The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's 19th season features 12 varied concerts, an information-packed lecture series, a performance on Lopez Island, a free Children's Concert, open rehearsal for seniors, and "Hamlet" concerts.
Come swing with band leader Ken Speck and his thirteen piece band Orcatrazz on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at noon in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Are you interested in attending Doe Bay Fest this year? Doe Bay offers a work-trade opportunity with volunteers working 6 hours in exchange for a ticket to the entire event. Locals tickets cost $100 to purchase. Please contact Heather Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on volunteering.
Orcas Island native Brian Duke returns to Random Howse with his band mates in Fire the Animal on Thursday, July 21. Brian moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in September 2009 to attend Musician's Institute. After a year there, he was working with a couple of local bands and didn't have time for school as well. One of the bands was Gun Metal Groove from San Dimas. He and lead guitarist Jason Espiritu soon became friends and roommates and along with lead singer Dave Houts kept the core of the band and made a few changes. Because they had a hard time finding a compatible bass player, Brian switched to that instrument. They brought in Zach Tollefsen on guitar and Sam Gample on drums.
Performing at the Brown Bag Concert at noon in Emmanuel Church on Wednesday, July 27 will be the Salish Brass Trio. The Salish Brass Trio was formed in 2014 for the purpose of enjoying the brass trio repertoire and
The Music Committee and Emanuel Episcopal Parish will present its organist and choir director Marianne Lewis on Wednesday, July 6.
The Music Committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invites the community to a performance by musician Martin Lund. The concert begins at noon on Wednesday, July 20, in the church. Lund is a versatile composer, arranger, and musician who plays piano, flute, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, in such styles as classical, jazz, blues, rock and country. Lund is regularly featured in productions at Orcas Center and every year hosts his One World Music concerts, benefitting the Fun House.
Sharon Abreu invites you to come sing-along with her at the "Brown Bag" concert at noon on Wednesday, July 13. The concert is held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound. This popular summer concert series features island musicians who give their time and talent to fund the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship provides the opportunity for promising music students from Orcas to attend music camp.
by Meredith M. Griffith
The show sold out two months in advance.
Matthew Laslo, a local, award-winning magician will make his TV debut on a national television network to be announced later in July.
When you're Martin Lund, you can handpick gifted musicians and dancers and bring them all together for variety show mayhem.
by Colleen Smith Armstrong
Celebrate "Spring Americana" with the Orcas Island Community Band, Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center.
"Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days" is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and just so happens to have been written by Orcas Island native Jake Knapp.
by Colleen Smith Armstrong
You have heard of the magnificence of the Bolshoi Ballet. It is all true! Go and see for yourself in a special night of dance at Orcas Center Saturday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Death is a lively, lovely presence in the Metropolitan Opera's first-ever production of the final installment in Donizetti's Elizabethan trilogy: "Roberto Devereux" streaming live to Orcas Center on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m.
Do you have children or grandchildren at the public school? Do you recognize the value of art in the lives of children? Do you find inspiration in art? Did you know that a large part of the art instruction and activities in which elementary and middle school students participate is brought to them by a local nonprofit group of art enthusiasts? That nonprofit group is A-OK (ART FOR ORCAS KIDS).
by Jake Perrine