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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

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

Photo Credit Cover: Adam Hunter


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.

Welcome

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center. We invite you to enjoy this dynamic season of music, dance, theater, and cultural events from near and far including artists from across the United States, Canada, South Korea, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Kenya, the Congo, Zimbabwe, England, Norway, Sweden, the Shetland Islands, and more. From the McIntyre Hall Presents Series to community performances by Cantabile, Fidalgo Youth Symphony, Northwest Ballet Theater, Skagit Symphony, Pacific Northwest Opera, Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Skagit Valley Chorale, area school districts, and Skagit Valley College – there is something for everyone! Check in with the Box Office for more information regarding subscriptions and the popular Create Your Own Series CYO. 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. We are pleased to continue to offer the opportunity for area High School and Skagit Valley College students to attend McIntyre Hall Presents events for FREE. Visit mcintyrehall.org or call the Box Office for more information. Join us in celebrating our 16th season of enriching cultural programs, inspiring celebrations of the human spirit, and entertaining events. We look forward to seeing you throughout the season at McIntyre Hall.! Nida Tautvydas Executive Director McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center 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 & Shirley McIntyre Foundation, Skagit Performing Arts Council, numerous local businesses, and individuals.


Subscriptions Subscriptions, group sales, various discounts, and special offers are available through the Box Office during regular hours. 360.416.7727. Series packages are NOT available online. Season Subscriptions Packages are available for:

Skagit Symphony Pacific Northwest Opera Northwest Ballet Theater

Create Your Own Series Packages are available for McIntyre Hall Presents events and other select performances.

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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 different events from the CYO Series list below & SAVE! (Some restrictions may apply.) McIntyre Hall Presents Season

Skagit Symphony Season Northwest Ballet Theater Season Skagit Valley Chorale Season Cantabile: Carmina Burana

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.

FREE! High School & Skagit Valley College Students may attend McIntyre Hall Presents events FREE! Simply present your current student ID at the Box Office the week of the show. This program is made possible by the Friends of McIntyre Hall. While supplies last.

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What’s Inside TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subscribe and Save McIntyre Hall Presents Donate Lodging Information Dining Guide Facility Rentals & Catering Volunteer Box Office & Patron Information Seating Chart At a Glance Calendar of Events Burlington -Edison School District Choirs Cantabile, Kulshan Chorus, & Sno-King Chorale Fidalgo Youth Symphony Mount Vernon High School Choral Music Department Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department Northwest Ballet Theater Pacific Northwest Opera Phileo Music, Inc. Skagit Symphony Skagit Valley Academy of Dance Skagit Valley Chorale Skagit Valley College

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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 have to offer.

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McIntyre Hall Presents

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.

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LONE PIÑON

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MARTIN TAYLOR FEBRUARY 7 pg 10

THE PAPERBOYS MARCH 6

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RISE UP! THE HAMILTON TRIBUTE BAND MARCH 14

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BRUSH THEATER OF SOUTH KOREA: YAO YAO MARCH 28

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THE NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC APRIL 3

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ORCHESTRE LES MANGELEPA APRIL 18

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George Winston Sunday, September 22

2:00pm

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He has inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace. George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019.

“Pianist George Winston is among today’s most popular interpreters of American song, celebrated for turning sociological observations on American culture into compositions that weave a beautiful tapestry of folk, early jazz, R&B and contemporary classical.” ~ JAZZIZ Magazine Tickets: Reserved $30 ~ Box Seats $40 Subscriptions & Discounts Available CYO

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BC World Music Collective Saturday, October 12

7:30pm

If there ever was a World Music super-group, this would be it. The BC World Music Collective brings together musicians from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, who now make their home in the beautiful province of BC. The collective is comprised of Adonis Puentes, Celso Machado, Tonye Aganaba, Kurai Blessing, JP Carter, Locarno (Tom Landa, Pedro Mota, Robin Layne, Liam MacDonald, Nick La Riviere, Kalissa Landa, Ronnie Swirl) and First Nations (Stō:lo/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux Territories) rapper, Ostwelve. The project first began in the summer of 2015, when the artists were asked to come together to perform at the Vancouver Island Music Festival. After an intense week of rehearsals, the group made their first appearance on the main stage of the festival. After their set, they were all elated with how it went, and decided one performance just wouldn’t be enough. A few weeks later, a plan was hatched to turn the one-off project into the province’s most exciting World Music band. Since 2016, the BCWMC has played at The Hornby Island Music Festival, The Filberg Festival, The Harmony Arts Festival and more. Their performance is very much a collaboration that sees all the musicians playing with each other, and backing each other up as they sing their own songs and tell the stories of where they are from. They take listeners on a worldwide journey without ever leaving home.

