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McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center


Comedy Dance Lectures Music Theatre Interactive Events

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Located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College, McIntyre Hall PACC was made possible by the generosity and vision of the Skagit Regional Public Facilities District, Skagit County, Skagit Valley College, Jack and Shirley McIntyre Foundation, Skagit Performing Arts Council, numerous local businesses, and individuals. This brochure was made possible in part by lodging tax funds granted through the City of Burlington, City of Mount Vernon, and Skagit County. Cover Photo Credit: Taylor 2 Dance Company - Tom Caravaglia


McIntyre Hall is a place where artists perform,

families explore, and students spread their wings. McIntyre Hall is honored to be a platform for creativity in Skagit County, where our community comes together to experience all that the performing arts has to offer.

Entertain Welcome

We are thrilled to announce the 2016I2017 Season of enriching cultural programs, inspiring celebrations of the human spirit, and entertaining performances. No matter what you enjoy...

~ dance ~ theater ~ lectures ~ comedy ~ interactive events... You can SEE IT LIVE here! music

Travel near and far from the rural south to Mexico, Uganda, and the Isle of Man. Be moved by the passion of dance, opera, symphonic and choral works, and theater. Explore the arts through workshops, lectures, and interactive programs. From the McIntyre Hall Presents Series to community performances by Mount Baker Fidalgo Youth Symphony, Northwest Ballet Theater, Skagit Symphony, Pacific Northwest Opera, Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Skagit Valley Chorale, Mount Vernon School District, and Skagit Valley College – McIntyre Hall has outstanding international and regional arts for everyone. New this season is the opportunity for area High School and Skagit Valley College students to attend McIntyre Hall Presents performances FREE - while supplies last! The Create Your Own Series CYO, Student RUSH10, and other discounts make attending events affordable. Visit for more information. We have an extraordinary season planned, and we hope you will experience all of it! Nida Tautvydas Executive Director McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center


McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center’s mission is to be a catalyst for the artistic vitality of our community by hosting, presenting, and creating arts and educational opportunities that enrich, inspire, and entertain.

Thank You!

McIntyre Hall values our community partners who join us in providing priceless experiences for audiences and artists. We are very grateful to the following agencies, foundations, businesses, and individuals for their commitment to the inherent value of the performing arts and McIntyre Hall. The Friends of McIntyre Hall Skagit Regional Public Facilities District

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Contents McIntyre Hall Presents pg 6 Enrichment Events pg 8 Mount Baker - Fidalgo Youth Symphony pg 10 Mount Vernon High School Choirs pg 10 Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music pg 10 Northwest Ballet Theater pg 11 Pacific Northwest Opera pg 11 Skagit Symphony pg 11 Skagit Valley Academy of Dance pg 12 Skagit Valley Chorale pg 12 Skagit Valley College pg 12 2016-2017 Season of Events pg 13 Volunteer pg 19 Facility Rentals & Catering pg 25 At a Glance Calendar of Events pg 26 Friends of McIntyre Hall pg 28 Dining Guide pg 46 Lodging Information pg 48 Subscribe and Save pg 50 Patron Information pg 51 Box Office pg 51 5


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*High School Students FREE - while supplies last.

McIntyre Hall Presents MHP is an eclectic series of internationally recognized & new/emerging artists including comedy, theater, dance, world music, blues, folk, country, bluegrass, family programs, & more!

GEORGE WINSTON Contemporary Piano

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Mexican American Roots Music


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THE JAMES HUNTER SIX Rhythm & Blues Troubadour

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KINOBE & THE WAMU SPIRIT World Music from Uganda

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PETER RABBIT TALES Children’s Theater

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Photo Credit: Tom Caravaglia


Celtic Music from the Isle of Man

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Explore the human condition, gain a broader understanding of our world, experience the wonder of supurb artistry and the joy of the arts. Join us for pre/post concert lectures, workshops, and other interactive opportunities.

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Enrich Inspire

McIntyre Hall offers a variety of Educational & Enrichment Programs for students of all ages throughout the year. This includes performances as well as workshops, lectures, master classes, and internships. Call the Box office for more Information: 360.416.7727.


Through this series of educational & interactive workshops, area youth engage in the artistic process and cultivate an appreciation of the performing arts. Each workshop focuses on a different type of performing arts - dance, theater, and music. Student workshops are for students 7-12 years old. The workshops are $5 and include a SUNDAE after the event. Sundae Drumdae



Educators - YouTheatre is a series of school time performances by professional artists from around the world aimed at providing arts/ cultural experiences and enriching school curriculum. Study guides are available for most performances. Programs include special events, music, dance and/or theater performances, and are culturally, academically, and curriculum based. Grades K-12

Visiting Artist Lectures & Workshops

The McIntyre Hall Presents series includes entertaining and educational programs for families and general audiences. All of the artists presented are professional touring artists and are often international, award winning artists. Whenever possible, McIntyre Hall Presents artists provide educational workshops, lectures, master classes, and other enrichment opportunities. Performances are often preceded or followed by lecture discussions and Q & A. When possible, enrichment materials are made available. During the 2016-2017 Season the following artists will provide an educational enrichment program: Taylor 2 Dance Company


Los Cenzontles


Rhythm Party


Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit 3I3

Tales of Peter Rabbit



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Internships are customized to maximize educational and career goals. Students may apply several times during the year for open positions. Call 360.416.7622 for more information. Internships are offered to college students in the areas of: Technical Theater Communications & Marketing Fundraising & Grant Writing Customer Service Catering

Entertain FREE


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Made possible through generous grants from the Skagit Community Foundation and the Skagit Valley College Student Activities Fund, High School students and Skagit Valley College students may attend McIntyre Hall Presents events FREE! Simply present your current student ID at the Box Office.


(While supplies last.)

360.416.7727 ext. 2


Community Arts Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony

These kids have talent! Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony is a nonprofit organization offering orchestral experience for talented young musicians in Northwest Washington since 1995. Director, Sharyn Peterson, teams up with the area’s best music instructors to prepare the students for four amazing concerts annually. Students of every level have the opportunity to participate in one of three orchestras: Youth Orchestra, conducted by Sharyn Peterson; Junior Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Peterson; and Sinfonette, conducted by Karla Hickman.

Fall Concert | October 29 Spring Concert | March 18 Holiday Concert | December 10 Finale Concert | June 3

Mount Vernon High School Choir Department

Under the direction of Megan Lizama, the choir program and students have earned a reputation for excellence. The repertoire of engaging music from around the world, enhanced by the musicality, emotion, instrumentation, and choreography create unforgettable performances. Mount Vernon High School Choirs recent accolades include “Superior” ratings at numerous music festivals, and participation in several invitation-only performances throughout the year. In addition, many individual choir members have been recognized at the regional and state levels, and have been selected to participate in the AllState, All-Northwest, and National ACDA Honor Choirs.

