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    May 2017

    Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Ballet production of “Jewels” on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.

    George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendor of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in ‘Diamonds’.

    “Jewels” is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

    This screening runs about 2 hours 30 minutes including two intermissions plus a 15-minute introduction. Beer, wine, and popcorn will be available for purchase.

    General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) will be available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    June 2017

    Gesa Power House Theatre announces auditions for “Cabaret” on Monday, June 5. The musical will be directed by Tyson Kaup (who recently directed and starred in “Rocky Horror Show” and “Last Five Years” fame), with performances August 18-20, 25-27.

    “Cabaret” is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff. The original production, starring Joel Grey as the emcee, debuted on Broadway in 1966, and has been revived on Broadway and London’s West End numerous times. Joel Grey also starred in the 1972 film adaptation with Liza Minnelli.

    Auditions for “Cabaret” will take place at Gesa Power House Theatre from 6pm to 10pm. Actors should prepare a short song, plus may be asked for a cold reading or some basic stage movement. Callbacks will be scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 between 6pm and 10pm.

    Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

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    Each June, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival presents over 30 events around the Walla Walla Valley. The first Series Concert will take place at Gesa Power House Theatre on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.

    Ching-chu Hu (b. 1969)

    SPHERES OF INFLUENCE (2013) FOR STRING SEXTET

    Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival Commission

    Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)

    MYTHES, TROIS POÈMES, OP. 30

    I. La Fontaine d’Arethuse

    II. Narcisse

    III. Dryades et Pan
    INTERMISSION
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

    STRING QUINTET IN C MAJOR, D. 956

    I. Allegro ma non troppo

    II. Adagio

    III. Scherzo. Presto. Trio. Andante sostenuto

    IV. Allegretto – Più allegro

    Artists: Winston Choi, piano; Timothy Christie, viola; Katri Ervamaa, cello; Andrew Jennings, violin; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Christina McGann, violin; Stephen Miahky, violin; Maria Sampen, viola; and MingHuan Xu, violin.

    General Admission Tickets ($20 Adult, $8 Student, $45 Family) are available at www.wwcmf.org.

    This performance was made possible by the generosity of the Dos Rios Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation. The Steinway grand piano has been generously provided by the Walla Walla Piano Group.

    About the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival:

    Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Timothy Christie, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) is a non-profit organization committed to making chamber music accessible to all. In addition to tickets events, WWCMF presents extensive free children’s programming, targeted outreach events, and daily free open rehearsals throughout the Walla Walla community.

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    Each June, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival presents over 30 events around the Walla Walla Valley. The second Series Concert will take place at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.

    John David Earnest (b. 1940)

    COMMEDIA GALLERY (2011) FOR FLUTE, HARP AND VIOLA

    Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival Commission

    I. Arlecchino

    II. Pierrot

    III. Scaramouche

    Andrew Norman (b. 1979)

    LIGHT SCREENS (2002) FOR FLUTE, VIOLIN, VIOLA AND CELLO

    INTERMISSION
    Arnold Bax (1883-1953)

    HARP QUINTET (1919)

    I. Tempo moderato —

    II. Tranquillo —

    III. Tempo primo

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

    SONATA IN D, OP. 94 FOR FLUTE AND PIANO

    I. Moderato

    II. Scherzo

    III. Andante

    IV. Allegro con brio

    Artists: Sarah Brady, flute; Winston Choi, piano; Timothy Christie, viola; Katri Ervamaa, cello; Andrew Jennings, violin; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Amy Ley, harp; Christina McGann, violin; Stephen Miahky, violin; and MingHuan Xu, violin.

    General Admission Tickets ($20 Adult, $8 Student, $45 Family) are available at www.wwcmf.org.

    About the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival:

    Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Timothy Christie, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) is a non-profit organization committed to making chamber music accessible to all. In addition to tickets events, WWCMF presents extensive free children’s programming, targeted outreach events, and daily free open rehearsals throughout the Walla Walla community.

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    The World of Syrah: Kick-off Event

    Location: Gesa Power House Theatre
    Ticket Price: Complimentary tickets necessary. Sign up here.
    Sponsored by Pacific Power.

    Join us as we officially kick off the Celebrate wine weekend with an energizing and informative talk on Syrah given by Patrick Comiskey, the Senior Correspondent from Wine & Spirits Magazine, alongside Celebrate Walla Walla veteran, Doug Frost. Doug Frost is an American Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. Frost is one of four individuals in the world to hold simultaneously the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles, achieving his MS in 1991 and MW in 1993. Patrick Comiskey is a Senior Correspondent for Wine & Spirits Magazine, where he serves as chief critic for all American wines not from California, and regularly contributes articles devoted to California, Oregon and Washington wine, winegrowing, and wine culture. Comiskey is also a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, is an instructor on the wine business at UCLA, and is an award-winning author.