“The B.C. World Music Collective was one of those special projects at our Festival... Quite a wonderful celebration of the multiculturalism that makes up our fair Province. Beyond all that, it was just good, high energy fun as well! “ ~ Doug Cox (Vancouver Island Music Festival)

“These 13 musicians, all with their own careers in world music, brought energy and new life into musical traditions from around the world. The collaboration, musicianship and enthusiasm on stage was exciting...” ~ Dierdre Atkinson (Hornby Music Festival)

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

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Lone Piñon Friday, November 15 Pre Concert Talk

7:30pm 6:30pm

Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the integrity of their region’s cultural roots. Multi-instrumentalists Noah Martinez and Jordan Wax use the fiddle, bajo quinto, accordion, quinta huapanguera, mandolin, guitars, and vocals in Spanish, English, Nahuatl, and P’urepecha to play a wide spectrum of the traditional music that is at home in New Mexico. The Norte has long been a crossroads of cultures, and centuries of intersecting histories, trade routes, migrations, and cultural movements have endowed the region with an expansive and rich musical heritage. The musicians of Lone Piñon learned from elder musicians who instilled in them a respect for continuity and an example of the radicalism, creativity, and cross-cultural solidarity that has always been necessary for musical traditions to adapt and thrive in each generation. In 2014, they started Lone Piñon as a way to explore and strengthen the oldest sounds of traditional New Mexico string music, sounds that had all but disappeared from daily life. Through relationship with elders, study of field recordings, connections to parallel traditional music and dance revitalization movements in the US and Mexico, and hundreds of performances, they have brought the language of New Mexico traditional music and related regional traditions back onto the modern stage, back onto dance floors, and back into the ears of a young generation. The duo’s active repertoire reflects the complexity of this musical landscape and includes early conjunto duets, contemporary New Mexican rancheras, New Mexican swing, Hispanic Texan fiddle styles, Tohono O’odham fiddle tunes from Arizona, huapangos from the Mexican Huasteca region, and several styles of music from Michoacán: son calentano and son planeco from the southern lowlands and son abajeño from the P’urepecha highlands.

Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35

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Martin Taylor Friday, February 7

7:30pm

Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation’. He dazzles audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, and a strong stage presence while his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists all over the world. As well as his solo concerts and recordings, he has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genre including Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins, Stephane Grappelli, David Grisman, George Harrison, Jamie Cullum, Bryn Terfel, Dianne Schuur and Gary Burton. He has been awarded two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, Top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British Jazz Awards and in 2002 he was appointed MBE ‘For Services to Jazz Music’ by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. As one of the world’s most recognized online guitar teachers his innovative online guitar school with its headquarters in Napa, CA has been featured on NPR, BBC, Fox News and the LA Times and is subscribed to by guitarists in over 58 countries.

“No matter how complex or daring, Taylor’s interpretations never short change the melodies; indeed, his remarkable fluid touch embues a seamless beauty. Martin Taylor is something to behold.” ~ The Washington Post Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

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The Paperboys Friday, March 6

7:30pm

The Paperboys make a welcome return to McIntyre Hall this season serving up a heady blend of country-folkceltic-bluegrass-rock with a bit of traditional Mexican music thrown in for good measure. Lead singer Tom Landa and the Paperboys are renowned for their energetic live performances and create a buzz wherever they play. It is the only multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, genre bending, co-ed band you will hear today!!

“This acclaimed Canadian-based band serves up a heady blend of country-folk-celtic-bluegrass-rock with a bit of traditional Mexican music thrown in for good measure. It defies labelling but hey, who cares, it is just brilliant music!� ~ Patrick Donaghy, Rock n Reel Magazine

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

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Rise Up! The Hamilton Tribute Band Saturday, March 14

7:30pm

Don’t throw away your shot to see Rise Up, the Hamilton Tribute Band! Rise Up is an ensemble of top Seattle vocalists and musicians that perform the amazing music of “Hamilton”. “Hamilton” is a record-breaking Broadway musical and winner of 11 Tonys including Best Musical. It is a sweeping national cultural phenomenon with music that marries hip hop, R&B and Broadway. Rise Up delivers a performance that captures all the sophistication, detail and emotion of the music of “Hamilton”. Rise Up has performed extensively in the Northwest, selling out venues including The Triple Door and Columbia City Theater in Seattle; Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia; Rialto Theater in Tacoma; Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland; Kirkland Performance Center, and many others. (This is NOT a theatrical performance of the musical “Hamilton”.)

