Cascadia Music

Making Music Together Since 1986

Our Mission

Cascadia’s mission is to create opportunities to learn, hear and perform quality music
in order to sustain a thriving musical community.

Find out about our season concerts here!

The Cascadia Holiday Concert December 12 and 13, 2017

Join us December 12 and 13 at 7:00 PM at the Methow Valley Community Center for an evening of Holiday Cheer! The Cascadia Chorale, directed by Dana Stromberger and the Pipestone Orchestra under the baton of Matt Armbrust combine forces to present music from Bach and Handel to more modern favorites. Reserved seating is available at for Dec 12 or Dec. 13

Ariel Horowitz at Sun Mountain lodge

Violinist Ariel Horowitz will be joined by Laura Love and Terry Hunt for an evening of music at Sun Mountain Lodge Friday November 24th at 7PM. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for students. Tickets are available at or at the door. The concert scheduled for November 25th at the Confluence Gallery has been cancelled!!


John Michelcarrie rehkopf

Kairos will perform at the Merc Playhouse November 3 at 7:00 PM. Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor is on the program. The trio is Carrie Rekhopf violin, John Michel , cello and Stephen Beus, piano. Admission is $20 general admission and $5 for students. Tickets are available at

Kairos began in 1993 as the ensemble-in-residence at the newly founded Icicle Creek Music Center.  In 1998, Kairos initiated the endowed chamber music residency at Central Washington University.  Kairos has performed in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oklahoma and across the western United States and Canada. Committed to educating the new generations of chamber musicians, Kairos teaches at numerous summer festivals and holds a weekly chamber seminar at CWU. They will return to the Interharmony Music Festival in Italy next summer with pianist Moli Chiang from Taiwan.  Kairos has introduced the great quartet repertoire to new listeners through a ‘10 Quartets’ weekly series for the Douglas Honors College and many Introduction to Music classes.  In addition to traditional concerts, Kairos is committed to creating new fans of classical music through energetic live performances and juxtaposing great music with other art forms.

After 24 years as a string quartet, Kairos is now highlighting the rich piano trio and piano and strings repertoire. Violinist Carrie Rehkopf Michel and cellist John Michel are joined by world-renowned pianists Stephen Beus, Duane Funderburk, Peter Longworth and strings Kathryn Votapek, David Perry and Michelle Rahn.  Enticing new audiences through unique collaborations, choreographer Shauna Goddard Barger, storytellers Claudia Solti, Moon Hi Hanson, Gillian Coldsnow and visual artist Mellasenah Nicole will join Kairos to stimulate imaginations.

Pierre Bensusan

Pierre Bensusan

September 16, 2017
The enthusiastic crowd gave Pierre Bensusan a warm Methow Valley welcome with two standing ovations! Pierre played, sang and whistled his way through an impressive variety of music with influences spanning the globe. We are already planning his return in 2019.

Our Home in the Methow Valley Community Center

The Community Center is a hub of activity in the Valley and has been for over 100 years. Cascadia has had offices, teaching studios and rehearsal space in the building for almost 20 years. We also do many of our concerts there.

Cascadia Ensembles

Cascadia sponsors two community performing ensembles. The Cascadia Chorale and the Pipestone Orchestra give three concerts a year, two in December and  one in May.

Maggie Coon and Monica Pettelle

Promoting Local Music

Cascadia provides opportunities for local musicians to share their love of music with the community. We sponsor many concerts that feature rgional soloists and ensembles in a wide variety of musical styles. Four Hand Music – Saturday Sept. 23, 7 pm . Methow Valley pianists Lynette Westendorf and Maggie Coon will be presenting a recital of piano four-hand music as a benefit for Cascadia Music at the Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Featuring  works by Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, and Lecuona. Suggested donation is $15 per person. Tickets will be available at the door, which open at 6:30 p.m. For further information, contact Lynette at 509-996-3418.