Open mic at Confluence
Cascadia Music and The Confluence are partnering to offer open mic sessions on Thursdays starting March 17, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the gallery on Glover Street in Twisp. Admission is free; donations will be appreciated. Rebecca Gallivan of Cascadia will host the first event. Music, spoken work and poetry are welcome. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Moore recites at Poetry Out Loud
Bela Moore from the Independent Learning Center (ILC) competed in the Washington State Poetry Out Loud competition on Saturday (March 11). At the live virtual event, which was not open to the public, Moore recited “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop and “That’s My Heart Right There” by Willie Perdomo.
Moore’s recitations were smooth, but she did not advance to the final round of competition. A freshman, Moore advanced from the regional contest to the state contest.
Eight high school competitors participated in the state Poetry Out Loud contest, including Moore and another Okanogan County student, Malina Weigel.
ArtsWA announced the winners on Monday. The state champion is Lucy Shainin from Anacortes High School. The runner-up is Kate Gemmell from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick. State finalist is Serena Jensen from Bickleton High School.
ArtsWA plans to release a video of the virtual competition in late March.
Spring Art Walk
The call is out for artists, makers, performers, food producers and other creative types to participate in the Twisp Spring Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown and surrounding areas.
If interested in participating, and for full event details including how to apply for a free vendor booth, email email@example.com or visit http://twispwa.com/spring-art-walk.
There will also be an after-party from 4 – 7 p.m. Food trucks will be available and downtown restaurants will be open during the event.