Fall Concert | October 19 Winter Concert | December 14

Spring Concert | March 21 Finale Concert | June 5

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department or

The Instrumental Music Department at Mount Vernon High School strives to maintain a balanced program in all facets of music education, including the development of the individual musician. Over the years, the Mount Vernon Band and Orchestra program has consistently produced excellent musicians who are in demand by colleges and universities Orchestra throughout the Northwest and many parts of the country. The tradition of excellence held by the Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music program is developed through the hard work and dedication of current students, past members, private instructors, parent boosters, and directors. They proudly represent MVHS and the community. Mount Vernon High School


Fall Gala Concert | November 15 Carnegie Hall Concert | March 14

At the Movies! Concert | June 1

Northwest Ballet Theater

As Northwest Washington’s premiere regional ballet company, NBT’s mission is to offer professional level productions from classical, contemporary, and modern repertoire under the Artistic Direction of John Bishop. NBT was formed in the spring of 2000 by John Bishop and Maureen Skomerza with the goal of building a high quality regional ballet company. The vision became reality when it produced its first spring production of Coppelia in 2001. With an unwavering commitment to excellence that was rooted in the history and traditions of Mr. Bishop’s ballet training and professional career as a dancer and choreographer, the Northwest Ballet Academy, the official school of NBT stands strong today. NBA Academy students have an unprecedented opportunity to perform in the professional level NBT productions. Past productions include: The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aladdin, Coppelia, Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Emerald Bay, The Firebird, Les Sylphides, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Dracula, and Sleeping Beauty.


The Nutcracker | December 17, 18

Pacific Northwest Opera

Alice In Wonderland | May 20

Formerly Skagit Opera

The Pacific Northwest Opera celebrates its thirteenth season of professional, fully staged operas featuring intensely dramatic and committed performances by the rising stars of the opera world. Dedicated to traditional treatments of masterpieces of the classical vocal arts, the company has presented 58 fully staged performances of 16 different operas, 15 performances of four different operettas, 4 oratorio performances and numerous concerts and recitals. Several of the young singers who began their careers with Skagit Opera have gone on to national and international careers, including at the Metropolitan Opera. In the five centuries since the birth of opera in Florence, the emotional power and glory of the un-amplified human voice has thrilled audiences in every culture. Skagit Opera is proud to continue this tradition and bring opera to the northwest corner of Washington State.

Carmen | November 4, 6, 11, 13 Don Giovanni | March 31 & April 2, 7, 9 Amahl and the Night Visitors | December 16

Skagit Symphony

Now in its 37th season, Skagit Symphony’s greatest privilege is presenting the world’s most enduring orchestral music to our community. The five concert season features the classical repertoire, new works, and outstanding guest soloists. Conductor Roupen Shakarian’s preconcert lectures are an ever popular addition to a lovely musical evening. The Skagit Symphony’s mission is to contribute to the preservation and appreciation of classical music; to provide the opportunity for talented musicians in our region to perform with the orchestra, including soloists and local composers; and to expose area youth to classical music through educational programs. Since 2008, Symphony donors have made it possible for over 10,000 Skagit County fifth graders to experience live orchestral music. Gala Concert | October 22 Masterpiece Concert | March 18 Holiday Concert | December 9 Classics Concert | April 29 Family Concert | January 29 360.416.7727 ext. 2

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Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Inc.

Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Inc., Skagit County’s “Premier Dance Academy”, celebrates Dance, and the Arts every day! Our mission is to inspire young dancers to develop a lifetime of confidence, discipline and creativity through quality education in a nurturing environment. SVAD provides quality dance instruction from Tots to Adults, beginners to pre professionals. Dance styles offered in Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical& Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Hip Hop/Acrobatics, Kinderdance, Tots, Tumble, Play & Sing, Bollywood & Irish & Ballroom. Directors Shelly Lowe-Whan & Kelly Fellers take great pride in the talents of their instructors and choreographers, and find pure JOY in their enthusiastic students! SVAD provides our community with outstanding annual performances of “The Nutcracker” and bi-annual thematic recitals, as well as extending their advanced dancers the opportunity to compete at regional and national levels. The Nutcracker | December 2, 3, 4 Be The Legend... You Were Meant To Be | June 21, 22, 23, 24

Skagit Valley Chorale

The Skagit Valley Chorale is a group of musicians who love to sing together. A nonauditioned group of over 100 men and women, the Chorale encourages anyone with a singing talent, desire, and dedication to consider joining. Currently the Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Adam Burdick. Chorale repertoire has included great pieces from the classical tradition by composers including Bach, Mozart, and Haydn. The Chorale excels at singing in a variety of languages and styles, and recent programs have celebrated music from Hebrew, Zulu, Swedish, and Spanish traditions, just to name a few, while including a generous helping of North American folk and popular music. Last year, before sold out houses, the Chorale celebrated Christmas with a 1940’s era radio show with big band, using arrangements originally performed by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. Chorale members have performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City, Mozart Choral Festivals in Salzburg and Vienna, and various historical cathedrals in Italy. Heralding Christmas | December 10 & 11 Celebrating in Song | April 28 & 30

Skagit Valley College Departments of Music and Drama

Skagit Valley College is nationally recognized as a premier educational institution with award-winning faculty - a community college that attracts, challenges, and empowers outstanding students who become successful in the global community. Providing educational opportunities in the performing arts, Skagit Valley College Music and Drama Departments present several concerts/programs each year at McIntyre Hall. Additional plays and concerts are also scheduled in the Phillip Tarro Theatre and other venues in the community. The program of the Music & Drama Departments are designed for students wishing to pursue a degree in the arts (Associate in Arts transfer degree in music) and those who simply love to perform and want to explore music or drama. Music Program Diane Johnson: Drama Program Damond Morris:

Music Department Concert Season at McIntyre Hall


Holiday Countdown | November 29 Evergreen Medley | March 7

America’s Music | June 7

16I17 Season Community Open House McIntyre Hall Presents

Join us at the Community Open House to get a behind the scenes look at the Hall, meet some of the community arts organizations, and learn about the exciting season ahead.

Visit with community arts organizations, Tour McIntyre Hall Enjoy live entertainment & refreshments Giveaways and more!

The Box Office will be open late for ticket purchases.

