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Upcoming Events: April 2017 (3 month view)

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Wednesday, Apr 26 2017
6:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre opera Live Cinema: "Madama Butterfly"
Gesa Power House Theatre
$15 ($10 Students)
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Opera production of "Madama Butterfly" on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice. This screening runs about 2 hours 45 minutes including one intermission, plus a 15-minute introduction. Beer, wine, and popcorn will be available for purchase. General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Note: This opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Tuesday, May 02 2017
7:00 PM
to 9:00 PM
Walla Walla Symphony classical, orchestra Symphony Series: Beethoven's 9th
Cordiner Hall
$18-29
Free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk, 6pm, Cordiner Hall Lobby Bloch: Baal Shem Suite (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) i. Vidui (Contrition) ii. Nigun (Improvisation) iii. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing) Anna Burgess, violin Presented in honor of Dr. Susan Pickett Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor Monica Griffin, soprano Angela Niederloh, mezzo Zach Finkelstein, tenor Jeremy Irland, baritone Whitman College Chorale, Riikka Pietilianen-Caffrey, Director
Thursday, May 04 2017
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Jazz, Gypsy, Acoustic Rhythm Future Quartet
Gesa Power House Theatre
$29-$24
Gesa Power House Theatre presents acoustic jazz ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. The group performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. Reserved seating tickets ($29-$24) are available at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Sunday, May 07 2017
7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre Steelpan; Steel Drums WWU Steel Band Concert w/Ray Holman
Gesa Power House Theatre
$20-$15 Reserved Seating
The Walla Walla University Steel Band reprises their annual concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Joining the band in concert is steel pan arranger and composer Ray Holman, who has been playing steel drums professionally since the 1960s. The WWU Steel Band formed in 2002 and is directed by Brandon Beck. The group tours throughout the United States and has also toured to the island of Bermuda. In previous years, they have performed with other world-class steel pan artists such as Victor Provost, Gary Gibson, and Tom Miller. Reserved seating tickets ($20-$15) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Proceeds from the concert go to support the WWU Steel Band through recruiting, touring, and purchasing instruments.
Friday, May 12 2017
7:00 PM
to 9:30 PM
Gesa Power House Theatre A Capella The Baudboys
Gesa Power House Theatre
$29-$18
The Baudboys will return for another a cappella concert in Walla Walla on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. They last performed here in 2015. The Baudboys are an 8-part a cappella group of Microsoft employees (aka “geeks”). The Baudboys competed or performed at the Northwest Regional Harmony Sweepstakes for a record nine years running, claiming the top spot in 2008 and again in 2011. The Baudboys have co-headlined with The Coats, and opened for Take 6 and Manhattan Transfer.
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