Pipestone Music Days Weekend promises to be another showcase of our local musical talent. Conducted by Tara Kaiyala Weaver since 2012, the Pipestone Orchestra performs Saturday evening, May 23 at 7pm in the Methow Valley Community Center Gym and will feature music by Mahler, Dvorak, Mozart and Beethoven, along with other special surprises of the evening.
Weaver states, “We continue to bring the performance level of this wonderful community group of musicians to ever-higher levels through rigorous weekly preparation of this great repertoire. My job is to bring out the music and capability that these musicians already have within them, bring it into full light, and in full respect of the composers whose music we perform.”
True to Cascadia’s mission of providing educational as well as performance opportunities for musicians of all ages and instruments, several will be featured as soloists with the orchestra including Matt Armbrust, violin, and David Konigsmark, French Horn.
The evening will also feature the Pipestone Youth Orchestra, described by Weaver as “small, but mighty!” This fine group of highly motived young musicians continues to put on performances which thrill audiences, and whose members also perform as smaller ensembles throughout the Methow Valley. Further, “They, of their own accord, gather together, prepare, and take their music out into the community to share their inspiration for music on street corners, in art galleries, senior living centers, Farmer’s Markets, and the Methow Valley Senior Center.”
Pipestone Music Days continues with student recitals on Sunday, May 24. Beginning at 1pm, students will perform solos and small ensembles on guitar, piano, violin, viola and cello.
Teachers at the Pipestone School of Music are proud of the hard work and dedication each student has put in this year. Co-founders Pam and Terry Hunt feel that along with diligent practice, the encouragement of the valley’s growing musical community has contributed to the remarkable progress of the students this year.
For further information regarding Pipestone School of Music, events or private lessons, call 509.997.0222. Pipestone School of Music is the educational branch of Cascadia.
DATE: May 23, 7pm and May 24, 1pm. LOCATION: Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp. CONTACT: Cascadia, 509.997.0222.