___________ Thursday, September 8 Tickets: FREE


360.416.7727 ext. 2


“Perhaps best known for the ringing, rural folk-piano sound of his earliest recordings (“December”, “Autumn”), pianist George Winston has spent the last decade and a half deeply schooling himself in the music of artists who inspire him, including Vince Guaraldi, the Doors, and the great rhythm-and-blues players of New Orleans.” ~ SEATTLE TIMES

Photo Credit:Joe del Tufo

Contemporary Piano

George Winston McIntyre Hall Presents


Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s solo piano concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He performs songs from his seasonal favorites AUTUMN, DECEMBER, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER, as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums LINUS & LUCY –THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, and LOVE WILL COME-THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, VOL. 2, and more. “The popular, unassuming pianist’s songs are pastoral wonders that purposefully evoke nature and landscapes in a way that’s as understated as it is beautiful.” ~ Ben Salmon, Bend Bulletin Please join us in support of a local food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrance.

___________ Saturday, October 1 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


Bluegrass I Country I Folk

Mandolin Orange McIntyre Hall Presents


“honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and the sort of unfakeable intimacy that bonds simpatico musicians like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.” ~ American Songwriter

Mandolin Orange makes music that is described as “laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.” With vibrant chemistry, effortless instrumentation, and breezy, fluid harmonies resulting in beautifully crafted songs, Mandolin Orange have long won over local and faraway fans. The band’s new album “Blindfaller” (released Sept. 30 on Yep Roc Records) builds on the acclaim of their breakthrough debut on the label’s 2013 release “This Side of Jordan,” and its follow-up, last year’s “Such Jubilee.” Since their debut album, they’ve steadily picked up speed and fans, earned from long stretches on the road, including appearances at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits Fest, and Telluride Bluegrass. One of the most remarkable pair of voices on the Americana scene today, Mandolin Orange has received critical acclaim including coverage in American Songwriter, Magnet, and a coveted year-end spot on NPR’s list of Top 10 Folk & Americana Releases. Partners in music and life, the pair draw from wells both old and new, offering up a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop that evokes the earthy timelessness (and effortless harmonies) of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the sweet unpredictability of Nickel Creek, and the rich, gothic Americana of the Civil Wars.

___________ Saturday, October 8 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $20 ~ Box Seats $30 Subscriptions and Discounts Available

360.416.7727 ext. 2


Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Gala Concert Skagit Symphony The Gala Concert launches the 37th Season of the Skagit Symphony with an array of music with virtuoso sparkle, dramatic moods and playful spirit. The delightfully talented Erika Block will team up with the orchestra in a performance of Weber’s brilliant Clarinet Concerto No.1. With Weber’s dramatic overture to Der Freischütz, Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite and Grainger’s high-spirited pieces like Shepherd’s Hey, we’ll raise a bubbly toast to the season.

Fall Concert Mount Vernon High School Choirs Open the season with over 200 talented Mount Vernon High School students in a diverse concert of musical styles from around the world including classical and popular selections. Under the direction of Megan Lizama, students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy.

Program: Der Freischütz (“The Marksman”) Overture by Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 by Carl Maria von Weber Erika Block, Clarinet Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian Shepherd’s Hey Molly On The Shore Handel On The Strand by Percy Grainger Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.

___________ Wednesday, October 19 Tickets: General Admission

4:00 & 7:00pm

4pm $6 Adults, $4 Students, $3 Children 7pm $8 Adults, No Discounts


___________ CYO Saturday, October 22 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $20-40 Subscriptions and Discounts Available

Comedy I Theater

Sister’s Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales McIntyre Hall Presents


It is that time of year again and Sister is preparing her classroom for another long year of Catechism. You are in store for another hysterical lesson with “Back To School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales.” In this session we find out the Church’s take on all the familiar Halloween tales of Ghosts and Goblins. Full of Sister’s signature class participation, you may get hands on experience in how to build a Catholic appropriate Halloween costume.


Friday, October 28 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 ~ Box Seats $35

Subscriptions and Discounts Available

360.416.7727 ext. 2


Carmen Pacific Northwest Opera Formerly Skagit Opera

Fall Concert - Autumn Harvest Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony The Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony showcases the artistic and energetic youth of Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Snohomish Counties. The Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony orchestras will perform a blend of well-loved classics, show stopping movie themes, and other popular works. Bright and boisterous seasonal symphonic music from the last three centuries, performed by youth from the many school districts in Northwestern Washington.

___________ Saturday, October 29 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15 $10 Seniors, $5 Students & Children


Carmen is one of the most often performed and beloved operas of all time Don José, a young soldier, has his life planned out: he has a solid career in the military, he’ll marry his innocent hometown sweetheart, everything in perfect order. But then he meets Carmen. The sensual tale of a free-spirited and untamable gypsy girl, Carmen seethes with emotion. Bizet’s seductive music paints the days of Spanish heat —and the nights of fiery passion, Sung in French with English supertitles. Please join us for a pre-performance lecture in the concert hall 45 minutes before each curtain time.

___________ Fridays, November 4 & 11 Sundays, November 6 & 13 Tickets: Reserved Seating $25-59


7:30pm 3:00pm

Subscriptions and Discounts Available Opening Night Gala Dinner $75 5:30pm

Volunteer Ushers They’re the friendly faces who greet you at the Hall, help you find your seats, assist you with questions, decorate the Hall for the Holidays, stuff envelopes, and serve as knowledgeable ambassadors for the arts.

As a volunteer, you can join this special community and give back and get back to what’s meaningful. It’s a free way to take action and demonstrate where your heart lies. Photo Credit: David Williams Photography

More than 100 McIntyre Hall Community Volunteers give countless hours of service and help to make things run smoothly. We couldn’t do it without them! Contact our House Manager at:


Photo Credit: David Williams Photography

Fall Gala Concert Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department The Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Department opens their season with a concert of varied works for band and orchestra that will not disappoint. Come listen to our award winning students kick off the season in style.

Join the McIntyre Hall Usher Crew!

___________ Tuesday, November 15 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission $10 $8 Seniors, $5 Students

360.416.7727 ext. 2


Photo Credit: Tom Caravaglia

Modern Dance

Taylor 2 Dance Company McIntyre Hall Presents


One of the seminal artists of our time, Paul Taylor continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954.

Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations. Mr. Taylor looked back to the 1954 origins of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for his style who perform his work throughout the world. Works to be performed may include: Airs - Bach; Aureole - Handel; Company B - Andrews Sisters; Dust - Poulenc; Esplanade - Bach; Piazzolla Caldera - Astor Piazzolla and others from the repertoire.. “The Taylor 2 dancers embodied the unfettered feelings of youth required for Company B, yet their skills and assurance are utterly professional. The combination is irresistible.� ~ Tobi Tobias, Seeing Things

___________ Sunday, November 20 3:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


Holiday Countdown

The Nutcracker Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Inc. Skagit Valley Academy of Dance celebrates their 27th annual performance of “The Nutcracker”. This long standing family tradition has become a MUST SEE holiday treat to countless ballet and Nutcracker enthusiasts.

Holiday Countdown Skagit Valley College

You too, can experience the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s musical creation and the wonders of Clara’s magical journey through the glorious Land of Snow and the delectable Kingdom of Sweets.

Holiday music featuring the Skagit Community Band and the Skagit Valley College Choirs. Join the Skagit Valley College Choirs and the Skagit Community Band for a bit of musical fun as we begin the countdown to the holidays.

___________ Tuesday, November 29 7:30pm Tickets: General Admission $15

$12 Seniors & Students, $5 SVC Students/Children under 12

___________ Friday-Saturday, December 2 - 3 7:30pm Sunday, December 4 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $TBD 360.416.7727 ext. 2


Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Holiday Concert Skagit Symphony The festive sounds of the Holiday season will fill our Holiday Concert with music to sing, to dance, and to celebrate. The Skagit Symphony Chorus will join the orchestra in a performance of selections of Christmas Carols by Rutter. Along with seasonal orchestral music, the hall will once again be filled with the joyous voices of the entire audience singing along in the ever-popular Concert Caroling! A great tradition to the Christmas season. Program: Christmas Overture by Otto Nicolai Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock Canadian Brass Christmas by Luther Henderson

Holiday Concert - Holiday Jewels

Fest March by Antonin Dvorak

Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony

Holiday Selections by John Rutter

This is a wonderful time of year to celebrate with symphonic favorites and smaller chamber works.

Concert Caroling 5 (sing-along) arr. by Roupen Shakarian Trepak from The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.

___________ Friday, December 9 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25-45 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


Join us as the Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony presents much-loved classics with enthusiasm and holiday flare! Enjoy traditional celebratory selections of the season, from many genres, styles, and ethnicities, featuring the Brass sections!

___________ Saturday, December 10 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15 $10 Seniors, $5 Students & Children

Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Heralding Christmas 2016: Christmas Journeys Skagit Valley Chorale While there’s no place like home for the holidays, you can find Christmas spirit all over the globe! We’ll celebrate the joy and excitement of Christmas in music gathered from faraway lands like Russia, Nigeria, Brazil, and New York City. Along the way we’ll share beautiful choral settings that express profound mysteries within the Christmas story. Throughout, we’ll return home to sing tunes that are close to our hearts and our own Christmas stories.

___________ CYO Saturday, December 10 7:30pm Sunday, December 11 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $16-25 $14 Seniors, Students, Military & Groups

Winter Concert Mount Vernon High School Choirs A Holiday tradition of exciting choral works featuring gospel, carols, classical works, and other holiday favorites. Under the direction of Megan Lizama, students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy.

___________ Wednesday, December 14 4:00 & 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission 4pm - $6 Adults, $4 Students, $3 Children 7pm - $8 Adults, No Discounts

360.416.7727 ext. 2


The Nutcracker Amahl and the Night Visitors

Northwest Ballet Theater

Pacific Northwest Opera Formerly the Skagit Opera

In Northwest Ballet Theater’s 18th consecutive season of performing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, audiences can expect the same grace and virtuosity that has made it a community favorite.

Amahl and the Night Visitors is an honored Christmas tradition that remains one of the most frequently performed operas of the 20th century. Menotti was inspired by his fond memories of the Three Kings as the legendary source of Christmas gifts during his childhood in Italy.

NBT once again brings to life the amazing adventure of Clara and her exciting journey. Follow her from the heroic battle with the Mouse King to the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets, where Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, and all of his court celebrate her courageous triumphs.

Amahl is a poor crippled shepherd boy living with his widowed mother. The Three Kings, who are following a star to Bethlehem, stop at their humble dwelling for shelter. The heart-warming outcome of their chance meeting demonstrates how kindness and charity can work miracles.

___________ Friday, December 16 Tickets: Reserved $25 $10 Children



___________ CYO Saturday, December 17 7:30pm Sunday, December 18 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $24-35 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


Hall rentals McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center is Skagit County’s

premier venue for meetings, conferences, banquets, receptions, weddings, lectures, concerts, and more. Offering flexible spaces and gracious service for all types of gatherings. Ample free parking, customized services, and inspiring architecture make McIntyre Hall an ideal venue for any occasion.


The Journey’s Christmas Concert Phileo Music, Inc. After a brief hiatus, Bronn and Katherine Journey present their final Christmas concert. Over the past 35 years, the Journeys have entertained audiences across the country. This will be the Journeys last visit to McIntyre Hall to present their Christmas music. The concert will feature traditional songs celebrating the Christmas season performed on the harp by Bronn, with Katherine joining in song. Don’t miss the Journey’s final performance at McIntyre Hall.

Featuring a gracious environment combined with state of the art technology and a professional staff, the theater is available for lectures, concerts, or other staged performances. The main stage proscenium theater (650 seat capacity) includes an array of lighting and sound equipment, sprung wood floor, orchestra pit, fly loft, ample dressing rooms, and convenient loading dock.

Conference Center/StudioSpace

The flexible conference room can be arranged for conferences and meetings, banquets, and receptions, or lecture and performances for groups as small as 75 or as large as 300.


McIntyre Hall Catering makes hospitality and banquet planning simple and elegant. Services include full beverage service, sweet treats, plated and buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and much more. Combine a party with a show at McIntyre Hall to create a truly unique and fun-filled event! Our goal is to provide you with excellent food and gracious service in a pleasant environment.

