The musicians of WWCMF explore a new and exciting venue for the 2016 installment of our annual Collage performance, Abeja. Historically, the grounds and tasting room at Abeja have only been available to guests lucky enough to stay at the Inn. Tonight, Abeja opens its doors to WWCMF, and you will have the chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in the Walla Walla Valley. The production facility also boasts seemingly countless nooks and crannies from which the musicians will surprise and delight you in a continuous tapestry of sound.
What is Collage? It is a style of performing wherein the end of one piece becomes the beginning of the next. There is no pause for applause, or for you to catch your breath. Music from antiquity brushes elbows with music so new, the ink is still wet. Imagine Georg Frederick Handel sitting down for a drink with Jimi Hendrix. Then, Mozart walks in. Party ensues… That’s what Collage feels like.
In the past, WWCMF has presented two performances of Collage, an early and a late show. This season, there is only one opportunity to catch the magic of Collage. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the performance begins at 8pm. Feel free to use the extra time to come and enjoy the scenery, and indulge in some delicious food and wine. The Q will fire up these wood-grilled entree selections: Bare Naked ribs; Tri-tip cooked to perfection with Chimichurri (a green herb sauce); and Quail served with chilled potato salad and house Dijonnaise. Wines by Abeja will be available for purchase by the glass.
Artists: Sarah Brady, flute; Rodger Burnett, horn; Timothy Christie, violin/viola; Dave Glenn, trombone; Jennifer Goltz, soprano; Billy Ray Hunter, trumpet; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Christina McGann, violin; Stephen Miahky, violin; Philip Payton, violin; Paul Rafanelli, bassoon; Maria Sampen, violin; Kevin Schempf, clarinet; Stephen Schermer, double bass; Sally Singer Tuttle, cello; and Dan Williams, oboe.
Doors open at 6:30pm