Event of the Month

December 21, 2010

Swinging in Vienna

7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 16

Swinging in Vienna

Come dance the night away dressed in your best under a star-lit Vienna sky. The 18th annual Swinging in Vienna concert features and benefits the Issaquah School District Evergreen Philharmonic and Issaquah High jazz band. The set list includes Viennese waltzes and dance music from the Big Band era. Tickets are $50 for couples; $40 for singles. Student and senior pricing is $40 for couples; $25 for singles. Coffee, punch and elegant desserts are served all night and are included in the price.

Evergreen Philharmonic relies on practice, practice, practice before Carnegie Hall gig

November 30, 2010

Dancers twirl in the Issaquah Community Center as the Evergreen Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Swingin’ in Vienna in January. File

Skyline High School violinist Melinda Wang and her friends from around the Issaquah School District have the chance of a lifetime this school year.

Wang, a senior and the concertmaster for the district’s Evergreen Philharmonic Orchestra, will be one of 54 fellow musicians who will get to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York in May.

Carnegie Hall has hosted the likes of the Beatles, Leonard Bernstein, composer John Adams, the New York Philharmonic and Duke Ellington, among others. Read more

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