Music

"Classical Voices, Steel Drums" with the Masterworks Choral Ensemble

Event: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Masterworks Choral Ensemble
Presents
Classical Voices, Steel Drums
7:30 pm - Saturday, April 14
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

On April 14, the voices of Masterworks Choral Ensemble will join up with Gary Gibson’s steel drum band in a concert titled Classical Voices, Steel Drums. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and be held at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  The groups will unite to perform “In the Shadows of the Forest,” Gibson’s newly commissioned work steeped in the folklore of Trinidad.  The nine-movement work premiered to glowing reviews in Houston in March 2010, and was performed again in May 2010 at the PANorama Steel Band festival in Virginia.  A wide variety of musical forms run through the work, including classical, soca, samba, calypso, ska, and cha cha, allowing the choir to stretch its voices across many styles for a brightly entertaining evening of music. For more information about this concert and Masterworks please visit www.mce.org.


Tickets for these upcoming Masterworks events are on sale now.  Tickets for Classical Voices, Steel Drums are $18 adults and $15 seniors/students.   You may purchase tickets online at Masterworks secure website (www.MCE.org), as well as at the Washington Center Box Office, 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, (360-753-8586), or online via the Washington Center’s website.

Artisan Music & Artisan Market

Event: 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 7:00pm - Sat, 03/31/2012 - 12:00am

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Artisan Music & Artisan Market
Marketplace and live performance at the Olympia Ballroom, Friday, March 30th

Come interact with creative local vendors at the Artisan Market from 7pm – Midnight, on Friday, March 30th downtown Olympia above Urban Onion (in the Olympia Ballroom foyer).  Sponsored by Buy Local South Sound, this market will include a photo booth by Oly Girl Photography, a tea station, raw treats, pottery & other artisan goods, as well as short Astrology readings with Blue Dragon Arts & Astrology.  

The Artisan market will be open before and during a live show featuring Olympia’s own Blackberry Bushes Stringband opening for Northern California’s Dead Winter Carpenters & hosted by Andras Jones of Radio8ball.  

The Blackberry Bushes' bluegrass instrumentation draws from the deep roots of American folk music with influences from Appalachian old-time, Indie Rock, jazz, and pop.  Joined by the Dead Winter Carpenters: a rollicking, high-energy, Americana roots-infused five-piece band.  Part of the show will also feature segments of the Pop oracle & music divining method, Radio8ball by Andras Jones.  

$10 advance (Rainy Day Records), $13 at the door, bar with ID.  
For more information 360-259-1589.

Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora

Event: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora. The 21 string harp is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. He was initially inspired after having heard the instrument being played by Kane Mathis, a Seattle based Kora player. Sean traveled to Gambia in 2008 and 2012 to study with Moriba Kuyateh, and his father, Malamini Jobarteh. Sean accompanied Kuyateh in performance at various festivals and events in Gambia and Senegal during both visits. Sean performs solo and is promoting the release of his first CD "Kora Music of West Africa" during the spring of 2012.

 

Date: Friday March 23rd, 8pm

Location: Traditions Fair Trade, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia

Admission: $12/$8 student-low income

More info: www.traditionsfairtrade.com, www.reverbnation.com/seangaskell, www.seangaskell.com

Live Kirtan with Shantala and special guest Master Flutist Steve Gorn

Event: 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exotic instrumentation. The weaving of Benjy’s Indian classical singing and instrumentation with Heather’s soaring vocals is freshly original and profoundly moving. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Shantala will be accompanied by Master Flutist Steve Gorn.

Venue: Waves Studio 232 Division St. NW Olympia WA 98502, 360.705.9100, www.waves-std

Tickets: $15/ Advance/$20 door. Click Here for secure ticket purchase or come by the studio.

More Information:  Website: www.waves-studio.com, Email: info@waves-studio.com, Phone: 360.705.9100

Aranya (PDX)/ Aurora Bridge (SEA)/ Shadows (OLY)

Event: 
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:30pm

Aranya: Coed Avant-prog Metal from Portland (aranyamusic.com)
Aurora Bridge: Ritual Doom from Seattle (aurorabridge.bandcamp.com)
Shadows: Psychedelic Heavyland from Oly

at Le Voyeur $3-$5

Live music at Evergreen

Event: 
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Two awesome bands, Leafeater and Seacats will be bringing their tunes to YOU! Visiting from Portland, Leafeater is a sweet harmonious indie pop group bringing lyric-driven, catchy tunes.

Seacats, from Kelso, will grab your attention with their high-energy rock with an emphasis on catchy hooks and solid songwriting. They've been described by The Stranger as "Fun, bouncy, crunchy power pop."

This will take place at The Evergreen State College in the Campus Activities Building in the Happy Land Lounge.

It is a free show for anyone!
Hope to see you there! :)

Mr. Tambourine Man: Paul "Buck" Stierle Sings “Bob Dylan, the Early Years”

Event: 
Wed, 02/08/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Paul "Buck" Stierle plays guitar and sings songs from Bob Dylan's early years, 1962-1974, at a free performance at the Olympia Timberland Library on Wednesday, February 8. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., after regular library hours. No other library services will be available. Stierle focuses on Dylan’s early hits, such as “Blowing in the Wind,” “Don’t Think Twice,” “The Times they are a’ Changing,” “My Back Pages,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Maggie’s Farm,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” and more, including “Like a Rolling Stone,” voted number one in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of the 20th century.

Stierle’s performance traces Dylan’s progress through folk music, protest song, folk rock and rock-n-roll to country rock and Christian music. Stierle’s CD recording, titled “Mr. Tambourine Man, a Tribute to Bob Dylan’s Music,” includes 19 of Dylan’s greatest early hit songs.

A former member, manager, and songwriter for the internationally acclaimed recording group, the New Christy Minstrels, Stierle has performed with the Kingston Trio, Jan and Dean and the Marshall Tucker Band, as well as the Mamas and the Papas and Barry McGuire. Today, Stierle and his wife perform as “Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth” at schools, libraries, fairs and festivals throughout the state.

The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue. For more information, call the library at (360) 352-0595 or go to www.trl.org.

SQUARE DANCE

with music by Nettle Honey and Grizzle Grazzle

...a benefit for the Olympia Old-Time Festival

 

The Olympia Ballroom

116 Legion Way

 

www.olyoldtime.org

all ages

 

SQUARE DANCE

Event: 
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

with music by Nettle Honey and Grizzle Grazzle

...a benefit for the Olympia Old-Time Festival

 

The Olympia Ballroom

116 Legion Way

 

www.olyoldtime.org

all ages

 

Gary Louie - "The Business of Music" & in Concert

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Abbey to Present 'The Business of Music' Lecture Friday, Feb. 3

A classical saxophone player who teaches at the Peabody Institute will give a complimentary lecture on "The Business of Music" at 3:00 pm Friday, February 3, in Kreielsheimer Hall on the campus of St. Martin's Abbey and University.
 
The speaker will be Gary Louie, renowned classical saxophone artist who has performed in many of the leading venues in the U.S. and Europe, and whose work at Peabody includes business aspects of music.
 
He will be in Lacey to perform in concert with pianist Kirsten Taylor  in an Abbey Church Events concert at 8 pm Saturday night, February 4, in the Abbey Church.   The concert is not ticketed, but donations are welcome.
 
The public is invited to both events.    Seating at both is limited.

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