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Curtain’s rising on 2013-14 concert series

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Considered the world’s premier solo mandolin virtuoso, Evan Marshall will showcase his talents on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m.

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Greta, Willow and Solana Gothard began classical violin training and compet-itive Irish dancing at a young age, and will be bringing their skills to Sunnyside on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 3 p.m. with fast fiddling and lively dancing.

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Grand Standard Time will treat the audience to a journey through the Great American Songbook on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 3 p.m. The fully-costumed performance will include the favorite music of sev-eral generations.

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Jason Coleman keeps alive the music of his grandfather, Floyd Cramer, with his fantastic performances and will be featured in the Lower Val-ley Community Concert Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

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Pianist and composer Andy Feldbau is a rising star who will be performing concertos at the Sunnyside High School auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the concert series.

The Lower Valley Community Concert Association’s 67th season is about to start with the return of Jason Coleman to Sunnyside on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The Lower Valley Community Concert Association has been bringing live entertainment to South Central Washington since 1947: that’s more than 200 performances in 65 seasons.

The 2013-14 season features five performances:

  • Legacy of Floyd Cramer: Featuring Jason Coleman – Oct. 9, 2013
  • Evan Marshall – Nov. 24, 2013
  • Andy Feldbau – Feb. 12, 2014
  • Grand Standard Time – March 9, 2014
  • The Gothard Sisters – April 27, 2014

National and international musicians have performed in a wide variety of genres, including classical, country, folk, jazz and Broadway. Comedy and gymnastics have also been popular during the series, which usually includes five events from fall through spring.

Volunteers run the association, keeping the ticket prices reasonable. At one time the concerts were held in a school gym but now are in the Sunnyside High School auditorium, which was recently renovated with comfortable seats, new lighting and improved acoustics.

Reciprocal agreements with other community concert associations have allowed season ticket holders to attend concerts in other communities at no cost.

Subscriptions for this year’s five-concert series in Sunnyside are $55 for adults, $125 for families and $15 for students 18 and younger with identification. Single performance tickets are available for $30 each and are based on availability.

For more information about the 2013-14 concert series or to subscribe visit the website at lowervalleyconcerts.org.

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