Let’s just do the math on this.
You pay $50 for a package of six concerts and it comes out to a little more than $8 a concert.
Not bad. And when you consider you’ll hear classic Broadway show tunes, the big band music of Harry James plus The Beatles (almost), it seems like quite a deal.
The organization that offers this deal is Everett Civic Music. Admission to the shows is by season membership card only. Tickets are not sold for individual concerts. After you pay, your season membership card with specific concert dates is mailed to you two weeks prior to the first concert. The first concert is in October.
You might have already gotten your brochure in the mail from Everett Civic Music. If not, you can call them. The numbers to call are: 425-337-2194; 425-337-6887; 425-252-6258 or on Whidbey Island 360-341-2459. Or you can write to them at Everett Civic Music, P.O. Box 12384, Mill Creek, WA 98082.
Everett Civic Music is offering an early-bird special of $45 if you buy before June 1. Otherwise, adult membership is $50; for those under 18, it’s $20.
All shows are at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett.
Here’s the 2007-08 lineup:
“Revolution,” 2 p.m. Oct. 7. These guys are the closest thing to the mop tops as they come. These Beatles impersonators are the leading worldwide “Beatlemania” touring show and use authentic instruments and costumes, with sounds so close to the Beatles that you’ll feel almost like you’re in the Ed Sullivan Theater listening to “Twist and Shout,” and “She Loves You.”
Misty River Band, 2 p.m. Nov. 18. This four-woman acoustic group from Portland, Ore., emerged in 1997, blending folk, bluegrass, country, Celtic and original songs into an authentic Americana sound.
The Harry James Orchestra, 8 p.m. Feb. 18. The orchestra is under the direction of lead trumpet virtuoso Fred Radke, whose style is so similar to that of James it’s hard to tell the difference. This is a big band salute to World War II with songs such as “I Had the Craziest Dream,” “Sleepy Lagoon,” “You Made Me Love You” and “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You.”
L’Orchestre de Chambre Francais, 2 p.m. March 10. This chamber orchestra performs baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary works and takes pride in bringing forgotten masterpieces back to life. Founded in 1989, it’s the resident orchestra of the 18th Century Theatre Imperial in Compiege, based in Senlis near Paris.
The Celtic Tenors, 2 p.m. April 20. The story goes that this handsome trio of men were signed on the spot to an international record deal and then went on to become the talk of the music industry. Whether or not that’s true, their debut album went to No. 2 in the United Kingdom and to No. 1 in Ireland and Germany.
“On Broadway,” 8 p.m. April 26. This revue of classic show tunes from “A Chorus Line,” “Wicked,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Hairspray,” “West Side Story” and more will satiate any Broadway musical buff. There’s a parade of costumes and a grand staircase. Live musicians back up eight singers and dancers.
Civic Music’s season includes (from far left): Revolution, L’Orches-tre de Chambre Francais, The Celtic Tenors.