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THIS WEEK

JAZZ VOCALIST DIANNE REEVES coming to Kuumbwa; good luck getting a ticket! ESPRESSIVO chamber orchestra plays Beethoven, Lachner & Francaix in Santa Cruz. MPC STRING ENSEMBLE joins Carmel Mission singers. YMMC CHAMBER PLAYERS (above) play a benefit concert at Hidden Valley. THE BROADWAY BOYS take the World Theater at CSU Monterey Bay. EN ROUTE URBAN DANCE at Cabrillo College. ORGAN RECITAL at St Dunstan’s Episcopal, Carmel. For links to these and other live performances click our CALENDAR

BACH FOR BANJO & ORGAN

LIKE MAYBE HE INTENDED? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIDDEN VALLEY ANNOUNCES 2018 MASTERS FESTIVAL

MASTER CLASSES and recital concerts start May 26. Clarinetist Emil Khudyev joins other world-class instrumentalists. Click HERE

WHAT ANCIENT GREEK MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE

FASCINATING historical research includes a video of a reconstruction for an actual concert. Click HERE

MUSICAL TRANSITIONS

CecilCECIL TAYLOR DIES AT 89

JAZZ AVANT-GARDE loses one of its lions. Click HERE

 

STEWART COPELAND

LATE OF The Police, takes you from the spark of creation to every musical thing since. “Ninety percent of jazz is bullshit.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID BYRNE

LATE OF Talking Heads, and his “political revolution.” Click HERE

 

SFCV STILL AMBIVALENT ABOUT MONTEREY BAY

EDITOR MICHAEL ZWIEBACH at San Francisco Classical Voice, an important online classical music service, has responded to our offer to cover Monterey Bay music for them this way: “After consulting with my colleagues, we’ve decided that we would rather commission than share content, which has long been SFCV policy. Thank you for thinking of us, but we can’t take you up on your offer.” SFCV hasn’t found anyone on this side of the Santa Cruz Mountains to satisfy their criteria. In the past, I was a critic over a span of many years for SFCV under its founder, Robert Commanday. So, of course, I am boundlessly reassured by Zwiebach’s addendum, “You are obviously qualified as a music critic.” SM

KORNGOLD REDUX

CONDUCTOR LEONARD SLATKIN’s BBC documentary about Erich Wolfgang and Hollywood. NOTE: There is NO AUDIO for the first 90 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME LIKE IT HOT

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY: The Las Vegas Philharmonic is looking for an executive director. Click HERE

TOM LEHRER IS 90!

IRREVERENT MUSICAL TREASURE of UC Santa Cruz math department keeps poisoning pigeons in the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH REVIEWS

Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN at Center Stage. Click HERE

ENSŌ STRING QUARTET and SANTA CRUZ BAROQUE. Click HERE

NEXT WEEK

SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER PLAYERS presents “The Variety of Three.” MONTEREY SYMPHONY features pianist Juan Pérez Floristán in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor