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Letter: Exciting concerts

I just got my season ticket from Mid-Columbia Community Concerts today, and was excited to realize that another fantastic season is fast approaching.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. we will present our first concert, which is The Wonderheads. This is a fantastic puppet show, which will keep you enthralled from start to finish. The Wonderheads are not really puppets.They are two people that never speak..but tell the story of an old lady that is not ready to meet the "grim reaper"..The Wonderheads are an aging tenacious granny that is pitted against the grim is a tender telling of an epic journey..of one woman's gift for survival that takes a fantastical flight.They perform in full face is the old lady and the other is death..aka the grim reaper.

Then on Thursday, Oct. 10, we will host the Vintage Sisters. Two guys and a gal (reminds me of Peter, Paul and Mary with a little of the New Christy Minstrels, the Seekers and the Kingston Trio, thrown in the mix). This is the best of the best in folk music, folks. We are having it at the Civic Auditorium at 7 p.m. not the high school. This is the only concert that’s not at the high school this season.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., we will be back at the high school to listen and enjoy Hyperion Knight, a classical pianist who is known for the diversity of his repertoire.

As if that’s not enough, on Feb. 11, 2014, again at the high school, the Gothard Sisters, a dynamic trio, will entertain us all with a tightly choreographed, high-energy fiddling and traditional folk form of Irish dance.

But wait there’s more! On Thursday, April 10, Chinook Winds, a professional wind quintet from the Great Falls Symphony will perform for us.

OK, that’s five fantastic concerts, right? But to finish off the concert series we have one more treat for all you members. By popular demand, we are bringing back Dancing with the Gorge Stars.

Six gorge stars will compete for your votes as they are each paired with a professional dancer from the Utah Ballroom Dance Co. They learn a routine, don great costumes and dance their way into our hearts to conclude a fabulous concert season.

Adults that are not Community Concert members can still become members for only $60 for the entire season or $35 for students, or you can really save a bundle by purchasing a family membership, two adults and your school-age children for $125. Or you can attend any of the concerts for an individual ticket cost of $25...I hope I’m not confusing you.

Any questions or a brochure, call me, Marilyn Keys at 541-296-6606 or Patti Blagg at 541-298-4352.

Marilyn Keys

The Dalles


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