiyala Weaver hopes to bring her original compositions to life

Tara Kaiyala Weaver hopes to bring her original compositions to life

When Tara Kaiyala Weaver writes music, it comes to her fully realized — with melodies and harmonies for specific instruments and even a sense of whether it’s a first movement or a finale. “I’m inspired to write because it’s already flowing. It’s hard for my pencil to keep up,” said Kaiyala Weaver. “I have to put it...
Arts briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 10, 2016

Centaur Midwife is back Centaur Midwife, a folk/rock/Americana quartet from Ellensburg, returns to perform on Saturday (Feb. 13) at Copper Glance Bar in Winthrop. The free performance starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (509) 433‑7765. Masquerade Ball staged by OVOC The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus present their second annual Valentine’s Masquerade Ball fundraiser...
Winterfest heats up TwispWorks campus with Saturday celebration

Winterfest heats up TwispWorks campus with Saturday celebration

TwispWorks and the Spartan Art Project host the fourth annual Winterfest celebration on Saturday (Feb. 6), featuring music, dancing, art, food and other entertainment throughout the Twisp campus from 6–10 p.m. Music from Bach to bluegrass will be presented on three stages, including performances by the Tamarack String Quartet, duo Danbert Nobacon and Anna Dooley, Terry...
Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Kingston is Confluence artist is residence Margaret Kingston is Confluence Gallery & Art Center’s artist in residence for three months through spring 2016, and will create a body of work that will be exhibited from April 23–May 4. Kingston, a Methow Valley resident, creates intricate oil paintings that might be mistaken for photographs. “Often featuring...