Audio Archives: March 2008
11:06 am - Noon
Download and Listen to Free Mp3 Files from Past Shows
- Thursday 3/27/2008
- Our monthly computer and hi-tech talk show, TECH TALK. This show is brought to you in part by Peak Internet. We took the show to the road, to the ISP that is, to the Peak Internet Office in Lebanon. Joining us was Paul Aziz Tech Support Center Supervisor and Dan Mills, Support Technician Guru. Check out the TechTalk web page for more information.
- Wednesday 3/26/2008
- Joining Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight will be some or all of the Benton County Commissioners Jay Dixon, Linda Modrell, and Anabelle Jaramillo during the monthly Benton County Commissioner Roundtable Program.
The Topic for the second segment of the program:
Northwest Horse Fair and Expo
This huge regional event runs Friday, March 28 - Sunday, March 30 at the Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR. Joining us on Valley Talk was "The Horse Show's" Rick Lamb who will be appearing at the Northwest Horse Show and Expo.
- Tuesday 3/25/2008
- Today it's the Average Guys Investment Talk Show: Join Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight and John Gibson, Live and Local from Lebanon. [Mp3 File]
Host Jim Willhight
Joining host Jim Willhight was Dr. Sean Paul Mills, Music Director & Conductor of the Willamette Valley Community Orchestra.
Free Download: [Audio Archive Mp3 File].
They discussed this weekends Concert featuring Mozart's "Magic Flute" Overture, Bizet's "Carmen Suite No. 1" , "Carmen Suite No. 2", and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1 in C Major".
The first concert is Saturday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College's Russell Tripp Performance Center (Albany) and again Sunday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m. at the Ashbrook Independent School's Theater (Corvallis). Admission: $10 adults / $5 seniors & college/university students / Children are FREE with paid adult.
PRESS RELEASE (short):
"NEWLY FORMED WILLAMETTE VALLEY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
TO OFFER INAUGURAL CONCERT"
"Nature abhors a vacuum" as the saying goes. It seems that there is a great deal of truth in that oft repeated quote credited to Aristotle. Right here in the Willamette Valley, the truth of this statement is being borne out by the recent formation of a new community-based symphony orchestra - the Willamette Valley Community Orchestra (WVCO). The speed with which this new ensemble took shape is nearly breathtaking. In the course of a couple of months, it has traveled from a brief thought in a collegial conversation to an actual symphony orchestra that is about to have its first performances!
Sponsored by both the OSU Music Department and Linn-Benton Community College's Arts & Communication Division, the WVCO has an official roster of 44 instrumentalists representing Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Scio, Junction City, and Eugene. Many of these players have performed with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Newport Symphony, and other regional orchestras.
As a result of this tremendous interest in the organization, a player's committee has been formed and the initial paperwork has been completed to begin the process of attaining the organization's non-profit (501c3) status with both the state and federal governments.
"It isn't our intention to reinvent the New York Philharmonic nor is it our intent or in the best interest of the Willamette Valley for us to create an ensemble that reproduces exactly what the Corvallis-OSU Symphony is doing" says Sean Paul Mills, Music Director & Conductor of the WVCO. Rather, the WVCO is strongly committed to creating a multi-faceted ensemble that will provide not only the opportunity for players who "either can't afford the intense time required for participating in the Corvallis-OSU Symphony or simply don't have the experience to play in a semi-professional environment."
The role of the Willamette Valley Community Orchestra is to offer opportunities for local performers to "appear as soloists with the orchestra, participate in pre-concert discussions about what the music and the musical experience means to them, develop community outreach and educational programs, and to become an integral part of the Willamette Valley."
With that in mind, one of the WVCO's principal goals is to make concerts affordable and easy to attend. "We are structuring our ticket prices so that not only will the WVCO be able to pay its expenses but also so that families with young children will be able to attend as will individuals and families on fixed or limited incomes. We don't want to turn away anyone that wants to participate in a concert experience."
Unlike most Classical music performances, Mills prefers more intimate and relaxed settings for making music. While in Arizona, he created the Music at Red Rocks Concert Series at The Church of the Red Rocks where audiences could sit so close to the guest performers (including groups such as the Alley Cats, Chicago Brass, El Mariachi Tapatio, and Luther College's Nordic Choir) that they could "see the color of the performer's eyes. I hope that we can do the same thing with our audiences in Albany and Corvallis. It is so amazing for a young child or first-time concert attendee to sit near the orchestra and let the moment surround you and draw you in. Music is a participatory art, not some static event where you sit rigidly for the duration and then leave. I want our audiences to enjoy the experience . . . move to the music if they are so inclined, tap their feet, applaud in-between movements, whatever."
