Arts & Entertainment

Series coming to 5 areas around Mid-Columbia

For less than $60, you can enjoy a season of music that includes everything from Broadway to jazz.

All it takes is the purchase of a 2008-09 season ticket from the Community Concerts Associations. There are five associations to choose from in Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon.

There's the Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities, which is celebrating its 63rd season, and there also are associations representing the Lower Valley, Moses Lake area, Wenatchee and Pendleton.

Here's a list of the planned seasons:

Tri-Cities

Sept. 29: Wholly Brass concert, which includes jazz, classical and Broadway tunes, 7:30 p.m. at Faith Assembly auditorium in Pasco.

Feb. 22: Broadway actor and singer Emily Skinner performs at 2:30 p.m. in the Richland High auditorium.

March 16: Hot Club of San Francisco includes five musicians who play a mix of classical and original music, 7:30 p.m. at Faith Assembly auditorium in Pasco.

April 2: Virtuoso pianist Angela Jai Kim plays a colorful mix of classical music, 7:30 p.m. in the Richland High auditorium.

May 10: Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, a lively afternoon of Russian folk dancing and music, 2:30 p.m. in the Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High.

Cost is $40 for adults, $20 for students and $95 for families. For tickets, send a check payable to Community Concerts and the names, addresses and phone numbers of ticket holders to Community Concerts, P.O. Box 2103, Richland, WA 99352. For more information, call Hazel Hanson at 547-6243 or Phyllis Baxter at 375-0561.

Lower Valley

Oct. 9: Thuringer Salonquintette, a German quintet of violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano, who play some vintage music heard in the coffeehouses of Europe, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 11: Kitka, a nine-member, all-female a capella group, performs harmony tunes from Eastern Europe and beyond, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 4: Pianafiddle, a piano and fiddle duo, play bluegrass, jazz, ragtime, Celtic and just about any other type of music, 7:30 p.m.

March 8: Baritone Daniel Narducci performs classic opera, 2 p.m.

April 26: Dale Gonyea, pianist/comedian/songwriter, performs a medley of music spiced with humor, 3 p.m.

All concerts are held in the Sunnyside High School auditorium. Season tickets cost $50 for adults, $15 for students, $105 for a family of four. For tickets, call Liz at 509-786-3070 or Virginia at 509-786-1142.

Columbia Basin (Moses Lake area)

Oct. 2: The Mantini Sisters sing a mix of Broadway tunes that pay tribute to legendary stage divas Fanny Brice, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews and Gwen Verdon.

Oct. 23: The Annie Moses Band is a five-piece band made up of siblings who play a mixed genre of music on various stringed instruments.

March 9: Crystal Harmony is a trio of Siberian musicians who play vintage instruments and a mix of genres.

April 28: Dale Gonyea, pianist/comedian/songwriter, performs a medley of music spiced with humor.

All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallenstein Theater on the Big Bend Community College campus, 6989 College Parkway N.E., Moses Lake. Tickets cost $50 for adults, $25 for students, $125 for families and $75 for single parent families. For tickets, call 509-765-4150 or 509-488-2425.

Pendleton

Oct. 20: Pianafiddle, a piano and fiddle duo, plays bluegrass, jazz, ragtime, Celtic and just about any other type of music.

Feb. 12: Pavlo plays classical guitar concert.

April 10: Tingstad and Rumbel, a Grammy-winning duo who play a blend of instrumental music on flute and guitar.

All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the Vert Auditorium, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Dorion Street in Pendleton. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for students. For tickets, call 541-276-1538.

Wenatchee

Sept. 14: Pavlo plays classical guitar concert.

Oct. 10: Thuringer Salonquintette, a German quintet of violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano, who play some vintage music heard in the coffeehouses of Europe.

Dec. 5: Pianafiddle, a piano and fiddle duo, play bluegrass, jazz, ragtime, Celtic and just about any other type of music.

Jan. 20: SONYC, String Orchestra of New York City performs a high-energy mix of music.

Feb. 23: Broadway actor and singer Emily Skinner concert.

March 10: Baritone Daniel Narducci sings opera.

April 29: Dale Gonyea, pianist/comedian/songwriter, performs a medley of music spiced with humor.

All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Wenatchee High School, 1101 Millerdale, except for Narducci's concert, which will be at the Free Methodist Church, 1601 Fifth St.

Cost is $55 adults, $20 students. For tickets, call Arlene at 509-884-6835.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

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