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

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Brush Theatre: Yao Yao Saturday, March 28

2:00pm

Yao Yao is the creation of Brush Theatre from Seoul, South Korea. Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her dad. But every morning Daddy has to dress up in his suit, pick up his briefcase and go to work. One day, Yao, unhappy with her father’s departure, grabs his overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery. Join Yao on her ingenious journey to find out what’s waiting for her at the end of the thread… YAO YAO is a playful blend of reality and imagination, using interactive screen art technology and live music. ​ Recommended for Grades: Pre K - 2nd

“A touching, funny and highly imaginative show which entertains everyone, young and not-so young.” ~ The List, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 review Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35, Children $18

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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Friday, April 3

7:30pm

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio that masterfully blends the traditions of Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), have swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since the inception of the Bloc in early 2009. They maintain a firm focus on the traditions of their home while developing a sound that has been described as “meaningful, intense and invigorating”. Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs & bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound only comes from three fiddles.

“Seldom before can three fiddlers have sounded so well matched as the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. And seldom before can three fiddles have sounded so much like four and at times five instruments without using electronic trickery.” ~ The Herald Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35 Subscriptions & Discounts Available

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Orchestre Les Mangelepa Saturday, April 18

7:30pm

Comprised of seven Congolese musicians who settled in Kenya, Les Mangelepa helped drive the East African evolutionary spur of one of the greatest musical art forms - African rumba - during the 1970s. Originally from the Swahili-speaking part of Eastern Congo, Les Mangelepa have released more than 13 albums and penned some of East Africa’s best-loved songs. Orchestre Les Mangelepa have thrilled fans throughout the region - including Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania - by churning out hits such as ‘Embakasi’, ‘Maindusa’, ‘Walter’ and ‘Safari ya Mangelepa’. Their brilliant arrangements and superbly crafted songs have kept legions dancing to their beat, aided by guitars, brass and vocal harmonies.

Tickets: Reserved $25 ~ Box Seats $35

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Join the Friends of McIntyre Hall Make a difference today! Donate ~ Attend Events ~ Volunteer ~ Become a Friend The exciting, uplifting, and transformational power of the arts is yours to give.

Sixteen 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. 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.

McIntyrehall.org Make a Donation Today. 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 mcintyrehall.org.

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.

• 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. skagit.edu/foundation 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. director@skagitcf.org or call 360-419-3181.

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Lodging Best Western Plus

2300 Market Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 428-5678 bestwesternwashington.com

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

Candlewood Suites 1866 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 755-3300 candlewoodsuites.com

Cocusa Motel

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

Comfort Suites Burlington 500 E George Hopper Road Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 630-5777 comfortsuites.com

Days Inn by Wyndham 2009 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 424-4141 daysinn.com

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

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Hampton Inn & Suites by HILTON 1860 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-7100 burlingtonsuites.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 900 Andis Road Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 755-7338 hiexpress.com/burlingtonwa

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Burlington 900 Andis Road Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 755-7338 hiexpress.com/burlingtonwa

Motel 6 Burlington 866 S Burlington Blvd Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 899-9430

Quality Inn

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

Tulip Inn

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


Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington, is a proud sponsor of McIntyre Hall. Mention McIntyre Hall for a SPECIAL discount off your next stay! That’s in addition to our friendly service, comfortable accommodations and exceptional value. Give us a call and plan your getaway today.

Hampton Inn & Suites by HILTON 1860 S Burlington Blvd I Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-7100 I burlingtonsuites.hamptoninn.com

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Dining

Enjoy dining at these fine local restaurants!

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BOB’S BURGERS & BREW 9394 Old Hwy 99 N. Rd. 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, a 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.

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MAX DALE’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE 2030 Riverside Dr. Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360.424.7171 maxdales.com Max Dale’s continues the tradition of offering the best steak in the Skagit Valley. Sophisticated dining with impeccable service since 1951. High backed booths. Martini lounge. Happy Hour. Inspired food and drink.

NELL THORN RESTAURANT & PUB 116 South First St. La Conner, Wa 98257 360. 466.4261 nellthorn.com 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.

THIRD STREET CAFE 309 S. Third St. Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 542-5022 thirdstreetcafe.coop An extension of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, the C-SQUARE building is home to Third Street Cafe, a coffee bar, bakery, ice cream shop and charcuterie. Third Street Cafe is a community-owned restaurant & bar featuring dishes made-from-scratch with local ingredients along with Skagit Valley’s most unique wine list. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch Saturday & Sunday 9am3pm. Daily Happy Hour 4pm-6pm: enjoy $1 OFF all beer, cocktails, and wine by-the-glass.


Volunteer

Join the Usher Crew at McIntyre Hall! They’re the friendly faces who greet you at the door, help you find your seats, assist you with questions and special needs, decorate the Hall for the Holidays, and serve as knowledgeable ambassadors for the arts. As a volunteer, you can join this special crew and give back to your community in a meaningful way. More than 100 McIntyre Hall Volunteers give countless hours of service each season and help to make things run smoothly. We couldn’t do it without them! Join the McIntyre Hall Usher Crew today!

