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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, March 6.

Northwest musicians play 'Elijah' March 14-15

The Inland Northwest Musicians will present Mendel-ssohn's Elijah at 7 p.m. March 14 at University Church, 212 S.W. 4th St., College Place.

A repeat performance takes place at 4 p.m. March 15 at Umatilla High School, 1460 Seventh St. The 40-plus voice chorale, which is based in Spokane, will be accompanied by a full orchestra, and feature soloists soprano RaNiel Dunn, alto Teresa Best, tenor Philip Ruud and bass Harvey Foreman.

Both concerts are free but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 289-4696.

Oregon East Symphony receives $4,500 grant

PENDLETON -- The Oregon East Symphony received a $4,500 grant from Union Pacific Foundation to support its 2009 Summer Music Camp. The money will be used for scholarships for students to attend the annual weeklong music camps.

For more information about the Oregon East Symphony, call 541-276-0320, e-mail or go to

Organizers seek groups for multicultural festival

WALLA WALLA -- Organizers of the annual Diversity Day Multicultural Arts Festival in Walla Walla are offering booths to groups, organizations and individuals interested in promoting unity and an appreciation for diversity.

Any booths that reflect this theme, including ethnic foods, arts, crafts, information and interactive booths are welcome at the festival.

Space in the park is limited. The deadline for applications is June 14. Applications are available at or call Annie Capestany at 525-8602.

Canadian film to show at Battelle auditorium

The Canadian film, My Winnipeg, will be shown March 6 in the Battelle auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is by a season pass or individual tickets are $3 at the door.

The unrated film is part documentary, part fiction as it revisits the boyhood home of director Guy Maddin. The reality-bending story line takes creative license with its interpretations of Winnipeg lore.

CBC music groups have concerts set this month

Columbia Basin College instrumental, jazz and choral groups will hold concerts this month in the CBC theater on the Pasco campus.

The winter instrument concert is March 10 followed by the Winter Jazz Nite event on March 12 and the Winter Choral Nite on March 17. All of the concerts are at 7:30 p.m.

On March 19 at 7 p.m. there will be a concert featuring the music student competitors for the Robert Richardson scholarship award. Admission to all the concerts is free.

Hanford High grad takes first in music competition

Rachel Willis-Sorenson, formerly of the Tri-Cities, took first place in the Houston Grand Opera national music competition. Sorensen, a Hanford High grad, is a graduate student at Brigham Young Unversity in Utah where she is studying music.

Renowned accordionist to perform in Walla Walla

Peter Soave performs an accordian concert starting at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in Cordiner Hall at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

Soave, a renowned virtuoso accordionist, performs a concert composed by Carmine Coppola, the father of famous director Francis Ford Coppola.

Tickets are $12-$25 for adults, $10-$18 for students, and $6-$12 for kids. For tickets, go to or call 509-529-8020.