Saturday May 19th, 2012
It was 6:30 P.M. Saturday night. The TNT Crew was prepped. The stage was set. From out of somewhere, a teen-aged driver in a pick up packed with music stands and a tuba pulled into the driveway. Rabble rousing juvenile delinquent? No! Musician! Moments later, dapper and dazzlingly dressed musical members of Glacier Peak High School Jazz Bands 1 & 2 descended upon the Thumb. They were soon followed by parents, supporters and music appreciators – most of whom had never before set foot in “our cozy home for the performing arts”. The honored guests were greeted by “welcome waggin’ “, Arlo Puppy. At 7:30 the lights went down and Wow! Pow! And Holy Cow! These kids can really play! Jazz Band 2 under the direction of Greg Metcalf was plenty impressive and Jazz Band 1 under the direction of Mr. Tadd Morris was nothing short of excellent – tight, tuneful and down right exciting. These polished, award-winning ensembles presented a delightfully cool and eclectic mix of familiar and “out there” musical selections with fine solo performances popping up throughout – a wonderful evening of music by talented, well rehearsed young musicians. Though the house was not quite full it was an enthusiastic crowd who offered many kind words and generous donations. After the final downbeat, everyone pitched in, packed up and were on their way in record time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all with special thanks to Mr. Tadd Morris for putting together this wonderful presentation – yet another milestone for Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater.
Children’s Musical Performance Club
Sign up now for our Spring Session!
Class size limited to 12 - we have a few spots left and may hold a second class if we receive enough interest (proposed session, Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm).
Instructor: Jeanne Whitney
Class meets every Friday from 1:45 to 3:45 pm beginning on March 28th and ending on May 30th with a final performance recital at 6 pm.
Call 360-568-9412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Nathaniel Talbot with Anna and the Underbelly
What a wonderfully inspired evening of songwriting, musicianship and performance last night at The Thumb! Yes, it's true. Nathaniel Talbot and Anna Tivel are "the real deal" - two shining examples of being present in the moment and giving it your very best. From the beginning we were drawn in by Anna Tivel's intimate ballads, sweet soprano, finger picked guitar and fine fiddling. When poet and songwriter Nathaniel Talbot, stepped on stage a few songs later, the sparks began to fly. His strong and expressive baritone, powerful, unexpected chord changes and delicate fingerpicking style and Anna's rich fiddle tone, vocal harmonies and mandolin were the perfect compliment. The superbly crafted songs, sometimes upbeat and humorous , sometimes powerfully rhythmic, sometimes dark and dissonant were masterfully arranged. The dynamics and interplay between musicians was thrilling and the music seemed to transcend and unfold deeper, more subtle, beautiful and haunting with each song. The first half of the concert was excellent. The second half was sublime. It was gratifying to hear both artists express genuine delight and appreciation for the audio production (Greg Deer), lighting (Barb Berg), the "cozy home" hospitality (Richard Fynn, Rich and Dorothy DeCuir, Lindsay Douglas) and the 20 + people who showed up to see and hear them perform. We were the fortunate ones who had the great joy of seeing and hearing two brilliant solo artists combine their talents to create a completely captivating experience.Tim Noah
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