The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) will present a concert featuring family favorite selections at the Omak Performing Arts Center on March 26 at 3 p.m.
The chorus will perform “We Rise,” composed by Adam Mitchell. Karen Harris will accompany on guitar. “The Dream Keeper” by Rollo Dilworth will also be performed, and Tim Alley will accompany on percussion as well as on “Puff The Magic Dragon.”
The chorus will also sing “The Clouds,” by Cynthia Gray, and “Hisakata No” (“In the Peaceful Light”), a traditional Japanese song of spring and blossoms by Ruth Morris Gray.
“West Side Story” selections, by Leonard Bernstein and arranged by Jack Mason, will begin the orchestra portion of the program followed by “Lennon — a tribute to the music of John Lennon,” arranged by Roland Barrett. “Ode to Joy Festival,” by Ludwig van Beethoven and arranged by Todd Parrish, will celebrate the joy of spring.
OVOC will also present Karen and Gil, along with Kori Thornton singing “Straight Up,” which has been nominated for a Native American Music Award. Dan Nanamkin will play flute and give a presentation of Native American traditional knowledge and values. CITIZENS will also perform. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and youth 15 and younger are free. Visit www.ovocmusic.org for details and updates.
“High Country Kicker’s Advanced Dance Lessons” are being offered for singles or couples at the Twisp River Tap House on Wednesday (March 9) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Call (509) 429‑2064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.