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Orcas Center's annual meeting is on Sunday, March 15th in the Madrona room from 4pm - 5:30pm. The event is open to the public! Orcas Center Members can vote in the upcoming election. Ballots and membership forms will be available at the door.
A bonus highlight of Chicago will be presented during the meeting. Chicago, Directed by Robert Hall, opens on March 19th and runs through April 4th.
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.Find out more
This exhibit will feature pieces from Island Art Teachers and their Adult Students. Delivery of work is scheduled for November 4th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Pickup of work is scheduled for December 2nd, 10:30am-12:30pm. Detailed information to follow as the exhibit date approaches.Find out more
Join us for an extraordinary night of music, story and magic! Island gem, pianist Grace McCune, is joined by her guitar-slinging brother Clint McCune, and violist Joel Gamble. This dynamic trio has created music, toured, and spun connections from community to community across the Pacific Northwest. Be prepared for a force of nature that includes electrifying vocals, uncompromising musicianship, and a rich celebration of life. Orcas Center is thrilled to have Grace, Clint, and Joel create our inaugural live-stream performance on Friday, August 14th at 7pm.Find out more
An event not be missed, GRAMMY award winning trumpeter and composer Charlie Porter has assembled an exciting new group combining some of the best talent from New York City, Seattle and Portland for this one-time special live stream event on Orcas Island featuring music from his first two albums, as well as a sneak peak at several songs off of his upcoming release.Find out more
In a beautiful twist of fate, we find ourselves in the company of Rafe Pearlman who is visiting Orcas this week, and has offered to be a part of Orcas Center's streaming concerts Co-Produced with Burl Audio. With over twenty years of experience as a professional singer, Rafe Pearlman was launched into the greater public eye in 2012 with an appearance on AGT, America’s Got Talent with William Close and the Earth Harp.Find out more
Bad Dads are a three-piece rock ’n’ roll band from Orcas Island by way of California and Texas. They play a spontaneous collision of punk, blues, folk and rock music. If you listen carefully on a quiet Orcas afternoon, you may be able to hear their music emanating from a garage, barn, or other makeshift structure on the island. All three members sing and write songs, so they pass their instruments around proudly. Their recently released self-titled debut album is a raucous collection of songs covering well worn Dad topics such as war, ennui, conformity, and marital relations. Goes great with a six pack of tall boys.Find out more
George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.
Tickets for non-members will go on sale February 9th
Links to ticket sales will be announced in our weekly newsletter.
Contact info@OrcasCenter.org to be added.
Stephen Fairweather is a pianist and composer from NW Montana currently residing on Orcas Island. He has worked as an accompanist for choral & musical theater performances, and as a church pianist. His musical output runs the gamut from solo acoustic piano songs and ambient soundscapes to trip hop, dream pop, and indie electronica. “Autumn Rain” is a collection of pieces inspired by the personal and collective events that have shaped the last year. It is a reflection on the passage of time, changing of seasons, and an expression of the grief and mourning that accompanies love and loss. It is also an homage to the healing and restorative power of nature.Find out more
Caleb represents the best of the Northwest music scene and his music has inspired many people across the globe. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 20 years. He first toured with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwest’s burgeoning 90's music scene. He has been leading his own band, the Caleb Klauder Band, since 2000, a venue for his original and timeless songs.Find out more
Halloween is here! Time for the ghoulish, frightfully foolish, frightening Asian ghost stories! Eth-Noh-Tec dredges up from the darkest tales of demons, talking corpses, vengeful ghosts from China, Tibet, India and morbidly more. Known for their style of movement theater storytelling, Eth-Noh-Tec will feature one of their signature tales, “The Dirtball,” inspired by the 16th Century folk writer Pu Songling and his version of “The Painted Skin”: A kind old couple take in a servant girl, rescuing her from a cruel master. The sweet young thing is not what she appears to be! The only hope of surviving nights of terror is to follow the instructions of a wild and crazy itinerant: “Eat the Dirtball!”Find out more
A special double bill: Chill Collins - Space sounds, glitter fuzz, archipelago dream noise (among other nonsense). Check into a room at the Chillton with these local boi’s slick shoed indie rock, glamorous punk, and wild and viscous jams. Kellen and Kique is a clanky bones music group that is trying to use polyrhythms to summon anti-colonial spirits from the island deep.Find out more
JP, Gordon, and Anita will be playing live online, with all the excitement in the moment that brings. As always, they guarantee to keep you humming, singing, sighing, and laughing along. While the mode of musical delivery may be different, they will be sharing their usual inimitable mix of fiddle, guitar, bass, and three-part vocal harmonies with a side helping of mandolin, ukulele, banjo, and of course a seasoning of musical saw. There will be new songs and old, new jokes and old, from swing to hoedown to cowboy tunes to jazz standards to waltzes to originals, to, well, you never know what will catch their fancy, and yours. And boots...Find out more
The Crow Valley String Band and Brograss invite you to join them for their annual “Home for the Holidays” show. At this time, when we are all staying apart to keep our community safe, Rachel, Jim, Tashi, and Kaj welcome you virtually into their home for an hour of music, song and words.Find out more
Orcas Senior Center and Orcas Center are excited to announce a collaboration on the much-anticipated Seniors Have (Virtual) Talent! The event, featuring talented community members, will be aired on the Orcas Senior Center and Orcas Center websites. In these challenging times we can create some joy and silver linings by sharing creativity as a gift to the community. People are encouraged to participate by sending a short song, instrumental, a testimonial about the Senior Center, and to have fun doing so! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see your talented community!Find out more
Join Gordon, Melinda, JP, Anita and Z for a live streaming of a rehearsal for the answers to these and many other questions about this Orcas institution. Over the years, many folks have said they would like to be “a fly on the wall” at a Symphony practice—perhaps to see if these non-symphonic musicians are having as much fun as it seems from the audience at shows. Here is their chance! The usual mix of voice, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, concertina, ukulele, and musical saw will be wielded by our fearless cast, along with various objects seldom seen on a concert stage.Find out more