Salish Sea Early Music Festival
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San Juan Island
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Whidbey Island

Salish Sea New Music 2018
~ Period Instrument chamber music from our own time ~

New Music by William O. Smith:

Port Townsend:  Saturday afternoon, October 27 at 2 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
~ 1020 Jefferson Street in Port Townsend (360) 385-0770 ~
Whidbey Island:  Saturday, October 27 at 7 PM at St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland
~ 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland (360) 331-4887 ~
Conway (Mount Vernon): Tuesday, October 30 at 7 PM at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church
~ 18101 Fir Island Road in
Conway (360) 445-5396 ~
Seattle:  Friday, November 2 in the Chapel Performance Space
~ 4th floor, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. in Seattle ~
Orcas Island:  Saturday, November 3 at 7 PM at Odd Fellows Hall
~ 112 Haven Road in Eastsound ~
Lopez Island: Sunday afternoon, November 4 at 2 PM at Grace Church
~ 70 Sunset Lane on Lopez Island (360) 468-3477 ~
San Juan IslandSunday, November 4 at 7 PM at Brickworks
~ 150 Nichols Street in Friday Harbor ~

William O. Smith

William O. "Bill" Smith

The groundbreaking clarinetist and composer William O. “Bill” Smith recently turned 92 and is well known not only to Northwest audiences but to jazz fans and clarinetists throughout the world. A founding member of the Dave Brubeck Octet, Smith pioneered the use of multiphonics on clarinet in the 1960s and has continued to experiment with extended techniques throughout his life. Born in Sacramento, California, he studied at Juilliard, Mills College, the University of California–Berkeley and the Paris Conservatory, and his longest teaching appointment was at the University of Washington, where he taught composition, clarinet and contemporary music for more than 30 years. He has enjoyed great success over seven decades as a composer and performer. He is still writing and performing music, recently at a residency at the Bologna Conservatory in Italy, and continues to teach composition and clarinet at his home in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood.

~ updated October 23, 2018 ~
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