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“Swan Lake” connects orchestra with ballet

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Four days. That’s the amount of time the Walla Walla Symphony had to rehearse the score for "Swan Lake" as a unified orchestra before their performance in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 20..  “We only got with the dancers last night, for the very first time,” said Ed Dixon, principal cellist for the symphony....

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat...

Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life

Contributed photo by Jon Christopher Meyers Photography.

Lane Barton

December 11, 2014

On Dec. 13, the Walla Walla community will have the opportunity to view two performances of the "The Nutcracker" in Cordiner Hall. The return of this biannual event, set up by the Walla Walla Symphony and Eugene Ballet Company with support from the Dance Center of Walla Walla and other community members,...

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Isabel Mills

October 3, 2013

Twenty-five years ago, conductor Yaacov (Yaki) Bergman didn't know where Walla Walla was. Nonetheless, his great desire to be a director led him all the way from his small hometown kibbutz in Israel to the Walla Walla Symphony. Bergman began playing the violin when he was very young. He went on to...

The Sound Of Music

Karah Kemmerly

October 3, 2013

Just in time for the start of their new season, The Pioneer sits down with the conductor of the Walla Walla Symphony to find out more about his job and history. Then Feature writers take a look at the busy lives of several music majors.

Musical Whitties find fresh avenues for expression through Walla Walla Symphony

Mallory Martin

March 1, 2012

Whitman College is known for providing opportunities and outlets that both fulfill and push its students' passions beyond the boundaries of the college itself. One such opportunity can be found in the Walla Walla Symphony, marketed as the "oldest continuously operating symphony west of the Mississip...

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