McIntyre Hall Brochure 2022-2023 Season

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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.

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

Located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College, McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center 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, and numerous local businesses, and individuals.

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


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McIntyre Hall is back with an exciting new season of engaging events! Our 2022-2023 season includes a wide variety of programs from dance, comedy, and theater, to family programs and wide variety of musical genres. From the McIntyre Hall Presents Series to community performances by Fidalgo Youth Symphony, Skagit Symphony, Pacific Northwest Opera, Skagit Valley Academy of Dance, Skagit Valley Chorale, Mount Vernon School District, and Skagit Valley College – there is something for everyone! There are several subscriptions to choose from this season. Every subscription package is a little different, so you can choose the perfect fit for you. The Create Your Own (CYO) subscription series is back this year offering the most flexibility and generous discounts. Subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets go on sale September 6th. 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. Through the McIntyre Hall Presents series, we are pleased to continue to offer FREE tickets to area High School and Skagit Valley College students. Visit mcintyrehall.org or call the Box Office for more details. Thank you for your continued support of McIntyre Hall. We look forward to seeing you soon and sharing our 19th season of enriching cultural programs, inspiring celebrations of the human spirit, and entertaining events! Nida Tautvydas Executive Director 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.

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AY! D O ET RIB C S SUB Subscribers receive exclusive benefits — including the best seats in the house at the lowest prices. Each Subscription Package is a little different, so you can choose the perfect fit for you.

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. Events included in this series are noted as CYO in the brochure. The following events are part of the CYO Series: Cantabile - In A State Of Beauty The More You Choose McIntyre Hall Presents Season - Mainstage The More You Save! Skagit Symphony Season 4 or More Events - Save 10% Skagit Valley Chorale Season 6 or More Events - Save 15% 8 or More Events - Save 20% Patrons are not guaranteed the same seat for all events in the CYO Series, 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. Subscriptions, group sales, various discounts and special offers are available through the Box Office during regular hours.

360.416.7727 McIntyre Hall Presents Chamber Music Series

The Chamber Music series is presented in the intimate Studio Space. Four Concerts for $80 - a savings of 20%

off the regular ticket price.

The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet | October 9 Starry Night Chamber Players | February 26

Starry Night Chamber Players | November 20 Northwinds Quintet | April 2

Skagit Symphony Season

The Skagit Symphony offers a 4 concert season subscription. The same seats are guaranteed for each performance, plus subscribers have the option to add on 2 special events: Homeward Bound | October 29 It Takes Two to Tango | March 25

Feliz Navidad | December 10 - 11 Eyes On The Horizon | May 13

Add ons: Shake It! Family Concert | January 29

Skagit Pops!: Cloak & Dagger I June 18

FREE: High School & Skagit Valley College Students

may attend McIntyre Hall Presents events FREE! Simply present your current student ID at the Box Office. This program is made possible by the Friends of McIntyre Hall. A limited number of tickets are available to each performance and available while supplies last.

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What’s Inside TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome pg 3 Subscriptions pg 4 McIntyre Hall Presents pg 6 Community Arts Organizations pg 8 Fidalgo Youth Symphony pg 8 Mount Vernon High School Choral Music pg 8 Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music pg 8 Pacific Northwest Opera pg 8 Skagit Symphony pg 9 Skagit Valley Academy of Dance pg 9 Skagit Valley Chorale pg 9 Skagit Valley College pg 9 Chronological Event Listing pg 10 Donate | Friends of McIntyre Hall pg 23 At a Glance Calendar of Events pg 24 Facility Rentals I Catering pg 26 Volunteer pg 36 Lodging Information pg 44 Box Office I Patron Information pg 46 Mainstage Seating Chart pg 47 Parking Information pg 47

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McIntyre Hall Presents 22 Season 23 McIntyre Hall Presents (MHP) is an eclectic series of internationally recognized and new/emerging artists from a variety of performing arts disciplines. Through this multicultural 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. Events are scheduled in the Mainstage and Studio Space.

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Shadow dance company Catapult, features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories. Post performance Q&A. All Ages.

Owen & Mzee The Musical Vital Theatre Company Sunday, April 30

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The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo named Owen and 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world. A joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart. Ages 5 - 10

STUDIO SPACE Chamber Music Series New this season is the four Concert Chamber Music Series presented in the intimate Studio Space. Featured artists include the Starry Night Chamber Players, the Northwinds Quintet, The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet, and other local artists. Tickets include a pre-concert reception, conversation with musicians, and concert. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy their refreshments during the concert.

The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet | Sunday, October 9 pg 11 Starry Night Chamber Players | Sunday, November 20 pg 18 Starry Night Chamber Players | Sunday, February 26 pg 29 Northwinds Quintet | Sunday, April 2 pg 35 Tickets: General Admission $25

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Subscribe and Save! You may choose to purchase tickets to individual concerts or SAVE 20% and subscribe to the 4 concert Chamber Music series.