360.416.7622 ___________ Wednesday, December 21 Tickets: Reserved Seating $24


$20 Military, Groups, and Students 360.416.7727 ext. 2


McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center



September 8 | COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 13

October 1 | GEORGE WINSTON | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 14 8 | MANDOLIN ORANGE | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 15 19 | FALL CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 16 22 | GALA CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 16 28 | THE HOLY GHOST & OTHER TERRIFYING TALES | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 17 29 | FALL CONCERT | Mt Baker - Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 18

November 4, 6, 11, 13 | CARMEN | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 18 15 | FALL GALA CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 19 20 | TAYLOR 2 DANCE COMPANY | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 20

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29 | HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN | Skagit Valley College | pg 21

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December 2, 3, 4 | THE NUTCRACKER | Skagit Valley Academy of Dance | pg 21 9 | HOLIDAY CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 22 10 | HOLIDAY CONCERT | Mt Baker - Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 22 10, 11 | HERALDING CHRISTMAS | Skagit Valley Chorale | pg 23 14 | WINTER CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 23 16 | AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 24

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17, 18 | THE NUTCRACKER | Northwest Ballet Theater | pg 24 21 | THE JOURNEY’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT | Bronn Journey | pg 25

January 29 | FAMILY CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 29



At A Glance

10 | LOS CENZONTLES | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 30 11 | RHYTHM PARTY | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 31 12 | SUNDAE DRUMDAE | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 31 24 | THE JAMES HUNTER SIX | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 32

March 3 | KINOBE & THE WAMU SPIRIT | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 33 5 | PETER RABBIT TALES | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 34 7 | EVERGREEN MEDLEY | Skagit Valley College | pg 36 14 | CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 36 17 | BARRULE | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 37 18 | SPRING CONCERT | Mt Baker - Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 38 18 | MASTERPIECE CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 39 21 | SPRING CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 39 24, 25 | MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 40 31| DON GIOVANNI | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 41



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May 20 | ALICE IN WONDERLAND | Northwest Ballet Theater | pg 43

June 1 | AT THE MOVIES! | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 43 3 | FINALE CONCERT | Mt Baker - Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 44


5 | FINALE CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 44 7 | AMERICA’S MUSIC CONCERT | Skagit Valley College | pg 45

21, 22, 23, 24 | BE THE LEGEND | Skagit Valley Academy of Dance | pg 45

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The Family Concert will feature the captivating story of “Peter and the Wolf” by Serge Prokofiev. We begin this Peter special event with the ever-popular “Meet the Musicians” the activity in the lobby at 1:30pm, an opportunity forWolf concertgoers to talk with Skagit Symphony musicians and see their instruments up close. Then in the concert hall, Jerome Chandler will narrate the tale of Peter, who captures the hungry and menacing wolf with the help of his animal friends and hunters. This musical gem is a delight to the child in all of us!

Photo Credit: John Yaeger

___________ Sunday, January 29 1:30pm Tickets: General Admission $10 $1 Students & Children

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Los Cenzontles “both honors and upends traditional Mexican music, tapping deep roots as it flowers into something completely new, and distinctly American.” – The New York Times

Mexican American Roots Music

Los Cenzontles McIntyre Hall Presents


Los Cenzontles (Nahuatl for “The Mockingbirds”) dig deep into Latino traditions to promote dignity, pride and cultural understanding. The group has pioneered revivals of Mexican roots music in California bringing traditions to new generations. The Mockingbirds now create a powerful new hybrid sound – creating a fresh Chicano voice for a new generation. Fronting the group is the dynamic vocal dueto of Fabiola Trujillo and Lucina Rodriguez. The Mockingbirds effortlessly mix electric bass and drums with traditional Mexican instruments – jarana, vihuela, requinto, pandero and quijada ( jawbone) – creating a powerful contemporary sound infused with the gutsy soul of Mexico’s rural roots music. The group’s core members also operate Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center in San Pablo, California. The Center has been training area youth in traditional Mexican music, dance, and crafts since 1994. “Los Cenzontles’ gutsy rhythms and delightful voices reinvigorated my love of Mexican music.” — Linda Ronstadt

___________ Friday, February 10 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $20 ~ Box Seats $30 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


Rhythm Party McIntyre Hall Presents

A Drumming Workshop for Adults. Cultivate an appreciation for the arts ~ Develop a new passion ~Learn how to play the drums! Mary Ellen Hodges, regional percussionist, will lead an informal drum circle focusing on African rhythms, elements of music, and basic drum technique. No previous music or drumming experience necessary. This workshop aims to connect people socially who share a common interest in the arts. Drum Circle experiences provide an opportunity for participants to feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support. Participants will explore through world rhythms how the purposeful use of drumming and rhythmic experiences can create positive change physically, emotionally and cognitively through mindfulness and self expression. Drumming releases endorphins in the human brain that cause feelings of happiness, relaxation and euphoria. It’s a great reason to gather with other people, to share in a common experience, and to do something fun! 7 - 9pm The bar and light refreshments available. No Experience Necessary.

___________ Saturday, February 11 7:00-9:00pm Tickets: General Admission FREE Tickets are required as space is limited.

Sundae Drumdae McIntyre Hall Presents

Sundaes & Drumming - what could be better!? Children will engage in the arts through this hands on interactive workshop. Learn the basics of drumming, elements of music, rhythm, dynamics, and communication through world rhythms and music games using a variety of instruments and techniques. Mary Ellen Hodges, M. Ed., is an experienced children’s music educator who specializes in the use of rhythm instruments for dynamic learning. Her classes ignite all areas of child development including intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language and literacy, helping the body and mind work together. Workshop is recommended for children ages 7 - 12. Parents are encouraged to observe. Be sure to stay for the Ice Cream social following the workshop. Cost of sundaes are included in the ticket price. No experience is necessary.

___________ Sunday, February 12 2:00-3:30pm Tickets: General Admission $5, Includes sundae Space is Limited ~ tickets are required.

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“James Hunter makes tough old-school R&B with a bracing modern-day kick…Hunter’s ultra-tight band cooks with authority, but his swaggering, goodhumored vocals and snappy tunes are the main attraction.” ~ Mother Jones

“The UK’s greatest soul singer” ~ MOJO Photo Credit: Geoff Woods

Rhythm & Blues I Soul

The James Hunter Six McIntyre Hall Presents


It’s been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans—including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively around the world on the club, theatre, and festival circuits, and his follow-ups The Hard Way and Minute By Minute (GO/Fantasy), further cemented Hunter’s reputation as a soul powerhouse, heralded for his talents both as a live performer and perhaps even more so as a songwriter, with The New Yorker describing his “tight, taut compositions” as “rooted in American soul music without being bound to it.” Now Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut on Daptone Records, America’s premier soul imprint and Hunter’s second collaboration with famed producer Gabriel Roth aka Bosco Mann.

