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December 2017 I January 2018
|Monthly News & Updates From McIntyre Hall
Celebrate the Holidays with family and friends at McIntyre Hall!
Events include Holiday Favorites like the Nutcracker Ballet, Heralding Christmas with the Skagit Valley Chorale, and symphonic concerts with the Fidalgo Youth Symphony and the Skagit Symphony. Get your tickets today!
Call the McIntyre Hall Box Office, 360.416.7727 ext. 2 or visit us at: www.mcintyrehall.org.
Avoid the lines at intermission by preordering your concessions refreshments. Either call the Box Office in advance or preorder at the bar when you arrive for the performance.
|December I January Events
Skagit Valley Academy of Dance
Friday, December 1 | 7:30PM
Saturday, December 2 | 7:30PM
Sunday, December 3 | 2:00PM
Skagit Valley Academy of Dance celebrates their 28th annual performance of “The Nutcracker”.
This long standing family tradition has become a
MUST SEE holiday treat to countless ballet and
Nutcracker enthusiasts. You too, can experience the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s musical creation and the wonders of Clara’s magical journey through the glorious Land of Snow and the delectable Kingdom of Sweets.
Northwest Ballet Theater
Saturday, December 9 | 7:30PM
Sunday, December 10 | 2:00PM
Lyrical and enchanting, mesmerizing and magical, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition around the world. Founder and Artistic Director of Northwest Ballet Theater, John Bishop brings his special Nutcracker based on the original Russian ballet version where it was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. Northwest Ballet’s production features beautiful
choreography, backdrops painted in Russia, and costumes made in New York City.
Mount Vernon High School Choral Music
Tuesday, December 14 | 4:00PM & 7:00PM
A not to be missed Holiday concert of exciting choral works from the Mount Vernon High School Choirs. The program features gospel, carols, classical works, and other holiday favorites.
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!
Skagit Valley Chorale
Friday, December 15 | 7:30PM
Sunday, December 17 | 2:00PM
Tickets: Reserved Seating $16 – $25
Seniors, Students, Military & Groups $14
We will continue the journey begun in 2016 as we explore Christmas and winter-themed music from many different lands and traditions. Our travel through world-wide styles and languages will include the rhythms of South America in the colorful Misa Criolla or “Creole Mass” by renowned Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez. Special guest percussionist Patrick Roulet will return, with his endless bag of fun rhythmic instruments from all over the world, to help us on our jaunty way. We’ll learn about other places on this journey, and then return home to songs that are close to our hearts.
|HOLIDAY CONCERT ~ Shining Lights of the Holidays
Fidalgo Youth Symphony
Saturday, December 16 | 1:00PM
Treasured melodies from many cultures and traditions are brought to light by the musicians of Fidalgo Youth Symphony!
Hear the songs immigrants brought with them,
enriching our culture with amazing varieties of sound and delight. Young performers will capture and share the essence of celebration. Featured: Brass choir, Woodwind Ensemble, and String Orchestra.
Saturday, December 16 | 7:30PM
Seasonal traditions highlight our Holiday Concert
featuring the Skagit Symphony Chorus in selected choruses from Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. With selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, the program also includes favorite seasonal carols and the ever-popular audience caroling with the orchestra.
Messiah Overture and Choral Selections, by George Frideric Handel
A Christmas Festival, by Leroy Anderson
Selections from The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concert Caroling 5 (sing-along) arr. by Roupen Shakarian
Please join Skagit Symphony’s Music Director Roupen Shakarian for the pre-concert lecture in the concert hall at 6:45 pm.
|THE JOURNEY’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Bronn & Katherine Journey
Thursday, December 21 | 7:30PM
Back by popular demand!
Over the past 36 years, the Journeys have entertained audiences across the country – and we very happy the Journeys will return for their second “last” concert at McIntyre Hall.
The concert will feature traditional songs celebrating the Christmas season performed on the harp by Bronn, with Katherine joining in song.
|TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
McIntyre Hall Presents
Saturday, January 20 | 7:30PM
“MAGICAL! A frisky adaptation of the Jules Verne sci-fi saga… The acting is never less than zesty and the use of projections is sometimes jaw dropping!” ~NY Times
“Stunningly beautiful. An astonishing array of special effects and rock ’em sock ’em action.” ~Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is the stage adaptation of the classic Jules Verne Sci-Fi adventure, exploring the power of nature and the nature of power. Plunge into a multisensory experience with unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive audience technology. This family-friendly show encourages us to connect for the future.
After a world premiere at the 2015 PanAm Games, the show was a hit Off- Broadway at The New Victory Theater on 42nd Street in NYC.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Fluid Creativity Panel Discussion
Friday, January 19 1:00pm
Tickets: Free ~ No tickets required
Join co-creators of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Craig Francis and Rick Miller,
members of the cast, and Skagit Valley College faculty in an interactive discussion regarding the production, their adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic work, arts, technology, ecology and water issues.
This program is made possible in part by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Skagit Symphony Presents
Sunday, January 28 | 1:30PM
This 45 minute concert program is designed especially for families to inspire flights of fancy and fuel the imaginations of any age!
Please join us in the lobby as we begin this special event with “Meet the Musicians”, an opportunity to talk with Skagit Symphony orchestra musicians and see their instruments up close.