MAINSTAGE EVENTS TONY FURTADO TRIO Friday, February 3 pg 27

“The devil will eventually want a guitar lesson from Tony Furtado, but he’ll have to wait in line like the rest of us.” ~ Willy Porter

LUNASA

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THE SMALL GLORIES Friday, September 23

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“Some things just work together… to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection.” ~ Americana UK

TWO CHEERS FOR DEMOCRACY CAPITOL COMEDY Friday, October 7

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“From ridiculous to hilarious, Capitol Comedy nails it with sidesplitting stupidity and uproarious humor. This quirky, eccentric production puts the spotlight on a witty, waggish Washington as it dissects today’s real Comedy Central right here in D.C.” ~ Elaine Mura, L.A. Splash

MAGIC SHADOWS CATAPULT Friday, October 14

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“You won’t believe your eyes - Extraordinary! Don’t miss it!”

ADONIS PUENTES AND THE VOICE OF CUBA Friday, October 21 pg 14

“Original compositions richly imbued with tradition; superb arrangements with an international flavor; a world class band that delivers with great precision; witty, intelligent lyrics inspired by everyday life and by the greatest power of all; Love.” ~ Latin Jazz Network

ORDINARY ELEPHANT Friday, November 18

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“It is pure. It’s masterful. It is brilliant in the simplicity of two voices and two instruments spinning together, intertwining in utter beauty and perfection, even in its imperfections.” ~ Red Line Roots

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“Irish music dream team.” ~ Folk Roots magazine

THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS Friday, March 3

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“The Rev leaves a lot on the floor: the breath into the bullet microphone, the laughter, the fret buzz, the defiant foot stomp – everything reverberating in a spirit-filled space, offering soul sustenance as only a well-crafted song can.”

THE JEREMIAHS Friday, March 17 pg 32

“One of the freshest bands in Irish traditional music” ~ Séan Laffey Irish Music Magazine

SONA JOBARTEH Friday, March 31

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“...a griot for a new generation of West Africans.” ~ BBC World Service

THE NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Saturday, April 28

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“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

OWEN AND MZEE THE MUSICAL VITAL THEATRE COMAPANY Sunday, April 30

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“A charming one-hour children’s show... teaches children that creatures can get along despite their differences.” ~ Stage Buddy

THE PAPERBOYS Friday, May 5

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“Guinness with a tequila chaser while listening to an American jukebox” ~ Tom Landa 360.416.7727

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Community Arts Fidalgo Youth Symphony fysmusic.org

Young Musicians from Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and Snohomish Counties come together to present masterpieces of symphonic music! Northwest Youth Symphony Association provides performance training for young Northwest Washington musicians, since 1995. Two geographically distanced groups-Fidalgo and Mt. Baker Youth Symphonies, function under this non-profit umbrella organization. Director, Sharyn Peterson, and a great team of professional music instructors prepare students for four inspiring 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 Smart Hickman. NOTE: We truly enjoy presenting the newly composed works of our student composers! Leaves of Gold | October 29 Spring Gala | March 18

Holiday Treasures | December 22 Season Finale | June 3

Mount Vernon High School Choral Department mountvernonhigh.mountvernonschools.org

Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, students perform music from a broad repertoire of engaging music from around the world. 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. Fall Concert | October 27 Holiday Concert I December 15 Finale Concert | June 1

Winter Concert | December 13 Spring Concert | March 16

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department mountvernonhigh.mountvernonschools.org

Mount Vernon High School

Orchestra

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 Ramon Rivera. Holiday Concert | December 15 Finale Concert | May 25

Spring Concert | March 9

Pacific Northwest Opera PNOpera.org

The Pacific Northwest Opera celebrates its 18th 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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Otello | November 4 - 13

Der Rosenkavalier | April 14 - 23


Skagit Symphony skagitsymphony.com

Skagit Symphony, under the leadership of Music Director Michael Wheatley, is celebrating the musical traditions of North, Central, and South America. At each performance during the 43rd season, you’ll hear beloved classics from household names like Copland, Gershwin, and Dvořák alongside passionate and colorful works you’ve never heard before. As always, you can look forward to breathtaking performances by world-class guest artists. Homeward Bound | October 29 Shake It! Family Concert | January 29 Eyes On The Horizon | May 13

Feliz Navidad | December 10 - 11 It Takes Two to Tango | March 25 Skagit Pops!: Cloak & Dagger I June 18

Skagit Valley Academy of Dance

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At SVAD the art of dance is celebrated by all. From tots to adults, beginners to preprofessionals, their unique style of teaching and focus on technique provides each student the optimum experience in learning, development, growth, and performance. Offering classes in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Theater - there is something for everyone! Directors Shelly Lowe-Whan and Kelly Fellers are driven by their passion to continue the SVAD reputation of providing high quality instruction while inspiring the JOY in dancing. The Nutcracker | December 2 - 4

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 as many as 130 singers and is currently under the direction of Dr. Adam Burdick. Chorale concerts offer a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from early music to modern popular styles, and drawing from traditions around the world. 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 varieties, recently sharing the stage with a children’s choir, orchestra, wind band, big band, chamber ensembles, folk instruments, duo pianists, and a brass and percussion ensemble! 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, various historic cathedrals in Italy, and a recent tour to the Olympic Peninsula. Heralding Christmas | December 17 - 18

Celebrating in Song | May 6 - 7

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. The Skagit Valley College Department of Music offers exciting opportunities for students to explore music, offering a variety of courses for the music major and non-major. The Music Department offers an Associate of Music degree. Students can experience everything from music theory to the history of rock and roll. Opportunities for solo, vocal, and instrumental performance, as well as chamber music ensembles, are available. In addition, credit may be earned by participating with one of our community organizations, including the Skagit Valley Symphony or the Skagit Valley Community Band. A Winter Celebration! | November 29

Finale Concert: This is It! | June 7

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The Small Glories Friday, September 23

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $30 - $40, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in fate. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as though they are right there on the stage with the band. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along. Their material is welcoming in terms of subject, folk-pop melody and instrumentation — songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar, and harmonica.