360.416.6709

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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.

Theater/Conference Room

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. 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 250. McIntyre Hall Catering makes hospitality and banquet planning simple and elegant. Full beverage service, sweet treats, plated and buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and much more.

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Internships

Internships are available for students interested in a career in the performing arts. Each Internship is customized to maximize educational and career goals. Students may apply several times during the year for open positions. Internships are offered to college students in the areas of: Technical Theater, Communications & Marketing, Fundraising & Grant Writing, Catering, and Customer Service.

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PATRON INFORMATION BOX OFFICE

IN PERSON & PHONE REGULAR HOURS Tues - Thurs: 10 am - 2 pm

Day of Performance open 3 hours prior to performance (360) 416-7727 or (866) 624-6897

ONLINE

www.mcintyrehall.org Visa, Mastercard, local check, or cash accepted.

$4.00 per order processing fee applies to all phone and online sales.

DISCOUNTS

Subscriptions, military, senior, student discounts, and other special offers are available for many performances. Contact the Box Office at 360.416.7727 or visit mcintyrehall.org 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 committed to accommodating your accessibility needs. We ask that guests who are in a wheelchair, have limited mobility, or other special needs contact the Box Office during our regular hours for more information and to make arrangements for special accommodation. 360.416.7727 Only service animals are permitted. No pets. Please contact the Box Office so that we can accommodate you and your animal’s seating needs.

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. Outside Food or Beverage is not permitted. Pets are not permitted.

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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For up to date information join our monthly E-Newsletter, CenterStage. Visit McIntyrehall.org to Join E-News. Follow us: facebook.com/mcintyrehall

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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. 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. North Bellingham

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McIntyre Hall At September

22 | GEORGE WINSTON | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 7

October

12 | BCWORLD MUSIC COLLECTIVE | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 8

19 | HIGHLANDS HERITAGE CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 40 24 | FALL CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 30

26 | FALL CONCERT: AUTUMN COLOR | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 29

November

1, 3, 8, 10 | MEFISTOFELE | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 37 15 | LONE PIÑON | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 10

26 | FALL CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 32

December

3 | DECK THE HALLS & ALL THAT JAZZ | Skagit Valley College Music | pg 46 6, 7, 8 | THE NUTCRACKER | Skagit Valley Academy of Dance | pg 43 13 | CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE | Skagit Symphony | pg 40

14 | DECEMBER CONCERT: HOLIDAY JOY | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 29 14, 15 | HERALDING CHRISTMAS | Skagit Valley Chorale | pg 45

16 | WINTER CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 30

19 | HOLIDAY CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs & Bands | pg 30 20, 21, 22 | THE NUTCRACKER | Northwest Ballet Theater | pg 34

23 | THE JOURNEY’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT | Bronn Journey | pg 38

January

26 | FAMILY CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 41

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February

7 | MARTIN TAYLOR | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 11

March

6 | THE PAPERBOYS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 12

12 | SPRING CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 33

14 | RISE UP! HAMILTON TRIBUTE BAND | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 13 19 | SPRING CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 31

21 | SPRING CONCERT: IMPRESSIONS OF ITALY | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 29 21 | “UNFORGETTABLE, THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE!”| Skagit Symphony | pg 41 23 | SPRING CONCERT | Burlington-Edison School District Choirs | pg 26 28 | BRUSH THEATRE: YAO YAO | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 14

April

3 | THE NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 15

18 | ORCHESTRE LES MANGELEPA | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 16 25, 26 | CELEBRATING IN SONG | Skagit Valley Chorale | pg 45

May

1, 3, 8, 10 | DON PASQUALE | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 37

15 | CARMINA BURANA | Cantabile, Kulsahn Chorus, Sno-King Chorale | pg 27 16 | EYES ON THE HORIZON | Skagit Symphony | pg 41

28 | FINALE CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 33

30 | FINALE CONCERT: YOUTH IN BLOOM | Fidalgo Youth Symphony | pg 29

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3 | FINALE CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 31 10 | AMERICA SINGS! | Skagit Valley College | pg 46

13, 14 | DON QUIXOTE | Northwest Ballet Theater | pg 35

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Burlington-Edison School District Choirs be.wednet.edu

Burlington-Edison School District provides a robust choral music program for middle and high school students. Under the direction of Hannah Miles, Burlington-Edison High School students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of choral music through the Mens Choir, Treble Choir, Chorale, Advanced Women’s Ensemble, and Highlighters.

Festival Concert Monday, March 23

7:30pm

The Burlington-Edison choirs present their Festival Concert featuring a broad repertoire of music from the high school choral music program’s five choirs and the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade combined choir.

