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The Geography of Music

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The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, in collaboration with Fishtrap and the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, will present a three-day program of interwoven music, literature, and art on August 24, 25 and 26, 2017. “The Geography of Music” will use classical music, spoken word, and visual arts to interpret our connection over the ages to the Wallowa Mountains, Snake River, and Hells Canyon.

The event will begin with a reception on Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 pm at the Josephy Center to introduce the musicians, writers, artists and photographers to the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the artists while viewing the Josephy Center’s exhibit of photographs of the Snake River and Hells Canyon. The evening will include the performance of a short piece of music complemented by an author’s reading, as a preview of the main concert taking place the next night in Enterprise. Refreshments will be served. The reception is free to the public.

On Friday, August 25 at 7:00 pm at the Enterprise Christian Church, there will be a full evening’s concert of interwoven classical music, spoken word, and the visual arts, including real-time painting inspired by the artist’s impressions of the music. The program presents the music of Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and an original composition by Mark Eubanks.

Musicians include Jim Cook (piano), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), Lauren Guthridge (oboe), Rodger Burnett (French horn), Mark Eubanks (bassoon), Jeannie Wells Yadlonsky (violin), Joel Belgique (viola), and Ed Dixon (cello).  Admission will be $20 general, $15 for seniors, and free for youth age 18 and under. Refreshments will be provided.

Fishtrap will host the final event on Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 am. This will be a moderated panel discussion made up of visual, musical, and literary artists exploring how place informs and inspires the creation of art.  Admission is free.  Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact event coordinator Bob Webb at (541) 432-0156, or music program coordinator Mark Eubanks at