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Luft, one of the original members of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and Edwards duplicate and reinforce each others’ many strengths and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through, resulting in a live show that is as heartwarming as it is hilarious, as finger-picking proficient as it is relatable, and as Canadian as, well… it’s very Canadian. But that hasn’t stopped ‘em from winning over audiences from Nashville to the Australian outback. Their album, Assiniboine and The Red (2019 Compass Records), earned #1 Album of the Year (Penguin Eggs Magazine) and won three 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards (of four nominations).

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Two Cheers for Democracy Capitol Comedy Friday, October 7

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $35 - $45 Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts Capitol Comedy, a newly formed troupe of talented sketch performers, singers, and impressionists with one goal in mind: to poke fun at today’s political and social events. It doesn’t matter if they’re targeting left, right, center, Red, Blue, or somewhere in between. The most discussed social events offer ripe pickings for a comedy group taking the pulse of today’s conflicted world. Capitol Comedy takes aim at Washington politicians and social chatter through sketches, songs, song parodies, and brief video segments. Capitol Comedy’s new show, “Two Cheers for Democracy” takes some all-time favorite songs like “Stuck In The Middle With You” by Stealers Wheel, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Reciprocity” from Chicago, and “Surfer Girl” by the Beach Boys, and gives them a few tweaks and a new set of lyrics which will have you rolling in the aisles. Think “Stuck In The Midterms With You” as moderate voters look forward with dread to the Fall 2022 elections or “Some Election Evening” as a liberal staffer discovers that, in politics, love does not conquer all. Audience Alert: be prepared to laugh at yourself. Nothing is sacred as Capitol Comedy starts the satire steamboat on its merry way.

Illustration2021: Mike Rimbaud

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The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet Chamber Music Concert 1 Sunday, October 9 Studio Space

2:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $25, 4 Concert Subscription $80

Light appetizers and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. Comprised of musicians from the Skagit Symphony, The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet headlines the first concert of the four concert Chamber Music Series. The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet is made up of some of Skagit Valley’s finest brass players: Cindy Luna and Bennie Rawson on Trumpet, Kim Rawson on French Horn, Ross de Roche on Tuba, and Vince Fejeran on Trombone. Tower Brass is unique in its versatility of musical styles, allowing the quintet to perform music from Sousa to Bach and Ewald to Ellington. Its members perform with Skagit Symphony, A’Town Big Band, North Cascade Concert Band, The Skagit Community Band, as well as other chamber ensembles. Special guests Michael Wheatley and Barb Hunter will perform Arthur Honegger’s Sonatina, a neo-classical gem for violin and cello composed in Paris in 1932. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn more about the music in an informal conversation with Michael Wheatley, Music Director of Skagit Symphony, and Nida Tautvydas, Executive Director of McIntyre Hall. The intimate Chamber Music concert takes place in the Studio Space at McIntyre Hall. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy their refreshments during the concert.

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Subscribe and Save! You may choose to purchase tickets to individual concerts or save 20% and subscribe to the 4 concert Chamber Music series.

The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet | October 9 Starry Night Chamber Players | November 20 Starry Night Chamber Players | February 26 Northwinds Quintet | April 2


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Magic Shadows Catapult

Friday, October 14

7:30pm

CYO

Tickets: Reserved $33 - $43, Children $18 You’ve got to see it to believe it! The magical theatrical art form of shadow dancing combines dance, story-telling and sculpture. Catapult, features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. The show is full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories. This program is family friendly and suitable for all ages. Post performance Q&A.

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Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Friday, October 21

7:30pm

CYO

Tickets: Reserved $33 - $43, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts Adonis Puentes opens up the marvelous world of Cuban music to his audiences the second they hear his rich voice. When the other players kick in with their tight, multilayered arrangements it becomes clear that Adonis is also a powerful bandleader. Fronting an all-Cuban acoustic orchestra, Adonis’ vocals are surrounded by guitar, tres, piano, bass, trumpet and percussion. Music reflects the present and Adonis Puentes is a Cuban Sonero for our times. Adonis thrives on the growth and acclaim for his original sonero sound. As he puts it, “I feel like a messenger of my roots and tradition, blessed that with me I have taken my music and heritage to many different places in the world; from Cuba, to Canada, USA, Mexico, Europe. My mission is to make you dance and enjoy my melodies and rhythms.”

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Fall Concert

Mount Vernon High School Choirs Thursday, October 27

7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish On Sale Day of Show only. Under the direction of Jesús Gomez, this is the first opportunity to hear the choirs from Mount Vernon High School during the 2022-2023 season!

