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Celebration of Music

  • Walla Walla Country Club (map)

Join us for the Symphony's annual fundraising luncheon!  $25/person, tables of 8.  Please RSVP by May 13th.


  • Musical performances by WWSYO members:
    Davidson Norris, French horn & Ben Northam, French horn
  • Remarks by Kaley Lane Eaton: “The Symphony as a Social Force”
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Italian Pasta Bar

Kaley Lane Eaton is an award-winning composer and vocalist currently based in Seattle, WA. Her work has been performed across the US and internationally, in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Eaton’s work is gaining a reputation for its unusual treatment of the vocal mechanism along with its use of electronic media, improvisation, and audience interaction. As a performer herself, Eaton believes deeply in the role of composer as collaborator, and strives to create works that include performers, audiences, and artists of diverse media as equal partners, dissolving the museum culture of concert music and breaking down genre barriers. Eaton frequently performs her own work as a vocalist, pianist, guitarist, percussionist, and electronic artist. Honors include a Boston Metro Opera Advocacy award (for her song cycle Red, White, and Black), a Boston Metro Opera International Contempofest festival award and placement as a top ten finalist in the NATS Art Song Composition Competition (for her song cycle from the archive, children of air india). In 2013, Classical Jam (flutist Marco Granados, cellist Wendy Law, and percussionist Justin Hines) commissioned and premiered her musical game Some Reasons Why We Play with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. An advocate of education and universal access to the arts, Eaton has taught composition at Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA at HOLA) and the LA Phil's Associate Composer Program, and was a teaching artist and conductor for the Pacific Chorale’s pilot session of their El Sistema-inspired choral program, Pacific Chorale Academy. In addition to her active life as a freelance multi-genre performer and composer, Kaley is currently a DMA candidate in composition at the University of Washington and a Teaching Artist with Arts Corps, where she teaches composition courses to underserved youth and advises Seattle Public Schools on strengthening in-school arts programs.

Earlier Event: May 18
WWSYO: Spring 2015 Concert