February 5, 2012 in Features

Spotlight: Bing will host accordion-fest

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Spokane this fall will play host to a prestigious accordion competition.

Really.

The 62nd Trophée Mondial, considered one of the most prestigious accordion competitions in the world, will be at the Bing Crosby Theater, Oct. 23-27.

This marks the first time this competition has been held in the United States. Accordionists from Asia, Europe, Australia, North America, South America and Africa will showcase their talent. The event will feature five days of competitions and concerts that are open to the public.

“We are honored to have the Trophée Mondial in Spokane and to be a part of such a historic event for our instrument, the accordion,” said Patricia Bartell, president of the World Trophy Accordion U.S.A. organization.

For more information about schedules and tickets, visit www.worldtrophyaccordion.org.

Giants of jazz

Five high school jazz musicians won the Spokane Jazz Orchestra’s Young Giants of Jazz competition.

The winners are:

Mark Harper, bass, Mt. Spokane High School;

Bobby Harris, alto sax, Shadle Park High School;

Chris Knox, trumpet, Cheney High School;

Teague Starbuck, guitar, Ferris High School; and

Jacob Weisgerber, trombone, Cheney High School.

The students will be guest soloists during the orchestra’s Jazz Underground concert March 10 at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Brad Paisley food drive

Brad Paisley is partnering with Second Harvest for a pre-concert food drive Thursday.

Fans are asked to bring canned and nonperishable food, or cash donations, to the arena parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. People who donate will be entered to win upgraded tickets and meet and greet passes to the show.

Tickets are available to the 7:30 p.m. show, with prices from $25 to $59.75. Call (800) 325-SEAT or visit www.ticketswest.com.

Sasquatch at The Gorge

Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Tenacious D and The Shins are among the musicians on the lineup announced Friday for the 10th annual Sasquatch Music Festival at The Gorge over Memorial Day weekend.

The full lineup is available at sasquatchfestival.com.

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Lake City unveils season

The Lake City Playhouse announced its 2012-’13 season:

• “Oklahoma!” Sept. 14-Oct. 14

• “The Little Drummer Boy,” Nov. 16-Dec. 16

• “Sweeny Todd,” Feb. 8-March 3, 2013

• “Into the Woods,” May 31-June 28, 2013

For a complete schedule and ticket information, call (208) 667-1323 or visit www.lakecityplayhouse.org


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