Reality television has nothing on classical music. Rehearsing in a chamber music ensemble is one of the true joys of a life in music. The spirit of collaboration and creativity abounds.
The wealth of ideas, skills, and ambitions that each musician brings to a musical work comes together to form a unique interpretation, an artistic whole reflecting the various characteristics of the musicians themselves. Rehearsal can also be a furnace of tension, confrontation, bruised egos, and complete vulnerability on the part of the musicians. Behind the starched shirts and polished presentations of the concert stage exists the real world of chamber music.
An Open Rehearsal at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival are a window into this complex and exciting process. The event is a free, informal, and informative way to hear classical music in a new way.
Calling all aspiring musicians! Do you like to sing in the shower? Do you ever grab a pair of chopsticks and do your best impersonation of Neil Peart of the band Rush? Do you play in a garage band, a bluegrass band, or the community band?
We want you to join us for an amazing performance experience, led by the incredible musicians of Third Coast Percussion.
The seminal work,“In C,” by Terry Riley gave birth to the musical style of minimalism, and represents a great opportunity to come together as a community and make music together on a large scale. The piece is scored for any number of players and any number of instruments. Sounds chaotic… Or does it?
Please view the short YouTube video for instructions on how to participate. Then bring your ax or your voice and join us at Walla Walla Community College’s Performing Arts Auditorium for this special concert. Welcome to the Roster of Artists!
The Sounds Like Fun! concert for kids is Sponsored by Columbia REA
Festival artists Maria Sampen, Meta Weiss and Timothy Christie will be joined by the dynamic percussion quartet, Third Coast Percussion, to present a most rhythmic free kids’ concert. We will explore rhythm, bang on some stuff, and bring a little rowdiness to the Walla Walla Public Library. Sounds like fun to me!