The Rose Center for
Performing Arts

Columbia Theater

The new home for Longview-Kelso Community Concerts will be the beautiful Wollenberg Auditorium in the Rose Center for the Arts on the LCC campus. in Longview, Washington.

1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632

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2013-2014 Season



Northern California



Welcome...We’re back!

PerformersThanks to a partnership with Lower Columbia College, with support from the Hanson endowment, we are delighted to announce our return with a 2014-2015 season beginning March 23, 2014.  This will be a special, 5 concert season over a year and a half.

The new home for Longview-Kelso Community Concerts will be the beautiful Wollenberg Auditorium in the Rose Center for the Arts on the LCC campus.

Longview-Kelso Community Concerts offers you outstanding, professional entertainment right here in our community at an incredibly reasonable price.  There’s no need to drive to Portland or pay for dinner and parking.  For less than the cost of a movie and popcorn, our season subscription enables you to enjoy a host of diverse artists in the comfortable seats of our beautiful Rose Center for Performing Arts.  It’s the best deal in town!

Still time to get that season subscription for the remaining three concerts

Enjoy significant savings with a subscription that includes all three of the remaining concerts for the price of two at single ticket prices. 
$50/adults      $20/students     $100/family (2 adults and up to three students)

Tickets can be purchase online. Go to LIVE Concert Tix.

Or, checks for season subscriptions may be mailed to:

Community Concerts
P.O. Box 2328
Longview, WA   98632

Single ticket prices are  $25 for adults and $10 for students.

Upcoming Concert Series

Pavlo – March 23, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.

Dubbed “Greek God of the Guitar,” Pavlo is a hot, sizzling composer, guitarist and singer with a unique style and Mediterranean flavor.

Mixing the sounds of Greek bouzouki with flamenco and Latin influences has proven a winning combination, which Pavlo says was the “natural progression” of combining his training and passions for cultural sounds. After six acclaimed albums and a Juno Award for 2004 World Artist of the Year, demand for Pavlo continues to grow. He is blazing a quick path toward international superstardom with television and film credits, commissioned works and an invitation to perform for His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

Joined by a trio of musicians on Greek bouzouki, bass and percussion, Pavlo will capture the audience with the sounds of the Chinese ehru, the Portuguese guitarra, the Arabic flute, the Indian sitar and of course, the Greek bouzouki. Truly a world artist, audiences everywhere will be on their feet cheering for an encore.

Meet Pavlo...includes video

Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 – May 2, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Jesse Lynch

Jesse Lynch has wowed audiences playing everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary compositions.  He also played piano for Daniel Rodriguez, the singing policeman who was in Longview in 2013.

With an extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach, as well as a student of both jazz and classical performance, Jesse is a genre-defying musician with the ability and passion to take on any style of music.  Joined on bass and drums, Jesse Lynch leads audiences on a journey through the evolution and history of jazz through music and a multi-media presentation in his touring program, Jesse Lynch Jazz 101.

The talented trio will crank up the heat on stage with explosive energy and electrifying technique in the sounds of Joplin, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats.

Meet Jesse Lynch Jazz 101...includes video

Habaneros (Cuban Quintet) -
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.

United States Debut Tour

HabenerosDirect from Havana, the members of Habaneros are all members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.  They have distinguished themselves as soloists, university faculty, artisans and recording artists.  The program will include classical favorites and Cuban compositions played while the artists are dressed in authentic, festive attire.

Meet Hebaneros ...includes video

Karrnnel (Cutting Edge Violinist) -
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

2012 Winner of the Western Canadian Music Award for “Instrumental Album of the Year”

Karrnnel performs a unique blend of Celtic, Gypsy and Bluegrass.  The virtuosic, tight-knit trio brings the story of the fiddle to life.

Equally at ease in a chamber ensemble or a fiddle festival, Karrnnell is an award-winning musician and acclaimed recording artist.  Noted as a composer as well as a passionate performer, Karrnnel brings a high energy performance, contemporary style and flair.



Meet Karrnnel ...includes video

Simply Sinatra (Tribute to Frank Sinatra) -
Saturday, May 2 - 2015 - 7:30 p.m.

“…stop what you’re doing and head to the show…he’s that good.”– New York Daily News
“Standing Room Only appearances from coast to coast”
“Uncanny charm and style – close your eyes and you’ll hear ‘The Voice’ “

Steve Lippia anchors the quintessential remembrance of “Old Blue Eyes.” More than a sound-alike, his Las Vegas appearances and national tours have cemented Lippia’s place as a champion of the Great American Songbook.  Come enjoy the “knock ‘em out their seat” vocals, a ten-piece big band and the greatest set-list of all time!

Meet Simpy Sinatra ...includes video

Last season’s subscribers will receive a subscription brochure in the mail and will be contacted by their volunteer.

For additional information contact Susie Kirkpatrick at (360) 636-2211

*Dates subject to change