The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus open their concert season this weekend with everything from Baroque music through a late-19th-century dance suite.
Anyone who did not hear Methow Valley violinist Tara Kaiyala Weaver as soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in May — or who wants to experience it again — can catch her virtuosic and emotionally sensitive performance on Sunday.
In addition to the Beethoven concerto, the orchestra, conducted by Don Pearce, will play the six Lachian Dances by Czech composer Leos Janácek. The rarely played dances are based on Moravian folk tunes and range from spirited to languid, with haunting melodies and distinctive harmonies.
The chorus, directed by Jonathan McBride, will perform selections by Handel and standards from the American songbook including “It’s Only a Paper Moon.”
The concert is Sunday (Oct. 19) at 3 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for youth, and free for those 12 and under.