Contra Dance to Live Music in Olympia -- 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

 South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd., Olympia

Newcomers’ Orientation at 7:30, dance 8-11. All dances taught.

The Bushwick Book Club Sings: “Closer to the Ground”

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Musical artists of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle will visit the Tumwater Timberland Library and sing original songs inspired by the book, “Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods, and at the Table,” by Dylan Tomine. Bushwick is a group of musicians dedicated to sharing their passion for both music and reading. Before their performance, the author will discuss his book.

Daniel & the Lion - Artspace Benefit

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Nancy Stewart's Sing a Song of Science

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

At the Tumwater Timberland Library: Join Northwest singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a playful, interactive sing-along exploration of science. Children will do the Gravity Dance, sing to a pulley, play the Electricity Game, make a musical cake by mixing up colors and using measurements and much more. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library districtwide program.

Intro to Electronic Music 2014 Showcase

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

On Tuesday, May 27, students from the Intro to Electronic Music program at the Evergreen State College will be sharing their final projects at Northern.  The music was composed using analog and digital equipment, like the Moog Voyager, the Dot Com modular synthesizer, Otari and Tascam reel-to-reel tape machines, and assorted effects hardware.  This is event is all ages and free!  Northern is located at 414 1/2 Legion Way in downtown Olympia (behind the Fish Tail Brew Pub).  It starts at 8 PM.


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Anne Feeney & Evan Greer Tour to Honor the Legacy of Pete Seeger

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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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.

KAOS Live Drive-A-Thon

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

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KAOS presents DAROL ANGER & Cascadia All-Stars "Keep-It-In-The-Fam Holiday Show"

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Olympia Ballroom  116 Legion Way SW, Olympia

8:00 p.m  ~  all ages ~  Tix: $15.00 at the door or discounted in advance at brownpaper tickets

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 ~!  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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Holiday Concert with The Noteables

Thu, 12/12/2013 (All day)
Join in an evening of holiday music with the Tumwater High School's premier vocal ensemble, "The Noteables," performing a mini concert of entirely a capella music featuring a variety of traditional and jazz-infused holiday selections. This program will be after hours. Light refreshments will be provided by The Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library

Five Canticles of Benjamin Britten's

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm

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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.

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