When: Sun., Oct. 9, 3 p.m.
An amazing story from the Japanese community in Yakima Valley, an award-winning composer from Bend, and the talented choral voices of Central Oregon Mastersingers will team together for the Central Oregon premiere of Heart Mountain Suite, Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3pm. The free concert, which puts poetry to music, will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. Heart Mountain Suite, a 40-minute choral suite for mezzo-soprano, choir, violin and piano, excerpts portions of the full-length opera by the same name — Heart Mountain. Sarah Mattox, a Bend native and accomplished mezzo-soprano, composed the full-length opera which won the 2014 John Duffy Composers Institute Fellow Award. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. $25 donation suggested.