Dec. 3PULLMAN — Premieres of new works for wind ensemble and electronics will be presented by the Washington State University bands in a free concert beginning at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in Bryan Hall on campus here.
The Symphonic Band will perform Steven Bryant’s “The Machine Awakes” and the premiere of “All Points Bulletin: In Hot Pursuit” by Mark Wolfram. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will give the first performance of WSU faculty Scott’s Blasco’s “Monument III” and will present David Maslanka’s “Give Us This Day” and Jess Turner’s “Through the Looking Glass.”
Faculty member Keri McCarthy will be featured on English horn.
LEWISTON — One of the final presentations in conjunction with the “Nuunimnix: Our Very Own” exhibit at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History will be a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the center.
Alan Marshall, a cultural anthropologist, will give a talk titled “Nez Perce Sustenance.” Marshall has worked with members of the Nez Perce Tribe since 1972, according to a news release.
The final presentation will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, and will include a presentation titled “Storytelling: A Nez Perce Tradition” by Angel Sobotta and Harold Crook.
Both presentations will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m.
The center is at 415 Main St.
CLARKSTON — The annual Miniature Show at the Valley Art Center here will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Works submitted for the show are in any media but could be no larger than 10 inches by 10 inches.
Organizers report nearly 70 works have been submitted for the show by approximately 30 artists from around the region. All works are for sale.
The center is at 842 Sixth St. and hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The exhibit continues through Dec. 23.
CLARKSTON — Dick Riggs of Lewiston will sign copies of his latest self-published book, “This and That From Here to There,” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at And Books Too here.
Riggs is a historian who has written several other books, including last year’s “An Eighty-Year-Old Looks at Some Local Sports History in the Lewiston Area.” He is a retired teacher and school administrator who served as president of the Nez Perce County Historical Society from 1996 to 2013.
The store is at 918 Sixth St.
LEWISTON — A Junior Ranger Program titled “Interactive Nature Songs” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at Hells Gate State Park here.
Children will learn about nature through singing and dancing to interactive and educational nature songs, according to a news release. Subjects covered will include fungus, bacteria, invertebrates, plant parts, food chains and wild creatures.
The event is free, but park entrance is $5 per vehicle or free with an Idaho State Parks Passport sticker. The park is at 5100 Hells Gate Road.
MOSCOW — “Joy to the World,” a musical production benefiting Festival Dance & Performing Arts, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the University of Idaho’s Administration Building auditorium here.
Performances by more than 50 musicians and dancers from the region will include klezmer music by Gefilte Trout, piano duo selections by Jay and Sandy Mauchley, and songs by the UI Women’s Choir and the UI Saxophone Club. Students of the Festival Dance Academy will dance, and dance solos will be performed by Lindsay Johnson and Anna C. Keller.
Cost is $16 for adults, $14 for students and $10 for ages 15 and younger with money raised going to the Festival Dance Scholarship Fund. Advance tickets are available at Paradise Ridge CDs in Moscow.
PULLMAN — Seasonal favorites, spirituals and a combined choral and orchestral finale will be performed during Washington State University’s annual holiday concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in Bryan Hall here.
The Madrigal Chamber Singers, performing in Renaissance-style costumes, will sing traditional carols and seasonal poetry including “Adam Lay Ybounden” by Hubert Bird in Middle English and an arrangement of “Silent Night” by Edwin Fissinger.
University Singers will present “Away in a Manger,” arranged by Ola Gjeilo, and Michael Engelhardt’s arrangement of “Gaudete!” for choir and percussion.
Concert Choir will perform “So I’ll Sing with My Voice” by Minnesota composer Dominick Argento, “There is No Rose” by Connor Koppin and a rendition of J. Pierpont’s “Jingle Bells” arranged by David Willcocks.
The choirs and WSU Symphony Orchestra will present “A Feast of Carols” by Randol Alan Bass. Faculty member Brian Carter will join the orchestra in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer.” The afternoon will conclude with “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas,” by John Williams from the movie “Home Alone.”
The Concert Choir and Madrigal Chamber Singers will hold a bake sale during intermission to support their May tour to South Korea.
Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning 45 minutes before the concert. Prices are $15 regular price, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children ages 12 and younger.
MOSCOW — The Palouse Jazz Project, a jazz sextet, will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bucer’s Coffeehouse Pub here, 201 S. Main St.
The event is in support of the release of their self-titled CD, which was recorded in June.
The group is made up of faculty members from the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music. Copies of their CD will be available for purchase.