Tickets: Tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish and available the day of show only. Plan to arrive early to avoid the lines at the Box Office!

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Cantabile Chamber Choir Kulshan Chorus Sno-King Chorale

Carmina Burana Friday, May 15

7:30pm

Under the artistic direction of Dustin Willetts; Cantabile Chamber Choir, Kulshan Chorus, and Sno-King Chorale perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Based on twenty-four poems from the medieval collection, Carmina Burana. The 11th-13th century poems cover a variety of topics, as familiar then as they are now: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust. Together these poems and music describe activities along the great ‘wheel of life’ or ‘wheel of fortune.’ As the wheel spins, we may be uplifted in the world. But just as easily, the activities or wheel of life may crush us. The moral is that no one of us is greater than any other, no matter their status. We should treat each another as equals, each struggling for purpose and meaning in the great wheel that is life. We belong to each other.

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Fidalgo Youth Symphony fysmusic.org

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 inspiring concerts each school year. Young musicians from Skagit, Whatcom, Island and Snohomish Counties come together to present masterpieces of symphonic music. 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 Smart.

Teaching values of teamwork and excellence through musical training, and enabling talented young musicians to advance in musical performance. Tickets: General Admission $15 Seniors and Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free

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Fall Concert: Autumn Color Saturday, October 26

1:00pm

Young musicians from Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Snohomish Counties, comprising Fidalgo Youth Symphony’s three ensembles, present selected Baroque, Classical, and Romantic master works for full orchestra, plus novelty pieces and a lively jazz finale. Come enjoy the artistic achievements of our talented performers on violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, and percussion instruments!

December Concert: Holiday Joy Saturday, December 14

1:00pm

Treasured melodies from many cultures and traditions will be showcased by the musicians of Fidalgo Youth Symphony! Hear the songs our predecessors enjoyed, plus modern creations, enriching our culture with amazing varieties of sound, melody, and tonal color. Young performers will capture and share the essence of celebration. Featured: Brass Choir, Woodwind Ensemble, and String Orchestra. Enjoy the grand finale: A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson.

Spring Concert: Impressions of Italy Saturday, March 21

1:00pm

Fidalgo Youth Symphony teams with its sister organization; Mount Baker Youth Symphony, to present Romantic and Impressionist music for their annual partnership: the symphonies will join to perform wonderful symphonic gems! Over one hundred twenty youth performers will grace the McIntyre stage for this traditional joint March concert ~ do not miss it!

Finale Concert: Youth in Bloom Saturday, May 30

1:00pm

For the final concert of this season, Fidalgo Youth Symphony presents award-winning high school seniors who have earned their star status in the organization through years of practice and performance. Each will play a solo, accompanied by the Youth Symphony. Some of the most stunning moments of past concerts have been during these Young Artist showcases! The Symphonies (students ages 6-19) will present historic and contemporary orchestral styles, with a Jazz Finale to our concert season!

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Fall Concert

Winter Concert

Under the direction of Jesús Gómez, the Fall Concert opens the 2019-2020 Season for the Mount Vernon High School choirs.

The MVHS choirs present a festive program culminating in the traditional singing of “Peace, Peace” by the combined choirs and alumni.

Thursday, October 24 4:00pm & 7:00pm

Monday, December 16 4:00pm & 7:00pm

Holiday Concert Thursday, December 19 7:00pm

Under the direction of Jake Scherr, Omar Ordonez, and Jesús Gómez, the MVHS Choral Music and Instrumental Music Departments join forces on this special Holiday Concert.

Mount Vernon High School Choirs mountvernonhigh.mountvernonschools.org

Under the direction of Jesús Gómez, students perform a wide repertoire of engaging works from diverse time periods and cultures. MVHS Choirs recent accolades include Superior ratings at numerous music festivals, and participation in several invitation-only performances. Many 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.

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Spring Concert

Finale Concert

Under the direction of Jesús Gómez, the MVHS choral program presents music that will be performed during the upcoming choral festival season.

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

Thursday, March 19

7:00pm

Wednesday, June 3

4:00pm & 7:00pm

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Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music mountvernonhigh.mountvernonschools.org

The Instrumental Music Department at MVHS maintains a balanced program in all facets of music education and development of the individual musician. The award winning Band and Orchestra program has consistently produced excellent musicians who are in demand by colleges and universities. The tradition of excellence is developed through the hard work and dedication of current students, past members, private instructors, parent boosters, and directors Jake Scherr and Omar Ordonez.

Tickets: Tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish, available the day of show only. Plan to arrive EARLY to avoid the lines at the Box Office!

Fall Concert

Holiday Concert

The Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department opens their season with a concert of varied works for band and orchestra. Come listen to our award winning students kick off the season.

