Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith discovered her love for synthesizers while helping her neighbor set up his home studio on Orcas Island. She has since picked up that love and ran with it, producing five full-length albums full of original songs over the past four years.
Using live piano music by Lisa Harris as well as recordings of classical music, the Island Inspirational All-Stars chasséd and leaped across the Orcas Center main stage on Sept. 10 to a sold-out crowd.
Anthony The Dancer has built a life around the art of movement.
The Music Committee at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish will present the Tre Voci Trio at the final brown bag concert of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at noon. The trio of Pamela Wright, music teacher at Orcas
The Orcas Island Jazz Festival is on its way to being a local tradition.
Children's songwriter Tim Noah will perform Labor Day weekend.
FunkSway featuring Bruce Harvie, Melody Funk, Lek Thixton and Randy Jezierski will be performing at Random Howse on Friday, Aug. 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., playing a variety of R&B and rock with a little bit of Country thrown in the mix and even an occasional Jazz tune. Dust off those dancing' shoes and join the fun.
Celebrate summer with Almost Classical at their free concert on The Stage on the Village Green in Eastsound on Sunday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Lisa Carter, Emy Carter and Paris Wilson of Almost Classical will be performing with special guest Sophie Parker.
Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invites you to join them for the Brown Bag Concert at noon on Wednesday, August 17.
Tickets are on sale now for Martin Lund's second annual Orcas Island Jazz Festival from Sept. 2 to 4 at Orcas Center. Each night offers a different show.
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.