Compass Points: week of March 30-April 5

March 31 and April 2

MOSCOW — The University of Idaho’s Opera Workshop will perform two of Giacomo Puccini’s operas, “Gianni Schicchi” and “Suor Angelica,” this weekend. The performances will be 7:30 p.m. March 31 and April 2 in the UI’s Administration Building auditorium.

The Opera Workshop, a student ensemble based in UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is comprised of approximately 20 students, accompanied by UI’s full student orchestra.

Vitoria Payne, a sophomore from Tensed, performs in the production.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for students and $8 for general admission.

March 31-April 2

MOSCOW — Four featured performers will headline the concerts of the University of Idaho’s 2017 Northwest Horn Symposium March 31 and April 2 here.

All concerts will be in the Haddock Performance Hall in the UI School of Music, Blake and West Sweet avenues.

Cost for each concert is $8 regular price and $5 for seniors and students.

The concert schedule includes:

March 31

7:30 p.m. — Concert No. 1, features Denise Tryon, fourth horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Horn Faculty at the Peabody Institute and Karl Pituch, principal horn of the Detroit Symphony and horn faculty at Wayne State University.

April 1

2 p.m. — Concert No. 2, regional artists’ program

7:30 p.m. — Concert No. 3, features Tom Varner, jazz artist and associate professor of horn at the Cornish College of the Arts; Jeff Snedeker, International Horn Society president and associate chairman, professor of horn at Central Washington University in Ellensburg; UI Jazz Band I

April 2

4 p.m. — Concert No. 4, features a variety of artists and ensembles

March 31-April 9

MOSCOW — The Moscow Community Theatre will stage William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” beginning March 31 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here.

click to enlarge Jesse Alves-Foss (Snout) rehearses his monologue for the production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that opens March 31.
Jesse Alves-Foss (Snout) rehearses his monologue for the production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that opens March 31.

The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. and again April 1 and April 7-8 as well as 2 p.m. April 2 and 9.

Advance tickets may be purchased at Safari Pearl at 221 E. Third St. in Moscow, the Kenworthy box office or online at Cost is $15 regular price and $10 for students and seniors.

The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, according to a news release. MCT’s version features an abandoned circus inhabited by fairies, sprites and goblins posed as performers.

The Kenworthy is at 508 S. Main St.

April 1

PULLMAN — “Acappella, No Foolin’ ” is the name of the annual Palouse Harmony Chorus concert beginning at 7 p.m. April 1 in the Pullman High School auditorium.

In addition to PHC, the barbershop music concert will feature IPA, Romeos, Four Names in a Hat, Inland Harmony Chorus and the Moscow High School Choir.

Cost is $10 regular price, free for grades kindergarten through 12 with a paid admission and free for veterans. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling (208) 883-3600.

PHS is at 510 N.W. Greyhound Way.

April 1

PULLMAN — “Microbe Madness,” the next Family Science Saturday, is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 1 at the Palouse Discovery Science Center here.

Students from the Washington State University Molecular Bioscience Club and College of Veterinary Medicine Postdoc Association will teach children and families about microbiology.

Admission to this event is free.

The center is at 950 N.E. Nelson Court.

April 1-2

POMEROY — Horses and mules from around the region — along with their humans — will gather here April 1 and 2 for the annual Spring Farming Days at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.

Work in the field will begin about 9 a.m. both days and continue until about 3 or 4 p.m.

Teams of horses and mules will work the 13 acres — plowing, fertilizing and seeding — at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in the morning using old-time farm implements, break for lunch and return to the fields until approximately mid-afternoon. The teams will pull antique tractors and other old farm equipment during the demonstrations.

The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum on the fairgrounds will be open both days and the event also will include static and active demonstrations.

Lunch both days will be available for purchase in the fairgrounds community building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A ham dinner Saturday will cost $6, and beef hot dogs and Polish sausage Sunday will cost $5.

The site is along Fairgrounds Road south of U.S. Highway 12.

April 4-May 6

PULLMAN — Six Washington State University art graduate students will exhibit their work beginning April 4 in the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the WSU Museum of Art here.

A reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. April 7.

The exhibit will feature works by Hayley Black, Andre Fortes, Laura Pregeant, Yuanwen Lin, Annie Cunningham and Stephen Cohen. The museum is along Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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