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U() * 'F-I), JAN|'ARY 21, 2004 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS TO SUSM" A wrs . Contact Chris Weber at 392-643'I# or The d noon the Friday before publican_ K A&E story ideas to Larry Joh 6434. ext. 234. or Ijohnsor@i 21 JANUARY Evolution gallery exhibits "Fascinating Fractals" by Marianne Daly through Jan. 29 at 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. For more information, call 392-6963. Sammamish photographer Anne Undff focuses on literary themes to bring attention to the importance of literacy in her exhibit, "Caught Reading; on display through Feb. 20 at Pogecha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. "Visions of a Turkish Landscape," a collec- tion of more than 50 paintings and drawings by Northwest artist .left Day reflecting the richness of the landscape, culture and peo- ple of Turkey, is exhibited 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Mamh 21 at University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E Black Nugget Road. Free. Village Theatre's pro- duction of "To Kill a Mockingbird," based on Harper Lee's famous play portraying the timeless and timely themes of race, class and justice through the clear eyes of a child, is 8 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and selected Saturdays, and 7 p.m. selected Sundays Jan 21 - Feb. 29 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets are $14-$44 and are available at the box office 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Call 392-2202. l Jazz singer Greta Matassa, sup- I 1  ported by a trio of instrumental- H 1 I ists, performs at 4 p.m. as part ' J 1 1 of the Snoqualmie Valley Arts LJ J Uve concert series at Mount Si "" High School Theater, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie Tickets are $5-$15. Call 888- 1514 or go to www.snoqualmievalleyart- musicians of all ages is 7- 9:30 at Flying Pie Pizzeria, 30 Front St. S. OPPORTUNITIES Cascades Gallery is accepting entries Jan. 5-24 for its third annual juried black-and white exhibition to be held Feb. 6 - March 26. Black-and white prints only; silver or digital; tinted or toned OK. For information, call 427-2600. Fifth-Annual Student Choral Composition Awards Program sponsored by OPUS 7 Vocal Ensemble is acceptirig entries from high school and college students enrolled in pub- lic or private schools through Feb. 15. For more information, call 206-782-2899 or go to J, The Issaquah Chorale is holding auditions for openings in the alto, tenor and bass sec- tions. Some choral experience and music- reading skills required, For an appointment, call 392-8530 or 392-8446. Issaquah Singers, a four-part all-volunteer choir that sings at senior centers and civic events, welcomes all new stagers. No auditions required. For more informalJon, call Tara Michaels at 557-2840 or Gotdina Gonska at 836-4004, Issaquah Chamber Orchestra has openings for strings and French horn. For more informa- tion, call Joyce Cunningham at 392-3624. Sammamish Symphony Orchestra has openings in the string and percussion sec- tions. Contact Carolyn Rivera at 882-0182 or cflutet@att.neL ]{Y l)%Vll) HAYI-: Members of the Brass Band Northwest include (from left) Libby Dunkin, Dan Bruck, Byron Sanborn, Alice Grette, Steve Keene and Steve Alboucq. A bra00 bunc! o! musicians is and said she likes it partly for the music none making so much as a dime for playing Some of them. anyway, wound up as eu- phonium and cornet players in Brass Band Northwest (BBNWI. AJld they and four other bands from the Puget Sound area and Vancouver, British Columbia, will play Saturday at the second annual Northwest Brass Band Festival in Bellevue. The event, which lasts from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., features a 7:30 p.m. con- cert that is open to the public. Several of the musicians have Issaquah addresses or ties, and they all say they're glad to have an outlet for their musical in- terests. Besides, they say, they have too much fun to stop. "Where all the band members went is re- ally a good question," said Alice Grette. who was lssaquah High School's first-ever female drum major, and now lh, es in Shore- line and plays trombone for BBNW. "A good majority of our members played through high school and maybe college and then took 1 O, 20 or 30 years off and de- cided to come back to bands," said conduc- and partly for the camaraderie. "We're never shy about having a good time," said Dunkin, who lives on Tiger Mountain. Other musicians include Dan Bruck, an lssaquah expert in acoustics who plays coronet, and Byron