“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” — Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist
Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Their arrangements of Latin music, jazz, cabaret and cinema scores come together in a sound that defies categorization, but is guaranteed to get the audience up out of their seats and dancing in the aisles. This concert will include popular favorites from the band’s 25 year career as well as songs from their latest release, Je dis oui!, taking the audience on a musical trip around the world from France to Iran, Armenia to South Africa and more.
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The Olympia Symphony is thrilled to have New York violinist (and artistic director of Emerald City Music) Kristin Lee, as soloist on the Washington Center stage, performing Samuel Barber’s lyrical and passionate Violin Concerto. Also featured is Beethoven’s most recognizable and most-quoted work, the revolutionary Fifth Symphony — its catchy motto woven into the fabric of all four movements of this combustive Symphony. Don’t miss Maestro Huw Edwards’ final appearance with the Olympia Symphony.
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture
BARBER: Violin Concerto (Kristin Lee, violin)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
Huw Edwards, Music Director and Conductor
Concert sponsored by Fairchild Record Search
Guest Artist sponsored by R.L. Ray Violin Shop
Award-winning concert pianist Sarah Hagen changes gears in this stand-up (or rather, sit-down!) piano-filled comedy. “Perk up, pianist!” is a uniquely charming music and storytelling experience that takes you deep inside the world of a touring classical musician.
Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre is holding auditions for the 2020
production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Performance Dates: July 23rd — August 1st
When and Where:
Thursday, 4/23, 6:00pm, Parkside Elementary, 301 E Central Ave, Tenino
Friday, 4/24, 6:00pm, Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center ST,
Saturday, 4/25, 2:00pm, Thurston County Food Bank Warehouse,
2260 Mottman RD SE, Olympia
Who we are looking for:
TYT is looking for 30—40 actors for 5 principle roles, solo roles (large and small), and ensemble choir only roles.
How to Audition:
Principle and Solo—Prepare 16 bars of a song and a short 1 minute max
spoken piece. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
Choir Only—Come prepared to learn a song from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
For more information on auditions, please contact Isaac
McKenzieSullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-858-7598.
TYT is looking for instrumentalist to play in our live orchestra.
If you are interested in being a part of the orchestra, please contact Bob
McKenzieSullivan at email@example.com or 360-280-9628.
A landmark collaboration between three national arts organizations, the season finale features a world-premiere by Philadelphia-based composer Patrick Castillo bookended by three wildly unique gems of the chamber music library.
Martinu Variations for Cello and Piano
Prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins
Castillo Winter Light (Commissioned World Premiere)
Korngold Suite for Two Violins, Cello, and Left Hand Piano
The season concludes with a world-premiere by Patrick Castillo alongside three gems of the chamber music library. Martinu’s Variation on a Theme from Rossini was the first work that the war-displaced composer wrote in the United States in 1942, just before he found massive symphonic success. Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins was written on the composer’s third extended trip away from homeland USSR, this time to Ste. Maxime, France. Castillo’s world-premiere – Winter Light – was prompted by Ingmar Bergman’s 1963 film of the same title. Like the film, the new work explores themes of existential questioning and spiritual doubt in the face of a fraught socio-political climate. The instrumental medium of piano quartet, but with violin in place of viola, lends itself to melodic immediacy and lush textures as much as to sonic austerity.The season closes with Erich Korngold’s monumental Suite, a work commissioned by pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who had lost his right arm in the war performed music for left hand alone. The theme in the moving second movement is from the song “Was du mir bist” (“What You Are To Me”)
Kristin Lee, violin • Sean Lee, violin • Dmitri Atapine, cello • Hyeyeon Park, piano • Gloria Chien, piano
The Temptations started serving up soul hits in the 1960s and founding member Otis Williams is still going strong on stage with singers Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr. The Temptations’ hits include “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”