RICHLAND - The opening concert, celebrating the 60th
anniversary season of the Mid-Columbia Symphony, will be held this Saturday in
the Richland High School auditorium.
The Oct. 16 program will feature national award winning
violinist Paige Kossuth of Bellevue. She will perform the Sibelius "Violin
Concerto." Included in tomorrow's program will be the von Suppe "Poet
& Peasant Overture" and the Tchaikovsky "Symphony No. 2."
The music director and conductor for tomorrow's 8 p.m.
concert will be Dr. Robert Bode.
Three additional concerts to commemorate the 2004-05
anniversary season are scheduled for next year, on Feb. 5, March 19 and May 7.
The Richland area symphony orchestra got its start when 15
volunteer musicians, made up of housewives, Hanford scientists, students and
business people, accompanied a performance of the "Messiah" in
Richland in December 1945. Today, the Mid-Columbia orchestra consists of 60
Tickets to tomorrow's concert can be obtained by calling
‘Diggin' Dixie’ event slated
for Nov. 5-7
OCEAN SHORES - Eight Dixieland jazz bands will be appearing
at four venues the first full weekend in November in Ocean Shores.
The occasion for the Dixieland gathering is the 22nd annual
Ocean Shores Dixieland Jazz Festival.
The Nov. 5-7 festival will be headquartered at the Ocean
Shores Convention Center. Tickets to the event for all three days at all four
venues are priced at $55. Single day tickets are also available by calling
The festival sites will include the convention center, the
Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, Ocean Shores Elk Lodge and Ocean Shores
The eight Dixieland bands that will perform include The New
Reformation Band with the Oppermann brothers from Saginaw, Mich., the Uptown
Lowdown Jazz Band of Bellevue, The Black Swan Jazz Band of Portland, Ore., the
Prohibition Jazz Band of Silverdale, the CanUS Jazz Band of Victoria, British
Columbia, the Electric Park Jazz Band of Aberdeen and the Monarch's Jazz Band
‘Tales of the Trails’ billed
as fun for kids
YAKIMA - "Tales of the Trails" is the theme of the
10th annual Rotary Storyfest, slated for Nov. 16-19 at the Yakima Valley
For the fifth consecutive year, performers Nancy Stewart and
MaryLee Sunseri will bring the songs and stories of the Old West to life during
"Tales of the Trails" at the local museum. The two women's repertoire
for the program will include traditional songs, as well as many written
specifically for this venue.
The event is billed as a program of storytelling and music
designed for young people, which helps fulfill the museum's education mission.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Yakima Sunrise Rotary Club,
all performances are free to the public. Seating, however, is limited and fills
School teachers can reserve a spot for their classes by
calling (509) 248-0747.
Children and their families are being invited to a special
public performance Friday evening, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Reservations are not
needed for the Friday evening performance.