“In today’s R&B world, littered with retro-soul cronies, ear-twisting melisma, and hollow affectations, James has a voice that stands out not only for its natural beauty and grit, but for its honesty. His songwriting shares the masterful architecture and the inspired creativity of Smokey Robinson, each rhyme and rhythm crafted meticulously, somehow twisting familiar themes into unfamiliar new shapes.” ~ Gabriel Roth

___________ Friday, February 24 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


World Music from Uganda

Kinobe and the

Wamu Spirit

McIntyre Hall Presents Kinobe is the new voice of Ugandan music. A multi-instrumentalist (and polymath and polyglot), Kinobe leads The Wamu Spirit, his band of gifted instrumentalists steeped in the music of their homeland, but with ears opened to the sounds of the world at large. With koras, kalimbas, adungus, endongos, ngonis, and percussion Kinobe invites audiences into his culture, describing the instruments and their roles in African society and history. This is a journey into the soul of Africa. Born near Lake Victoria in Uganda, Kinobe’s first international performance was at the age of ten with his school ensemble and since then Kinobe has been captivating audiences with virtuoso performances and original compositions, reflecting a wealth of African and world influences. A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Kinobe has dedicated his life to championing for a better future for children worldwide and using his music as a voice to unite the world.


___________ Friday, March 3 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $20 ~ Box Seats $30 Subscriptions and Discounts Available

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Children’s Theater

Peter Rabbit Tales McIntyre Hall Presents



From the beloved tales of Beatrix Potter . . . “Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter….” These famous opening lines of The Tale of Peter Rabbit have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years with the exploits of a charming hero, who, going against his mother’s wishes, has adventures (and misadventures) in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit who we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts. Now Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to collaborate with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK to present the authorized theatrical version of Peter Rabbit Tales. Peter Rabbit, his sister Flopsy and his cousin Benjamin are all grown up! Flopsy and Benjamin are married with bunnies of their own when the nasty badger, Tommy Brock, decides to steal the babies. Peter and Benjamin set off on an adventure to rescue them, and along the way, relive their childhood misadventures with Mr. McGregor and his cat. On their journey, the cousins manage to avoid the dangerous fox, Mr. Tod, and they recruit Squirrel Nutkin, a cheeky squirrel who’s lost his tail, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, the kindly hedgehog, to help them find the bunnies. With delightful derring-do, Peter hilariously pits the badger and fox against one another and rescues the baby bunnies. Benjamin and Flopsy are joyously reunited with their children, and all return home together to live happily ever after!

Photo Credit: Mark Garvin

Photo Credit: Mark Garvin

EDUCATIONAL LOBBY DISPLAY: Come an hour early to explore! In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday Anniversary, the Enchantment Theatre Company has prepared a special educational lobby display including photographs of Ms. Potter with her actual real life animal friends as well as copies of her artwork showing her original renderings of the characters that will be seen onstage. Highlights include the many ways Ms. Potter was a person ahead of her time as author, illustrator, natural scientist, conservationist, businesswoman, philanthropist, and emancipated woman. Study Guide and online materials are available.

___________ Sunday, March 5 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 ~ Box Seats $35

$15 Chidren, Subscriptions & Discounts Available


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Evergreen Medley: Celebrating the Peoples of Washington State Skagit Valley College Presents Join the Skagit Valley College and area middle school choirs for a concert that celebrates the great diversity of music found in Washington State. This concert will be the culmination of area middle school students study of Washington State history. The concert will celebrate musical traditions of the many cultures of our state.

Carnegie Hall Concert Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department After performing in festivals throughout Washington State, the Mount Vernon High School Bands and Orchestra present a selection of music from the core repertoire. This will also feature the Wind Ensemble as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall Debut at the National Band and Orchestra Festival in New York City.

___________ Tuesday, March 7 4pm Tickets: General Admission $5


___________ Tuesday, March 14 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission $10 $8 Seniors, $5 Students

Celtic Music from the Isle of Man



McIntyre Hall Presents

The award winning trio with a big band sound, Barrule elevates the Isle of Man’s native music to a new level of performance and musicianship; a knockout live act performing Manx tunes and Gaelic songs seldom encountered in the wider world. Steeped in the history and mythology of its Celtic and Viking ancestry, the Isle of Man sits quietly in the Irish Sea. Continuously self-governed since its parliament was created by Viking invaders over a thousand years ago, few people outside the Isle of Man know of this singular culture: a language and music so nearly lost, born through recent generations on the tongues of a mere handful of families, it now grows strong again. On the South of the island lies a summit scarred by the ruins of a once imposing iron-age hill fort. The old stories claim that atop this peak, named ‘South Barrule’, the Celtic God Manannan Mac Lir once dwelt, casting out his cloak of mist to shelter the island and its people from invasion. This inspirational landscape embodies the powerful and striking experience of Barrule in concert. A fusion of three distinct musical forces – Mabon front-man and accordion wizard Jamie Smith, gifted young fiddle-player Tomas Callister and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes (Mabon) on bouzouki – Barrule’s fresh approach to traditional Manx music evokes an atmosphere that reflects the diverse natural beauty of the island: from rousing marches, jigs and reels to sorrowful slow airs and beautiful songs sung in both English and the Manx Gaelic language. Stories are told of ancient Celtic Gods, of unrequited love, of the toils of island life. And always the sea is close by.

___________ Friday, March 17 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $20 ~ Box Seats $30 Subscriptions and Discounts Available 360.416.7727 ext. 2


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Spring Concert - Majestic Music Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony Youth Symphony musicians from Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and Snohomish Counties will partner together at McIntyre Hall to present the Majestic Music Concert. With over seventy young musicians performing an exciting program of diverse pieces, this concert has become an anticipated showcase of advanced orchestral works.

___________ Saturday, March 18 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15 $10 Seniors, $5 Students & Children


We customize each sponsorship package to match your business goals. There are a variety of sponsorship and advertising options available. For more information, contact Nida at: 360.416-7622

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Masterpiece Concert Skagit Symphony The outstanding young violinist, Sarah Hall, returns to the Skagit Symphony in our Masterpiece Concert for performance of Bruch’s lyrical Violin Concerto No.1. With Mozart’s dramatic La Clemensa di Tito Overture and Beethoven’s youthful and energetic Symphony No.1, the evening will resonate with inspired music. Program: La Clemensa di Tito Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch Sarah Hall, violin Symphony No. 1 by Ludwig Von Beethoven

MVHS Choirs Spring Concert

Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.

Mount Vernon High School Choral Music Department Enjoy a varied program of choral works. Under the direction of Megan Lizama, students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy.

___________ Saturday, March 18 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $20-40 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


___________ Tuesday, March 21 4:00 & 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission $8 $4 Students

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MEN WOMEN are from are from MARS VENUS THE OFF-BROADWAY HIT COMEDY Based on the Best-Selling Book by John


Comedy I Theater

McIntyre Hall Presents

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical!


