Happy New Year! Join us on the following Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.
We are excited to announce upcoming concerts at Gallery One in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, WA. Concerts take place in the acoustically-stunning Evelith Green gallery atrium on the third floor at Two O’Clock on Sunday afternoons. Concerts are by donation and open to the public. Thank you to our sponsors and audience donors for making this series possible.
Sunday, Feb. 26: Oleg Timofeyev, Music from the Age of Czars played on a late 19th century seven-string guitar.
Dr. Oleg Timofeyev is a master of the late nineteenth-century seven-string guitar for which a wealth of repertoire was composed during the height of the Russian empire – in the age of the Czars. A world-renowned expert on this instrument and its music, Oleg will be publishing his research through Duke University press in the near future.
While in Ellensburg, Dr. Timofeyev will also be presenting two additional events at Central Washington University:
1. Lecture/Recital: The Seven-String Guitar in the Russian Empire
In this lecture-recital, Dr. Timofeyev traces the origins of the seven-string guitar to the milieu of Czech and Polish musicians who found themselves in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the 1790s. He then describes through music and slides the rich culture of the Russian Empire seen through images of the seven-string guitar literature, paintings, and memoirs. Finally, the 1917 Revolution brings the glory of the seven-string guitar to an end and ushers in a new approach to music.
Mon. Feb. 27, CWU Recital Hall, 1:00pm
2. Film Showing: “The Gypsy Vengerka” (2022, 90 mins)
In this new film, Romani (“Gypsy”) musicians take center stage as Dr. Timofeyev and his film crew document the importance of the Romani in Russian and Soviet culture. “The Gypsy Vengerka” (2022, 90 mins) will followed by a Q & A session with Dr. Timofeyev (and possibly members of the Romani via zoom).
Mon. Feb. 27, Dean Hall Museum lobby, 5:30pm
Sunday, April 2: Jessica Papkoff, Seattle Virtuoso
Sunday, April 30: Caulkins Duo – back with new music written especially for us – several premieres!