Cantiamo, the Washington State University School of Music voice faculty ensemble, will present its annual concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Bryan Hall Theatre on the Pullman campus.
The theme of the program is “Nature in Song,” and will feature German repertoire by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn; French music by Faure, Ravel and Poulenc; Polish and Czech folksongs by Gorecki and Dvorak; and English selections by Vaughan Williams and Stroope.
The ensemble members are Julie Anne Wieck (soprano), Lori Wiest (mezzo-soprano), Aaron Agulay (tenor) and Christopher Nakielski (baritone). Collaborating with the singers will be Elena Panchenko on piano and Shannon Scott on clarinet.
Tickets will be on sale in the lobby one hour before performances. Cost is $10 regular price; $5 for seniors age 55 and older, and non-WSU students; and free for WSU students with ID.
Proceeds from ticket sales in the Faculty Artist Series benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund.
Jan. 25 and 27
The next planetarium show at Washington State University, “Skies of 2019,” begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 5 p.m. Jan. 27 in the WSU Planetarium on the Pullman campus.
The planetarium is in Room 231 in Sloan Hall.
The show will provide a preview of sky highlights for 2019, including a solar eclipse in Chile; views of Jupiter, Saturn and Venus; and clockwork constellations for all the seasons, according to a news release.
Tickets at the door are $5 in cash or check only (no credit cards). Children ages 6 and youngerare admitted free.
Heather and the SoulMotions will bring the classics and some originals from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 to One World Cafe in downtown Moscow.
Band members are Heather Niccoli (vox), Jeff Otto (guitar), David Summers (keys), Bill Thompson (bass) and Isaac Greenfield (drums).
They are, according to the band’s social media account, “soul lovin’ retro groovin’ musicians who are bringing the classics and new original jams.”
One World Cafe is at 533 S. Main St.
James Reid will give a faculty guitar recital from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 in the Haddock Performance Hall on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.
Reid is professor of guitar and music history at UI.
Admission cost is $5 regular price, and $3 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door.
You may get your fill of snow on the big screen at the 14th annual Backcountry Film Festival from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow.
The festival is aimed at backcountry snowsports enthusiasts, and all proceeds will support the work of the Wallowa Avalanche Center, according to a news release. The festival is produced yearly by the nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance.
Cost is $10 at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. The center is at 508 S. Main St.
The Repertory Dance Theatre, in its 52nd year, will take to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Washington State University’s Jones Theater inside Daggy Hall on the Pullman campus.
The show is part of Festival Dance’s Great Performance Series.
Repertory Dance Theatre was founded in 1966 in Salt Lake City. According to the band’s website, “So, what is RDT Dance all about? Simply said, we are about art. Art in motion, expressed through our bodies as modern dance. Art that in its immediacy and intimacy can be both thrilling and profound. Art that challenges you, and art that you won’t see coming.”
Admission is $25 regular price, $20 for college students and seniors age 65 and older, and $15 for ages 16 and younger. Advance tickets may be purchased online at https://www.festivaldance.org/great-performance-series.
A coming-of-age story about life, love and loss in the Pacific Northwest gets its world premiere in the University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts’ production of “Up Chimacum Creek,” opening at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Forge Theater on the Moscow campus.
The show also will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2, with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 2 and 3.
The play is written by Ben Gonzales of Warrensburg, Mo., and directed by Justin Cerne of Nantucket, Mass., both students in UI’s Master of Fine Arts online distance-learning program. It explores male friendship and competition through a group of friends as they move from adolescence to adulthood, according to a news release.
Featured in the play are Cesar Reyes, Joseph Winder, Andre Szarmach, Tim Malm, Andrew Yoder and Olivia Longin, and understudies Carly Youmans and Jose Aguayo, all UI students.
Admission is free for UI students, and between $5 and $15 for everyone else. The matinees are “pay what you can.”
Tickets are available from the Department of Theatre Arts at (208) 885-6465 or in Suite 201 of Shoup Hall on the UI campus; or at the door 30 minutes before curtain.
A discussion with the cast and crew will immediately follow the performance next Thursday.
The theater is at 404 Sweet Ave. !