Cascadia Music will present a special performance, “Music of the Americas,” on May 13 at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The concert will feature the Cascadia Chorale, Pipestone Orchestra and Pipestone Youth Orchestra.
The Hottell Ragtime Band will open the show at 6:30 p.m.; the Cascadia performances will begin at 7 p.m. Before the concert, kids will be offered an opportunity to see and hear the instruments in the orchestra and have them demonstrated by orchestra members.
The concert begins with the Pipestone Youth Orchestra, directed by Pam Hunt, performing “Wild Western Frontier” and “The Warrior’s Legacy,” both by S. H. Newbold followed by “The Tangled Tango” by S. Rosenhaus.
Terry Hunt will be directing both the Cascadia Chorale and the Pipestone Orchestra, with Linda Mendro as accompanist. The orchestra will perform several selections including music by John Phillip Sousa, Scott Joplin and some music from South America, as well as some New Orleans style jazz.
The Pipestone Orchestra will perform favorites like “The Liberty Bell March” by John Phillip Sousa and “The Entertainer “by Scott Joplin. Other Orchestra pieces will include W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues,” Aaron Copland’s “Saturday Night Waltz,” and a Brazilian Choros titled “Tico Tico.”
The choir will perform “Shenandoah,” “I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost with music by Randall Thompson, and “When I Fall in Love.” Baritone Mark Osin will perform “Unusual Way” by Maury Yeston, accompanied by Linda Mendro on piano and Pam Hunt playing the cello.
Admission is by donation. For information, email email@example.com or visit www.cascadiamusic.org.