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McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center

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.




We invite you to join us for another extraordinary season of outstanding performances, arts, and cultural events.

Explore the world with visiting artists from Mexico, Ireland, Mali, Uganda, West Africa,

Be moved by the artistry, power, and passion of symphonic and choral works, dance, opera,

Engage in the arts by participating in interactive workshops, master classes, lectures,

the Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Canada, and the United States.

music, and theater.

and pre-concert talks.

From the McIntyre Hall Presents Series to community performances by Fidalgo Youth Symphony, Northwest Ballet Theater, Skagit Symphony, Pacific Northwest Opera, Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Skagit Valley Chorale, Mount Vernon School District, Skagit Valley College, and the Theater Arts Guild – there is something for everyone! We are pleased to continue to offer the opportunity for area High School and Skagit Valley College students to attend McIntyre Hall Presents performances FREE. In keeping with our commitment to increasing access to the arts and helping to make events affordable, many programs offer discounts and other special offers. Check in with the Box Office for more information regarding the Create Your Own Series CYO subscription and other discounts. Visit for more information. We have a thrilling season planned, and we hope you will Experience all of it! Nida Tautvydas Executive Director McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center

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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. 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.

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

Whidbey Weekly


This brochure was made possible in part by lodging tax funds granted through the City of Burlington, City of Mount Vernon, and Skagit County.



TODAY AND SAVE! Subscriptions, group sales, various discounts and special offers are available through the Box Office during regular hours. Additional Subscriptions Packages available for: Skagit Symphony Pacific Northwest Opera



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Create Your Own Series

The Create Your Own Series Subscription (CYO) gives you the freedom to choose all the shows that you want to see. Simply select at least 4 events from the list & SAVE! Some restrictions may apply. The following events are part of the CYO Series: McIntyre Hall Presents Season * Skagit Symphony Season Northwest Ballet Theater Season * Skagit Valley Chorale Season Pacific Northwest Opera Season * Beauty & The Beast

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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 online.

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McIntyre Hall Presents SEE IT LIVE


Enriching cultural programs, inspiring celebrations of the human spirit, and entertaining performances. No matter what you enjoy...

music ~ dance ~ theater ~ lectures ~ comedy ~ family programs workshops ~ lectures ~ interactive events You can SEE IT LIVE here! McIntyre Hall Presents (MHP) is an eclectic series of internationally recognized & new/emerging artists from all performing arts disciplines. Through this series we invite you to explore the human condition, gain a broader understanding of our world, and experience the superb artistry and the joy of the arts.























Enrichment Programs McIntyre Hall offers a variety of Educational & Enrichment Programs 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

Visiting Artist Lectures & Workshops

The McIntyre Hall Presents series includes entertaining and educational programs for 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/followed by lectures, workshops, and Q & A. When possible, enrichment materials are made available. During the 2017-2018 Season the following artists will provide an enrichment program: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Fluid Creativity Discussion 1I19 Corky Siegel’s Dynamic Expression Master Class 2I1 Rhythm Party 2I2 Roll With It IMPROV 2I9 African String Project Lecture 2I10 Las Cafeteras The Sounds of Resistance: From Storytelling to Movement Building 5I4

Arts Alive!

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 Youth Drumming Workshop 2I2


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


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, Catering, and Customer Service.

FREE: High School and Skagit Valley College Students

SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS may attend McIntyre Hall Presents events FREE! Simply present your current student ID at the Box Office. 360.416.7727. This program is made possible by the Friends of McIntyre Hall and the Skagit Valley College Student Activities Fund. While supplies last. 360.416.7727 ext. 2


Family & Youth Programming

Enjoy a year of programs by and for area youth ages 5 and up.

McIntyre Hall Presents

Sundae Drumdae Workshop Saturday, February 2 Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve! Sunday, April 22 Fidalgo Youth Symphony

Fall Concert I Saturday, October 21 Holiday Concert | Saturday, December 16 Spring Concert | Saturday, March 17 Finale Concert | Saturday, June 2

Northwest Ballet Theater

The Nutcracker I Friday - Saturday, December 9 - 10 Cinderella I Saturday, June 9

Skagit Symphony

Family Concert I Sunday, January 28

Skagit Valley Academy of Dance The Nutcracker I Friday - Sunday, December 1 - 3

Theater Arts Guild Skagit Valley College Drama Beauty & the Beast I February 23 - March 10


Community Arts

Fidalgo Youth Symphony

Young Musicians from Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and Snohomish Counties come together to present masterpieces of symphonic music! Fidalgo Youth Symphony is a non profit arts organization providing orchestral experience and intensive performance training for young Northwest Washington musicians, since 1995! Director, Sharyn Peterson, assisted by a great team of professional music instructors, prepare students for four exciting concerts each school year. Students of every educational level have opportunity to participate in one of three ensembles: Youth Symphony, conducted by Sharyn Peterson, Junior Symphony, conducted by Malcolm Peterson, and Sinfonette, conducted by Karla Hickman.

Fall Concert | October 21 Holiday Concert | December 16

Spring Concert | March 17 Finale Concert | June 2

Mount Vernon High School Choir Department

This year we welcome Jesus Gomez as he takes the reigns from Megan Lizama who developed the MVHS choir program’s 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 All-State, All-Northwest, and National ACDA Honor Choirs.

Fall Concert | October 18 Winter Concert | December 14

Spring Concert | March 21 Finale Concert | June 4

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department 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 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.

Fall Concert | November 21 Spring Concert | March 13

Mount Vernon High School


Finale Concert | May 31

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 is 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. Northwest Ballet Academy students have the 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 9, 10

Cinderella | June 9

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Pacific Northwest Opera


The Pacific Northwest Opera celebrates its fourteenth 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 66 fully staged performances of 18 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 Pacific Northwest Opera (formerly 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.