Leaves of Gold

Fidalgo Youth Symphony Saturday, October 29

1:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $15 Seniors & Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free In Autumn, the leaves turn beautiful colors gold and russet. The many leaves of music pages will soon be turning to reveal golden memories and selfless contributions, through Overtures, Movie and Video Game Themes, some to honor American Veterans. New compositions by students will arrive on the scene in time for this opening concert! 360.416.7727

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Homeward Bound Skagit Symphony

Saturday, October 29

CYO

7:30pm

Tickets: Reserved $10 - $50 On Skagit Symphony’s 43rd season opening concert, we’ll dance to the rhythms of Mexico and tour the stunning landscapes of Argentina. Jennifer Higgins Wagner joins us to perform a symphonic epic for cello and orchestra, the towering Cello Concerto of Antonin Dvořák, written while the composer was in America in 1894. Pre-concert talk in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to performance.

Otello

Pacific Northwest Opera Friday, November 4 Sunday, November 6 Friday, November 11 Sunday, November 13

7:30pm 1:30pm 7:30pm 1:30pm

Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 - $75 Verdi’s Otello is the pinnacle of Italian opera, one of the few adaptations of a Shakespeare tragedy which is equal to the play. From the open chords to the last fading notes, the music propels the drama of Otello’s relentless descent into jealousy and madness. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Pre-concert lecture in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to performance. Learn about the production, history, costumes, and more. Mcintyrehall.org


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Ordinary Elephant Friday, November 18

7:30pm

CYO

Tickets: Reserved $30 - $40, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. “It is pure. It’s masterful. It is brilliant in the simplicity of two voices and two instruments spinning together, intertwining in utter beauty and perfection, even in its imperfections.” ~ Red Line Roots

Photo Credit: Olive and West

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Starry Night Chamber Players Chamber Music Concert 2 Sunday, November 20 Studio Space

2:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $25, 4 Concert Subscription $80

Light appetizers and refreshments are included in the ticket price. The bar will be open for purchase of beverages.

Comprised of musicians from Skagit, Whatcom, and Island Counties the Starry Night Chamber Players is the second concert of the four concert Chamber Music Series. The program will feature Festival Music of Venice with works by Antonio Vivaldi and Giovanni Gabrieli. The intimate Chamber Music concert takes place in the Studio Space at McIntyre Hall. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy their refreshments during the concert. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn more about the music in an informal conversation with Sharyn Peterson, Music Director of the Peterson Conservatory of Music and Art, and Nida Tautvydas, Executive Director of McIntyre Hall. Subscribe and Save! You may choose to purchase tickets to individual concerts or save 20% and subscribe to the 4 concert Chamber Music series.

The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet | October 9 Starry Night Chamber Players | November 20 Starry Night Chamber Players | February 26 Northwinds Quintet | April 2

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A Winter Celebration Skagit Valley College Tuesday, November 29

7:30pm

Tickets: General Admission $15 Join the Skagit Valley College Choirs, Mariachi Cardenales, and the Skagit Community Band for an evening of musical delights designed to celebrate winter and all of the joy it brings!

The Nutcracker

Skagit Valley Academy of Dance Friday, December 2 Saturday, December 3 Sunday, December 4

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

Tickets: Reserved $20 - $37 On Sale Wednesday, October 12 Skagit Valley Academy of Dance’s “The Nutcracker” is the longest running seasonal performance for any Ballet company in Western Washington, other than PNB. Delight in the joy of Tchaikovsky’s musical creation and the wonders of Clara’s magical Christmas journey through the glorious Land of Snow and the delicious Kingdom of Sweets. Please join us and make SVAD’s “The Nutcracker” part of your family’s Holiday tradition.

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Feliz Navidad Skagit Symphony

Saturday, December 10 Sunday, December 11

7:30pm 3:00pm

CYO

Tickets: Reserved $10 - $50 Skagit Symphony brings you premiere performances by Canadian composer Michael Torke with his sonic portrait of “December,” followed by a seldomheard fusion of jazz and classical traditions from America’s most prolific composer, Edward “Duke” Ellington. In collaboration with Mount Vernon High School’s nationally recognized Mariachi and Folklorico ensemble, we’ll send you home filled with the spirit of the holidays. Pre-concert talk in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to performance.

Winter Concert

Mount Vernon High School Choirs Tuesday, December 13

7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish On Sale Day of Show only. Under the direction of Jesús Gomez, the MVHS choirs present a festive program culminating in the traditional singing of “Peace, Peace” by the combined choirs and alumni.

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Holiday Concert

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music & Choral Music Thursday, December 15

7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish On Sale Day of Show only. Under the direction of Jake Scherr, Ramon Rivera, and Jesus Gomez, the MVHS Choral and Instrumental Music Departments join forces on this special Holiday Concert.

Photo Credit: John Yaeger

Heralding Christmas Skagit Valley Chorale Saturday, December 17 Sunday, December 18

7:30pm 2:00pm

CYO

Tickets: Reserved Seating $20-$30 Seniors, Students, Military & Groups $18-$30 After a joyful return to McIntyre Hall in spring 2022, the Chorale is excited to have its first Christmas concert with a live audience since 2019! The Chorale will revisit some of their Christmas favorites - and yours too - and bring back the audience sing-alongs, including the long standing tradition of singing Peace, Peace to close the concert.

