Author Archives: Rob Birman

Music of Composer Jennifer Higdon: March 12

Music of Composer Jennifer Higdon: March 12

Pulitzer Prize and three-time Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) taught herself to play flute at the age of 15 and began formal musical studies at 18, with an even later start in composition at the age of 21. Despite these obstacles, Jennifer has become a major figure in contemporary classical music. Her works represent a

GRAMMY® award-winner David Sánchez joins Jazz faculty

Centrum is honored to welcome GRAMMY® award-winner David Sánchez to our 2023 Jazz Port Townsend faculty. David is recognized around the world as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. His mastery of the instrument is undeniable and his sound unmistakable. Combine that with Sánchez’s deep-seated knowledge of both Jazz and Latin music, and

Chamber Music Series on Sale!

Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director Sponsored by Leah Mitchell and Nancy McLachlan We are delighted to present this year’s series at Centrum in-person again at the Wheeler Theater. As always, our vital chamber music series has been curated to showcase the brilliant talent of many of the world’s finest classical artists along with the top tier

Saturday Jazz Mainstage Concerts

Please join us for two stellar jazz mainstage concerts at the McCurdy Pavilion on Saturday, July 30.  Our visiting artists are among the leading performers on jazz stages around the globe. The weather will be perfect; the concerts are inside the Pavilion, but guests are also welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and

Friday Jazz Workshops Free & Open to the Public

WELCOME TO JAZZ PORT TOWNSEND! Welcome to our 47th season of Jazz Port Townsend! We are back! We can’t tell you how good it feels to greet you live and in person. We’ve all worked so hard the past three years, now this feels like our reward. Artistic Director John Clayton has once again done

Free Daily Literary Readings: July 17-22

Above: Terrance Hayes All events are at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater on the campus of Fort Worden State Parks.  Proof of up-to-date vaccine status and masks are required.   Click here to watch tonight’s reading.   Sunday, July 17, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Wheeler Theater) Matthew Olzmann Matthew Olzmann is the author of Constellation