Tales of Hoffmann | October 27, 29 & November 3, 5 Turandot | April 6, 8, 13, 15

Skagit Symphony

Skagit Symphony’s mission is to inspire and transform our community through the power of music! Now in its 38th season, Skagit Symphony’s greatest privilege is presenting the world’s most enduring orchestral music to our community. The five concert season features classical repertoire, new works, and outstanding guest soloists. Maestro Roupen Shakarian’s pre-concert lectures are an ever popular addition to a lovely musical evening. Skagit Symphony’s passion 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 and to expose area youth to classical music through educational programs. Since 2008, Symphony donors have made it possible for nearly 15,000 Skagit County fifth graders to experience live orchestral music.

Gala Concert | October 21 Holiday Concert | December 16 Family Concert | January 28

Masterpiece Concert | March 17 Classics Concert | April 28

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, 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 1, 2, 3


Skagit Valley Chorale

The Skagit Valley Chorale is a group of musicians who love to sing. Since its inception in 1984, the Chorale has grown from 30 members to an expanded membership of over 120 men and women, and is currently under the direction of Dr. Adam Burdick. Chorale concerts offer a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from early classical music to modern popular styles, and drawing from traditions around the world. The Chorale excels at singing in a variety of languages; recent programs have celebrated music from Hebrew, Zulu, Swedish, Russian, and Spanish traditions, just to name a few. Chorale repertoire has included great pieces from the classical tradition by composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Haydn, and also pieces from rising new composers. The Chorale sings with emotion, presenting powerful texts with thoughtful interpretations – and enjoys the occasional comic selection! The Chorale has sung choruses from Italian and French operas, performed as pirates and maidens in Gilbert & Sullivan, and recreated the sounds of Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. The Chorale enjoys collaborating with instrumentalists, and recent guest ensembles have included orchestra, wind band, big band, chamber ensemble, folk instruments, duo pianists, and a battery of percussionists! 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 15 & 17 Celebrating in Song | May 5 & 6

Skagit Valley College Departments of Music & 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:

The Big Short One Act Festival | November 17 & 18 A Musical Thanksgiving | November 19 Beauty and the Beast | February 23 - March 10 Finale Concert | June 6

Theater Arts Guild

It is the mission of the Theater Arts Guild to nurture participation in, and enjoyment of, live theatre in Skagit Valley. TAG encourages people of all ages to be involved as both participants and audience, offering a variety of production types. Established in 1992, TAG has produced over 30 shows that have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of audience members, and has grown to become one of the largest community theater organizations in Northwest Washington.

Beauty and the Beast | February 23 - March 10

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US Air Force Band of the Golden West

The commanders Jazz Ensemble JAZZ

Sunday, August 27 2:00pm Tickets: FREE - Tickets are required

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Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremy Laukhuf, The Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. This energetic group of 20 highly-trained professional airmen-musicians offers an entertaining show you won’t soon forget! During a concert you’re likely to hear the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and Count Basie as well as contemporary big band leaders and composers such as Gordon Goodwin and Maria Schneider. And no concert would be complete without a tribute to the late Major Glenn Miller and his famous Army Air Corp band. Featuring outstanding soloists as well as a superb vocalist, The Commanders is an ensemble capable of delivering a powerful musical performance.



Saturday, September 30


Tickets: Reserved $20 ~ Box Seats $30 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “From the first strum of his guitar, John Welsh and his band poured a feel–good, positive vibe over the audience at CBC Vancouver. He’s got a natural command of the stage combined with infectious toe tapping songs that puts one in mind of sunny beaches and happy times. I think we could all use more music from the John Welsh Band in our lives.” ~ Michael Juk, Senior Producer CBC Vancouver

With a sound that blends high energy Latin, West African, reggae and folk rock rhythms the John Welsh Band wins over audiences wherever they perform. A world traveler by nature, John Welsh lived and studied in Mexico and Guatemala where he was heavily influenced by the music, language and culture. When he returned to Canada he and his brother Chris(bass) met Nigerian born Courage Eigbike who brought his reggae and West African influenced sound. Together they began creating songs that would get crowds dancing and singing along with the vision of bringing their world music sound to a mainstream audience. Performing in both English and Spanish the John Welsh Band wins over audiences with a high energy show that emphasizes crowd participation, upbeat rhythms and singalong choruses. Wherever the band travels they gain new fans of all ages and cultures with their positive message and infectious melodies. In 2016 the John Welsh Band took home a Fraser Valley Music Award and were selected as one of Vancouver’s best bands of 2016 by Vanmusic. In April 2017 the band had their first viral video with the release of their lead single “Sayulita” which garnered over 1 million views on Facebook. In May their newest album “Vamonos Mi Chica” debuted at #2 on the iTunes Canada World music charts.

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Saturday, October 7


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CYO “Steeped in tradition, these three brilliant musicians give a new voice to timeless sounds” ~ Songlines

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Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, daughter of the legendary griot singer Kassé Mady Diabaté, is the Trio’s vocalist. Her rich, expressive voice and her natural vibrato have brought comparisons with Mahalia Jackson, America’s great gospel singer. The Trio’s musical director is master balafonist Lassana Diabaté. One of Mali’s most astonishing musicians, Lassana has recorded and toured with many of West Africa’s foremost artists including Toumani Diabate’s Grammy-Award nominated Afrocubism album and Symmetric Orchestra project. The youngest member of the Trio is bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté. Still in his mid-twenties, the eldest son of world-renowned Grammy nominated ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté brings a contemporary feel to the traditions he has learnt from his father.



