Music Kyle


The upcoming performance of the Inland Northwest Orchestra will feature several Young Artists Competition winners, including a Hermiston High School senior.

Bassoonist Kyle Ketchersid tied as a winner in the Senior Division during the March 11 contest, which was held by the Inland Northwest Musicians in Hermiston. He performed the first movement of Carl Maria von Weber’s “Concerto in F Major,” which is featured in the upcoming concert. Playing alto saxophone, Ketchersid also won his division during the 2018 competition.

Under the direction of R. Lee Friese, the free performance is Saturday at 4 p.m. in the HHS auditorium, 600 S. First St. Other featured contest winners include Sana Schiffern, a fifth grade piano player from Kennewick, and violinist Anastasia Crosier, who is a freshman at Hanford High School.

The concert program also includes “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D Major” by Joseph Haydn, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35” and “Pavane, Op. 50” by Gabriel Faure.

The orchestra is an ensemble of the Inland Northwest Musicians, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary season. The organization is committed to providing live musical performances to rural audiences. Although there’s no charge for performances, they greatly appreciate donations.

For more information, contact 541-289-4696, or visit

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