The South Puget Sound College Orchestra is planning a refreshing return to summer, performing classics by Beethovan, Smetana, Strauss and other notable composers. The orchestra returns to the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Mainstage on June 13.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 general admission. The concert is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. Tickets will be available online at OlyTix.org, by visiting the Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office, or by calling the Washington Center box office at (360) 753-8586.
The SPSCC Orchestra is a multi-generational orchestra made up of community musicians and credit-bearing students enrolled in the college and is led by Music Professor Charles “Chip” Schooler, a 30-year veteran of teaching music at Timberline and Olympia high schools.
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Sister Spit began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city (and the nation) at that time. Inspired by two-bit punk bands who managed to go on the road without hardly knowing how to play their instruments, Sister Spit became the first all-girl poetry roadshow at the end of the 90s, and toured regularly with such folks as Eileen Myles, Marci Blackman, Beth Lisick, and Nomy Lamm. The tour was revived as Sister Spit: The Next Generation in 2007, and has toured the United States annually since, with authors and performers such as Chinaka Hodge, Dorothy Allison, Lenelle Moise, Justin Vivian Bond, and many others. In this next incarnation, out of respect to the changing gender landscape of our queer and literary communities, Sister Spit welcomes artists of all genders, so long as they mesh with the tour’s historic vibe of feminism, queerness, humor, and provocation.
Please join us for the SPSCC concert on March 21. The orchestra will perform music by Bach, Schubert, Respighi and Copland.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Tickets are $10 general admission. Tickets also available online at OlyTix.org, or by calling the Washington Center box office at (360) 753-8586.
We are a multi-generational orchestra made up of community musicians, teachers, and students enrolled in the college. Our exceptionally good and fun conductor is Charles “Chip” Schooler, a 30-year veteran of teaching music at Timberline and Olympia high schools.
BDENIE commemorates the centenary of the premiere of Sergei Rachmaninoff's "All-night vigil," which took place in Moscow on March 10th, 1915. Rachmaninoff wrote his 70-minute, 15-movement vigil in January and February of 1915, and it was first performed as a fundraiser for war relief efforts. Rachmaninoff's masterpiece proved to be so popular with both critics and the public that it was performed five more times within the month. Rachmaninoff based 10 of his 15 movements on extant chants from various traditional styles, including Greek, Kievan, and the Russian "Znamenny" style. The remaining five movements were entirely of the composer's own creation, although he admitted their style to be "a conscious counterfeit of the ritual." For this concert series, The Esoterics has expanded to 48 voices, and will intersperse Rachmaninoff's movements with phrases of Slavonic chant. More concert information is available at http://www.theesoterics.org/concerts/season-2015/bdenie
WHERE: St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia
WHEN: March 8th, 3:00 pm
Join us at the Tumwater Timberlan Library for a return performance of the Scoil Rince Slieveloughane Irish dancers who will perform a lively mix of traditional and modern Irish dance routines. Slieveloughane is the largest and most renowned Irish dance troupe in the Pacific Northwest.
Please visit the Tumwater Timberland Library for a special Lion Dance performance by the Olympia Kung-Fu and Tai Chi Club, followed by a participatory demonstration of Kung-Fu and Tai Chi movements. The Lion Dance combines skilled acrobatics with the dramatic musical accompaniment of drum, cymbals and gong. This traditional dance has been performed to celebrate the Chinese New Year for over 2000 years.