Join the Saratoga Orchestra at Dancing Fish Farm for an evening featuring renowned fiddler, DAROL ANGER, and special guest, singer/songwriter EMY PHELPS.
For dinner Useless Bay Coffee Co. will cater a scrumptious BBQ buffet and a no-host bar with local wines from Holmes Harbor Cellars, microbrews from the Taproom at Bayview Corner and spirits from Whidbey Island Distillery will be available.
THIS WILL SELL OUT – Reserve your tickets today.
Fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others.
Emy Phelps is a recording artist, core songwriter of the Furies, and works in duet with Darol Anger. Her current release with members of The Furies is “Look Up, Look Down”, and she has participated in recordings by Patrick Brayer, Chris Darrow, Norma Tanega, Taarka, and Duke McVinnie. Recent venues include the Northwest String Summit, Wintergrass, Delfest, the Peter Britt Festival, New Music America Festival Philadelphia, North By Northwest, the Moab Folk Festival, Oregon Country Fair, John Hartford Memorial Festival, and Northwest Folk Life Festival in Seattle.
Save the Date: Friday May 8th • Reserve your tickets today
Another Great Reason to Attend
DOUBLE THE FUN, DOUBLE THE FUNDS!
Island Thrift has offered to match dollar for dollar all funds raised at this event, up to $10,000! These funds will be used for future programming and concerts around Whidbey Island as well as educational opportunities for our youth.
SARATOGA ORCHESTRA of Whidbey Island, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, was formed in 2007 as an expansion of the Saratoga Chamber Players founded by Whidbey Island’s legendary violinist and arts supporter, Michael Nutt (WhidbeyAir’s founder too).
SARATOGA ORCHESTRA MISSION STATEMENT
• to entertain, educate, and enrich through music;
• to present a unique and varied musical repertoire, and to perform in a professional manner with the highest standard of artistic integrity;
• to enhance the awareness and reputation of Whidbey Island as a cultural destination;
• to collaborate with other artistic disciplines to augment and enhance the concert experience; and
• to foster and mentor exceptional local music students in study and performance.
The Saratoga Orchestra plays a primary role in promoting orchestral music as an integral component of our community and culture. WhidbeyAir is proud to support and promote the Saratoga Orchestra.