Marracci exhibit in Mazama
Paintings by local artist Sue Marracci are on exhibit at the Mazama Country Inn through Aug. 30. The free exhibit is presented by Confluence Gallery. Marracci is a long-time resident of the Methow Valley and has been showing her artwork here since 2004. For more information, call 997-2787.
Piano students in recital
Lynette Westendorf’s piano students will perform their annual spring recital on Sunday (May 31) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free concert begins at 1 p.m.
Liv Aspholm will perform the first movement of Mozart’s C Major Sonata; Ian DeLong will play the Bach Minuet in G and Morning Prayer by Tchaikovsky; Gretta Scholz will present Ballade in C minor by Burgmüller; and Travis Grialou will play an arrangement of the William Tell Overture.
Also performing will be Stella Scholz, Jori Grialou, Sydney Jones-Schuler, Sadie and William Halpin, Stella Gunnip-Hunter, Maggie Moore, Sage McFetridge and Damon Alumbaugh. Several of the students will be performing duets, as well. Refreshments will be served following the recital.
Shafer hosts brass quintet
The Thalia Brass Quintet, which includes the principal brass players and second trumpet of the Seattle-based Thalia Symphony, will present an outdoor concert at the Shafer Historical Museum on June 6 at 3 p.m. Admittance is by donation.
Founded in 1948, the Thalia Symphony is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Seattle area and performs a series of concerts each season at Town Hall.
The Thalia Brass Quintet is composed of Frank Riggs, principal trumpet, Ron Ryder, second trumpet, Carey LaMothe, French horn, Jim Hattori trombone, and Jim Russell tuba.
The program for the June 6 concert will include selections by J. S. Bach, George Gershwin, Victor Ewald and Leonard Bernstein. The Quintet will also perform a piece composed by local resident and composer Lynette Westendorf. For more information call Richard Hart at 996-3419.
Folk concert back at Pearrygin
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s annual summer series of folk and traditional arts concerts returns to Pearrygin Lake State Park near Winthrop on Aug. 29 from 2 – 5:30 p.m. The free performance will feature Inochi Taiko, Japanese-American traditional drumming; Squirrel Butter, an old-time variety duet; and Gansango Music & Dance, traditional music and dance from West Africa. A Discover Pass will be required for parking. For more information, call (360) 902-8635.