Saturday, October 14


Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “An evening of gorgeous music” ~ The Seattle Times “An immensely talented musician... with great taste, devotion, passion, and wit.” ~ The Sun Break “Byron Schenkman & Friends display dashing musicianship” ~ The Seattle Times

Join us for a concert of Baroque and Classical chamber music with Byron Schenkman & Friends . The concert will include two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s brilliant and rarely-performed double concertos, featuring harpsichordists Ignacio Prego and Byron Schenkman with some of the best baroque string players from Seattle and Portland. This program will also include a string concerto by George PhilippTelemann and instrumental canzonas by Girolamo Frescobaldi and Claudia Francesca Rusca. Instrumentalists Byron Schenkman, harpsichord Ignacio Prego, harpsichord Ingrid Matthews, violin Laurel Wells, violin Jason Fisher, viola Joanna Blendulf, cello Curtis Daily, bass 360.416.7727 ext. 2


Fall Concert Mount Vernon High School Choirs Wednesday, October 18 4:00 & 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish 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 Jesus Gomez, students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy. New this year - tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish - so please be sure to get your tickets early!


Fall Concert Bountiful Harvest Fidalgo Youth Symphony Saturday, October 21 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15

Seniors and Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free Showcasing talented young musicians from Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Snohomish Counties, Fidalgo Youth Symphony’s three ensembles present selected Baroque, Classical, and Romantic masterworks for full orchestra, plus novelty pieces and a robust jazz finale: Salute to the Big Bands! Come enjoy the artistic achievements of our terrific performers on violin, violas, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, and percussion instruments!




Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Tales of Hoffmann Pacific Northwest Opera Formerly Skagit Opera Friday, October 27 7:30pm Sunday, October 29 3:00pm Friday, November 3 7:30pm Sunday, November 5 3:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 - $65

Subscriptions and Discounts Available

Gala Concert

Skagit Symphony Saturday, October 21 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved $10 - $45

Subscriptions & Discounts Available


The Gala Concert launches the 38th Season of the Skagit Symphony with a festive concert featuring four outstanding soloists from Western Washington University in a performance of Haydn’s charming and witty Sinfonia Concertante. With an Overture from a 14 year-old Mozart and a colorful work from Saint-Saens, the Gala Concert will be an effervescent evening of music! Program: Mitridate, redi Ponto Overture, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, by Joseph Haydn Suite Algerienne Op. 60, by Camille Saint-Saens Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.

Opening Night Gala Dinner at 6pm $75 Doors open at 5:30pm


This season Pacific Northwest Opera presents two of the most famous and beloved melodies in the opera world: the Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffmann and “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot. Both operas are based on collections of fantastical tales and both were the final operas of prolific composers, neither of whom lived to see their operas produced French composer, Jacques Offenbach, noted more for his sparkling operettas, based The Tales of Hoffman on three fantastical stories (“tales”) by German Romantic poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, author of “The Nutcracker”. Offenbach’s music, both intensely witty and intensely dramatic, is the perfect vehicle to present the Romantic, richly imaginative world of the storyteller E.T.A. Hoffmann, combining fantasy, gravity and comedy. Sung in French with English supertitles. Free pre-performance lecture 45 minutes prior to the show. Learn about the performance, history, costumes, and more. 360.416.7727 ext. 2


Photo Credit: Jeremiah Andrick



Friday, November 10


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CYO “An electronic jolt into modern folk and Americana, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s midaughts guitar-rock revival.” ~ Vanyaland “Joyous folk pop” ~ NPR Music “Seraphic vocals bookended by ukulele, cello & heavy percussion will leave you feeling giddy & glad to be alive.” ~ The Stranger

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A reinvention rather than a refutation, the name Kuinka comes from the Finnish for “how”; how does a band bristling with spirited creativity continue to evolve artistically and challenge themselves while staying true to their own roots? For Kuinka, the answer comes in the form of letting go: a joyful acquiescence to faith in their cumulative love of songwriting and shared experience, regardless of genre or instrumentation. Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014 to form a unique breed of string band; one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label ‘Americana’. Their 2014 debut The Wild North, which propelled the band out of the woods and on to stages across the country, was followed by their 2016 breakout LP The Heartland. The songs on their forthcoming release Stay Up Late ring with the vibrancy of exploration and discovery. “We’ve spent our time as a band in pursuit of a unique sound that captures our energy and essence” says Zickler. “... We’d love for our music to be a soundtrack to adventure. The change represents finding your way, for both us and our listeners.”

The Big short One Act Festival Skagit Valley College Drama Department

A Musical Thanksgiving

Friday, November 17 7:30pm Saturday, November 18 7:30pm Tickets: General Admission $10

Skagit Valley College Skagit Community Band

SVC Students with ID $2

Three student directed contemporary one act plays will showcase the creativity of student directors, actors and designers. The student led showcase will present fresh, poignant, funny and thoughtprovoking plays that will entertain and astound. The student directors are Drama Department scholarship recipients who work together to audition, rehearse and prepare the productions.

Sunday, November 19 2:00pm Tickets: General Admission TBA A matinĂŠe concert of varied music featuring the Skagit Community Band and the Skagit Valley College Choirs.

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The Nutcracker Skagit Valley Academy of Dance Friday, December 1 7:30pm Saturday, December 2 7:30pm Sunday, December 3 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $TBA

Fall Gala Concert Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department Tuesday, November 21 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish 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. Students perform in a wide variety of ensembles including Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and more. New this year - tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish - so please be sure to get your tickets early!


