Music and concert calendar

Oso benefit shows

Raising Hope for Oso: 7 p.m. May 24, Eagles Hall, 1000 Metcalf St., Sedro-Woolley. Performers include Ragged Edge, Shadow Creek Project, Contrabanned. $10 donation goes to relief funds.

“Heroes of the Blue Stilly”: Geoffrey Castle, internationally acclaimed electric violinist, will honor the first responders to the mudslide; 7 p.m. May 24, Stanwood High School Performing Arts Center, 7400 272nd St. NW. Tickets are $20. Call 360-629-1300 or go to Checks are payable to Stanwood Camano Area Foundation/First Responders, P.O. Box 1209, Stanwood, WA 98292-1209.

Local, Loyal &Oso Caring: Concert fundraiser to benefit survivors, first responders and volunteers; 7 p.m. May 31, Rhodes River Ranch, 22016 Entsminger Road, Oso. Money raised benefits Oso Firemen’s Association Oso Mudslide 2014 Fund.

Foolin’ Around with Patsy Cline: Offered by former Arlington resident David Duvall for the Arlington-Oso-Darrington communities. New York singer Meg McLynn entertains with a free concert of Patsy Cline country music tunes, 6:30 p.m. June 13, at Terrace Park, 809 E. Fifth St., Arlington. Sponsored by Purple Phoenix Productions Country Band, the city Of Arlington and Classic Country KXA Radio.

Snohomish County

Edmonds Jazz Connection: Edmonds Rotary Club offers its 14th annual jazz festival featuring a full day of performances from high school jazz musicians and singers on May 24 at three venues in downtown Edmonds. The festival is free, but donations go to support music education. Participating are the following high schools: Arlington, Lynnwood, Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds Woodway, Mariner, Shorewood, Cascade, Monroe; as well as College Place and Meadowdale middle schools and Edmonds Community College. More information is at

East West Trumpet Summit: Legendary New York trumpet ace Ray Vega will join his long-time friend Thomas Marriott of Seattle meet in a reunion of the East-West Trumpet Summit at 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. The concert, which will be recorded, opens with Arlington High School’s Jazz One. Tickets are $15 or $10 for high school students, at Flowers by George, 335 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington, and at Kids under 12 are free. Sponsored by the Arlington Arts Council and the city of Arlington.

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra: Fred Chu, director, and Pacifica Chamber Orchestra perform a summer concert at 3 p.m. June 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets and at the door on concert day. The program includes “Two Swedish Folk Melodies” by Svendsen, “Sinfonietta for Ten Winds” by Raff, “Musique Pour Faire Plaisir” by Poulenc, “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta” by Bartok. Pacifica Chamber Orchestra is a non-profit organization that performs five subscription concerts each season in Everett along with outreach concerts for elementary students throughout Snohomish County. To request an outreach concert in your school or to become a sponsor, call 425-743-0255 or email More information is at

Everett Chorale: Under the direction of Lee Mathews, the chorale finishes out its 48th season with a concert titled “We’re Paris Bound: A French and American Collage” at 3 p.m. June 8 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. The program includes “Requiem in D Minor” by Gabriel Faure with Kim Croft at the organ and Steve Torrence as the baritone soloist. Works by Northwest composers Alan Hovhaness and Gerald Kechley, along with a group of traditional American spirituals, hymns and patriotic works. More information is at or call the Everett Performing Arts Center at 425-257-8600. Tickets are adult $16, senior/student/military $14.

Banjos and Bathrooms: Monroe Arts Council presents a fundraiser to support renovations of Wagner Auditorium. Money Creek Mining Company performs with Stillwater Hill Bluegrass Band, 7 p.m. June 14, Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main, Monroe. Tickets are adults $7, seniors and kids $5, and family packs for $15 on or at the door.

Darrington Day: The Whitehorse Musicians Guild offers music from noon to 6 p.m. May 31 at Old School Park, Givens and Riddle streets, Darrington. The bands performing include The Combinations, The Shadow Creek Project, Ragged Edge, Contrabanned and Freddy James.


Seattle Symphony: A patriotic concert, “Celebrate America” has a program that includes works by John Philip Sousa, John Williams, Kenneth Alford, Aaron Copland and the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. Conducted by Jeff Tyzik, the concert is narrated by Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Larson. Performances are 7:30 p.m. May 29, 8 p.m. May 30, 2 and 8 p.m. May 31, 2 p.m. June 1, at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are available by calling 206-215-4747.


Friday Music Jam Sessions: For people with disabilities and their friends, the Village Music and Art’s Friday jam sessions, featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village, are 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays at 338 N. McLeod, Arlington. Musicians and other interested community members are welcome. Children under the age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call 360-653-7752, ext. 14, for information or to sign up.

Music Hall Community Orchestra: Meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Music Hall, next to Macy’s inside the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. For more information, call 425-252-6542.

Old Time and Country Music Association: Seeking new members. The group meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. Provides entertainment, including old-time country, gospel and bluegrass music, for residents and guest of Snohomish and Skagit County senior living and care facilities. Contact club president Bill Bissonnette at 360-403-7379 or email

Voices Northwest: Women’s chorus meets 7 p.m. Mondays, Hartley Mansion, 2320 Rucker Ave., Everett; open to women 16 and older; email; call 425-343-2556.

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