OVER TRUMP BUDGET CUTS, and appealing to all their constituents to contact members of Congress (House and Senate) to protect the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.
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‘THE LETTUCE CURTAIN’ CORRECTION
LAST WEEK’S Weekly Magazine claimed that The Western Stage website had not been updated since 2015. This is incorrect. Our access to it was redirected to an archival page. That situation has been rectified. Apologies to TWS administration.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
KLEIN STRING COMPETITION cellist Oliver Herbert joins the Santa Cruz Symphony on March 25 and 26 in a concerto by Haydn. (See below.) Daniel Stewart conducts Arvo Pärt’s Fratres and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet arranged for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler. SMUIN BALLET returns to Carmel’s Sunset Center. PETER PAN the musical, for kids of all ages, opens at Cabrillo College. SANTA CRUZ CHORALE hosts NEW CHOIR at Holy Cross on Sunday. Details and links on our CALENDAR.
CABRILLO FESTIVAL 2017
NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR Cristian Măcelaru announces his inaugural season of 12 composers-in-residence, guest artists and seven newly commissioned world premieres.
LATEST S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION GRANTS
TRINITY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL, Monterey: $3,878, to help subsidize youth ticket costs and to help equip their new performance space. PACREP, Carmel, School of Dramatic Arts: $5,000, to help with productions and youth ticket subsidy. SOL TREASURES, King City: $10,500, to help purchase microphones and subsidize youth tickets. For more info, click HERE
JOYCE DiDONATO SHOWS HOW IT’S DONE
HER MASTER CLASS deconstructs Handel’s simple, beloved “Ombra mai fu.” Funny, incredibly insightful and nothing to do with vocal technique.
KOSMAN WEIGHS IN FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE music critic joins a growing chorus against an intolerable glass ceiling. Click HERE
PIANO CONCERTOS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
PIANIST DANNY DRIVER played a solo recital in Santa Cruz on Sunday. Conductor Rebecca Miller, a Santa Cruz native, joined him (her husband) in this new CD release of three distinctive voices from the late 19th and early middle 20th century France, the US and England.
AS WINTER ENDS, Tim Linhart still loves his cool music.
CRITICS ARE HISTORIANS
ALEX ROSS, one of the best, chimes in. “The trouble is, once you accept the proposition that popularity corresponds to value, the game is over for the performing arts. There is no longer any justification for giving space to classical music, jazz, dance, or any other artistic activity that fails to ignite mass enthusiasm.” Click HERE
CHUCK BERRY, 1926-2017
C’EST LA VIE say the old folks, in 1972. He wrote the rock ‘n roll book. He was such an outrage that he’d show up for a contract gig, survey the audience, and then refuse to go on stage without an additional $5K or $10K on the spot.
THE LION IN WINTER in Ben Lomond, and THE DANCE OF DEATH in Santa Cruz. Click HERE
MONTEREY SYMPHONY in Carmel. Click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca RC Brooks, associate editor