Under the direction of Jake Scherr, Omar Ordonez, and JesĂşs GĂłmez, the MVHS Choral Music and Instrumental Music Departments join forces on this special Holiday Concert.

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Thursday, December 19

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Spring Concert

Finale Concert

After performing in festivals throughout Washington State, the Mount Vernon High School Bands and Orchestra present a selection of music from the core repertoire.

Under the direction of Jacob Scherr and Omar Ordonez, the year-end Finale Concert is a culmination of the year’s accomplishments.

Thursday, March 12

7:00pm

Thursday, May 28

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Northwest Ballet Theater northwestballet.org

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 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 Friday, December 20 7:30pm Saturday, December 21 2:00pm Sunday, December 22 2:00pm So much more than sugar plums! NBT’s 21st season kicks off with its holiday favorite ballet. Here is one previous review that sums it up: “We all know how the Christmas season can be. Time seems to just fly by. You rush around to get it all done, and then you’re left saying “It doesn’t feel like Christmas!” Well, one thing you must rush to do this December is to see The Nutcracker, a magical holiday tradition that is brought to life by the Northwest Ballet Theater, under the artistic direction of John Bishop. From the adorable pink mice and toy soldiers, charming snowflakes, fairies and flowers, to the delightful Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, and Russian divertissements, this large cast of talented dancers will enchant everyone. Bring your younger children to see this lavish production. You’ll find them twirling in the aisles!” –Entertainment Northwest

Tickets: Reserved Seating $15 - $40 Subscriptions and Discounts Available

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Don Quixote Saturday, June 13 Sunday, June 14

7:30pm 2:00pm

Gorgeous, dramatic, and fun! NBT concludes its season with this high-soaring masterpiece based on the famous novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The ballet was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa with music by Ludwig Minkus and was performed for the first time in 1869 in Moscow. As the ballet begins, an aging nobleman named Don Quixote becomes obsessed with stories of ancient rivalry. Appearing a little silly, he uses his imagination and pretends to be a brave knight. He imagines that he sets out to rescue the lady of his dreams, named Dulcinea. He transforms his servant, Sancho Panza, into a trusty squire, and off they go. Don Quixote leads a charge against imaginary enemies, which he sees everywhere. He proceeds to fight invisible rivals, puppets, and windmills. The ballet’s highlight is a wonderful wedding pas de deux performed by Kitri and Basilio. These roles have been regarded as the most challenging of any classical ballet.

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Pacific Northwest Opera PNOpera.org

The Pacific Northwest Opera celebrates its sixteenth 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 74 fully staged performances of 20 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.

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Mefistolele

Fridays, November 1 & 8 Sundays, November 3 & 10

7:30pm 3:00pm

Mefistofele is Arrigo Boito’s take on Goethe’s tale

of Faust, the aging scholar who bargains his soul to the Devil to regain youth and passion. Boito is known mostly for the brilliant libretti he wrote for Verdi’s final two operas, Otello and Falstaff, but this, his only opera, was the one that launched superstar bass Samuel Ramey. Evan Boyer will make his PNO debut as Mefistofele. The cast includes PNO stars Corinna Quilliam, previously seen as Brunnhilde, Turandot and Aida, and Stephen Rumph who was Hoffmann in Tales of Hoffmann. James Brown, who has conducted PNO’s La Boheme, Carmen and Tales of Hoffmann, returns to the podium for Mefistofele.

Mefistofele The devil gets his due

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 - $65 Subscriptions and Discounts Available Pre-concert lecture in the concert hall 45 minutes before the performance. Learn about the performance, history, costumes, and more.

Don Pasquale Fridays, May 1 & 8 Sundays, May 3 & 10

7:30pm 3:00pm

Don Pasquale, Donizetti’s timeless and witty comedy,

features a spectacular cast of returning PNO favorites and new voices to our stage. Norina, a young widow, will be played by Serena Eduljee. Eduljee’s performance of the doll in Tales of Hoffmann brought down the house and has more than 15,000 views on Facebook. Norina’s suitor, Ernesto (tenor Issac Frishman, making his PNO debut) is about to be disinherited by his miserly uncle, Don Pasquale. This title role is to be played by Andy Papas (returning after his most recent PNO appearance as the dwarf, Alberich, in PNO’s Ring of the Nibelung). It takes the clever scheming of Dr. Malatesta, performed by Mark Davies (Schaunard in PNO’s La Boheme and Pong in Turandot) to set things right and to teach the old curmudgeon a lesson. Being a Donzetti work, resolution requires mistaken identities and comic confusion. The conductor, Gregory Buchalter (Metropolitan Opera), will be making his PNO debut. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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Phileo Music, Inc. bronnjourney.com

The Journey’s Christmas Concert Monday, December 23

7:30pm

Bronn & Katherine Journey and their friends return to McIntyre Hall to present an evening celebrating the joy of the Christmas season. Over the past 38 years, the Journeys have entertained audiences across the country and will continue thier tradition of celebrating the holidays at McIntyre Hall again in 2019. The Journey’s friendly and folksy style is sure to make you feel comfortably at home as you experience the wonderful sounds of Christmas.

