Yakima Valley Museum

At the turn of the 21st Century, local financial consultant Charles Bohoskey challenged the Yakima Valley Museum and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra to develop a casual evening program that would unite the skills of the two organizations.

The result was Drawing Room Diversions, which combined historical and cultural information provided by the Museum with a variety of related classical and popular music selected by the Symphony. Each cabaret-style evening included dinner and beverages, followed by a musical program.

The Museum and Symphony have come up with some exciting
new offerings for the 2012 Diversions season. Maestro Lawrence Golan, the Helen N. Jewett Music Director of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and Museum Director John Baule are partnering again to combine history and music in the museum's amazing Neon Garden.

We are pleased to announce the 2012 schedule and look forward to welcoming you to our 13th season.

February 16, 2012 (Thursday)
Newman, Ott & Tom Sawyer
Award-winning composer and violinist Maria Newman (daughter of nine-time Academy Award winner Alfred Newman) has composed original scores for vintage silent films, including Tom Sawyer (1917). Enjoy a special screening of Tom Sawyer, accompanied by Hal Ott, principal flutist with the Yakima Symphony, and Maria Newman.
March 15, 2012 (Thursday)
St. Patrick's Day
An evening of Irish food and song! Following a St. Patrick's Day supper,
vocalist Molly McLaughlin will join Anne Schilperoort on piano for a selection of Irish songs. Wearing of the green is optional.
April 5, 2012 (Thursday)
Tangletown Trio
This piano/violin/voice trio is dedicated to performing original works and those of living American composers. For Diversions, lead artist Sarah Mattox is writing a set of songs inspired by Yakima Valley history.
Tickets are $40 per show. If using PayPal, you may select "Add to Cart" then select "Continue Shopping" to return and add other tickets.  

6:00 Supper & Drinks
7:00 Musical Program

NOTE: To accommodate the needs of the performers and caterers...
The back door off the parking lot will not serve as an entrance. All must enter through the museum's main entrance and will be admitted into the Neon Garden promptly at 6:00 P.M.

Before that time, you can queue up in the Jewett Entrance Gallery.
However, if you have difficulty using the museum's main entrance, please call the museum in advance for special entrance arrangements.


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