Edmonds Art Beat: Wine Walk tickets, classical music, theater productions and performances

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Wine Walk file photo by Larry Vogel

TWO Wine Walks this summer with Art Walk Edmonds

Double the wine tours, double the pleasure! The Art Walk Edmonds Wine Walks help fund Art Walk events and new murals at Edmonds. Tickets are already selling out fast, make sure you have a chance to get yours.

Photo of 2021 Wine Walk. Photo by Larry Vogel, My Edmonds news

The events take place on June 25 and August 6. Downtown Edmonds businesses will be offering wine tastings from select Pacific Northwest wineries.

June schedule:

Coldwell Banker Bath ~ Madrona Bay Vineyard
Cole Gallery ~ Eagle Harbor Wine Co.
Ombu Salon + Spa ~ Goose Ridge Estate Winery
ArtSpot ~ Cavelero Hill Caves
Raven ~ Rider Caves
Edmonds Historical Society & Museum ~ Woodinville Ciderworks & Drum Roll Wine
North Gallery ~ Three of Cups
Graphite ~ Patterson Cellars
Edmonds Interiors ~ Naches Heights Vineyard
Little Bipsy ~ Michael Florentino
The Paper Quill ~ Wandering Wolf Caves
Rebekah’s Shop ~ Dahlman Cellars
Rogue ~ Smoky Rose Caves
Windermere Real Estate ~ Bayernmoor Cellars
Plus, bonus tastings at Arista Wine Cellars and Dusted Valley Wine Bar!

Tickets are $30, plus fees, online. If there are any available the night of the event, they will be $40 at the door. The Wine Walk sells out every year, so don’t wait to buy tickets.

Pianist and composer Hwaen Ch’uqi with string virtuosos will perform Vaughan Williams’ quintet at the Cascadia Art Museum on May 7

Hwaen Ch’uqi, Brandon Vance, Pamela Liu, Erika Pierson and Anna Doak will perform Vaughan Williams’ Piano Quintet and a world premiere at the Cascadia Art Museum on May 7. (Brandon Vance photo by Nathan Labunski)

On Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m., the Cascadia Art Museum continues its Classical Chamber Music Concert Series with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Quintet in C Minor for Piano and Strings, featuring international pianist/composer Hwaen Ch’uqi with acclaimed musicians Brandon Vance (violin), Pamela Liu (viola), Erika Pierson (cello) and Anna Doak (bass).

Each month, the museum, located in Salish Crossing, presents exceptional chamber ensembles, soloists and opera singers in hour-long concerts. Tickets include entry to all museum galleries. The cost is $12 for museum members and $18 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here.

Edmonds Driftwood Players ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ opens May 13

The latest play by Edmonds Driftwood Players is about a bachelor in New Jersey who receives a dream job offer that will take him away from his beloved, but annoying grandparents. Thus beginning a series of schemes to keep him.

Along the river and through the woods is directed by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and features the acting talents of Jennifer Nielsen (Aida), Naveh Shavit-Lonstein (Nick), Vicki Wicks (Emma), Larry Albert (Frank), Ted W. Fredericks (Nunzio) and Anna Lund-Apfel (Caitlin). The design team includes Nancy Johnson (property designer), Gwyn Skone (lighting designer), Brian Fletcher (sound designer) and Melina Boivin (costume designer). Katie Soulé is production manager and Matthew Ircink is stage manager.

Tickets are $28 general, $25 Jr/Sr/military and are available online here. The production runs from May 13 to June 5, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Cascade Symphony is looking for solo violin candidates

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra, which recently completed its 60th season of classical music entertainment for residents of the City of Edmonds and surrounding areas, is seeking candidates for the leadership role of concertmaster beginning with the season of concerts 2022-23.

The orchestra performs seven concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts between October and May. Rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings starting in September.

Auditions for solo violin candidates are scheduled for June. Candidates are required to send a CV by e-mail.

The full job description is available online.

Local authors Paddy Eger, Laura Moe at Edmonds Bookstore on May 19

Paddy Eger will be at Edmonds Bokshop on May 19 from 5-8pm during Art Walk Edmonds. She will talk about her latest post Act 4 – Lynn and Marta’s continued friendship, the latest book in his award-winning ballet series. Paddy has been writing professionally for over 20 years.

She’ll be in conversation with fellow young adult writer Laura Moe. Come meet Paddy and Laura in person and buy autographed copies of their books. The interview portion of the evening will be streamed live on the Edmonds Bookstore Facebook page from 6-7 p.m.

Edmonds Center for the Arts presents Jacob Jonas The Company’s CRASHfeaturing Okaidja Afroso and other works

The performance is Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m., with tickets ranging from $29 to $54 available here.

Jacob Jonas The Company advances human stories through the creation and presentation of exceptional dance. With a community of diverse collaborators, JJTC creates socially relevant works and strives to make dance a more visible and valued art form.

CRASH is a collaboration between Jacob Jonas The Company and Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist Okaidja Afroso, who has composed and will perform an original score live.

Crash | Trailer | Jacob Jonas La Compagnie by Jacob Jonas La Compagnie on Vimeo.

— By Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner genuinely appreciates art in all its forms and believes that everyone is an artist, some don’t know it yet. A dedicated and involved resident of Edmonds, she can often be spotted on stage cracking jokes between sets or in the audience enjoying local live performances. She loves having fun with her art and finding unique ways of expression, like forming a boho-grunge-folk ukulele trio with local Edmonds moms.

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