‘Summer Jam’ lineup
Save the date: TwispWorks is planning a “Methow Summer Jam” to be staged at the Pavilion on Sept. 4 and co-hosted by the Old Schoolhouse Brewery Taproom. The free event will be from 6 – 9:30 p.m. According to TwispWorks, the lineup includes:
Sunz of Sound Reunion featuring Essential I, DJ Silas, Nolan “Insite” Loucks and Nicole Loucks; Noah Ashford from Hammered Dulcimer and DJ Chicane; DJ Mantis; K. Pree; 206 Zulu Members DJ Seabefore and special guest.
Visit www.twispworks.org for more information.
Chamber Orchestra concert
The Twisp Chamber Orchestra will present a concert, “A Tale of Two Seasons: Piazzolla and Vivaldi,” on Sept. 11 at the Methow Valley Inn in Twisp.
Featured musicians will be Mandy Howard-Phillips performing Vivaldi’s “Winter and Spring” concertos, and Vanessa Moss performing Piazzolla’s “Winter and Spring” concertos. Also on the program is a presentation of “Brahms’ Viola Quintet in G,” and an original composition, “Branching Sequence,” by Matt Armbrust.
Cost of the outdoor performance, which begins at 7 p.m., is $18 for adults and $1 for minors, or by donation for the streaming presentation. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Twisp Chamber Orchestra includes members of Kairos, the Spokane Symphony, the Yakima Symphony and PNB, as well as Methow Valley musicians.
Art Walk needs artists
TwispWorks, Methow Arts, the Twisp Chamber of Commerce, Cascadia and Confluence Gallery & Art Center are partnering to present the Twisp Fall Art Walk and Studio Tour on Sept. 25 from 1 – 5 p.m.
The organizers are reaching out to local artists to participate. Artists with booths will set up in the plaza at TwispWorks or between Second and Third avenues on Glover Street. Artists can participate at no charge.
For information about participating, contact Akker at email@example.com or call 997‑2787. The registration deadline is Sept. 4.
Merc’s ‘CoronAnthology’ production
The Merc Playhouse will stage its first live production in nearly two years when it presents “CoronAnthology: The year we held our breath,” on Oct. 14 – 17. The production will, in effect, be authored by valley residents and directed by Phil Quevillon.
The Merc is seeking personal stories about coping with the pandemic. Written submissions, sound recordings or video recordings will be accepted, from all ages and backgrounds. Submissions must be less than 5 minutes in length. Submit your writing, video, or sound recording via email by Aug. 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person submissions will also be considered on Aug. 25 at the Yourspace building on the TwispWorks campus, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Submissions will be curated, directed and then presented in a multi-media Reader’s Theater performance the weekend of Oct. 14 – 17. Rehearsals and one-on-one editing with the director will take place in September. Full cast technical rehearsals will be Oct. 9 and 10.
To learn more about the submission process, visit www.mercplayhouse.org/happening-now.html. For additional information, call 997‑7529.