Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists Northwest Tour

Seattle Circle was proud to bring Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists to the Pacific Northwest for 3 performances over Memorial Day weekend 2014:

May 23: First Congregational Church of Bellingham, in Bellingham WA
May 24: First Congregational United Church of Christ, in Portland OR
May 25: Washington Hall, in Seattle WA

In addition to the public performances, on May 22 The Orchestra joined The Seattle Circle Guitar School for a very special event at Fremont Abbey Arts Center in Seattle. Salmon Bay K-8 School 4th and 5th grade instrumental music students performed with The Orchestra at an invitation-only private event. Friends and family were treated to “Norwegian Wood” and “What Does The Fox Say?” from the kids, some collaborative improvisation with The Orchestra and the kids together, and a number of selections from members of The Orchestra, including an original from the trio, Zum, a Frank Zappa composition, and a song by Charles Ives. For the encore of Norwegian Wood, the kids were surprised when The Orchestra joined them. The concert ended with Bert Lams’ “Asturias”. It was a lovely evening, and the children shined!

Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists Director, and Seattle Circle Guitar School Patron, Robert Fripp spoke briefly to the audience about the importance of Music in children’s education.

 

Seattle Circle Guitar School students meet the OCG

Salmon Bay student guitarists meet The Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists

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Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists – tickets on sale now!

Guitar Circles of North America and Seattle Circle present:

Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists

May 23-25, 2014 Northwest US Tour: Bellingham WA, Portland OR, Seattle WA

Friday May 23 – Bellingham, WA
First Congregational Church of Bellingham
2401 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Doors: 7:30pm/Show: 8:00pm
Tickets here
Saturday May 24 – Portland, OR
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Doors: 7:30pm/Show: 8:00pm
Tickets here
Sunday May 25 – Seattle, WA
Washington Hall
153 14th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
Doors: 7:30pm/Show: 8:00pm
Tickets here

A request from Robert Fripp & The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists:

Many thanks for your presence and your interest in our work. Please give us your ears. Please do not take photographs on cameras or mobile telephones, with or without flash. This disturbs our work to a greater degree than it is possible to simply explain, or you might believe, were we able to. Please also, do not record or film. So, if you will, relax and enter our performance space with goodwill. We need your support!

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Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists is Coming to the Northwest!

…and Seattle Circle is bringing them here.

The last time The Orchestra visited Seattle was in October 2009, when they appeared at Fremont Abbey Arts Center in the Seattle Circle Tuning the Air performance space. Last May they did a short tour of the northeast, including shows in Boston and NYC.

Now, they are headed back to the northwest! Seattle Circle will be hosting three shows:

Friday May 23: First Congregational Church, Bellingham, WA
Saturday May 24: First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland, OR
Sunday May 25: Washington Hall, Seattle, WA

Ticked information will be available shortly.

Save the dates!

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Another banner year for the Seattle Circle Guitar School

The Seattle Circle Guitar School has just wrapped up another school year. Three classes at Salmon Bay Elementary School; working with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. The 4th grade group performed 3 original compositions at the annual talent show.

No activities planned for the summer, but there are expanded and extended plans for Salmon Bay in the autumn.

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Seattle Circle Guitar School is presenting a Kids After-School Guitar Class in Ballard this Autumn

Want to give your kids a special opportunity to play, write and learn music with other kids? Enroll now in the SCGS Fall Guitar Circle program! Students will:

·      Create their own music
·      Learn fundamental guitar techniques
·      Build musical skills
·      Build group skills

Wednesdays, September 19 – December 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Seattle Creative Arts Center, Ballard

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Tuning the Air announces its final season

Tuning the Air has announced that it will close its 7-year run at the end of the upcoming autumn season. The countdown is on, and from October 6 through December 15 audiences will have their final opportunities to catch this unique show.

Details on the Tuning the Air website: www.tuningtheair.com

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Nigel Gavin in Seattle

Guitarist Nigel Gavin

Nigel Gavin live in Seattle

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Seattle Circle Guitar School summer program for middle schoolers

Seattle Circle Guitar School will be presenting a one-week intensive immersion class at Billings Middle School (Greenlake), open to players at all experience levels. Rather than say “Go practice!” we say “Go start a band!” The class will be conducted by a team of teachers from the Seattle Circle Guitar School, allowing us to learn songs, write and rehearse music, play together, and perform, whether we can play one note or hundreds. Grounded in the tradition of Guitar Craft, the SCGS staff has 25 years of experience working with what it takes for a group of guitarists to come together and make music. All work will be done on steel-stringed acoustic guitars.

You do not have to be a Billings student to take part. For details and registration info, contact the Billings Middle School Summer Program.

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Tuning the Air is Back!

On February 10 2011, Tuning the Air returned for its 11th Season! Experience what The Seattle Times called “magical notes around the circumference of Fremont Abbey.”

8 pm, doors open at 7:45
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

Details on the Tuning the Air website.

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