Skagit Valley Academy of Dance celebrates their 28th annual performance of “The Nutcracker”. This long standing family tradition has become a MUST SEE holiday treat to countless ballet and Nutcracker enthusiasts. 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.

The Nutcracker Northwest Ballet Theater Saturday, December 9 7:30pm Sunday, December 10 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $15 - $40

Subscriptions and Discounts Available


Lyrical and enchanting, mesmerizing and magical, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition around the world. Founder and Artistic Director of Northwest Ballet Theater, John Bishop brings his special Nutcracker based on the original Russian ballet version where it was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. Northwest Ballet’s production features beautiful choreography, backdrops painted in Russia, and costumes made in New York City. Fun fact: Although it was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, it was not until 1944 that it was performed in the US by the San Francisco Ballet and in 1954, George Balanchine choreographed/ premiered his version with the New York City Ballet.

Winter Concert Mount Vernon High School Choirs Thursday, December 14 4:00 & 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish A not to be missed Holiday concert of exciting choral works from the Mount Vernon High School Choirs. The program features gospel, carols, classical works, and other holiday favorites. Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy. New this year - tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish - so please be sure to get your tickets early!

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Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Holiday Concert Shining Lights of the Holidays Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Heralding Christmas 2017 Skagit Valley Chorale Friday, December 15 7:30pm Sunday, December 17 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $16 - $25

Fidalgo Youth Symphony Saturday, December 16 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15

Seniors and Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free

Seniors, Students, Military & Groups $14 CYO

Treasured melodies from many cultures and traditions are brought to light by the musicians of Fidalgo Youth Symphony!

We will continue the journey begun in 2016 as we explore Christmas and winter-themed music from many different lands and traditions. Our travel through world-wide styles and languages will include the rhythms of South America in the colorful Misa Criolla or “Creole Mass” by renowned Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez. Special guest percussionist Patrick Roulet will return, with his endless bag of fun rhythmic instruments from all over the world, to help us on our jaunty way. We’ll learn about other places on this journey, and then return home to songs that are close to our hearts.

Hear the songs immigrants brought with them, enriching our culture with amazing varieties of sound and delight. Young performers will capture and share the essence of celebration. Featured: Brass choir, Woodwind Ensemble, and String Orchestra.


Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Phileo Music, Inc.

Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 21 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $24

Skagit Symphony Saturday, December 16 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $10 - $45

Subscriptions and Discounts Available

The Journey’s Christmas Concert


Seasonal traditions highlight our Holiday Concert featuring the Skagit Symphony Chorus in selected choruses from Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. With selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, the program also includes favorite seasonal carols and the ever-popular audience caroling with the orchestra.

Military, Groups, and Students $20 Back by popular demand!

Over the past 36 years, the Journeys have entertained audiences across the country - and we very happy the Journeys will return for their second ”last” concert at McIntyre Hall. The concert will feature traditional songs celebrating the Christmas season performed on the harp by Bronn, with Katherine joining in song.

Program: Messiah Overture and Choral Selections, by George Frideric Handel A Christmas Festival, by Leroy Anderson Selections from The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Concert Caroling 5 (sing-along) arr. by Roupen Shakarian Trepak (“Russian Dance”) 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. 360.416.7727 ext. 2


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Free Hot Breakfast: including ~ fresh baked waffles, healthy options, fruit, yogurt and more.

Make Your Night Out A Weekend Away. With our “Night Out Package� enjoy 2 Tickets to an event at McIntyre Hall, Dinner for two at the local restaurant of your choice, Local chocolates and Candle light. (360) 757-7100 Be sure to ask for the special Night Out Package!

1860 S. Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233 360.416.7727 ext. 2

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Area Dining

Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Desserts | Cocktails Enjoy dining at these fine area restaurants, before or after the show!


100 East Montgomery, Suite 110 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360.419.0674


12885 Casino Drive Anacortes, WA 98221 360.588.3800 13moons combines the warmth of a lodge atmosphere with 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 salmon, halibut, spot prawns, Dungeness crab and an array of fresh shellfish, and they take full advantage of Skagit Valley’s produce to prepare seasonal garnishes and create decadent vegetarian offerings. Open daily.

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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 dog-friendly outdoor patio with double-sided fireplace and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain ranges. Walkins welcome, reservations recommended.

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 handpicked 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.


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.

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McIntyre Hall August

27 | USAF GOLDEN WEST BAND | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 12

September 30 | JOHN WELSH BAND | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 13

October 7 | TRIO DA KALI | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 14 14 | BYRON SCHENKMAN & FRIENDS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 15 18 | FALL CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 16


21 | FALL CONCERT | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 16


27, 29 | TALES OF HOFFMANN | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 17

21 | GALA CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 17



3, 5 | TALES OF HOFFMANN | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 17 10 | KUINKA | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 18 17, 18 | THE BIG SHORT ONE ACT FESTIVAL | Skagit Valley College | pg 19 19 | A MUSICAL THANKSGIVING | Skagit Valley College | pg 19 21 | FALL CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 20

December 1, 2, 3 | THE NUTCRACKER | Skagit Valley Academy of Dance | pg 20 9, 10 | THE NUTCRACKER | Northwest Ballet Theater | pg 21 14 | WINTER CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 21 15, 17 | HERALDING CHRISTMAS | Skagit Valley Chorale | pg 22 16 | HOLIDAY CONCERT | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 22 16 | HOLIDAY CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 23 21 | THE JOURNEY’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT | Bronn Journey | pg 23

January 19 | FLUID CREATIVITY | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 30 20 | TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 30 28 | FAMILY CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 32

