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Posted 5/23/17

Family Orchestra plays May 24

The Port Townsend Family Orchestra, a multi-age orchestra providing a supportive environment for all skill levels, performs in concert at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 …

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Family Orchestra plays May 24

The Port Townsend Family Orchestra, a multi-age orchestra providing a supportive environment for all skill levels, performs in concert at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Seaport Landing, 1201 Hancock.

The orchestra was founded and directed by Barbara Henry until 2013, when leadership was passed to Fred Nussbaum (beginning group) and Gary Fredrick (intermediate group). In 2015, the two orchestras were merged under Nussbaum’s direction.

The Family Orchestra is a place for musicians and music lovers, young and old, beginners and experienced, who enjoy playing orchestral music together, said Nussbaum. The group is primarily a string orchestra, although non-transposing C-tuned woodwinds are welcome. The orchestra is currently an intermediate-level group. Plans are underway to start a beginner ensemble in 2017. No audition is required. The orchestra meets every Wednesday evening, year around, at 6:15 p.m. at Swan School, 2345 Kuhn St. For more information, contact Nussbaum at fredtrain@aol.com or 503-936-6792

Brazilian Violin Trio to play May 25

The Brazilian Violin Trio presents a concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 at the Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse, 1841 Sheridan.

The trio is composed of multi-genre American violinists Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn, who have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement, and Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, an award-winning composer and arranger.

For tickets and more information, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/2952086.

Children's choirs sing

Port Townsend Youth Chorus members join more than 200 children from nine other West Coast choirs to participate in a two-day event on Memorial Day weekend at Fort Worden, culminating in a matinee concert this Saturday.

The 16th annual Fort Worden Children’s Choir Festival concert, under the direction of Elena Sharkova, is set for 3 p.m., May 27 at McCurdy Pavilion.

The concert features each choir performing individually before taking the stage together under Sharkova's baton. For tickets and more information, visit

fortwordenfestival.com.

Songlines supports sustainability, theater

PT Songlines Choir presents two participatory evenings of “Spirited Songs for These Times” as a benefit for Local 20/20 and Key City Public Theatre.

The event features an easy-to-learn song by Laurence Cole based on the words of Frederick Douglass: "Truth is proper and beautiful at all times and in all places." Cole is Songlines codirector, together with Gretchen Sleicher.

Concerts are 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The Saturday concert, at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., is a benefit for Local 20/20, a Port Townsend organization dedicated to local sustainability and resilience, and features guest artist Shiloh Circle. The Sunday concert, taking place at Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St., is a benefit for the local theater hub, and features Simon de Voil, a Scottish-born songwriter and song leader from Marrowstone Island. Both artists bring songs of connection, humor and reverence for all life, event organizers said.Admission is by donation.

(Compiled by Leader staff writer Katie Kowalski.)

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