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Special Event 3 — William Bolcom Piano Quintet (2001)
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Special Event 3 — William Bolcom Piano Quintet (2001)

Composer, pianist and Seattle native William Bolcom is an American treasure. His compositional output includes symphonies, operas, musical theater, art song, cabaret and of course, chamber music. This special evening brings together musicians from the new music group Brave New Works for a performance of his landmark Piano Quintet (2001)… and much more!

Through an evening of cabaret songs, ragtime, and even Hip-Hop (yes, Hip-Hop!), you’ll come to appreciate why Bolcom has variously been the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the Pulitzer Prize, and multiple Grammys. Join us in the historic Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant for this long overdue special event.

Artists: Winston Choi, piano; Timothy Christie, viola; Mary Tuuri Derby, mezzo-soprano; Katri Ervamaa, cello; Stephen Miahky, violin; Maria Sampen, violin; and MingHuan Xu, violin.

Doors open at 6 PM.

General admission $25

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Special Event 2 — Collage
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Special Event 2 — Collage

Collage has been a tradition at WWCMF for nine seasons now. Celebrate the tenth with us at the brand new and utterly spectacular Valdemar Estates. You can choose between the Monday and Tuesday performances, or even elect to come both nights (that would make you a Superfan!).

What is Collage, you ask?

Collage is a style of performing in which the entire space becomes a stage. The audience is co-fermented with the performers (we are in a winery production room after all) to create an entirely unique and of the moment blend. The music unfolds in front of, above, behind and within the audience in surprising ways. Music from across centuries dovetails into a continuous fabric of sound and movement. You might encounter Hendrix and Handel, Bach and Beck, Mozart and Megadeath. The pairings and contrasts are endless (and not necessarily alliterative).

One thing you’ll certainly experience is the exquisite hospitality of Valdemar Estates paired with the extraordinary virtuosity of musicians of WWCMF. Both shows sell out early, and you are thus forewarned. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Note: Due to the continuous format of the musical sets and intricate lighting and staging design, late seating will not be possible. If you arrive after the beginning of the half, you will have to wait until intermission to take your seat. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions. Thank you for understanding.

Artists: Natasha Bazhanov, violin; Sarah Brady, flute; Rodger Burnett, horn; Timothy Christie, viola; Peter de Grasse, dance; Artur Girsky, violin; Rowena Hammill, cello; Billy Ray Hunter, trumpet; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Patty Mathieu, lighting design; Christina McGann, violin; Rob Moose, electric guitar/violin; Kathryn Padberg, dance; Paul Rafanelli, bassoon; Maria Sampen, violin; Kevin Schempf, clarinet/bass clarinet; Stephen Schermer, double bass; Weston Sprott, trombone; Anna Stoytcheva, piano; Kurt Walls, lighting design; and Dan Williams, oboe.

Doors open at 6:30 PM.

General admission $30

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Special Event 2 — Collage
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Special Event 2 — Collage

Collage has been a tradition at WWCMF for nine seasons now. Celebrate the tenth with us at the brand new and utterly spectacular Valdemar Estates. You can choose between the Monday and Tuesday performances, or even elect to come both nights (that would make you a Superfan!).

What is Collage, you ask?

Collage is a style of performing in which the entire space becomes a stage. The audience is co-fermented with the performers (we are in a winery production room after all) to create an entirely unique and of the moment blend. The music unfolds in front of, above, behind and within the audience in surprising ways. Music from across centuries dovetails into a continuous fabric of sound and movement. You might encounter Hendrix and Handel, Bach and Beck, Mozart and Megadeath. The pairings and contrasts are endless (and not necessarily alliterative).

One thing you’ll certainly experience is the exquisite hospitality of Valdemar Estates paired with the extraordinary virtuosity of musicians of WWCMF. Both shows sell out early, and you are thus forewarned. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Note: Due to the continuous format of the musical sets and intricate lighting and staging design, late seating will not be possible. If you arrive after the beginning of the half, you will have to wait until intermission to take your seat. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions. Thank you for understanding.

Artists: Natasha Bazhanov, violin; Sarah Brady, flute; Rodger Burnett, horn; Timothy Christie, viola; Peter de Grasse, dance; Artur Girsky, violin; Rowena Hammill, cello; Billy Ray Hunter, trumpet; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Patty Mathieu, lighting design; Christina McGann, violin; Rob Moose, electric guitar/violin; Kathryn Padberg, dance; Paul Rafanelli, bassoon; Maria Sampen, violin; Kevin Schempf, clarinet/bass clarinet; Stephen Schermer, double bass; Weston Sprott, trombone; Anna Stoytcheva, piano; Kurt Walls, lighting design; and Dan Williams, oboe.

Doors open at 6:30 PM.

General admission $30

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Special Event 1 — Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op. 96, “American”
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Special Event 1 — Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op. 96, “American”

Featuring the Girsky String Quartet, Danza Classica Ballet Company, and choreography by Idalee Hutson-Fish.

Few works in the chamber music repertoire communicate as fully to listeners of all stripes as does the String Quartet in F, Op. 96, by Antonin Dvorak. More immediately identifiable by its nickname, the “American,” this work has enjoyed a continuous place of prominence in the repertoire since its Carnegie Hall premiere in 1894 by the Kneisel Quartet. In fact, so significant is this music that it might be said to represent a glaring omission on the part of this Festival…

No more!

We visit the vast production facility of Rôtie Cellars for this special performance. Why so vast a space? To accommodate the dancers, of course! That’s right, WWCMF is teaming up with the young virtuosi of Walla Walla’s Danza Classica Ballet Company to bring new and unique insights to this Romantic masterpiece. With choreography by Idalee Hutson-Fish and a musical performance by the Girsky String Quartet, it will be a celebration from start to heart-pounding finish.

Artists: Nathalia Cazarez, dance; Grace Evans, dance; Amanda Gallaway, dance; Idalee Hutson-Fish, choreography; Katie Janis, dance; Nina Johanson, dance; Taya Lovejoy, dance; Colleen McKibben, dance; Paula Vargas, dance; and the Girsky String Quartet: Natasha Bazhanov, violin; Timothy Christie, viola; Artur Girsky, violin; and Rowena Hammill, cello.

Doors open at 6 PM.

General admission $25

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