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.
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.
Midori refused to be frozen in time. She could have forever been that violin genius who made her attention-getting debut with the New York Philharmonic, at age 11. Or the 14-year-old who wowed America, and Leonard Bernstein, by overpowering two broken violins to carry out her solo with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in 1986.
The Okanogan Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association presents its students in a recital of original music, pop songs and a performance by Second Strings. Refreshments follow the recital.
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.
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.
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.
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.