Hollywood extravaganza

Martin Lund has been bringing musicians together for his One World concerts for 14 years.

One of Martin Lund’s favorite things to do is make music and share it with the community he calls home.

And his 14th annual One World Music Celebration is an island tradition.

“I hope people walk out with music in their heart,” he said.

The concerts will be on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orcas Center.

The show will take audience members on a tour of Hollywood through the years, revisiting classic songs from film.

“This year’s theme is just the cat’s meow,” Lund said. “I am fascinated with the way music goes to picture, and how it affects the way we feel when watching a movie. The job of a film composer is one of the best on earth: you get to work magic.”

Lund, who plays the clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano, brings together renowned musicians every June for the show.

The lineup will feature Orcas musicians Grace McCune, Gene Nery, Charlie Porter, Tony Morales, Demitri Stankevich, Craig Canine, Gregory Books and the group Almost Classical (Emy and Lisa Carter and Paris Wilson). They are joined by Moqui Graham and Broadway singer and dancer Noah Racey.

“Noah is a wonderful person and a major talent,” Lund said.

And of course Lund, who has played with some of the great blues artists of our time and worked in the studios of Los Angeles as a composer, arranger and musician, will be a part of the festivities.

As always, net proceeds from the One World Music Celebration benefit the Funhouse Commons.

“The Funhouse is a great resource for kids,” Lund said. “I want to do what I can to help.”

This year you can come enjoy a dinner from The Kitchen right before Friday night’s performance. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are available from the Orcas Center Box Office at 376-ACT1 and online at www.orcascenter.org.

Lund says the show will have “many old favorites, standards, and maybe a few surprises.” His criteria was simple: great songs from the movies.

There will be scores from “Casablanca,” “Gone With the Wind,” “Chariots of Fire,” “The Wizard Of Oz,” “Music Man” and more.

“People will be moved. These songs are wonderful,” he said. “There is a breadth musical style that come through movies. I am fascinated with how film composers do their job.”