The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! ___________

Friday & Saturday, March 24-25 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $50 ~ Box Seats $60 Subscriptions and Discounts Available


$25 Special Offer ($50 reg.) Use passcode: VENUS

5th Annual Drag Night! Skagit Valley College Rainbow Alliance Rainbow Alliance invites you to join them for a night full of entertainment, excitement, prizes, and community connection at their 5th Annual Drag Night!!

Don Giovanni Pacific Northwest Opera Formerly Skagit Opera Widely regarded as one of the greatest operas ever composed, Mozart’s glorious Don Giovanni is a retelling of the legend of Don Juan, the famous womanizer who refuses one last chance to repent of his philandering ways. Human and supernatural forces combine to exact a terrible punishment. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

The audience should feel free to be creative and express themselves, dress-up, dress-down, go all out or come as you truly are and Let Your Freak Flag Fly!!!! This is a night free of judgement... except for the contestants!! The Rainbow Alliance is a group on the Skagit Valley College campus that is committed to creating a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning students, faculty, staff, community & allies. They work to provide education and connection through social interaction and events of many facets on and off campus.

Please join us for a pre-performance lecture in the concert hall 45 minutes before curtain time.

___________ CYO Fridays, March 31 & April 7 7:30pm Sundays, April 2, 9 3:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25-59 Subscriptions and Discounts Available Opening Night Gala Dinner: $75 - 5:30pm

___________ Saturday, April 22 7:30pm Tickets: General Admission $15

$10 Seniors & Students, Free to children under 10 (Mature Content) 360.416.7727 ext. 2


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Classics Concert Skagit Symphony

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Celebrating in Song 2017 Skagit Valley Chorale Our celebration of song begins with the exquisite melodies, sparkling orchestration, and rich emotions in Franz Josef Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. Then we’ll take on the role of opera chorus, singing with wit and pathos in excerpts by Verdi, Mascagni, and Gilbert & Sullivan. From the audience favorites “Libiamo” and “Va, Pensiero” (aka “The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”), to a charming slice of The Pirates of Penzance, and choral highlights from Cavalleria Rusticana, we’ll be accompanied by a large orchestra and four high-powered guest vocalists. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! It will be a concert to remember!

___________ Friday, April 28 7:30pm Sunday, April 30 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $16-25

$14 Seniors, Students, Military & Groups



To bring our 37th season to a close, Grieg’s Piano Concerto will spotlight pianist, Angela Kraft Cross, in a program that includes Schubert’s elegant Overture in D, and Haydn’s ever-witty and elegant Symphony No.103. Program: Overture in D, D.12 by Franz Schubert Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg Angela Kraft Cross, piano Symphony No. 103 (“The Drum Roll”) by Joseph Haydn Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.

___________ Saturday, April 29 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $20-40 Subscription and Discounts Available


Photo Credit: David Williams Photography

Photo Credit: David Williams Photography

At the Movies! Alice In Wonderland

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department

Northwest Ballet Theater

Come listen to your favorite tunes from the big screen!

This absolutely rich and creative work is full of charm combined with an absurd scenario. Witness the visual splendor and imagination of John Bishop’s original choreography set to music by Carl Davis. Lewis Carroll’s tale, now brought to life in NBT’s full-length ballet, is without a doubt one of the most famous and endearing classics of all time. Join Alice as she stumbles into Wonderland, where nothing seems logical as she shares her adventure with the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts.

Sit back and enjoy as some of your favorite new and classic movie themes come to life on stage.

___________ Saturday, May 20 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $24-35

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___________ Thursday, June 1 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission $10 $8 Seniors, $5 Students

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Finale Concert Mount Vernon High School Choirs

Young Artists’ Finale Concert Mount Baker-Fidalgo Youth Symphony

Under the direction of Megan Lizama, this year-end concert highlights the accomplishments of the year in a concert of varied choral works. Students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy.

This grand finale concert is the culmination of a full season of practicing, perfecting, and performing. The concert includes featured soloists, a farewell to graduating seniors, and thrilling finale selections by the whole symphony!

___________ Saturday, June 3 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15 $10 Seniors, $5 Students & Children


___________ Monday, June 5 4:00pm & 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission

4pm - $6 Adults, $4 Students & $3 Children 7pm - $8 Adults, No Discounts

America’s Music Skagit Valley College Skagit Valley College Grand Finale Concert featuring the Jazz Ensemble, Showcase Singers, Concert Choir with special performances by our graduating class. Join the Skagit Valley College Choirs and the Jazz Band as they present music from the United States. From jazz to folksongs to Broadway, this concert is sure to have something you will love.

Be The Legend... You Were Meant To Be Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Inc. SVAD celebrates the Legends...past, present & future! Join in the fun as we pay tribute to the great musical legends that have inspired us all!

___________ Wednesday, June 7 7:30pm Tickets: General Admission $10

$7 Seniors & Students, $5 SVC Students

___________ Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24 7:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $TBD

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Area Dining Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Desserts | Cocktails

Enjoy dining at these fine area restaurants, before or after the show!


12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221 360.588.3800 13moons captures the warmth of a lodge atmosphere combined with the unsurpassed flavors of hand-cut Alder wood grilled seafood, meats and the freshest flavors of the Northwest. The chefs hand-pick fresh seafood from the region, including sockeye and silver salmon, halibut, spot prawns, dungeness crab, an array of fresh shellfish, and take full advantage of Skagit Valley produce to prepare seasonal garnishes and create decadent vegetarian offerings. Open daily.


9394 Old Hwy 99 N. Road, Burlington, WA 98233 360.757.9097 Bob’s Burgers & Brew is great burgers and so much more. When you join us at Bob’s, you get a wonderful dining experience, fast friendly service, a warm, welcoming atmosphere and food so good the flavor explodes in your mouth. We use only the finest ingredients, prepared fresh when you order. Choose from over 20 gourmet beef and chicken burgers or try our tender hand-selected cod. If it’s sandwiches you want, we have those too. From French roll to grilled, our sandwiches are addicting!! We also offer a great selection of gourmet salads for even the heartiest appetites. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch 9am - 1:30pm.


4800 Eaglemont Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98274 360.428.1954


Enjoy the spectacular views and upscale flavors of Fireweed Terrace, at Eaglemont, a beautiful and scenic 18-hole championship-quality public golf course, driving range and events venue. Our chefs create a menu that incorporates scratch-made food, while sourcing food-produce from local farmers to create the utmost flavors and dining experience. We offer a casual dining atmosphere in our dining room and beautiful dogfriendly outdoor patio with double-sided fireplace and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain ranges. Walk-ins welcome, reservations recommended.


