COLUMN: The Walla Walla Valley’s music scene is stirring back into business. Not yet the full-time swing of previous seasons, but more and more venues are opening up, even if only partway, with limited seating and fewer events.
COLUMN: In mid-2020 Walla Walla Symphony CEO Leah Wilson-Velasco conceived the idea of a youth composition course. She hired composer and pianist Kristin Vining to tutor a group of secondary-school students. The Spark! program was free and there were no prerequisites for entry.
COLUMN: Our concert season cannot yet reopen to live audiences, but at least the Walla Walla Symphony will be able to stage a live-streamed concert.
In popular music, from Ray Charles to Kanye West, no one doubts Black musicians matter. Really.
As I write in mid-December, the Valley is immersed in the mire of deepest fog — hoarfrost on the twigs and fallen leaves is beautifu…
Philip Glass, born in 1937, is now recognized as one of the greatest living American composers, with a list of awards as long as your arm.
Walla Walla Symphony’s March 5 concert presents a dramatic take on an all-strings sound. It opens with Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and …
We’re not overwhelmed by the number of performances this month, as we are come springtime, but we do have some gems.
They might drop the ball in Times Square, but you can plan on a seamless show in Walla Walla to dance in the new year.
I can’t resist a tabloid-style headline like the one topping this column for what’s about to hit Walla Walla.
How does a temperate prairie, dotted with ponds, reeds and trees, turn into a lifeless moonscape? Or does that ever happen?
For reasons unexplored here, the dark subjects of Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust have been much on people’s lips lately.
Once more, we get relief from the Pacific Northwest’s mid-January blahs as Tim Christie brings to town the winter installment of the…