    Coffee and pastries will be served.

    Complimentary shuttle service available from the Marcus Whitman Hotel beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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    The world’s foremost all male revue, “Hunks: The Show” will make a tour stop at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, June 16 at 8:00 pm.

    HUNKS is an electrifying, high-energy, professional performance showcasing some of the sexiest men alive as they sing, dance, and strip in choreographed routines to thumping beats and dazzling lights. Millions of women around the world have experienced the heat and thrill of the HUNKS, and now it’s your turn. This all-star male dance revue is a great way to celebrate ladies’ night, a birthday, a bachelorette party, or a divorce. If you like men in uniforms, cowboys, firemen, and guys who can move, then HUNKS is the show for you!

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    Each June, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival presents over 30 events around the Walla Walla Valley. The third Series Concert will take place at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.

    James Stephenson (b. 1969)

    LAST CHANTS (2015) FOR PIANO, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO AND CLARINET

    Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival Commission

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

    VIER ERNSTE GESÄNGE, OP. 121

    arr. Barnaby Kerekes

    I. Denn es gehet dem Menschen

    II. Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle

    III. O Tod, wie bitter bist du

    IV. Wenn ich mit Menschen und mit Engelszungen redete

    INTERMISSION

    Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

    LA ORACIÓN DEL TORERO (1925) FOR STRING QUARTET

    Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)

    LA REVÛE DE CUISINE (1927)

    Jazz Suite and Ballet for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello & piano

    I. Prologue

    II. Tango

    III. Charleston

    IV. Finale

    Artists: Timothy Christie, viola; Billy Ray Hunter, trumpet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Philip Payton, violin; Maria Sampen, violin; Kevin Schempf, clarinet; Weston Sprott, trombone; and Anna Stoytcheva, piano.

    General Admission Tickets ($20 Adult, $8 Student, $45 Family) are available at www.wwcmf.org.

    This performance was made possible by the generosity of Iain and Stephanida Christie. The Steinway grand piano has been generously provided by the Walla Walla Piano Group.

    About the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival:

    Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Timothy Christie, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) is a non-profit organization committed to making chamber music accessible to all. In addition to tickets events, WWCMF presents extensive free children’s programming, targeted outreach events, and daily free open rehearsals throughout the Walla Walla community.

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    Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Julius Caesar” on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.

    Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

    Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

    The Rome season (Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus) in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

    General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) will be available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    Walla Walla Valley Honda presents “Presto the Magician” – as part of the 2017 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment – on Friday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m.

    Presto is Portland’s Favorite Family Magician performing comedy magic shows for birthday parties, libraries, schools, company parties, and other events. Winner of Portland’s 2016 Red Tricycle “Most Delightful Birthday Entertainer” award, Presto is able to charm audiences of all ages.

    Presto has been performing magic since he was a teenager, and now performs for tens of thousands of kids every year as a full-time entertainer.

    Reserved seating tickets ($12 Adult, $8 Youth 12 and Under) will be available to Members on Saturday, May 27, to our e-mail subscribers on Tuesday, May 30, and to the public on Friday, June 2, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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    Each June, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival presents over 30 events around the Walla Walla Valley. The fourth Series Concert will take place at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.

    Robert Hutchinson (b. 1970)

    PAS DE QUATRE (2010) FOR STRING QUARTET

    Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival Commission

    Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

    TWO PIECES, OP. 11 FOR STRING OCTET

    I. Prelude: Adagio

    II. Scherzo: Allegro molto

    INTERMISSION

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

    CLARINET QUINTET IN A, K. 581

    I. Allegro

    II. Larghetto

    III. Menuetto

    IV. Allegretto con variazioni

    Artists: Doyle Armbrust, viola; Timothy Christie, viola; Maeve Feinberg, violin; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Clara Lyon, violin; Philip Payton, violin; Russell Rolen, cello; Maria Sampen, violin; Kevin Schempf, clarinet; and Spektral Quartet.

    General Admission Tickets ($20 Adult, $8 Student, $45 Family) are available at www.wwcmf.org.

    This performance was made possible by the generosity of Mark Brucks and Susan Monahan.

    About the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival:

    Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Timothy Christie, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) is a non-profit organization committed to making chamber music accessible to all. In addition to tickets events, WWCMF presents extensive free children’s programming, targeted outreach events, and daily free open rehearsals throughout the Walla Walla community.

    Read more »
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