Enjoy a Mother’s Day afternoon performance of Musical Treasures by the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra (WICO), followed by a reception with the orchestra and refreshments. The performance will be conducted by Dr. Cynthia Morrow and will feature new up-and-coming young Whidbey Island soloists Avrey Scharwat, Dustin Scharwat, and Alec Chinnery.
There will also be a special appearance by Victor Veltkamp, an island resident who, in 2007, made a concert arrangement for “Crash On Artillery,” a song written by J.F. Hewett and A.H. Osborn in 1934 for the Coast Artillery Corps, so they would have a distinctive song to match other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The arrangement was commissioned by Steven Kobylk, another Whidbey resident and a Washington State Parks expert on the Coast Artillery Corps, with special emphasis on the Puget Sound island forts: Casey, Ebey, and Whitman. (Whidbey Island’s Fort Casey and Fort Ebey were an integral part of the harbor defenses of Puget Sound between 1898 and 1948.) WICO’s concert performance of this piece will be recorded live and become part of the permanent exhibit at the Admiralty Head Lighthouse.
The event takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 WA-525, Freeland, Washington. Admission is free (although any donation is greatly appreciated). This fundraising event is organized by Whidbey Island Orchestras, a 501(c)3 organization. Bring the whole family and share in an afternoon of musical delights!