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2016 Chamber Music Fellows Announced

2016 Chamber Music Fellows Announced

The Port Townsend Chamber Music Workshop is designed to serve the highest caliber of dedicated, emerging, pre-formed ensembles and pianists on a path to professional careers in music. Every year, two carefully selected string quartets and two up-and-coming concert pianists will be offered a rare opportunity to work with a world-renowned Quartet-in-Residence as well as

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Centrum Unveils New Van Fleet

For day-use information, click here. The Centrum Foundation is proud to announce the receipt of a $180,000 grant from the C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust through The Seattle Foundation to acquire five 12-passenger vans to assist visitors attending year-round Centrum festivals and workshops in the arts. Centrum will offer select service from ferry terminals on


Summer Tickets On Sale April 15 for Donors

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  Tickets go on sale at 12:01 a.m. on April 15 for donors to Centrum – May 1st for the general public.  Events through our Ukulele Festival in October will be on sale on a first-come, first-served basis.  Join us for a stellar summer season with many of the most inspiring performers

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David Lindley In Concert March 2

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend at 7:30 on Wednesday evening, March 2, 2016. Lindley will perform solo, but don’t let that fool you – he will have many of his closest “friends” on stage, bringing along an incredible array of stringed instruments including the Kona and Weissenborn

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Head of NEA Visits Centrum

Centrum is pleased to welcome Jane Chu, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and Executive Director of the ArtsWA Karen Hanan on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 to learn more about Centrum and its partnership with area schools, and to tour Fort Worden. Chu is the 11th chair


2016 Workshops Open!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, exercise your right for access to the best in arts education! On this date, Centrum will open registration for virtually every 2016 workshop and summer camp. Programs are open on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t miss this opportunity to reserve your spot for a life-changing week of total immersion in the