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Kids with adult accompaniment have the opportunity Saturday to experience different instruments at the Woods House.

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Eastmont High School senior Graham performs on piano and flute for his senior recital. Graham has been a student of piano for 11 years and studied the flute for seven years.

A life filled with high notes

What do you do when fate knocks on your front door? If you’re Jill Larson, you let her in and give her 5-year-old kid a piano lesson.

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Board president Herman Raley has announced the appointment of a new executive director at the Woods House Conservatory of Music. Glenda Travis spent her youth in Spokane studying dance, clarinet and piano, and took two years of college-level music theory as an adult.

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Columbia Elementary music teacher Tami Lopushinsky leads a weeklong course on the basics of violin, cello and bass for students entering grades 3-7.

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Argentinian composer and pianist Ziegler performs a fusion of tango and jazz with his trio at Sleeping Lady. Guitarist Claudio Ragazzi and bandoneón player Hector del Curto round out the trio.

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Auditions for positions in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra take place 9 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Woods House Conservatory of Music, 323 First St.

Local mariachi group will perform at Seahawks opener

WENATCHEE — The Seattle Seahawks will start the season with the sweet sounds of home-grown mariachi on Sept. 12. The football team invited Mariachi Huenachi to be the pre-game entertainment for their opening game against the San Francisco 49ers. The game will be nationally televised at 1:15 p.m. on Fox.

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Under new music director Nikolas Caoile, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony opens its season of concerts Oct. 16 and concludes it with a May chamber music concert with the Icicle Creek Piano Trio as a season-ending treat.

Medical center donates $100,000 to college campaign

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Medical Center has contributed $100,000 to the Wenatchee Valley College Center for Music and Art fundraising campaign. This is the second-largest gift to the campaign, according to campaign chairman Dan Jackson.


LEAVENWORTH — It was mainly in the psychedelic ’60s when people claimed they could “taste color,” but now is your opportunity to hear paintings and sculptures. That is the idea behind “Musical Murals,” the Icicle Creek Piano Trio’s opening concert for its 2010-11 Canyon Wren Concert series.

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The Appleaires choral group takes you back to the Summer of Love for their annual concert. Under director Don Fox, the vocalists spin up songs from the 1960s such as “California Dreamin’,” “Aint’ No Mountain High Enough,” “Aquarius” and many more for this fully costumed, family-friendly showcase.

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Erin Smith, musical and educational director of the Wenatchee Jazz Workshop, emcees a night of music at Chateau Faire Le Pont. Enjoy performances by the Confluence Jazz Trio with local student musicians and the Wenatchee Jazz All-Stars with local guest musicians.

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Vermont cellist Eugene Friesen performs “Soul of the Cello,” a concert showcasing an assortment of musical styles as part of a benefit evening for Icicle Arts’ education programs.

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The Icicle Creek Piano Trio plays a selection of musical treats based on votes by the audience. Under categories marked “Traditional Fare,” “Main Course,” “Ethnic Cuisine” and “Sweets,” are offerings by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clara Schumann, Joaquín Turina, Ástor Piazzolla and more.

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Local choral groups again raise their voices to benefit the Spurs and Spokes 4-H program, a therapeutic horseback riding project for disabled kids and adults.

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Brad Miller plays along to silent films from the 1920s on the Liberty Theater Pipe Organ. Songs from the era including “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue,” “Makin’ Whoopee” and “Charleston” sound off between features starring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Keystone Cops and Gloria Swanson.

The Rose Trio presents concert Saturday

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Brethren Baptist Church, 535 Okanogan Ave., will host a free concert at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Rose Trio, violinists Mary Carter Pringer and Marva Lee McCracken, as well as cellist Cathie Lau, will perform classical, dance and fiddle tunes.