Sanborn, who is a member of Puget Brass and who grew up in Issaquah and still lixes here. "We have a ball," said Sanborn. The fact that there are two brass bands in the Seattle area in addition to the Salva- tion Army Band is a testimony to the resur- gence of the British brass band tradition, the musicians say. In part, the tradition is rooted in Saha- tion Army bands, and in part as a diversion sponsored by British companies to control their employees. "Historically they were started by British mining and mill companies to keep their em- ployees occupied during their off hours and give them something to do besides political and union-organizing activities," Keene said. 20 to 25 concert dates per )'ear. The band rehearses weekly, and its members include school music teachers. The)" perform five formal concerts of their on, quarterly church services at the Bellevue Presbyter- tan Church where they rehearse as a way of repaying the churcl:i for rehearsal space, and festivals. The group also plays at events such as Art Walk Issaquah. "The social aspect is really important to us, too," said Dunkin, who notes that many rehearsals end at the Pumphouse in Belle- xue for a few beers. The whole thing is like recess," Gretle said. Keene said musical genres performed by the band are varied, and easy to appreciate. "It's fun m'sic," he said. "Some are marches, of course, but there's also jazz, some popular music, and we'll be playing a concerto at the festival. It's all accessible music, good to tap )'our toes to. Little kids in the audiences like it. Eve'one likes it, and we love to play it." Cascades Gallery hosts Meacham's 'Florae' PRESS TAFF REP()RT Kirkland photographer Colleen Meacham's show "Florae" ruus through Jan. 31 at Cascades Gallery, 82 Front St. S. Show hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Meacham, who has her own fine-art photography studio, said she's interested in high- lighting the beauD' of plants in abstract form. "I create these images not to document but to create my own unique connection with nature," she said, noting that the series of photos on display at the galle D' was produced with a large-format camera using Po- laroid black-and-white peel- apart film. A "solarization" technique is then applied, leaving a thin black line around the petals, and creating one-of-a-kind prints because of the tech- nique's unpredictable results. The prints are made on warm-tone silver gelatin French paper. "'There's a rich history of pho- tography of flowers," said Meacham, who cites the botani- cal photos of Imogen Cunning- ham as the inspiration for her own black-and-white plant pho- tographs. Meacham has traveled to France and Hawaii to photo- graph plants, and also has pho- tographed street scenes, churches, landscapes and peo- ple, and says she has a special interest in the spiritual and cul- tural aspects of places. BRmSH BRASS Even if you played in ior high school marchingl you may not be terribl with the components of British" brass hanoi What follows is a the traditional provided by Tom dent of the North Band Association. One E fiat serves as the requires a delicate touch used frequently as a add brightness. Four B fiat solo cornetS! lead voices in the use of four cornets ers to switch off on parts frequently continuous the entire piece. Division are also frequent. Two B ond cornets and two B cornets fill out the cornet One B flat repiano the "roving middle the section. Often used as voice or doubling the cornet in unison or at the One B flat flugelhom bddge to the tenor horns. It i quent solo voice and is oft as the top voice in the hornl l- Three E fiat tenor horns ( t, first and second) often a choir with flugelhorns ar tones. The solo horn is a fl solo voice. Also commonly II to as the alto horn in the  States; it is an upright, threl 1 instrument, with a lighter  .Air. than the French hom. t/" Two B flat baritones are doubled with euphoniums !1 -1- work best as lower extens I the tenor horn section. As 1 i ] rate voices, their ability tO IJ  and add a middle-low voiCe   out heaviness is a unique fl of the brass band. Two B flat euphoniums-  By predominant solo tenor Two B provide punch and drive of their cylindrical One bass trombone low support for the section and an additional tl to the tubas. Two E flat tubas and tubas give composers an e dinary flexibility in sound of the bass lighter quality of the E have all the lyricism of tt euphoniums while the tuba sound adds weight. Three percussionists the entire spectrum instruments. NOW Offering In-Home Appointments Jennifer L. 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