Romancing the PAC

Sunday, February 10
3 pm

Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center
16th & Franklin, Astoria
Tickets: $10

After a year’s hiatus, “Romancing the PAC” is back. Since 2006, violin virtuoso and composer Kim Angelis, accompanied by accompanied by a variety of musicians, has performed a concert of “Gypsy Romance” music the Sunday afternoon before Valentine’s Day. Proceeds from the concerts have benefited the Clatsop Community College Foundation, the Arts & Ideas Program, and the Performing Arts Center (PAC). This year’s show will be part of an effort by Partners for the PAC to raise funds to support the Performing Arts Center.

Kim Angelis and the Ensemble Romanique will “Romance the PAC” at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. The Astoria-based violinist has successfully transcended artistic boundaries – the music is built on a solid classical foundation, but the inspiration flows freely from the Romani Diaspora of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Spain. Angelis’ brilliant compositions showcase the beauty, power, and excitement of her playing. Jean Bartlett, managing editor of Ink Notes, writes, “Angelis… literally sings each string like a gypsy poet. Through breathtaking cadenzas and tender passages … it is her own composed music which constantly brings the audience to their feet because it is of earth and yet not.” The passionate music of Kim Angelis has been featured on network TV, PBS, NPR, and during the 2000 Olympics, when world champion gymnast Kui Yuanyuan of China used Kim’s music for her floor exercise. For ten years, Angelis’ first CD, Violin Voyager, resided on the Taiwanese Billboard charts. Angelis is a two-time winner of the ASCAP PLUS Award.

At the February 10 event, gypsy-inspired guitarist Josef Gault will accompany Angelis. Gault, who is married to Angelis, is well-known for his ability to follow the violinist’s every nuance. Keyboardist Thomas Stuart will make a guest appearance. The set will also feature accomplished gypsy fusion dancer, Jessamyn Grace, and belly dancer Haddasah will make her PAC debut. Additional guest artists will be announced.

Bach and Rock Around the Clock

A 24-hour celebration to raise funds to support the CCC Performing Arts Center for affordable performance space for all community user groups.

Starting 7 PM, Friday, November 2
and continuing through to 11 PM, Saturday, November 3

Friday, November 2:
7 PM – Shelley Loring, Lauren Brady, Alex Myers, Ronald Thompson, classical music, flute and piano (sponsored Astoria Music Festival)
8 PM – North Coast Chorale- classical and jazz (sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital)
9 PM – Equinox (jazz guitar, flute and bass), Dave Drury, Shelley Loring, Tod Peterson
10 PM– Basin Street NW (jazz guitar, piano, bass), Dave Drury, Chuck Wilder, Tod Peterson (Bridgewater Bistro)
11 PM – Blues with Thomasian Trio with Maggie Kitson (sponsored by Wadsworth Electric)

Saturday, November 3
12 AM – 8 – Late Night Movies with Mick Alderman
12:30 AM – Birddog, Mystery, 100 minutes, directed by Kelley Baker, Portland OR
2:30 AM – The Children of Terra Firma, Science Fiction, 80 minutes, dir. Jared Liebenau, Eugene OR
4:00 AM – Alan Bean, Artist, Explorer, Moonwalker, Documentary, 24 minutes, dir. Mick Alderman
4:30 AM – The Making of a Cult: The Unauthorized Story of the Goonies, Documentary, 24 minutes, dir. Ron Fugelseth, Santa Cruz
5:00 AM – James Versus Reality, Comedy/Action, 23 minutes, dir. Chris Wilson & Tim Feeny
6:00 AM – Somewhere Else, Drama/Thriller, 93 minutes, dir. Mick Alderman

8 – 9:30 AM – Tai Chi and Yoga with Angela Sidlo (anonymous)
9:30 – 11 AM – Dave Ambrose and friends, folk and Rock covers
11 AM – Ron Rogers, country and blues (sponsored by Kate Giese)
12 PM – Jennifer Goodenberger, classical piano (sponsored by Toni’s Boutique)
1 PM – Marten King, classical clarinet trio (sponsored by Friends of North Oregon Coast Symphony and Maddox Dance Studio)
2 PM– Kim Angelis and Josef Galt, Gypsy world music with belly dancers
3 PM – Walter Trumbull, Abraham Lincoln enactment (sponsored by Pamela Alegria)
4 PM – Brownsmead Flats, NW Folk
5 PM – Niall Carroll, folk and rock
6 PM – Acustica, World Music quartet (sponsored by Ann Lederer)
7 PM – North Coast Big Band, big band jazz standards (sponsored by North Coast Symphonic Band)
8 PM – Dave Drury, jazz guitar (Cary & Dorothy Lewis)
9 PM – Jazz jam with special guests

In kind support by KMUN.

Coffee Friday evening and Saturday sponsored by Columbia River Coffee Roasters

Donations are tax deductible. Mail donations to:

Support the PAC Fund
c/o Clatsop Community College Foundation
1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria OR 97103

Sponsors (see above for specific groups sponsored):
Angela Sidlo and Students
Pamela Alegria
Ann Lederer
Astoria Music Festival
Bach and Rock Music
Bobbi Brice
Bridgewater Bistro
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Columbia River Coffee Roasters
Celia Davis
North Coast Chorale
North Coast Symphonic Band
North Oregon Coast Symphony
Tillicum Foundation KMUN
Toni’s Boutique