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The Journey’s Annual Christmas Concert Phileo Music, Inc.

Monday, December 19

7:30pm

Tickets: Reserved TBD Come celebrate a traditional Christmas and the sounds of the season with music featuring Bronn Journey and his harp. Bronn brings a folksy style with spontaneity to an instrument commonly thought of as classical. Along with Bronn will be a small ensemble featuring strings, flutes, clarinet, percussion and singers. The concert of inspired music and lighthearted humor will be enjoyed by all ages. You will be pleased that you attended this yearly event, humming the sounds of Christmas, as you head on for home.

Holiday Treasures Fidalgo Youth Symphony Thursday, December 22

7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $15 Seniors & Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free

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Musicians ages 6-21 create memorable melodies from many cultures. Enjoy the songs our predecessors played and sang, plus modern creations, enriching the season with amazing varieties of sound, melody and tonal color. Young performers will communicate the essence of celebration. Featured: Brass and Woodwind Ensemble, String Groups, and Full Symphony. Traditional Grand Finale: A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson. Mcintyrehall.org


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Adonis Puentes | “Original compositions richly imbued with tradition; superb arrangements with an international flavor; witty, intelligent lyrics inspired by everyday life and by the greatest power of all; Love.” ~ Latin Jazz Network

November 4, 6, 11, 13 | OTELLO | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 16 18 | ORDINARY ELEPHANT | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 17 20 | STARRY NIGHT CHAMBER PLAYERS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 18 29 | A WINTER CELEBRATION! | Skagit Valley College | pg 19 Photo Credit: Arron Ives

The Small Glories | “Some things just work together… to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection.” ~ Americana UK

September 23 | THE SMALL GLORIES | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 10

October

7 | TWO CHEERS FOR DEMOCRACY | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 11 9 | NORTHWEST TOWER BRASS QUINTET | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 12 14 | MAGIC SHADOWS - CATAPULT | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 13 21 | ADONIS PUENTES | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 14 27 | FALL CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 15 29 | LEAVES OF GOLD | Fidalgo Youth Symphony NWYSA | pg 15 29 | HOMEWARD BOUND | Skagit Symphony | pg 16

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Ordinary Elephant | “It is pure. It’s masterful. It is brilliant in the simplicity of two voices and two instruments spinning together, intertwining in utter beauty and perfection, even in its imperfections.” ~ Red Line Roots

December 2, 3, 4, | THE NUTCRACKER | Skagit Valley Academy of Dance | pg 19 10 ,11 | FELIZ NAVIDAD | Skagit Symphony | pg 20 13 | WINTER CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 20 15 | HOLIDAY CONCERT | MVHS Choirs & Bands | pg 21 17, 18 | HERALDING CHRISTMAS | Skagit Valley Chorale | pg 21 19 | THE JOURNEY’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT | Bronn Journey | pg 22 22 | HOLIDAY TREASURES | Fidalgo Youth Symphony NWYSA | pg 22

Catapult | “You won’t believe your eyes - Extraordinary! Don’t miss it!” All events, dates, times, and prices subject to change. Events are added throughout the year. Visit Mcintyrehall.org for up to date information.


January 29 | SHAKE IT! FAMILY CONCERT | Skagit Symphony | pg 26

February

3 | TONY FURTADO TRIO | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 27 24 | LUNASA | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 28 26 | STARRY NIGHT CHAMBER PLAYERS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 29

March

3 | THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 30 9 | SPRING CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 31 16 | SPRING CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 31 17 | THE JEREMIAHS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 32 18 | SPRING GALA | Fidalgo Youth Symphony NWYSA | pg 33 25 | IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO | Skagit Symphony | pg 33 31 | SONA JOBARTEH | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 34

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Owen & Mzee The Musical | “A charming one-hour children’s show... teaches children that creatures can get along despite their differences.” ~ Stage Buddy

May 5 | THE PAPERBOYS | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 39 6, 7 | CELEBRATING IN SONG | Skagit Valley Chorale | pg 40 13 | EYES ON THE HORIZON | Skagit Symphony | pg 40 19 | IN A STATE OF BEAUTY | Cantabile | pg 41 25 | FINALE CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Bands | pg 41

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The Reverend Shawn Amos | “The Rev leaves a lot on the floor: the breath into the bullet microphone, the laughter, the fret buzz, the defiant foot stomp – everything reverberating in a spirit-filled space, offering soul sustenance as only a well-crafted song can.”

April 2 | NORTHWINDS QUINTET | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 35 14, 16, 21, 23 | DER ROSENKAVALIER | Pacific Northwest Opera | pg 36 28 | The NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 37 30 | OWEN AND MZEE THE MUSICAL | McIntyre Hall Presents | pg 38

The Paperboys | “Guinness with a tequila chaser while listening to an American jukebox” ~ Tom Landa

June 1 | FINALE CONCERT | Mount Vernon High School Choirs | pg 42 3 | SEASON FINALE | Fidalgo Youth Symphony NWYSA | pg 42 7 | FINALE CONCERT: THIS IS IT! | Skagit Valley College | pg 43 18 | SKAGIT POPS | Skagit Symphony | pg 43

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Family Concert: Shake It! Skagit Symphony