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At A Glance February

1 | CORKY SIEGEL’S DYNAMIC EXPRESSION Master Class | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 32 2 | CORKY SIEGEL’S CHAMBER BLUES | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 33 3 | SUNDAE DRUMDAE | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 34 3 | RHYTHM PARTY | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 34 9 | IMPROV | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 34 10 | AFRICAN STRINGS PROJECT | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 36 23-25 | BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | Theater Arts Guild and Skagit Valley College | pg 37

March 1-10 | BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | Theater Arts Guild and Skagit Valley College | pg 37 13 | SPRING CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 37 16 | DERVISH | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 38 17 | SPRING CONCERT | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 39 17 | MASTERPIECE CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 39 21 | SPRING CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 40 23, 24 | THE BOOK OF MORON | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 41

April 6, 8, 13, 15 | TURANDOT | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 42 14 | BLACK UMFOLOSI | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 43 20 | ADRIAN LEGG | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 44 22 | DISNEY’S CHOO-CHOO SOUL | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 46 28 | CLASSICS CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 47

May 4 | THE SOUNDS OF RESISTANCE | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 49 4 | LAS CAFETERAS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 48 5,6 | CELEBRATING IN SONG | Skagit Valley Chorale | pg 50 11 | GEENA ROCERO | Skagit Valley College | pg 50 19 | THE WEEPIES | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 51 31 | FINALE CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 52

June 2 | FINALE CONCERT | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 53 4 | FINALE CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 53 6 | FINALE CONCERT | Skagit Valley College | pg 54 9 | CINDERELLA | Northwest Ballet Theater | pg 54 ext. 2 All events, dates, times, and prices subject to change. Events are added360.416.7727 throughout the year.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea a Kidoons and WYRD Production in association with The 20K Collective adapted from the novel by Jules Verne


Saturday, January 20


Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “MAGICAL! A frisky adaptation of the Jules Verne sci-fi saga… The acting is never less than zesty and the use of projections is sometimes jaw dropping!” ~NY Times

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is the stage adaptation of the classic Jules Verne Sci-Fi adventure, exploring the power of nature and the nature of power. Plunge into a multisensory experience with unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive audience technology. This family-friendly show encourages us to connect for the future.

“Stunningly beautiful. An astonishing array of After a world premiere at special effects and rock ‘em sock ‘em action.” the 2015 PanAm Games, ~Sarasota Herald-Tribune the show was a hit OffBroadway at The New Victory Theater on 42nd Street in NYC. 30 30

Fluid Creativity Panel Discussion Friday, January 19


Tickets: Free ~ No tickets required Join co-creators of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Craig Francis and Rick Miller, members of the cast, and Skagit Valley College faculty in an interactive discussion regarding the production, their adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic work, arts, technology, ecology and water issues.

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Photo Credit: Chuck Osgood

Corky Siegel Dynamic Expression Master Class Family Concert Skagit Symphony Sunday, January 28 1:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $10 Students & Children $1

This 45 minute concert program is designed especially for families to inspire flights of fancy and fuel the imaginations of any age! Please join us in the lobby as we begin this special event with “Meet the Musicians”, an opportunity to talk with Skagit Symphony orchestra musicians and see their instruments up close.

McIntyre Hall Presents Thursday, February 1 7:00pm Tickets: FREE, no tickets required Musicians will be selected to participate in the Master Class. Call 360.416.7622 The workshop focuses on the transformative power of dynamic expression. Participants, teachers, and audience members will learn a most practical technique that is surprisingly simple and easy to master. It will, on the spot, improve richness of tone, technique, and make a performance more interesting, exciting, mesmerizing, musical, fun, and fulfilling for the audience, but most importantly for the performer. The continued application of this approach, anytime it is applied, will reconnect the performer to the muse and keep the floodgates to expression wide open. “ ...a perfect way to begin to free yourself to become confident enough to allow your own creativity to flow. Corky Siegel provides a series of logical, user-friendly techniques that puts you on the right path where you can spend the rest of your musical life making the music your own . Highly recommended!” - David Amram, Composer in Residence New York Philharmonic, Conductor, Multi-instrumentalist, and Author


Photo Credit: Stephanie Bassos



Friday, February 2


Tickets: Reserved $30 ~ Box Seats $40 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “Gritty Chicago blues and rarefied classical chamber music might not seem like a match made in heaven — until you’ve heard Corky Siegel bring the two together … a crowning achievement.” ~ Chicago Tribune “Corky Siegel is a phenomenon.” ~ Washington Post

Celebrating their 30th anniversary with Different Voices: Bringing Worlds Together, the international ensemble Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues includes virtuosos of Americana roots with Blues harmonica, Chinese erhu, Indian tabla and world percussion, and a traditional classical string quartet. Experience the seamless melding of cultures and styles without losing the marked distinctive identity of each. Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music, but in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues of Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John’s and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond, the harmonica-playing mad scientist had the tuxedo-and-gown crowd on its feet, clamoring for more of this blues-classical alchemy. Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest/Meet the Composer’s national award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. 360.416.7727 ext. 2 33



Saturday, February 3


Tickets: General Admission $5 Space is Limited. Advance Tickets Required.


Sundae Drumdae

A Drumming Workshop for Adults.

Saturday, February 3

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!



Tickets: General Admission $5 Space is Limited. Advance Tickets Required. Back by popular demand - Sundaes & Drumming! 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. 2:00pm workshop 3:00 Ice cream social Drums provided. No experience is necessary. *Parents may also purchase a sundae by purchasing an adult ticket.

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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.

6:30pm Social - Bar open, includes light hors d‘oeuvres 7 - 9pm Workshop Begins ~ Drums provided. No Experience Necessary.

