Wallowa County is home to a number of classically trained musicians who regularly work with orchestras across the northwest and have worked with national and international groups. For three days, Aug. 25-26, Wallowa County will have the opportunity to enjoy the company and music of those musicians and others.
Bassoonist Mark Eubanks, oboist Lauren Guthridge, violinist Jeannie Wells Yablonsky, French horn player Roger Burnett, clarinetist Laura Decluca, cellist Dr. Edward Dixon and pianist Dr. James Cook will perform for the “Geography of Music” event.
The main performance will be Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Enterprise Christian Church off Joseph Highway just out of Enterprise. The concert is a special multi-media presentation of interwoven classical music, spoken word, and the visual arts, including real-time painting inspired by the artist’s impressions of the music.
The program presents the music of Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and an original composition by Eubanks.
Artists are Mike Koloski and Sam Collett and the literary readings are by Mike Midlo.
Activities begin with a reception on 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Josephy Center in Joseph. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and converse with artists, musicians and writers and view Josephy’s current exhibit of photographs of the Snake River and Hells Canyon.
The evening will include the performance of a short piece as a preview for Friday night’s concert.
Fishtrap will host the final event 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Coffin House, 400 E. Grant St, Enterprise. This will be a moderated panel discussion by the visual, musical and literary artists exploring how place informs and inspires the creation of art.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided
Admission for the concert is $20 general, $15 for seniors and free for youth 18 and younger. Refreshments will be provided.
Info: Bob Webb 541-432-0156 or 304 550-3799 or music program coordinator Mark Eubanks at email@example.com.