Sunday, January 29

1:00pm

Tickets: Reserved $15, Children $5 MOVE IT! SHAKE IT, PLAY IT! Join Skagit Symphony for a toe-tapping, hip-shaking, and always fun Family Concert. Don’t miss the festive Children’s Music Fair prior to the concert in the lobby at 1pm. Meet musicians from Skagit Symphony and see their instruments up close and enjoy fun music-related activities hosted by local family-friendly organizations and businesses. This year’s Family Concert theme of music that moves us will feature pieces from across the Americas. Just try to stay in your seat! 1:00pm Children’s Music Fair in the lobby 2:00pm Concert

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Theater/Studio Space/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 mainstage 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 Studio Space/Conference Room can be arranged for lectures, meetings, banquets, receptions, and performances for groups as small as 50 or as large as 250. McIntyre Hall Catering makes hospitality and banquet planning simple and elegant. Full beverage service, sweet treats, plated & buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and much more.

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Tony Furtado Trio Friday, February 3

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $30 - $40, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multiinstrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). Concert will be in trio format. “Tony Furtado, banjo player, is back...in a big way! He’s planted his flag in the midst of the fertile ground that is modern banjo. Texturally fresh, confidently audacious, rich and giving, ... a masterpiece. ” ~ Tony Trischka “The devil will eventually want a guitar lesson from Tony Furtado, but he’ll have to wait in line like the rest of us.” ~ Willy Porter

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Lunasa

Friday, February 24

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $35 - $45, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys and The Sharon Shannon Band; Guitarist Ed Boyd (Flook, Michael McGoldrick Band); Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan has performed with Riverdance and recently recorded with Bruce Springsteen. ”The Hottest Irish Acoustic band on the Planet” ~ The Irish Voice

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Starry Night Chamber Players Chamber Music Concert 3 Sunday, February 26 Studio Space

2:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $25, 4 Concert Subscription $80

Light appetizers and refreshments are included in the ticket price. The bar will be open for purchase of beverages.

Comprised of musicians from Skagit, Whatcom, and Island Counties the Starry Night Chamber Players is the third concert of the four concert Chamber Music Series. The program will feature “Letters of Love” from the great composers. The intimate Chamber Music concert takes place in the Studio Space at McIntyre Hall. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy their refreshments during the concert. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn more about the music in an informal conversation with Sharyn Peterson, Music Director of the Peterson Conservatory of Music and Art, and Nida Tautvydas, Executive Director of McIntyre Hall. Subscribe and Save! You may choose to purchase tickets to individual concerts or save 20% and subscribe to the 4 concert Chamber Music series.

The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet | October 9 Starry Night Chamber Players | November 20 Starry Night Chamber Players | February 26 Northwinds Quintet | April 2

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The Reverend Shawn Amos Friday, March 3

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $30 - $40 Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts Blues and roots singer, The Reverend Shawn Amos, is an exhilarating entertainer whose performances are filled with the foot-stomping, call-and-response energy of 1960s’ Chicago blues shows. The son of music agent-turned entrepreneur, Wally “Famous” Amos and R&B nightclub singer, Shirlee May, Amos was raised in 1970s Los Angeles watching musical legends like Marvin Gaye and Quincy Jones at work. Amos began releasing a series of semi-autobiographical albums in the 1990s. Exploring, chronicling, and preserving black American music led him to the American blues songbook and a commitment to keeping this great American art form alive. Just as he has on stages throughout the world, The Rev leaves a lot on the floor: the breath into the bullet microphone, the laughter, the fret buzz, the defiant foot stomp – everything reverberating in a spirit-filled space, offering soul sustenance as only a well-crafted song can. Joining The Rev on stage are Christopher Thomas (bass) and Doctor Roberts (guitar).

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Spring Concert

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department Thursday, March 9

7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish On Sale Day of Show only. The Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music program presents an evening of varied works.

Spring Concert

Mount Vernon High School Choirs Thursday, March 16 7:00pm Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish On Sale Day of Show only. Under the direction of Jesús Gomez, the MVHS choral program presents music that will be performed during the choral festival season. 360.416.7727

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The Jeremiahs Friday, March 17

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $30 - $40 Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts

The Jeremiahs formed in 2013 to become a welcome gopher in the garden of Celtic music. The Jeremiahs is an Irish folk band that came together with the goal of writing, composing and performing folk songs and music. With a wonderful mixture of newly composed songs and tunes in the folk genre and a well selected catalogue of older folk songs, they are sure to rouse all the emotions. So get out and don’t miss them! They shape their sound with Dubliner Joe Gibney’s beautiful vocals and some whistle (not at the same time); Julien Bruneteau from Brittany who plays whistle and flute; Dublin based James Ryan who holds down the rhythm section on guitar and bouzouki and a few choice effects pedals; and finally Niamh Varian Barry whose fiddle playing and singing will be familiar to many as she was lead singer with Solas for years. “One of the freshest bands in Irish traditional music” ~ Séan Laffey Irish Music Magazine

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Spring Gala

Fidalgo Youth Symphony Saturday, March 18 1:00pm Tickets: General Admission $15 Seniors & Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free Fidalgo Youth Symphony joins its sister organization, Mount Baker Youth Symphony, to present Romantic music for their annual partnership: Youth performers will fill the McIntyre stage for this traditional joint March concert-do not miss it!

