Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of the […]
Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Their arrangements of Latin music, jazz, cabaret and cinema scores come together in a sound that defies categorization, but is guaranteed to get the audience […]
From the charm of the cha-cha-cha to the depth of AfroCuban rhythms, Clave Gringa presents a broad spectrum of Cuban music; original engaging compositions by Ann Reynolds as well as Cuban classics. Our Black Box Jazz Series offers intimate cabaret-style evenings featuring talented musicians from around the region. Jazz lovers […]
The incredible longevity of International Guitar Night continues with its 22nd Anniversary North American Tour, featuring Italian acoustic rock sensation Luca Stricagnoli, progressive fingerstyle guitarist Thu Le from Vietnam, Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West and Germany’s Latin Swing master Lulo Reinhardt. The sound of four exceptionally gifted guitarists […]
Experience a heartwarming evening of music and cheer with your friends at the Olympia Symphony! FEATURING // live holiday music by the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and Roupen Shakarian, guest conductor SPECIAL GUESTS // Sing-along with holiday favorites, led by Jill Barnes, Washington Center Executive Director, and Nadine Bozeman, Olympia Youth […]
The Artists’ Gallery of West Olympia welcomes the public to a night of Art and music. We are an Arts co-op representing the best in painters, jewelers, woodworkers, printmakers, fabric artists, mixed media artists, photographers, and ceramists. Please enjoy our beautiful gallery space while taking in new, original art work […]
Composer Andy Akiho’s full-length percussion program, Seven Pillars, debuts this weekend at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, presented by Emerald City Music.
A double bill featuring the best in Cajun and Zydeco music! BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience bring the sounds of New Orleans to Olympia. “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!”
University Organist at Princeton University Eric Plutz will present an Organ Concert “The Vierne Project” at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1515 Harrison Ave. NW) in Olympia WA at 7:00PM on Friday, October 22. Free Admission (donations gratefully accepted). Masks and Vaccinations required to attend.
Join us to learn about music making across the world. We will discuss how drumming has been used for centuries to send messages, preserve culture, and just having fun! This program will be interactive and give everyone a chance to experience the majesty of African drum!!! This program is funded by ArtsWA. Join us […]