Hall Rentals

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center is Skagit County’s premier venue for meetings, conferences, banquets, receptions, weddings, lectures, concerts, and more. Inspiring architecture, ample free parking, and customized services make McIntyre Hall an ideal venue for any occasion.

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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 (655 seat capacity) includes an array of lighting and sound equipment, sprung wood floor, orchestra pit, fly loft, ample dressing rooms, free parking, and a convenient loading dock.


Friday, February 9


Tickets: General Admission $5 Space is Limited. Advance Tickets Required. Improvisation Workshop for Adults.

Conference Center Studio Space

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.


Join Philip Prud’homme, local actor and leadership facilitator, for an informal evening of improv with a team of actors. This interactive workshop aims to connect people socially who share a common interest in the arts, to learn improvisational skills, and have the time of their life! The evening will include exercises that focus fundamentals of improv, leadership, adaptability, communication skills, and staying focused and in the moment. Whether you’re a veteran player or a novice, this workshop is for you! No experience necessary. 7:00pm Social - Bar open, includes light hors d’oeuvres 7:30pm - Let the games begin!

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African Strings Project WORLD MUSIC

Saturday, February 10


Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “Some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today... Sublime & peaceful. “ ~ Zina Saro-Wiwa, BBC The African Strings Project celebrates the astonishing beauty and diversity of Africa’s immense contribution to human expression, art, and culture. Prepare to be impressed and enlightened by three masters on guitars, lutes, lyres, bows and more: Derek Gripper from South Africa, Jaja Bashengezi from the Congo, and Kinobe from Uganda will perform original, contemporary and traditional material from the mother continent.

African Music Lecture Saturday, February 10


Tickets: FREE Explore African music through the insights of Kinobe, Jaja Bashengezi, and Derek Gripper. Gain a full understanding of music in Africa, the significance/role of music and musicians in the past and present African communities. Derek Gripper will discuss the meeting point of two different traditions - the written western classical music and the oral West African griots.

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Spring Concert Beauty & the Beast Theater Arts Guild Skagit Valley College Drama Department Thursdays, March 1, 8 7:30pm Fridays, February 23 & March 2, 9 7:30pm Saturdays, February 24 & March 3, 10 7:30pm Sundays, February 25 & March 4 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved $20 - $40

Discounts Available


Theater Arts Guild and SkagitValley College are very pleased to present Disney’s much loved musical version of Beauty and the Beast. In this major Broadway hit, Belle, a young French girl finds herself in an enchanted castle in the search for her father. She meets a talking candlestick, a stammering clock, and many other characters including an angry beast that reigns over the castle. Belle may hold the key to lift the curse over the beast and the others in the enchanted castle. Beauty and the Beast is a family favorite with fantastic costumes, dancing, and a wonderful musical score. Perfect for all ages.

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department Tuesday, March 13 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish After performing in festivals throughout Washington State, the Mount Vernon High School Bands and Orchestra present a selection of music from the core repertoire. New this year - tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish - so please be sure to get your tickets early!

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Friday, March 16


Tickets: Reserved $30 ~ Box Seats $40 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “Dervish are simply brilliant . . They carry Irish history with them.” ~ The Guardian

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Music from the West of Ireland with passionate vocals and dazzling instrumentals, Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish President and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan. All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in north-west Ireland. It’s an area which matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. The Dervish line-up includes four members from the earliest days of the band in 1989 – Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki). Singer Cathy Jordan, also a mean bodhran (drum) player, joined in 1991 and Tom Morrow (fiddle) in 1998.

Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Masterpiece Concert Spring Concert Symphonic Fusion Fidalgo Youth Symphony Saturday, March 17 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15

Seniors and Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free Fidalgo Youth Symphony teams with its sister organization; Mount Baker Youth Symphony, to present Romantic and Impressionist music for Springtime. Featuring the First Violins as soloists, the symphonies will join to perform the awesome tone poem, Scheherazade, by the great Russian composer, Rimsky-Korsakov. Over one hundred twenty youth performers will grace the McIntyre stage for this traditional joint March concert - do not miss it!

Skagit Symphony Saturday, March 17 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $10 - $45

Subscriptions and Discounts Available


The Masterpiece Concert features highly gifted Gustavo Camacho in a performance of Rosetti’s Horn Concerto. Energetic symphonies by J.C. Bach and Haydn round off the program of masterpieces from the Classical Period. Program: Symphony Op. 18, No. 2, by J.C. Bach Horn Concerto in Eb c49, by Antonio Rosetti Gustavo Camacho, French Horn Symphony No. 104, by Franz Joseph Haydn Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm. 360.416.7727 ext. 2 39

Spring Concert Mount Vernon High School Choirs Wednesday, March 21 4:00 & 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish Enjoy a varied program of choral works. Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy. New this year - tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish - so please be sure to get your tickets early!


Stunning Venue Exquisite Cuisine Exceptional Service Convenient Location Event Planning Support Full Beverage Service Ample Free Parking Lodging Packages & More! McIntyre Hall is available for weddings and receptions. For more information call



The Book of Moron COMEDY I THEATER

Friday, March 23 7:30pm Saturday, March 24 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved $50 ~ Box Seats $60 Subscriptions & Discounts Available


“The funniest show you’ll ever think at!” ~ Gary Shandling “Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity, THE BOOK OF MORON crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media. It may be offensive to some but there’s laughter for all!” ~ The New York Times Robert Dubac’s Off-Broadway hit, THE BOOK OF MORON, is for everyone who is tired of adolescent comedies generated by the mediocrity of television and yearn for some satire that cuts with a clever intelligent edge! Buckle up for a hilarious joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy in this fast-paced, politically smart production!


