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Bluegrass fest stays true to its roots

CASHMERE — The sound of banjos and bass carried softly on a chilly twilight breeze Monday — four days before this weekend’s Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival at the Chelan County Expo Center. The campground opened at noon, and already a caravan of about 30 RVs and tent campers had rolled in — the first of about 300 expected this weekend.
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Festival twofer

The Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival creates wonderful melodies, but its acronym sounds like a car hitting a speedbump: ICICMF.

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The Canadian Tenors will appear at Wenatchee High School Oct. 6, not Oct. 22 as listed on show publications.

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Oboist Jim Rich joins the Con Spirito trio in a performance of “Prodigal Sons: Music By Celebrated Law School Dropouts Who Disappointed Their Parents” by composers Christoph Graupner, Johann David Heinichen and Georg Philipp Telemann.
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Gwen Lyons performs the first concert of Grace Lutheran’s Friday Night Out series.
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The Icicle Creek Piano Trio is joined by guest artist Sean Osborn on clarinet for its celebration of Jewish musical tradition.
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Commedia dell’heart

Love. Deceit. Disguise. Everything but death. That last element, it’s said, is what distinguishes tragedy from comedy. Nobody dies in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” so it must be a comedy. (Also: it’s funny.)
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The Wenatchee Community Concert Association adds a seventh concert to its six-event season roster, teeing up the Canadian Tenors for a Feb. 9 performance at Wenatchee Free Methodist Church.
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CommonBond 5 celebrates season’s spirit with annual concert

WENATCHEE — An annual holiday concert featuring one of the region’s top gospel quintets will expand this year to feature comedy, skits and a choir of some of the area’s most accomplished singers. “A Christmas Celebration,” the annual concert of CommonBond 5, will also be the release party for the group’s sixth compact disc, entitled “Come Out of the Wilderness.”
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Giving voice

You can’t help but stand for the “Hallelujah” chorus of George Frideric Handel’s “The Messiah.” Blame it on King George II. The English monarch purportedly rose to his feet during the famous chorus, which closes the second act of Handel’s 1742 oratorio.

Symphony sans baton

Wenatchee Valley Symphony music director and conductor Marty Zyskowski resigned from his post earlier this year, so the season’s concerts are led by a series of guest conductors.
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The Leavenworth handbell chorus keeps on ringing with its annual holiday tour swing through NCW.
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Wenatchee High School’s music ensembles come together for their seasonal performances.
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Wenatchee’s Confluence Vocal Octet performs its annual Christmas concert, showcasing the seasonal composition “Gaudete!” by Anders Ohrwall.
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Icicle Creek Music Center resident pianist Oksana Ezhokina directs Leavenworth’s annual piano festival, which includes a week-long intensive of private lessons and master classes for budding young musicians.
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Midori concert at Sleeping Lady sells out

The Feb. 4 evening concert by violin maestra Midori at Sleeping Lady Chapel Theater, with pianist Charles Abramovic, has sold all available seats. A free pre-concert talk by Midori, at 4:30 p.m., is still open for reservations by calling 548-6347.