With that in mind, the WVCO is offering pre-concert discussions with its music director, musicians, soloists, and other invited guests. These informal discussion are being called "What the Music means to Me", will occur 30 minutes before each WVCO performance, and will provide an opportunity for the audience to interact with the performers and to learn more about the music that they will be hearing performed on the concert.
"It is absolutely thrilling, and nearly overwhelming, to see what a wonderful opportunity this orchestra is for so many Willamette Valley residents. I am nearly speechless with excitement as we get closer and closer to our first performances on March 22 and 23" says Mills. "We have a fine, community-based orchestra filled with absolutely delightful people . . . I only hope that the word will get out and we will see families, couples, and music enthusiasts of all kinds at our performances."
- Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
New Local Talk Show!
Topic will focus on issues effecting those 55+ years of age and their children.
Live and Local Radio!
Join us for the debut show with Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight and Show Co-Host Mollie Kerins.
Joining us will be the show's first guest Beth Fox, Director of Linn-Benton RSVP/ LBVision Volunteer Center. [Audio Archive Mp3 File].
- Monday 3/17/2008
Special Host: Radio O'Ray
Special Saint Patrick's Day Edition .
Joining Valley Talk Host Radio Ray was:
State Climatologist George Taylor.
[Audio Archive Mp3 File].
- Thursday 3/13/2008
- Host Jim Willhight- The topic was the annual East Linn Christian Academy Auction as well as the history and philosophy of the private school focusing on Christian based education.
Charlie Eads joined us to discuss the annual WVCB Spring Concert this weekend at LBCC. [Audio Archive Mp3 File].
- Wednesday 3/12/2008
- Host Jim Willhight will be joined by Warren Williamson the Executive Director of the brand new Willamette County Music Festival.
We will discuss about this July's (first time ever) Willamette County Music Festival sited north of Brownsville. This will be a big event (3 days), with national acts, camping more just like the Jamboree.
The event is scheduled for Friday July 18 to Sunday, July 20, 2008 and will feature Josh Gracin & Steve Holy plus more! American Idol alumnus and Lyric Street recording artist Josh Gracin is coming to Brownsville,...and so is Curb recording artist Steve Holy ! [Audio Archive Mp3 File].
- Tuesday 3/11/2008
- Today it's the Average Guys Investment Talk Show: Join Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight and John Gibson, Live and Local. Joining us from our Albany Studio at the Venetian Theater will be Dan McGrath and Robin Galloway from the OSU/ 4-H Extension Service to discuss the proposal to form a service district to fund the extension service and 4-h programs. !
[Mp3 Audio File]
- Wednesday 3/5/2008
- Joining us was be Jane Donovan to discuss this Sunday's LBCC Travel Film: America's Parklands, part of an ongoing Travel Film Series. This month's film, America's Parklands with Gray Warriner, will be shown Sunday March 9, 2008 , 2 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center on the LBCC Main Campus.
Cost is $7 for adults and $6 for Seniors (age 62 and older) and Students season passports are $20. Tickets are now on sale on-line and at the box office.
Lise Grotto will join us to discuss the Pink Ribbon Tea event this Saturday., March 8th, 1:30PM, Albany Senior Center Historic Downtown Albany. To benefit the Breast & Cervical Cancer Coalition's Free Mammogram and Education Programs in Linn, Benton & Lincoln counties. [Audio Archive Mp3 File].
- Tuesday 3/4/2008
- Today it's the Average Guys Investment Talk Show: Join Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight and John Gibson, Live and Local. Joining us from the Lebanon Fire Department was John Davis to talk about a Grant Request. The Lebanon Fire District has applied for a grant through General Mills to purchase a Fire Extinguisher Training System. Community support is critical in order for this grant to be successful. If you support the request please click on the link below and post a comment on the web page in support of this project. Please feel free to forward this web address to anyone think may be interested in supporting this grant.
Grant Application Comments.
[Mp3 Audio File]
Email us your comments.
Have ideas for guests, subject matter, contacts? Just email us your 'who, what, where, when, and why' details to us: firstname.lastname@example.org