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TURANDOT Turandot Pacific Northwest Opera Formerly Skagit Opera Fridays, April 6 & 13 7:30pm Sundays, April 8 & 15 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 - $65

Subscriptions and Discounts Available Opening Night Gala Dinner at 6pm $75 Doors open at 5:30pm


This second opera of the season presented by the Pacific Northwest Opera is based on an ancient Chinese tale. Turandot is an epic masterpiece of revenge, power and love. The vengeful princess Turandot has decreed that she will marry only a royal suitor who can answer her three riddles and those that fail will lose their heads -- and many have. The tartar prince Calaf, filled with the fire of heroes and bewitched by her beauty, is determined to try -- and succeeds but not without tragedy. Giacomo Puccini’s final opera is filled with passion and soaring melodies. Sung in original Italian with English supertitles. Free pre-performance lecture 45 minutes prior to the show. Learn about the performance, history, costumes, and more.


Avoid the Lines at Intermission Pre Order Your Beverages & Concessions when you purchase tickets or by calling the Box Office

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Saturday, April 14


Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “Their singing is a marvelous blend of rhythm, melody and harmony welded together with enormous complexity, but ending up with a sound that is acting simplicity� ~ F ROOTS

Black Umfolosi were formed in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who named themselves after the Umfolozi Omnyama River in South Africa- to where their ancestors can be traced. In 2009 The Black Umfolosi 5 continue to present their spectacular songs and dances thrilling audiences worldwide. Their performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance. Their trademark harmonies mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping are highlighted during their brilliantly choreographed shows with a full range of movements from subtle to vibrant stomping and leaping! Their famous Gumboot Dances showcase the traditional styles and rituals of the South African mining regions. 360.416.7727 ext. 2 43



Friday, April 20


Tickets: Reserved $20 ~ Box Seats $30 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “...dazzling technique with equally large dollops of spirit, humor, passion, eclecticism and spontaneity. Quite simply, there is no-one like him.” ~ Andy Kershaw, BBC Radio “British maestro Adrian Legg is a genius of acoustic guitar wizardry.” ~ Los Angeles Reader Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Legg has been hailed as “one of the wizards” of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer), “an adventurer” (Newsday) and “a genius” (Los Angeles Reader). In addition to his distinguished career as a live performer, recording artist and composer, he is an innovator in guitar design and amplification technology, an instructor, photographer, writer and author, witty and engaging onstage storyteller, and an at large commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” among other gifts, pursuits and interests. Hence it’s no wonder that What’s Up magazine hails London-born Legg as “the greatest British import since Newcastle Brown Ale.”

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Join the Friends of McIntyre Hall Play a role in the excitement at McIntyre Hall Make a contribution today! Fourteen years ago, the community came together to establish McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center as the premier regional performing arts center for all to enjoy. Because of Jack and Shirley McIntyre’s founding gift, and the belief in the value of the arts, key individuals, area leaders, and businesses set in motion the practice of giving that created McIntyre Hall as your community arts center. Make a difference today! Donate ~ Attend Events ~ Volunteer ~ Become a Friend The exciting, uplifting, and transformational power of the arts is yours to give. Ticket purchases alone simply cannot cover all that we do at McIntyre Hall. When you give of yourself, you become part of the community of committed supporters who are investing in McIntyre Hall as being a catalyst for the artistic vitality of our community. Endowment Consider making a lasting gift to the McIntyre Hall Endowment Fund. Your contribution ensures McIntyre Hall will remain a community treasure that provides arts and cultural events to the region. Stewardship of contributions to McIntyre Hall PACC Endowment Funds is maintained by Skagit Valley College Foundation and Skagit Community Foundation as outlined by each fund. Net proceeds solely benefit McIntyre Hall PACC and its programs.

Friends of McIntyre Hall

Friends of McIntyre Hall support programming, community outreach, educational initiatives, affordable ticket prices, and modest facility usage rates. Donations made through the Friends of McIntyre Hall Annual Fund help to underwrite programming, community outreach, educational initiatives, and enable us to begin new projects. Become a Friend of McIntyre Hall today. Call 360.416.7727 or visit

Skagit Valley College Foundation

Skagit Valley College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Organization, founded in 1978, with the purpose of assisting students, enhancing instruction, and supporting Skagit Valley College programs. Contributions to the McIntyre Hall Endowment at Skagit Valley College Foundation are dedicated to sustaining this remarkable community asset into the future. or call 360.416.7717.

Skagit Community Foundation

Founded in 1993, the Skagit Community Foundation provides donors with a vehicle to establish endowments that create and sustain your personal legacy of giving and make a difference for good forever. or call 360-419-3181.

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Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul With Genevieve! FAMILY I MUSIC I EDUCATIONAL

Sunday, April 22 Sunday, April 22

1:oopm 4:00pm

Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Children $15 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO Genevieve Goings and Constantine “DC” Abramson, the stars of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul,” are entering their 11th year of entertaining pre-schoolers and parents worldwide. Born from the mind of a Silicon Valley video game developer, Choo Choo Soul began as a hip-hop/soul children’s album of music that “won’t drive parents crazy.” The album caught fire and the brand was acquired by Disney and developed into a live-action television interstitial paired with animation in 2006 that encouraged young viewers to get up and dance to their funky, urban sound. Choo Choo Soul began touring the country in 2007 and has performed for thousands of children in over 100 cities across the globe. With the wildfire success of the go-to duo for tots, Disney commissioned a release of their second studio album; a re-make mashup of Classic Disney hits. The Live incarnation of Choo Choo Soul finds Genevieve, the soulful & hip singing train conductor, and DC, the beatboxing, breakdancing engineer on stage engaging children in sing-alongs, dance routines and lots of crowd participation as they perform the hits as seen on Disney Junior.

