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With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.Find out more
Martin Lund, one of the most diverse musicians in the universe, lives and breathes music in many different colors and cultures. He has played with some of the great blues artists of our time and worked in the studios of LA as a composer, arranger, and musician. He is well known for bringing great artists to this island and providing some of the best shows at Orcas Center. This night will be no exception, with some of Martin’s favorite musicians and featuring jazz singer Gail Pettis.Find out more
Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Jovino’s personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music. Jovino brings to the island his Quinteto of masterful Seattle musicians who compliment his style.Find out more
Orcas Island artist Marcia Spees is known for her exquisite watercolors depicting still lifes, florals, portraits, and island scenes.
Marcia's September Orcas Center exhibit - "Driven to Abstraction" - marks the public debut of this new level in her artistic evolution. She is excited to share her fresh perspective of "seeing shapes not things" and exploring the fundamental harmonies beneath the obvious.
Come kick off the Orcas Center 2019-2020 season with us at this free event for the community! We will wrap up the previous year with goals achieved and give out awards to some of our local heroes of last season. Just wait until you see the sneak peek of the very ambitious season we have planned for the coming year!Find out more
AUDITIONS for an all-female cast of Hamlet to be performed in Summer 2020 are coming up! Speaking role auditions will be held in two sessions, one in August and another in September 2019; three successive nights, two weeks apart. If necessary, auditions for non-speaking roles will occur in Spring of 2020. We will ease into the play in January 2020 beginning with weekly table readings.Find out more
Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word and hip hop infused world music. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently organized more than 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil. Climbing PoeTree has stirred crowds at diverse venues from the United Nations to the world- renown TED: Ideas Worth Spreading.Find out more
Funny, profound and provocative, this adventurous road trip through memory lane conjures up the choices we make that shape our lives forever - and the friendships that hold us up when we can’t walk on our own. The Lost Virginity Tour is a comedy about four women recalling their first time, mining the importance of female issues and the progress made in the past few decades.Find out more
We would like to invite you a memorial concert celebrating the life and spirit of jazz great Willie Thomas on September 22 at 6:30pm.
After his long career as a performer and educator, Willie Thomas resided on Orcas Island from 1998 until his passing in February of this year. He remained very active during these last twenty years and continued friendships with musicians in Seattle and on Orcas.
The doors are open, admission is free, donations are welcomed!