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Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Closing Remarks

by Karen Lunde for OLY ARTS When an orchestra covers a beloved composer, it must take care to play his music with precision. “No piece of music is easy,” said Huw...

Emerald City Music: Spiritual Journey

by Karen Lunde for OLY ARTS In mid-February, Emerald City Music will take Olympia South Sound music lovers on a spiritual journey through classical music. This is the...

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Nathan Rødahl Conducts Olympia Chamber Orchestra

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Native Olympian Nathan Rødahl will conduct the Olympia Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert, where Arriaga’s Symphony in D, Janacek’s...

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Emerald City Music Grooves With Andy Akiho

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Emerald City Music has recently started its second season. Just about everything about ECM’s shows strays from the highfalutin norm...

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Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Statements

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS In October, Olympia Symphony Orchestra embarks on an ambitious celebration of its 65th year. The program Opening Statements launches the...

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Bach Around the Clock

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS March 21 is the 332nd birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and Olympia organist Curt Sather will spend the day—the whole...

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Weekend Preview: Feb. 10, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s no shortage of highly anticipated musical performances, exquisite dance or...

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Emerald City Music: Strings Attached and Bridget Kibbey

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS It’s a sad fact that a lot of people, even those who would consider themselves passionate fans of music, still have a blind spot when...

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Darkness Visible – A New Classical Perspective on England and France

Darkness Visible is presented as part of the first season of Emerald City Music, a new classical concert series in the Puget Sound region. Darkness Visible explores the...

Festival on the Capitol Green: A 10th Anniversary Celebration

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS The Olympia Symphony celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Concert at the Capitol on July 31, 2016. This annual “Festival on the...