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“Swan Lake” connects orchestra with ballet

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...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

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...

Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life

Contributed photo by Jon Christopher Meyers Photography.
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...

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

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season
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 Sound Of Music

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...

Musical Whitties find fresh avenues for expression through Walla Walla Symphony

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...

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