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Gallery Show: Bernard Bleha, Sculptural Paintings


Washington Center Gallery presents

Dates: March 11 - May 9
Reception: March 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Bernie’s art deals with the abstract and the placement of design elements that provoke a variety of reactions from the viewer. The shapes and forms he uses are simple but their positioning within the picture plane are formal in structure. Color is an element he uses to stimulate the eye and make shapes “vibrate” and “pop.” The themes he uses in most of the wall pieces are pure design and texture while sculptural pieces center on an abstract confrontation with reality.


South Puget Sound College Orchestra

Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage

The event marks the third and final concert of the South Puget Sound College Orchestra’s debut season. The new college/community symphony orchestra of 70 musicians delighted large audiences in ties December and March performances. June’s concert will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, some other related pieces including The Moldau and Blue Danube Waltzes, and a spirited pirate finale!

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The Wonder Bread Years

The Washington Center Presents

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

  A salute to the Baby Boomer Generation, The Wonder Bread Years starring Pat Hazell is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between stand-up and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before.

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Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Songs of the Sea

Masterworks Choral Ensemble Presents

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

Ahoy, mateys!  Hoist that main and sail on down to the Washington Center! We celebrate the seas with songs like “Take Me to the Water,” “To be Sung on the Water,” “Beyond the Sea,” and “Sea Fever." We sing of the seas as living, breathing things with “Shouting, Whispering Sea,” and “At The Riverside,”  and we honor the creatures of the seas with “Seal Lullaby” and “Calypso” (Denver).

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The Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Austrian Antithesis

April 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 soloist: Marie Tachouet, flute
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major “Romantic”

Our season ends in Austria—a country so pivotal in the development and growth of Western Music.  Mozart loathed being in Salzburg and the suffocating clutches of his father and boss—the Archbishop.  The light and refreshing Flute Concerto is one of the last works Mozart composed in his hometown before moving to Vienna to make his fame and (penniless) fortune.  The unique late-Romantic composer, Anton Bruckner, possessed a limited enthusiasm to leave his beloved Upper Austria for the musical epicenter of Vienna.  He was not understood there and he was often homesick: his heaven-eclipsing Fourth Symphony was his big breakthrough piece with the Viennese cognoscenti, a fresh and flowing piece which harks back to nature, his childhood, and the innocence of country life.  Bruckner is a huge personal favorite of mine and I look forward to presenting a Symphony by this master-composer to the Olympia community.

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Comedy In the Box: April

The Washington Center Presents

Thursday, Apr 23 2015 at 7:30 PM
Washington Center Black Box

  Six nights of laughter are headed your way! Our intimate cabaret-style seating puts you right in the middle of each riotous night of comedy. These evenings are 21+ and a great getaway from the stress of the week. All shows feature a headlining act and two opening performers and a full bar is available throughout the evening. Some performers are more blue than others, and with a new lineup every month, you never know what will be headed your way!

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