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The rabble-rousing spirit of beloved protest singer Pete Seeger lives on -- and this April, renowned labor singer Anne Feeney and riot-folk troubadour Evan Greer are out to prove it. Audiences who attend the multi-generational “Carry it On” tour will learn to expect the unexpected during high energy concerts that feature music ranging from Irish ballads to union singalongs to political punk anthems. Greer and Feeney have both shared stages multiple times with Pete Seeger. Together they will carry on Pete’s legacy - harnessing the power of music for revolutionary social change, and making it irresistible for audiences to join in and sing along. They will be in Olympia April 16th; 7pm @ the Davis Williams Building; 906 S. Columbia St., Suite 330; Price: Donation; Phone: 206-254-4908.
The Carry it On Tour features Anne’s bottomless backpack of hellraising songs, given new energy by Evan's skillful accompaniment on a veritable arsenal of acoustic instruments. Greer's catchy and original folk-punk anthems shine with the addition of Anne's soaring harmony vocals. The two have been touring together for more than a decade -- since Evan was just a teenager -- and their dynamic stage performance, which ranges from hilarious to serious, will instantly and permanently change the opinion of anyone who has ever thought that political music has to be boring.
It’s another special 40th anniversary event presented by your friends at KAOS – your listener-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station, celebrating 40 years of phenomenal sounds (89.3 FM ~ kaosradio.org)! Acoustic Music legend Darol Anger joins regional star Emy Phelps in organizing some of the country's hottest young string musicians in a multigenerational musical show orbiting around the holidays, with some of Cascadia's finest pickers.
Award-winning fiddler Alex Hargreaves and his equally brilliant little sister Tatiana, teen cello-phenom Mila Phelps-Friedl, Joy Kills Sorrow members Wes Corbett (banjo) and Jake Joliff (mandolin) –all Oregon Natives– will join forces. In addition to the super-hot picking, there will be no lack of glorious singing and great songs of the season.
December is a time when family and friends re-unite, and this series of shows will be a wonderful break from the holiday runaround. Darol's experience with holiday shows from Windham Hill through Newgrange to Yulegrass, his quirky humor, and genius for organizing large bands will be utilized at full bore. Special guests, family and friends will undoubtedly make appearances.
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Musicians from within Saint Martin’s Abbey, Saint Martin’s University and surrounding communities will perform the five Canticles of Edward Benjamin Britten Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Abbey Church, located on the University campus, 5000 Abbey Way. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert, organized by Br. Aelred Woodard, O.S.B., a tenor and one of the performers, is among many worldwide celebrations being held to honor the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth. He was born on the Feast of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, on Nov. 22, 1913. Britten was an English composer, conductor and pianist who was considered a central figure of 20th-century British classical music. His works range from orchestral to choral, solo vocal, chamber, instrumental and film music.
“The Canticles are vivid, dramatic works. Although they were not designed to be performed together, they span virtually Britten’s entire career, from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, and were composed for a variety of forces and singers. They form a remarkably effective sequence,” says Woodard. “Each is in some way inspired by religion and takes the form of an extended song, scena, miniature cantata or, even in the case of the piece Abraham and Isaac, virtually a mini opera.”
In addition to Woodard, the other performers include Saint Martin’s faculty members such as Art Peterson, a well-known musician in the Northwest who teaches piano and music theory; Andrew Moyer, associate treasurer of Saint Martin’s Abbey; Christopher Poulakidas, a Saint Martin’s music graduate; Jocelyn Preston, who performs frequently in the South Sound area as a mezzo soloist; Gina Gillie, Ph.D., associate professor of music at Pacific Lutheran University and Margaret Shelton, harpist and recent winner of the Watson Fellowship. The fellowship sponsored Shelton’s year-long world tour to research, perform and build harps.
Dance Oly Dance, Olympia’s local dance TV show, invites you to yet another televised dance party on Saturday, October 5th, 11pm to midnight. Dance in front of video cameras at a downtown house party. The one-hour episode will air in January on TCTV.
Get down to an hour-long beatset by DJ PhilosoBitch, who will play songs from Chicks On Speed, Knife Party, Laurie Anderson, Studio Killers, and more.
TV recording goes from 11:00pm to midnight. Party continues with DJ AwsomeCat.
Again, that’s Saturday, October 5th at the Track House, 511 7th Ave SE.
And don’t forget to become a fan of Dance Oly Dance on FaceBook
Here's the FaceBook event invite page for this episode: https://www.facebook.com/events/126876317515397/
Dance Oly Dance, Olympia’s local dance TV show, invites you to yet another televised dance party on Friday, October 4th, 8-9pm.
Come as you are or come in costume. Come with your friends. Get down to an hour-long beatset by DJ PhilosoBitch.
RSVP on FaceBook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/445638908866782/
Again, that’s Friday, October 4th, 8-9pm at 440 Yauger Way, in the Comcast building across from Capital Medical. Call TCTV at 956.3100 for directions.
And don’t forget to become a fan of Dance Oly Dance on MySpace and FaceBook
And then the following night, Saturday October 5th, there will be a special house party episode of Dance Oly Dance at the Track House (511 7th Ave, S.E.) from 11:00pm 'till late.
Musical artists of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle will sing original songs inspired by the Timothy Egan book, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” Bushwick is a group of musicians dedicated to sharing their passion for both music and reading. This program is part of Timberland Reads Together, a community reading initiative for 2013. Free for all ages.
Return to Evergreen 2013 - alumni and friends invited to register for seminars, tours, workshops during the day. Starting at 6 pm, live music, dancing and for those 21+ with legal I.D. - The Greener Beer Garden.
$25 for the full day. Evening music program only - no charge