“Beautiful music, sing-alongs, and down-home feel is a recipe for a perfect Christmas tradition!” ~ Anonymous Tickets: Reserved Seating $22 - $28

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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

360.416.7622

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Skagit Symphony skagitsymphony.com

Skagit Symphony is celebrating its 40th concert season ~ and its new Music Director, Michael Wheatley, DMA. Dr. Wheatley has recently completed his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and is delighted to move to Washington to join the Symphony as its new conductor. The Symphony is excited to share their love of great orchestral music from a variety of eras and styles, including wonderful works by local composers Saturday, October 19 7:30pm and featuring soloists from near and far. The Skagit Symphony’s 40th Anniversary Season begins with three Through their Education Program, orchestral impressions of highlands. over 18,000 young people have been You’ll be transported to the Orkney exposed to orchestral music and its Islands to crash a rustic wedding, instruments. The Skagit Symphony’s followed by a Scottish Fantasy with Family Concert, outreach to high our guest artist from the Seattle school music students, and now music appreciation classes for adults, Symphony Orchestra, violinist Elisa Barston. Turning south, our new are all part of their commitment to Music Director’s inaugural concert music education opportunities for ends with themes inspired by the our community. Italian Alps in the monumental Be sure to catch Dr. Wheatley’s pre- second symphony of Jean Sibelius. concert talk presented at 6:45pm prior to each evening concert, for an engaging and informative experience Tickets: that enriches a lovely musical Reserved Seating $10 - $45 Subscriptions & Discounts CYO 40 evening.

Highlands Heritage

Christmastime Is Here Friday, December 13

7:30pm

Travel through time with us as we treat you to a millennium of music. You’ll witness a heartfelt moment between composer Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima on Christmas morning in 1879, followed by a scene of love’s longing in a frozen northern castle from Samuel Barber’s opera Vanessa, and then tread icy paths alongside Vivaldi with his Winter of 1717. Finally, we’ll warm your heart with popular and traditional holiday music with the Skagit Symphony Chorus, returning you home again in a festive mood.

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Skagit Symphony’s mission is to inspire and transform our community through the power of music!

Music Takes Flight Family Concert Sunday, January 26

Meet the Musicians

2:00pm 1:00pm

The family concert has become a much sought-after occasion to explore and discover instruments of the orchestra and classical music. At 1:00pm children have the opportunity to meet orchestra members and see the instruments up close ~ and even play some of them. At 2:00pm, Jacob Scherr, Skagit Symphony’s newly appointed Assistant Conductor, will be leading the 45-minute concert of a variety of engaging pieces for the young and young-at-heart.

Tickets:

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“Unforgettable, That’s What You Are!”

Eyes On The Horizon Saturday, May 16

7:30pm

Our not-to-be-missed 40th Anniversary Season Grand Finale will peer into the future of the Skagit Symphony under the leadership of Saturday, March 21 7:30pm our new Music Director, Maestro Michael Böhnert Wheatley, and The third evening concert will begin will feature an eclectic program with a beloved friend in the form exploring the spectrum of orchestral of a newly commissioned work for colors. Pulitzer-winning composer our 40th Anniversary Season by Jennifer Higdon’s towering Blue Roupen Shakarian. This night of Cathedral will encircle McIntyre’s unforgettable people and music will pristine acoustics, followed by continue with three tales from A guest artist Cristina Valdés treating Thousand and One Arabian Nights as us to Gershwin’s eternal favorite, set to music in Ravel’s Schéhérazade, Rhapsody in Blue. The season will and brought to life for us by the conclude with a picture drawn from soaring voice of soprano Laura our own majestic landscape in Alan Corina Sanders. The evening will Hovhaness’ Mysterious Mountain, conclude with Elgar’s unforgettable and a work for chorus, soloists, and musical impressions of all those orchestra from Bernstein’s Candide most beloved to him in his Enigma that’s sure to raise the roof of our Variations. great hall.

