Feb. 5-7PULLMAN — The annual Festival of Contemporary Art Music begins today with a Student Composers’ Concert at 11 a.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall at Washington State University here. The festival features works by student and faculty composers along with those of visiting composer, Diane Thome.
Works by Thome, a former professor and chairwoman of the composition program at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, will be featured at the Festival Guest Composer’s Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in WSU’s Bryan Hall Theatre.
The Faculty Composers’ Concert will be 8 tonight in Kimbrough Concert Hall and will feature works by Brad Ard, Scott Blasco, Ryan M. Hare, David Jarvis and Gregory W. Yasinitsky.
The Electroacoustic Music Concert will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Kimbrough Concert Hall.
All performances are free.
Thome has been composer-in-residence at numerous institutions, has collected many honors and is the first woman to receive a doctorate in music from Princeton University, where she also received a master’s degree in composition.
MOSCOW — Actors from Blue Milk Productions will stage T.S. Elliot’s “A Cocktail Party” at 7 tonight through Saturday at Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here.
The plot involves Edward and Lavinia Chamberlayne, who are about to have a cocktail party at their London home. When Lavinia leaves her husband just as the party gets underway, Edward must keep up social appearances with an excuse for her absence.
The nine-person cast includes Nathan Hansen as Edward and Elise Hatcher as Lavinia.
Admission is $10 per person and $25 for a family.
Blue Milk Productions is an independent, student-run entertainment productions company, started in 2007 by three freshmen at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow.
The Kenworthy is at 508 S. Main St.
MOSCOW — The Palouse Choral Society’s Chamber Choir will present “A Tale of Two Cities” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Moscow’s First Presbyterian Church.
The concert will feature William Byrd’s “Mass for 4 Voices” and Gabriel Faure’s “Pavane.”
Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for students and free for ages 12 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.palousechoralsociety.org/ticketsonline.html, by
calling the box office at
(509) 432-4796 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
OROFINO — Opera Coeur d’Alene will perform excerpts from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and other concert favorites at a free concert from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Orofino High School cafetorium.
Opera Coeur d’Alene, organized in 2000, features Jadd Davis, tenor; Dawn Wolski, soprano; Aaron St. Clair Nicolson, baritone; and Celeste Johnson as pianist.
The concert is sponsored by the Clearwater Community Concert Association. The school is at 300 Dunlap Road.
UNIONTOWN — A reception for an exhibit of works depicting endangered and regional birds by artists Laurel Macdonald and Andrew Sewell will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here.
The exhibit, titled “For the Birds,” will feature endangered birds in lino block prints completed over the past year by Macdonald and regional birds done in watercolor in the past
30 days by Sewell.
The exhibit continues through Feb. 22.
Hours at the barn, 419 N. Park Way, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.