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Byron Schenkman & Friends
Friday October 25, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Byron Schenkman is an American harpsichordist, pianist, music director, and educator. Schenkman has recorded over 40 CDs and has won several awards and accolades. He co-founded the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and was its artistic director. This concert will feature romantic masterpieces for violin and piano featuring international competition winner and Seattle native Rachell Ellen Wong.

“Rachell Ellen Wong brought flamboyance and tender eloquence…that brought the program to a thrilling conclusion.” — Joshua Kosman, Datebook

CWU Music Halloween Concert
Wednesday October 30, 2019 @ 7:00PM

The CWU Symphony Orchestra will present their 22nd Annual Halloween Concert featuring the CWU Chamber Choir, for a night of eerie and spine-tingling music. The groups will perform deliciously frightful favorites, including pieces by Mozart, Revueltas, Holst, and John Williams.

Choral Concert Fall 2019
Sunday November 24, 2019 @ 4:00PM

CWU Symphony Orchestra Concert
Sunday December 8, 2019 @ 4:00PM

The CWU Symphony Orchestra welcomes Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist, Efe Baltacigil, to Ellensburg. He performs Dvorák’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. The ensemble will present the West Coast premiere of Dr. Martin Kennedy’s “Forest Dark and Stars Above”, commissioned by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The program also includes Sibelius’ final symphonic work, Symphony No. 7.


Jazz Nutcracker
Friday December 13, 2019 @ 7:00PM


After a 6-year hiatus, one of Ellensburg’s beloved holiday concerts returns! The award-winning CWU Jazz Band 1, directed by Chris Bruya, will bring the Ellington Nutcracker back to the Music Building Concert Hall, featuring additional movements and expanded musical selections. For years this was a “not-to-miss” event in the community, this year continuing that tradition, performing the popular Nutcracker selections as arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, putting a fresh and striking stamp on this well-known music. Truly a delight to the ears!


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