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Skagit Valley Academy of Dance skagitvalleyacademyofdance.com

SVAD, Skagit County’s premier dance academy, celebrates the art of dance at every level. From beginners to pre-professionals and beyond, they truly provide every dancer the opportunity to fulfill their passion for dance! Their unique and personal style of teaching allows the dancers to focus on technique, personal growth, discipline, and quality movement, while also enjoying the performance opportunities within our community and on regional & national stages. SVAD delights in introducing the LOVE of DANCE at the early age of 2 ½ years old, all the way through adults...it’s never too late to put on your dancing shoes! Offering multiple levels in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Theater paired with annual productions of “The Nutcracker”, Spring Recitals, and an award winning Performance & Competition Company “DANSATIONS”, the possibilities for the young and developing dancer is vast! SVAD has had the pleasure of teaching nearly 3,000 students in their tenure as the “go-to” dance academy in Skagit County. Each of these students has been an integral part in the desire for the directors, Shelly Whan & Kelly Fellers, to not only teach varied styles of dance, but to truly connect with their students, their families and this community that inspires them to strive for their best and continue the “Standard of Excellence” they are known for. We welcome and encourage YOU to share our passion for dance.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

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The Nutcracker Friday, December 6 Saturday, December 7 Sunday, December 8

7:30pm 7:30pm 2:00pm

SVAD’s magical story of a girl, a dream, a prince, a king and a battle, comes to life in this most glorious production... the 30th annual! This Skagit County tradition has truly become a holiday favorite and among the most festive ways to celebrate the season. This year will surely continue the expectation of premier talent, beautiful costuming, brilliant choreography, and lively entertainment for ALL!

Tickets: Reserved Seating $20 - $37

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Skagit Valley Chorale skagitvalleychorale.org

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, and recent programs have celebrated music from Hebrew, Zulu, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, and Norwegian traditions, just to name a few. Chorale repertoire has included great works by Bach, Mozart, and Haydn, and also pieces from rising contemporary composers. Audiences have enjoyed the Chorale’s polished and emotionally rich performances which feature powerful texts and varied musical styles, presented with commentary on musical and historical context by Dr. Burdick. The Chorale enjoys collaborating with local musicians of all ages and sorts. Last Spring saw the choir host the Evergreen Elementary School Eagle Choir from Sedro Woolley, and the Chorale has recently been accompanied by 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 historic cathedrals in Italy. In the Spring of 2019 members took a short tour to the Olympic Peninsula, and in the summer of 2020 the Chorale will send a contingent to southern Germany, Austria, and an international choral festival in the Italian Alps.

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Heralding Christmas A Very Brassy Christmas Saturday, December 14 7:30pm Sunday, December 15

2:00pm

Celebrating in Song American Journey II Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26

7:30pm 2:00pm

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like Christmas lights twinkling off the brassy bell of a tuba! This Christmas we’re inviting a whole set of brass players to join us, with trumpet, French horn, and trombone also adding their distinctive colors. We’ll present exciting brass-accompanied classics like John Rutter’s Gloria and a gem or two from the late Renaissance, when brass and vocal choirs filled the great sacred spaces of Italy with the sound of cori spezzati, or “separated choirs”. We’ll sprinkle familiar Christmas tunes, quirky and beloved, through the performance, and get you singing with the brass, too.

The variety you loved in our first American Journey last spring just scratched the surface of American music, but was enough to whet our appetite for more! This time as we travel the country sampling yet more genres, we’ll give a wave to old Broadway, do a little vocal jazz lifted from inimitable a cappella vocal group Take 6, and explore just who did put the bomp in the bompba-bomp-ba-bomp (or some such musical nonsense!). Join us to continue our tour of places and genres in our nation’s inexhaustible musical melting pot.

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Skagit Valley College Music Department skagit.edu

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. Whether you are training for a new career, starting your college experience, or exploring life’s options, the SVC Music Department is a place where you will find a high quality education in a setting that encourages you in your musical goals. As a member of the music department, students will find knowledge, joy, support, encouragement, love, fun and friends. With the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Degree/Major Ready Program in Music (AA-DTA/MRP MUSIC) students will have the tools needed to transfer to any public and most private Washington State Institutions.

Deck the Halls and all That Jazz! Tuesday, December 3

7:30pm

A holiday concert of varied music by students in the Skagit Valley College Music Department and featuring the Skagit Community Band. The Skagit Community Band has been performing in the Skagit Valley for more than 40 years. The ensemble consists of members that believe in sharing and performing quality music. These musicians come from all walks of life and from all across the North Puget Sound including: Mount Vernon, Burlington, Bellingham, Anacortes, SedroWoolley, Whidbey Island, and La Conner.

Tickets: General Admission $12,

Students and Seniors $10, SVC Students with ID $5

America Sings! Wednesday, June 10

7:30pm

Join the Skagit Valley College students in their finale concert featuring the Showcase Singers, Concert Choir, and our local hand bell choir from Bethany Covenant Church, Bethany Bells.

Tickets: General Admission $12,

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