Newsletter September 2017

Hello Friends of Cascadia Music,
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What’s Happening?

Upcoming Events 
Pierre Bensusan – September 16, 7:00 pm at The Merc Playhouse.  It’s incredible that the Methow Valley is on Pierre Bensusan’s tour!  Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album “Encore” (2014), “Rose d’Or” of the Montreux Festival for his first album, “Près de Paris” (Switzerland, 1976), “Best World Music Guitar Player ” by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets available at Pierre Bensusan.
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. Maggie and Lynette have been playing casually together for a couple of years, and decided that an evening honoring Cascadia would be the ideal way to present their first full public recital. All music performed will be from the familiar four-hand repertoire, including 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. The evening recital is family friendly, and all proceeds will go to Cascadia Music. For further information, contact Lynette at 509-996-3418.
Pipestone Orchestra and Chorale
Chorale rehearsals are Monday evenings beginning September 18 from 7-9 PM at the Methodist Church. They will be performing Bach to modern swing and jazz and old familiar carols. And… there will be good sized portion of Handel’s “Messiah” for the enjoyment of singers, players, and listeners! Chorale questions can be directed to Dana Stromberger (509) 322-6249 or
The Pipestone Orchestra is rehearsing Thursday evenings fro 6:30- 8:30 in Room 3 at the Methow Valley Community Center. Questions to Matt Armbrust,

Give Methow 

​We are gearing up for the Give Methow campaign in the month of October. This is a great opportunity to support your favorite non profits in the valley. We hope Cascadia Music is one of them. 

Cascadia Stories
Where Are They Now??
Each month, we present a short feature about someone in the Cascadia Music community, meant to INSPIRE!  This month…

Logan (formerly Erik) Ellis received two $1,000 scholarships from the Christine Memorial Scholarship Fund. One  for a graduating senior who is planning on majoring or minoring in music and another as a matriculated student in an institution of higher education studying music..  While at Liberty Bell his senior project was starting a jazz singing group (see photo below).  He is now a senior at the Lional Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho.  He is majoring in Music History and Voice, with minors in Jazz History and Architecture.  He has made the Dean’s list every semester and been awarded other scholarships.

The Christine Cherrington Memorial Scholarships will be awarded this fall for need-based music students.  Applications will be available through their Pipestone music teachers, and the deadline for turning them in is Oct. 10.