It Takes Two To Tango Skagit Symphony

Saturday, March 25 7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $10 - $50 Get swept off of your feet by waltzes, hoe downs, and tangos! With Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla and a cowboy ballet by Aaron Copland, this concert is sure to have something to delight everyone. Joining us for a US premiere will be harpist Rosanna Moore and cellist Nicholas Finch for Canadian prize-winning composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s, En el escuro es todo uno. (“In the darkness, all is one.”) Pre-concert talk in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to performance.

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Sona Jobarteh Friday, March 31

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $33 - $43, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts Gambian vocalist, kora master, and multi-instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh is a pioneering musical icon whose artistry is poised between the preservation of her rich cultural heritage and an accessible modern style. Born into a griot family, she is the first female artist within the more than 700-year old tradition to become a professional virtuoso on the kora. The spirit of Sona Jobarteh’s musical work stands on the mighty shoulders of The West African Griot Tradition; she is a living archive of the Gambian people. The Gambian-British musician is the first professional woman kora player from one of the five principal kora-playing griot families from West Africa. The kora, a harp-like instrument, has been passed down for centuries among West African musical storytelling families, called griots. For much of that time, West African custom only allowed men to be paid for playing the kora. Sona Jobarteh changed that tradition. She began playing the Kora at age 3, and has performed all over the world. The extent of her recognition today is evidenced by more than 22 million+ viewers on YouTube and considerable numbers on other digital platforms. Preserving her musical past, Sona Jobarteh innovates to support a more humanitarian future. Sona’s dedication to spreading powerful humanitarian messages through her songs and her stage performances makes her much more than a musician; she is active in social change and leads by her own example. Sona single handedly set up The Gambia Academy, a pioneering institution dedicated to achieving educational reform across the continent of Africa combining mainstream academic curriculum with the culture, traditions and history that belong to its students, to the front and center of their everyday education.

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Northwinds Quintet Chamber Music Concert 4 Sunday, April 2 Studio Space

2:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $25, 4 Concert Subscription $80 Light appetizers and refreshments are included in the ticket price. The bar will be open for purchase of beverages.

Comprised of musicians from Skagit Symphony, the Northwinds Quintet is the last concert of the four concert Chamber Music Series. The program of varied works for woodwind quintet features music from the classical Chamber repertoire. Special guests Michael Wheatley and Barb Hunter will perform a selection for violin and cello. The members of Northwinds Quintet are as diverse as the instruments that they play. You will find an avid birder and mycologist, an accountant who claims to be retired, a former lawyer turned tennis club owner, and two music teachers who find their joy in singing and playing music with youngsters. In addition, Beverly Dooley, flute; Ken Bronstein, oboe; Barry Ulman, clarinet; Jackson Stewart-DeBelly, bassoon; and Doug Robertson, horn are also well-trained musicians who perform with various local ensembles including the Skagit Symphony, Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, What the Chelm, Clearbrook Dixie Band, Jimmy Lindquist Big Band, and Millie & the Mentshn. The intimate Chamber Music concert takes place in the Studio Space at McIntyre Hall. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy their refreshments during the concert. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn more about the music in an informal conversation with Michael Wheatly, Music Director of Skagit Symphony, and Nida Tautvydas, Executive Director of McIntyre Hall.

Subscribe and Save! You may choose to purchase tickets to individual concerts or save 20% and subscribe to the 4 concert Chamber Music series.

The Northwest Tower Brass Quintet | October 9 Starry Night Chamber Players | November 20 Starry Night Chamber Players | February 26 Northwinds Quintet | April 2

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Der Rosenkavalier Pacific Northwest Opera Friday, April 14 Sunday, April 16 Friday, April 21 Sunday, April 23

7:30pm 1:30pm 7:30pm 1:30pm

Tickets: Reserved Seating $25 - $75 Der Rosenkavalier (“The Knight of the Rose”) has some of the most sublime music ever written. This comic opera by Richard Strauss and the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal is suffused with the gaiety of Vienna during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa with it’s sparkling waltzes but also the spirit and grace of Mozart. In addition to its madcap comic scenes and daring plot twists, there are moments when time seems to stand still, when the music and lyrics become evanescent and comedy gives way to bitter-sweet musings on life, the passing of time and nostalgia for lost love. Sung in German with English supertitles. Pre-concert lecture in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to performance. Learn about the production, history, costumes, and more.

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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Friday, April 28

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $30 - $40, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts 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 Join us for a pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to the concert.

