Composer, violinist and violist to perform two very different concerts Saturday

OlympianJanuary 3, 2014 

Composer and violinist Maria Newman will lead a free concert that includes the Central Washingtion University Flute Choir at 2 p.m.


Composer, violinist and violist Maria Newman will perform at two distinctly different events Saturday in Olympia.

First, she will perform a free concert at the Capitol Rotunda with flutist Hal Ott, violist Scott Hosfeld and members of the Central Washington University Flute Ensemble. To take advantage of the rotunda's acoustics, the musicians will use all sides and levels of the space under the dome, creating a "moving stage" that shifts during the concert.

The 2 p.m. Saturday concert is free, but seating is limited. Bring cushions to make seating on marble steps more comfortable.

Then on Saturday night, Newman and the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra will perform her original score for the 1919 Mary Pickford silent film "Heart o' the Hills," a rollicking romp about a band of Kentucky hillbillies.

The event is presented by Harlequin Productions at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for season subscribers. For more information, call 360-786-0151 or ­go to

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