Classics Concert Skagit Symphony Saturday, April 28 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $10 - $45

Subscription and Discounts Available


Skagit Symphony takes the spotlight in the season’s final concert with four members of the orchestra performing solos by Bach and Saint-Saens. Lutoslawski’s vibrant and sparkling Mala Suite and Grieg’s spirited Symphonic Dances close the season with toe-tapping celebration. Program: Violin Concerto in A minor, by Johann Sebastian Bach Bonnie Wilkens, violin & Randall Wilkens, harpsichord Tarentalla, by Camille Saint-Saens Stephanie Bethea, flute & Barry Ulman, clarinet Mala Suite, by Witold Lutoslawski Symphonic Dances, by Edvard Grieg Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm. 360.416.7727 ext. 2




Friday, May 4


Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

CYO “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.” ~ LA Times

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Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli. Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create ‘a world where many worlds fit’.

The Sounds of Resistance: From Storytelling to Movement Building Friday, May 4


Tickets: FREE ~ No tickets required This interactive workshop allows participants to engage in the Power of Storytelling. Without our voices, His-story, Her-story, Your-Story and Our-story become defined through power, privilege and silence. Participants will be given tools and poetry prompts to begin to extract their own personal narrative. The session will end with each participant writing and sharing their poetry to a live musical performance by Las Cafeteras.

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Celebrating in Song 2018 On the Air Skagit Valley Chorale Saturday, May 5 7:30pm Sunday, May 6 2:00pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $16 - $25

Seniors, Students, Military & Groups $14


Be transported back in time to the 1940s with a live “radio” show of the distinctive American music of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. Featuring popular hits of the era, a smattering of movie tunes, and a dash of great American classical music from the period. Delight in and laugh along with our warm and witty announcer, David Schroeder, as he leads us through skits and commercials reminiscent of this bygone era, along with clever ads for some local sponsors. Vince Fejeran’s big band will recreate the Pennsylvanians’ swinging sounds to enhance your listening enjoyment, as we bring to life original arrangements used by Waring’s singers and players. You will tap your toe and break out in song as you experience the music from “The Man Who Taught America to Sing”.


Geena Rocero Gender Proud lecture Skagit Valley College Friday, May 11 1:00pm Tickets: Free, no tickets required Geena Rocero draws from her hard-fought journey and triumph over adversity to encourage others to live their own self-truths, and define and achieve their own versions of success. As Geena proudly and courageously announced that she is a transgender woman, she also emphasized her commitment to help others live their own truth. Now a dedicated activist, Geena is an active co-founder of Gender Proud, an advocacy and awareness campaign that aims to advance the rights of all transgender individuals.


The Weepies Hideaway 10 Year Anniversary Tour POP I FOLK

Saturday, May 19


Tickets: Reserved $30 ~ Box Seats $40 Subscriptions & Discounts Available


Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. Many songs by The Weepies have been licensed for use in films, television shows, and advertisements, including Sex and the City, Morning Glory, Adam, and Prom, as well as episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, Pretty Little Liars , The Riches, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, Kyle XY, Life Unexpected, Up All Night, The Fosters and Sense8. 51 360.416.7727 ext. 2 51


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Finale Concert Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department Thursday, May 31 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish Under the direction of Jacob Scherr and Omar Ordonez, the year-end Finale Concert is a culmination of the year’s accomplishments. Students perform in a wide variety of ensembles including Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and more. New this year - tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish - so please be sure to get your tickets early!

Finale Concert Young Artists Showcase Fidalgo Youth Symphony Saturday, June 2 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15

Seniors and Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free

Finale Concert Mount Vernon High School Choirs Monday, June 4 7:30pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish

For the finale concert of their season, Fidalgo Youth Symphony presents award- winning Seniors who have earned their star status in the organization through years of practice and performance. Each will play a solo from their repertoire, accompanied by the Youth Symphony. Some of the most stunning moments of past concerts have been during these Young Artist showcases!

Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, this year-end concert highlights the accomplishments of the year in a concert of varied choral works.

The Symphonies (students approximately ages 6-19) will present gems from historic and contemporary orchestral styles for a spectacular finish to the year of music making!

New this year - tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish - so please be sure to get your tickets early!

Students perform in a variety of ensembles including Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy.

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Cinderella Northwest Ballet Theater Saturday, June 9 7:30pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $15 - $40

Subscriptions and Discounts Available


NBT will be performing this most loved ballet for the third time in its 19 year history. This ballet offers something special for all ages and tastes. Prokovief’s enchanting score with exciting new choreography by Artistic Director John Bishop will take you on a delightful journey where hope becomes magic (which sometimes misfires) and ends with young girl’s dream coming true. Elegant costuming and scenery with eye-opening lighting and special effects will have audiences asking for more.

SVC Finale Concert Skagit Valley College Music Wednesday, June 6 7:30pm Tickets: General Admission TBA Join the Skagit Valley College students in their Finale Concert featuring the Showcase Singers, Concert Choirs, and special performances by the graduating class.



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. 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.

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


E College Way

Exit 227 South Seattle

La Venture Road


Riverside Drive


North Bellingham

Skagit Valley College

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.

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

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McIntyre Hall Brochure 2017-2018 Season  

Catalog of McIntyre Hall 2017-2018 season brochure.

McIntyre Hall Brochure 2017-2018 Season  

Catalog of McIntyre Hall 2017-2018 season brochure.