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Owen and Mzee The Musical Vital Theatre Company Sunday, April 30

2:00pm

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Tickets: Reserved $25 - $35, Children $18

The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo named Owen and 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world. When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart. book and music by MICHELLE ELLIOTT; music and lyrics by DANNY LARSEN; directed and choreographed by STANLEY W. MATHIS; based on the book by ISABELLA HATKOFF, CRAIG HATKOFF and DR. PAULA KAHUMBU with photography by PETER GRESTE

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The Paperboys

30th Anniversary Concert Friday, May 5

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $30 - $40, Senior, Student & Subscription Discounts For 30 years, The Paperboys have been a perennial favorite in the Pacific Northwest, bringing happiness to folks of all ages. The band had its beginnings in the early nineties, blending Celtic, Folk, and Bluegrass, and has grown into a highly entertaining show adding a horn section, and playing a variety of styles from Latin, Soul, Ska, Jazz, and Country. Join us for this very special show where the band will be playing songs from that span 3 decades, and have earned them a devout following. The show will include stories from the road, accompanied by graphics and photos, as well as some favorite alumni. “Guinness with a tequila chaser while listening to an American jukebox” ~ Tom Landa 360.416.7727

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Celebrating in Song Skagit Valley Chorale Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7

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7:30pm 2:00pm

Tickets: Reserved Seating $20 - $30 Seniors, Students, Military & Groups $18-$30 In a program celebrating the diverse roots and branches of choral music, the Skagit Valley Chorale will share rhythmic fun, beautiful harmonies, and meaningful texts from around the globe. We look forward to featuring special guest musicians as we joyfully sing together for our appreciative audiences.

Eyes On The Horizon Skagit Symphony Saturday, May 13

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $10 - $50 The Skagit Symphony’s 43rd classical concert season continues with a concert program originally intended to close out the first season with Maestro Wheatley. As we peer into the future, we see Mysterious Mountains, towering Blue Cathedrals and a symphonic Rhapsody in Blue with guest artist Cristina Valdés. Pre-concert talk in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to performance.

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In a State of Beauty Cantabile

Friday, May 19

7:30pm

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Tickets: Reserved $25 - $40 Experience the great state of Washington in a new and beautiful way. Cantabile Chamber Choir will present live choral music by Washington State composers while you are taken on a stunning visual tour of the natural beauty our state has to offer. Original video footage by Conner Helms combined with custom musical programming, this onetime performance is sure to transport you to your foundational connection with nature.

Finale Concert

Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Music Department Thursday, May 25

7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish On Sale Day of Show only. The year-end Finale Concert is a culmination of the MVHS music students’ accomplishments. 360.416.7727

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Spring Concert

Mount Vernon High School Choirs Thursday, June 1

7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission ~ Pay What You Wish On Sale Day of Show only. Under the direction of Jesús Gomez, this year-end concert highlights the accomplishments of the year in a concert of varied choral works.

Season Finale

Fidalgo Youth Symphony NWYSA Saturday, June 3

1:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $15 Seniors & Students $10, Children under 12 $5, Children under 5 Free Featuring Young Soloists for the final concert of this season, NWYSA presents award- winning Senior Soloists who have earned star status by faithful participation in years of rehearsals and performances. Each will play a solo accompanied by the Youth Symphony. Some of the most stunning moments of past concerts have been during these Young Soloist performances! The Symphonies (students approximately ages 6-21) will present historic and contemporary orchestral styles, with a Jazz Finale to our concert season!

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This Is It!

Skagit Valley College Wednesday, June 7

7:30pm

Tickets: General Admission $15 Join the Skagit Valley College Music Department as it explores the many moods of life as found in the music from stage and screen.

Skagit Pops!: Cloak & Dagger Skagit Symphony Sunday, June 18

3:00pm

Tickets: Reserved $25 - $50 Skagit Symphony has a license to thrill on Father’s Day for their second annual Pops! concert. You’ll be shaken and stirred by music from Mission Impossible, The Pink Panther, Sherlock Holmes, Pixar’s The Incredibles, and of course, fifty years of 007 – “Bond… James Bond.”

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BOX OFFICE

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Patron Information

Ticket sales are final; no refunds; exchanges are limited -$.50/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.

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.

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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.

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COVID-19

At the time of printing: Masks are strongly encouraged for all persons regardless of vaccination status.

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, artists, volunteers, staff, and the community. McIntyre Hall is following CDC, Washington, and local guidelines, as well as recommendations developed specifically for the theatre industry. Patrons are encouraged to check our website for up to date information prior to attending an event. Updated requirements will be available on our website and ticket buyers will be notified regarding any changes via email.

What you can expect when you visit: • • • • • •

All high-touch areas (counters, doors, etc.) are frequently sanitized. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building, including entries, concession bar, and restrooms. Water fountains may be turned off. (Bottled water is available for purchase.) All employees and volunteers are screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of each shift. All employees & volunteers are vaccinated and are required to wear PPE appropriate for their job (face masks, gloves, etc.). The HVAC system cycles the air in the building approximately four times an hour with up to 100% external air.

What we need from you: • • •

Masks are strongly encouraged for all persons entering the McIntyre Hall regardless of vaccination status. Please do not attend an event if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, or have been knowingly exposed to COVID-19. Attendance at events requires compliance with current COVID-19 protocols.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The protocols currently in place are subject to change in compliance with revisions to national and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. While we will provide the most up-to-date public health procedures to improve patron safety, they are not an absolute protection against contracting COVID-19. Patrons assume their own risk by entering the facility. The COVID Pandemic continues to be a serious and ever changing public health situation. We appreciate your support as we work towards a return to normalcy.


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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 on the east side 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

South Seattle

E College Way

La Venture Road

Exit 227

Riverside Drive

I-5

Skagit Valley College

McIntyre Hall

Free Parking

1.9 Miles East of Exit 227 About 6 stoplights

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

360.416.7727

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2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 On the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College

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