Best Bets: 2nd Street Brass coming to Bellingham

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 15, 2014 

2nd Street Brass

The 2nd Street Brass Ensemble to Bellingham for the third annual "Play It Forward Chamber Residency" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

PHILIP PIROLO — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

The Bellingham Festival of Music and Whatcom Symphony are bringing the 2nd Street Brass Ensemble to Bellingham for the third annual "Play It Forward Chamber Residency" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

The group, consisting of two trumpets, a trombone, French horn and tuba, are currently graduate students at Colburn conservatory in Los Angeles.

The quintet is in high demand for educational outreach programs across the country, and they've performed not just at formal concerts, but they also play on a regular basis at Los Angeles' Union Station as part of the Metro Presents community arts concerts, and at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. during the lunch hour.

They'll be in the area through Monday, March 17, performing in schools around the county.

Suggested donation is $15, with proceeds benifitting the Festival's Music in the School's program. There's no admission fee for students.

Details: 360-733-9371, bellinghamfestival.org.

MBT PRESENTS: LIGHTWIRE THEATER

Mount Baker Theatre will host Lightwire Theater, a show that fuses art, dance and technology, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23.

Specializing in blurring the lines between reality and special effects, Lightwire Theater combines classic optical illusion with cutting edge technology to produce a stunningly innovative theatrical experience.

In their black bodysuits, lined in electroluminescent wire, ballet and Broadway-trained dancers become invisible on a darkened stage, their glowlights morphing into fantastical flowers, warrior felines, and more in this all ages show.

Tickets range from $17 to $34, plus applicable fees. Family packs of four tickets for the price of three may be purchased for the A and B sections by phone or in person.

More information at mountbakertheatre.com or 360-734-6080.

WASHINGTON STATE PARKS' 101ST BIRTHDAY

Visitors can celebrate for free as Washington State Parks turn 101 on Wednesday, March 19.

The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on designated free days.

Area state parks include Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Dr., Birch Bay State Park, 5105 Helwig Rd. in Blaine, Peace Arch State Park, 2nd and A streets in Blaine, and Bay View State Park, off Bayview Edison Rd. in Mt. Vernon.

Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days.

For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

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