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On Friday April 15th you can forget your tax woes and come be elevated by the Edmonds world premiere of her composition for chamber octet, Evening River Echoes, at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church It will be performed by Keva with seven other members of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. This was commissioned for the 2010 […]

On Friday April 15th you can forget your tax woes and come be elevated by the Edmonds world premiere of her composition for chamber octet, Evening River Echoes, at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church It will be performed by Keva with seven other members of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. This was commissioned for the 2010 WA.State Composer of the Year Concert which took place in Olympia at the Music Teachers State Conference. The manuscript now sits in the MTNA National Library of Commissioned Composers.

Tickets can be purchased through the Cascade Symphony Website www.cascadesymphony.org

Songs from Evening River Echoes

“Evening River Echoes” performed and recorded in live concert at the 2010 WA State Music Teacher’s Convention in Olympia, WA.  This is a chamber octet for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, contrabass, harp, piano and percussion which musically depicts the evening cacophony of river life along the shores of the Russian River as inspired by the […]

Songs from Evening River Echoes
Evening River Echoes

“Evening River Echoes” performed and recorded in live concert at the 2010 WA State Music Teacher’s Convention in Olympia, WA.  This is a chamber octet for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, contrabass, harp, piano and percussion which musically depicts the evening cacophony of river life along the shores of the Russian River as inspired by the composer’s childhood. Keva Vaughan-McMorrow is the 2010 Washington State Composer of the Year. Performers are all principals in the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and the piano is a nine foot concert grand prepared by Edward McMorrow of Lighthammer pianos.

Purchase the full CD here.

Early 2011 Preformences

Keva can be heard with Marilyn Watson on Feb. 26th, 2011, performing Saint-Saens Carnaval of the Animals at 3:00 p.m. in the Edmonds, WA. Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. N.) with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. You can hear the Edmonds premiere of Evening River Echoes at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church (8109 224th […]

Keva can be heard with Marilyn Watson on Feb. 26th, 2011, performing Saint-Saens Carnaval of the Animals at 3:00 p.m. in the Edmonds, WA. Center for the Arts (410 4th Ave. N.) with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

You can hear the Edmonds premiere of Evening River Echoes at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church (8109 224th St. S.W.) on April 15th, 2011. For both performances ticket information can be obtained at the CSO website.

Local pianist wins Composer of the Year

Local pianist wins Composer of the Year

From the enterprise: Local pianist wins Composer of the Year Keva Vaughan-McMorrow will perform her newest piece in Olympia Enterprise staff On June 22, the state capital will get to see what South County arts has to offer, as Cascade Symphony pianist Keva Vaughan-McMorrow will be premiering her newly commissioned chamber work in Olympia’s Red […]

From the enterprise: Local pianist wins Composer of the Year

Keva Vaughan-McMorrow will perform her newest piece in Olympia

Enterprise staff

On June 22, the state capital will get to see what South County arts has to offer, as Cascade Symphony pianist Keva Vaughan-McMorrow will be premiering her newly commissioned chamber work in Olympia’s Red Lion Hotel ballroom.

The Washington State Music Teachers Association selected Vaughan-McMorrow as its 2010 Composer of the Year. Vaughan-McMorrow will be honored in the culminating work of the evening’s concert with her chamber work, “Evening River Echoes.” Scored for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, contrabass, harp, piano and percussion, the work will be performed with her colleagues from the Edmonds Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

“Evening River Echoes” was inspired by the composer’s childhood memories of nights spent at the family’s cabin located in a Redwood forest overlooking the Russian River in California. The sounds represent the cacophony of human activities rising from the river basin below. It begins with the relative calm of a summer’s evening and progresses into strains of gypsy music that arise from a riverside encampment. In a press release, the piece is described as the sounds of people swimming, singing, partying, laughing, arguing and activities of wild animals all blending into the child’s consciousness as she drifts asleep under the redwood trees and stars. It ends as the night wears on, the sounds of humanity diminish and the forest canyon is once again enveloped in a tranquil evening mist.

Vaughan-McMorrow, who is based in Seattle, also is a music teacher and often performs as a soloist and accompanist.

New CD: Evening River Echoes Coming soon…

New CD: Evening River Echoes Coming soon…

The newly commissioned “Evening River Echoes” to be performed and recorded in live concert at the 2010 WA State Music Teacher’s Convention in Olympia, WA.  This is a chamber octet for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, contrabass, harp, piano and percussion which musically depicts the evening cacophony of river life along the shores of the Russian […]

The newly commissioned “Evening River Echoes” to be performed and recorded in live concert at the 2010 WA State Music Teacher’s Convention in Olympia, WA.  This is a chamber octet for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, contrabass, harp, piano and percussion which musically depicts the evening cacophony of river life along the shores of the Russian River as inspired by the composer’s childhood.

Keva Vaughan-McMorrow is the 2010 Washington State Composer of the Year. Performers are all principals in the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and the piano is a nine foot concert grand prepared by Edward McMorrow of Lighthammer pianos.

Stay tuned for updates.

Stepping Out Keva Vaughan-McMorrow to premier chamber work

Stepping Out Keva Vaughan-McMorrow to premier chamber work

From the Edmonds Beacon: Stepping Out Keva Vaughan-McMorrow to premier chamber work Keva Vaughan-McMorrow, Edmonds resident, pianist and WA State Composer of the Year, will be performing her newly commissioned chamber work in its world premiere for the Washington State Music Teachers. The premier will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 in […]

From the Edmonds Beacon: Stepping Out Keva Vaughan-McMorrow to premier chamber work

Keva Vaughan-McMorrow, Edmonds resident, pianist and WA State Composer of the Year, will be performing her newly commissioned chamber work in its world premiere for the Washington State Music Teachers.

The premier will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 in Olympia’s Red lion Hotel Fir Ballroom.

Vaughan-McMorrow was selected as the 2010 Composer of the Year by the state music teacher’s association and will be honored in the culminating work of the evening’s concert with her chamber work, Evening River Echoes.

Scored for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, contrabass, harp, piano and percussion the work will be performed with her colleagues from the Edmonds Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

The work was inspired by the composer’s childhood memories of nights spent at the family’s cabin located in a Redwood forest overlooking the Russian River in California.

The sounds represent the cacophony of human activities rising from the river basin below.

It begins with the relative calm of a summer’s evening, crickets and tree frogs chirping.  As the evening progresses strains of gypsy music arise from a riverside encampment, folk music is heard on the beaches and chamber music echoes from the Bohemian Club across the river.

The sounds of people swimming, singing, partying, laughing, arguing, and activities of wild animals all blend into the child’s consciousness as she drifts asleep under the redwood trees and stars.

As the night wears on the sounds of humanity diminish and the forest canyon is once again enveloped in a tranquil evening mist.

If you are interested in attending, tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 in the Olympia Red Lion Ballroom.

Songs from Classic Holiday Favorites

Enjoy the standard and ancient carols and some rousing Hanukkah music all recorded on a beautiful Steinway concert grand with some tambourine, the Irish bodhran, and finger cymbals. Purchase the full CD here

Songs from Classic Holiday Favorites
Silent Night
Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Ring Christmas Bells

Enjoy the standard and ancient carols and some rousing Hanukkah music all recorded on a beautiful Steinway concert grand with some tambourine, the Irish bodhran, and finger cymbals.

Purchase the full CD here