Prelude to Gaybaret – The Art of Transformation

November 29th, 2019 - Posted in

How do we transform into our truest selves? As a prelude to the November 2019 premiere of “Gaybaret,” four distinguished panelists join David Mielke and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma in a spirited exploration of the art of being who we are. Produced with support from 4Culture and in collaboration with the Vashon Heritage Museum.  Learn more […]

Vashon Chamber Music ~ A Night in Hungary

April 29th, 2019 - Posted in

A performance of the Girsky String Quartet April 22, 2019 at Vashon United Methodist Church Artur Girsky- Violin 1 Natasha Bazhanov-Violin 2 Timothy Christie- Viola Rowena Hammill- Cello Holly Boaz- Soprano Quartet in D, op.71 no. 2 “Apponyi” ~ Franz Joseph Haydn Five Hungarian Folksongs ~ Bela Bartok String Quartet no. 3 ~ Bela Bartok String Quartet no. […]

Claude Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His seminal symphonic work ‘Afternoon of the Faun’  (pianist Marc Salman and his son Benjamin Salman perform this work arranged for two pianos) is often seen as the beginning of modern music.  Michael Tracy provides an insight to the […]

“It’s more important than ever before to hold hands and catch and share stories of substance and grace and defiant courage and irrepressible humor. The alternative is to allow nothing in our lives but sales pitches and lies.” —Brian Doyle This is a panel discussion of Brian’s genius that follows the dramatic reading, “Kissing the […]

History of the Parthenon ~ Rebecca Albiani

February 21st, 2019 - Posted in

Vashon Center for the Arts, Art History Lecture Series History of the Parthenon presented by Rebecca Albiani, January 8, 2019 Video for VoV by Jeff Dunnicliff

Vyacheslav “Slava” Gryaznov at VCA

February 20th, 2019 - Posted in

Intimate performance by acclaimed classical pianist Vyacheslav “Slava” Gryaznov at Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, Washington, on February 1, 2019.

Open Air Festival 2018

August 22nd, 2018 - Posted in

Open Air 2018 includes music by Lucy Phar, magic by Tom Pruiksma, and aerial performances by David Godsey, Janet McAlpin, Sarah Smith, Madeline Schroeder, Josie Slade, Annie Crawford, Thy Alybaba, Lily Burke, Glenn Easley, Nehara Kalev, Dream Frohe, The Bunion Sisters and Tanya Brno. ~ Video by Peter Ray  

Franz Liszt – Pianist, Composer Teacher, Conductor, Philanthropist Vashon Center for the Arts 10 June 2018 Video by Peter Ray

Remembering the Songs – Gary Stroutsos

June 21st, 2018 - Posted in

Gary Stroutsos performs on native American flutes at the Vashon Center for the Arts- 9 June, 2018 ~ Video by Peter Ray

Frederic Chopin – Revolutionary Pianist and Composer Historical overview of the life of Chopin and his influence on piano performance and musical composition, with performances by Mark Salman and Christopher Overstreet. At Vashon Center For The Arts April 15, 2018. Video by Peter Ray