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It’s all about the music

It’s all about the music

Verne Windham offers a listener-friendly approach to classical music appreciation By Marcy Stamper At a music festival held in a barn — where people come in shorts, not tuxedos, and hang out with the musicians after the concerts — host Verne Windham contributes the perfect philosophical take to the music. “Through all my life being a...
Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

In the casual atmosphere of a old barn (upgraded with first-rate acoustics), chamber music aficionados, people new to classical music, and musicians from as far away as London and Hong Kong come together each year in a vibrant interplay. …
Sparling art collection sales will benefit Confluence Gallery, chamber music festival

Sparling art collection sales will benefit Confluence Gallery, chamber music festival

Descendants of the late Drs. Gerald and Virginia Sparling have agreed to donate the bulk of their family’s art collection for the joint benefit of Confluence Gallery and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. Part of the collection will be for sale at the festival this year. “This is a wonderful collection gathered over a...
Chamber music festival offers another star-studded lineup

Chamber music festival offers another star-studded lineup

Visitors will enjoy five concerts plus free performances over 10-day event An international array of renowned musicians will headline the 21st annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, set for July 28–Aug. 6 at Signal Hill Ranch between Winthrop and Twisp. Classical musicians from Hong Kong, China, London and Canada will perform. Jing Wang, concertmaster of...
Unusual instruments star at Valentine concert

Unusual instruments star at Valentine concert

Fans of chamber music wouldn’t be surprised to hear a string quartet, but fans of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival have learned that the festival is not inhibited by traditional labels. This year’s Valentine concert on Feb. 13 is no exception …
Arts briefs: Dec. 9, 2015

Arts briefs: Dec. 9, 2015

Secret Garden presentation in Twisp The Twisp library will host a Book It Theater presentation of the children’s book The Secret Garden on Saturday (Dec. 12) at the Methow Valley Community Center. The free event begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 997‑4681. Rhyme and reason at Poetry Out Loud The fourth annual Poetry Out...
Chamber music festival merges music, art and nature

Chamber music festival merges music, art and nature

Five inspiring concerts, free performances throughout the valley, and the inauguration of art made from discarded pianos are among the enticements of the 20th-annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. The festival also includes opportunities for behind-the-scenes glimpses of the musicians and how they work their magic, and presentations that will help …
Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has recently awarded $70,480 in grants to Methow Valley nonprofits. Established in 2006, the Methow Valley Fund provides grant funding to charitable organizations that are meeting needs and developing strong, sustainable programs that enhance the Methow Valley. The fund is advised by...
Johnson named interim executive director of chamber music festival

Johnson named interim executive director of chamber music festival

By Don Nelson

Liz Johnson has been named interim executive director of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, which will return with a full schedule next year after being cancelled in 2014 because of the summer’s fires. “We’re going to come back full force,” Johnson said.

Arts briefs: July 30, 2014

Arts briefs: July 30, 2014

This week: Pipestone students play Friday, Confluence exhibit opens Saturday, Home Tour coming up Aug. 9, and a list of Cancellations due to the fire.