Yakima Valley Museum
Drawing Room Diversions

Yakima Valley Museum
and Yakima Symphony Orchestra
are pleased to announce the ninth season of Drawing Room Diversions.

When the series was first established in January 2000, each program was designed to recreate live musical performances that were likely to have once taken place within the walls of a typical Yakima Valley parlor. Over the years, the scope has been expanded to include music that may first have drawn an audience to theaters, other public community venues, or even the relatively modern medium of network television.

Each evening is based on a single theme, featuring background historical commentary and showcasing the talents of the best of regional musicians (amplified, so all can hear). The setting is informal, with food and drink available in a comfortable cabaret style under the Neon Garden, in the Bill & Suzanne Doyle Great Hall of the museum. The 2008 season will offer three all-new programs, so mark your calendars for another year of Drawing Room Diversions.

Supper, a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, and coffee will precede each program. Seating is unassigned, and the doors into the center portion of the museum will not open until 6 P.M.—although you may queue up inside the Jewett Entrance Gallery. Also, because overcrowding has become an issue that detracts from the experience, ticket sales limits will be strictly enforced (in other words, get your tickets early! - Call 509-248-0747).

Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Music of Politics
Since 2008 is a presidential election year, we thought it would be fun to open the season with songs associated with a selection of American leaders from George Washington to George Bush. Before we all get jaded by this longest of all presidential election campaigns, let’s have some musical fun with the political process.

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Dinner with the Reeds
How do those little sticks of cane control the lives and fortunes of people we call oboists, bassoonists, clarinetists, and their close associates in the woodwind family? Join YSO oboist Brent Hages and his colleagues for an entertaining evening of conversation and illustration about living and working with reeds.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Music By Month
Drawing Room Diversions will close its 2008 season with the chance to experience a full year of “John & Brooke’s Tune of the Month Club” in a single evening! This program will feature music, literature, and history associated with each month of the year.

6:00 Supper & Drinks
7:00 Musical Program


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