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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Icicle Creek Music Center faculty and students display their talents with masterclasses and concerts. Masterclasses with Piano Festival students are free and open to the public at 11 a.m. Jan. 6-8, led by Christina Dahl, Oksana Ezhokina and Seth Knopp.
Wenatchee pianist Merchant performs a senior recital on Friday. He recently graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in piano performance. His recital includes music by Joseph Haydn, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Claude Debussy and Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Apollo Club, Appleaires, Confluence Vocal Octet, Grace Lutheran Church’s Voices of Grace and three advanced piano students play a benefit concert for the Wenatchee Valley Music Teachers Association.