100 East Montgomery, Suite 110, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360.419.0674 Owner, head chef and native Italian Alberto Candivi offers his guests an incredible menu of European cuisine, reflecting the passion for ‘good food and good company’ that his homeland is known for. Having earned the reputation as the Skagit Valley’s best authentic Italian restaurant, Il Granaio incorporates the flavors of fresh, local ingredients into traditional Italian recipes. Including ravioli and gelato made in house. Complementing the menu is a full bar and extensive wine list, including over 150 hand-picked west coast and Italian selections.

NELL THORN RESTAURANT AND PUB 116 South First Street, La Conner, Wa 98257 360. 466.4261

Visit this jewel of true Northwest dining and a local favorite! This unique waterfront location features a local, sustainable farm to table menu, craft cocktails, fine wines, micro brews, and a Spacious waterfront view, which offers a delightful dining experience whether it be in the waterfront dining room or in the relaxing outdoor seating area.


606 South First Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360.336.3314 We use the freshest, locally sourced (when available) ingredients in all of our dishes. From appetizers and salads to pastas, calzones and Neopolitan-style crust pizzas (voted best pizza in Skagit Valley), you’ll find a meal that will bring you back again and again. And don’t forget about our mouth-watering desserts! Find us in the heart of downtown Mount Vernon. Open daily.

SAKURA JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI BAR 1830 South Burlington Blvd., Burlington, WA 98233 360.588.4281

Teppan yaki, also known as Hibachi, is a type of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word “teppan-yaki” is derived from teppan, which means iron plate, and yaki, which means grilled. Ingredients such as filet mignon, shrimp, scallops, lobster and chicken are grilled to perfection in front of the guests at the communal tables. The items are sliced, diced and flipped into the air while fires light and onion volcanoes erupt, combining the dining experience with an entertaining show. We use only high-grade meats and fresh vegetables while NO MSG is used in any of the dishes. 360.416.7727 ext. 2


Lodging Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn Hampton Inn & Suites by HILTON 2300 Market Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 428-5678

Best Western College Way Inn 300 W College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 424-4287

1860 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-7100

Hillside Motel

23002 Bonnieview Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 445-3252

Candlewood Suites

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Cocusa Motel

Mark II Motel

1866 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 755-3300

370 W Rio Vista Avenue Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-6044

Days Inn

2009 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 424-4141

Fairfield Inn & Suites 9384 Old Highway 99 North Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-2717

900 Andis Road Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 755-7338

808 Nevitt Road Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-4021

Quality Inn

1910 Freeway Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 428-7020

Sterling Motor Inn 866 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-0071

Tulip Inn

2200 Freeway Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 428-5969


Make Your Night Out A Weekend Away.

Friendly service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, every time. If you’re not satisfied, we don’t expect you to pay. That’s our commitment and your guarantee. That’s 100% Hampton. (360) 757-7100 Be sure to ask for the special Night Out Package! 1860 S. Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233

Swimming Pool and Spa: Dive in & enjoy a cool, refreshing dip in the pool or relax in our hot Spa.

Cozy Hampton Beds: Cuddle up & relax on our premium pillow top mattress with our plush comforter.

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Subscriptions & Discounts Subscriptions, group sales, various discounts and special offers are available through the Box Office during our regular hours.


Create Your Own Series CYO

Create Your Own Series (CYO) subscription give you the freedom to pick all the shows that you want to see. Simply choose at least 4 events from this list - and SAVE! Some restrictions may apply. McIntyre Hall Presents, Northwest Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Opera, Skagit Symphony and Skagit Valley Chorale offer season subscriptions and can be purchased during regular Box Office hours. The following organizations have events that are part of the CYO Series: McIntyre Hall Presents Skagit Symphony Northwest Ballet Theater Skagit Valley Chorale Pacific Northwest Opera The More You Choose - the More You Save! 4 or More Events - Save 10% 6 or More Events - Save 15% 8 or More Events - Save 20%

Patrons are not guaranteed the same seat location for the events selected, but will receive the best seats available. You are welcome to purchase varying numbers of tickets to each event in your Create Your Own Series.


Series packages are NOT available for order online. Plaese call: 360.416.7727

Rush10 Student Rush Tickets

A limited number of student rush tickets are available for McIntyre Hall Presents performances. Students with a valid student ID may purchase tickets for $10 starting one hour before a McIntyre Hall Presents performance (other performances may become available.). Purchases are in person at the Box Office window only. Present your student ID card and request student Rush10 tickets.




Made possible through generous grants from the Skagit Community Foundation and the Skagit Valley College Student Activities Fund, High School students and Skagit Valley College students may attend McIntyre Hall Presents events FREE! (While supplies last.)

Patron Information Box Office DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PARKING McIntyre Hall is located at 2501 E College Way in Mount Vernon. From I-5 either direction, Exit 227 and continue east on College Way for approximately 1.9 miles (6 stoplights). The main entrance and FREE parking is located east of the Hall at the marquee sign.

Tues - Fri: 12 - 4 PM Day of Performance open at noon (360) 416-7727 or (866) 624-6897

North Bellingham

E College Way

La Venture Road

Riverside Drive


HOURS Skagit Valley College

Exit 227 South Seattle

McIntyre Hall

Free Parking

1.9 Miles East of Exit 227 About 6 stoplights

DISCOUNTS Subscriptions, military, senior, student discounts, and other special offers are available for many performances. Contact the Box Office at 360.416.7727 ext. 2 or visit for more information. Group discounts are available for many performances for parties of 10 or more. Call 360.416.6639 for more information.

POLICIES Ticket sales are final; no refunds; exchanges are limited with a $.50 per ticket exchange fee. Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket regardless of age. Programs are subject to change and substitution. Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Cameras or recording devices are not permitted.

SPECIAL NEEDS McIntyre Hall is accessible to guests who are in a wheelchair, have limited mobility or other needs. Contact the Box Office for more information - 360.416.7727 ext. 2.

GIFT CERTIFICATES Gift Certificates are available online or at the Box Office in any amount and may be used for any performance.

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Visa, Mastercard, local check or cash accepted. McIntyre Hall is located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College. The Box Office is located on the east side of the Hall at the main entrance - near the marquee sign.

PHONE Purchase by phone with Visa or Mastercard: (360) 416-7727 ext. 2 during our regular hours. Toll free (866) 624-6897. A $4.00 per order processing fee will apply.

ONLINE Order online: A $2.50 per order processing fee will apply.

MAIL To purchase tickets by mail, indicate the event, number of tickets desired, ticket price, seating preference and payment. A $4.00 per order processing fee will apply. Please mail your request along with payment to: McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360.416.7727 ext. 2


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