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October I  November 2017




Monthly News & Updates From McIntyre Hall



Subscriptions are still available for the Skagit Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Opera, Northwest Ballet Theater or the ever popular sampler subscription: Create Your Own (CYO) seriesCheck in with the Box Office for more information regarding the Create Your Own Series CYO subscription and other discounts.  


Help ius spread the word – High School and Skagit Valley College students ma attend McIntyre Hall Presents performances FREE (while supplies last).

Call the McIntyre Hall Box Office, 360.416.7727 ext. 2 or visit us at: www.mcintyrehall.org






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Mount Vernon, WA 98273



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September I October Events






McIntyre Hall Presents

Saturday, October 7 | 7:30PM


Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of

southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary

musicians). Formed of voice, balafon,

and bass ngoni, the Trio bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires.


Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, daughter of the legendary griot singer Kassé Mady Diabaté, is the

Trio’s vocalist. Her rich, expressive voice and her natural vibrato have brought comparisons

with Mahalia Jackson, America’s great gospel singer. The Trio’s musical director is master balafonist Lassana Diabaté. One of Mali’s most astonishing musicians, Lassana has recorded and toured with many of West Africa’s foremost artists including Toumani Diabate’s Grammy-Award nominated Afrocubism album and Symmetric Orchestra project. The youngest member

of the Trio is bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté. Still in his mid-twenties, the eldest son of

world-renowned Grammy nominated ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté brings a contemporary feel to the traditions he has learnd from his father.


This program is made possible in part by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.




Trio Da Kali: Kanimba






McIntyre Hall Presents

Saturday, October 14 | 7:30PM


Join us for a concert of Baroque and Classical chamber music with Byron

Schenkman & Friends. The concert will include two of Johann Sebastian

Bach’s brilliant and rarely-performed

double concertos, featuring harpsichordists Ignacio Prego

and Byron Schenkman with some of the best baroque string players from

Seattle and Portland. This program will also include a string concerto by

George PhilippTelemann and

instrumental canzonas by Girolamo Frescobaldi and Claudia Francesca Rusca.


Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

Ignacio Prego, harpsichord

Ingrid Matthews, violin

Laurel Wells, violin

Jason Fisher, viola

Joanna Blendulf, cello

Curtis Daily, bass


This program is made possible in part by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.








Mount Vernon High School Choral Music

Wednesday, October 18  | 4:00PM & 7:00PM  

Open the season with over 200 talented Mount

Vernon High School students in a diverse

concert of musical styles from around the world including classical and popular selections.

Under the direction of Jesus Gomez, students

perform in a variety of ensembles including

Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, and Synergy.

New this year – tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish – so please be sure to get your tickets early!







FALL CONCERT ~ Bountiful Harvest

Fidalgo Youth Symphony


Saturday, October 21  | 1:00PM  


Showcasing talented young musicians from Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Snohomish

Counties, Fidalgo Youth Symphony’s three ensembles present selected Baroque, Classical, and Romantic masterworks for full orchestra, plus novelty pieces and a robust jazz finale:

Salute to the Big Bands!


Come enjoy the artistic achievements of our terrific performers on violin, violas, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, and percussion instruments!










Skagit Symphony

Saturday, October 21  |  7:30PM  


The Gala Concert launches the 38th Season of

the Skagit Symphony with a festive concert featuring four outstanding soloists from Western 

Washington University in a performance of Haydn’s charming and witty Sinfonia Concertante. With an Overture from a 14 year-old Mozart and a colorful work from

Saint-Saens, the Gala Concert will be an effervescent  evening of music!




Mitridate, redi Ponto Overture, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sinfonia Concertante, by Joseph Haydn

Suite Algerienne Op. 60, by Camille Saint-Saens


Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.











Pacific Northwest Opera

Friday, October 27  |  7:30PM*

Sunday, October 29  | 3:00PM

Friday, November 3  |  7:30PM

Sunday, November 5  | 3:00PM

*Opening Night Gala Dinner I  5:30PM


This season Pacific Northwest Opera presents

two of the most famous and beloved melodies in

the opera world: the Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffmann and “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot.

Both operas are based on collections of fantastical tales and both were the final operas

of prolific composers, neither of whom lived to

see their operas produced French composer, Jacques Offenbach, noted morefor his

sparkling operettas, based The Tales of

Hoffman on three fantastical stories (“tales”) by

German Romantic poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, author

of “The Nutcracker”. Offenbach’s music, both intensely witty and intensely dramatic, is the

perfect vehicle to present the Romantic, richly imaginative world of the storyteller E.T.A. Hoffmann, combining fantasy, gravity and comedy.



Sung in French with English supertitles.

Free pre-performance lecture 45 minutes prior to the show. Learn about the performance, history, costumes, and more.










with TSisters


McIntyre Hall Presents

Friday, November 10 | 7:30PM


“Joyous folk pop” ~ NPR Music


“Seraphic vocals bookended by ukulele, cello & heavy percussion will leave you feeling giddy & glad to be alive.” ~ The Stranger


A reinvention rather than a refutation, the name Kuinka comes from the Finnish for “how”; how does a band bristling with spirited creativity  continue to evolve artistically and challenge themselves while staying true to their own roots?

For Kuinka, the answer comes in the form of letting go: a joyful acquiescence to faith in their cumulative love of songwriting and shared experience, regardless of genre or instrumentation.

Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014 to form a unique breed of string band; one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label ‘Americana’. Their 2014 debut The Wild North, which propelled the band out of the woods and on to stages across the country, was followed by their 2016 breakout LP The Heartland. The songs on their forthcoming release Stay Up Late ring with the vibrancy of exploration and discovery. “We’ve spent our time as a band in pursuit of a unique sound that captures our energy and essence” says Zickler. “… We’d love for our music to be a soundtrack to adventure. The change represents finding your way, for both us and our



Kuinka – Warsaw (Official Video)




This program is made possible in part by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.








Skagit Valley College Drama Department

Friday, November 17  |  7:30PM

Saturday, November 18  | 7:30PM


Three student directed contemporary one act plays will showcase the creativity of student directors, actors and designers. The student led showcase will present fresh, poignant, funny and thought-provoking plays that will entertain and astound. The student directors are Drama Department scholarship recipients who work together to audition, rehearse and prepare the productions.









Skagit Valley College Music Department

Sunday, November 19  | 2:00PM

A matinée concert of varied music featuring the Skagit Community Band and the Skagit Valley College Choirs.








Mount Vernon High School instrumental Music Department

 Tuesday, November 21  | 7:00PM


The Mount Vernon High School Instrumental Department opens their season with a concert of varied works for band and orchestra that will not

disappoint. Come listen to our award winning students kick off the season in style. Students perform in a wide variety of ensembles including Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and more.


New this year – tickets are general admission and Pay What You Wish – so please be sure to get your tickets early!








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Box Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday Noon – 4pm

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