WHEN IS CLASSICAL MUSIC HIP?
DAVID SREBNIK asks—and answers HERE PS: ON SUNDAY, after his performance of the Schumann Cello Concerto at Tanglewood, Yo-Yo Ma, who considers conductor David Zinman one of his great mentors and friends, took a microphone to make a public plea to the 13,924 concert-goers to help find Mr. Zinman’s four-month-old Cuban Havanese puppy Carlito, who was lost earlier that morning. Yo-Yo gave out the numbers of the Stockbridge and Lenox police to get everyone on the case! (Happy ending; the puppy was found that evening.)
BARITONE PETER TUFF homecoming recital teams up with pianist Lucy Faridany for song-cycles by Robert Schumann and Ralph Vaughan Williams, Wednesday at All Saints in Carmel. CABRILLO FESTIVAL orchestra and conductor Cristian Măcelaru perform World Premieres by Jake Heggie, Christopher Rountree, Gabriella Smith and Karim Al-Zand on Saturday; other premieres by William Bolcom and Gerald Barry on Friday in Santa Cruz. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA principal cellist Mark Kosower plays a recital concert at Hidden Valley next Tuesday. The theater scene is jumping. For more events and links, click our CALENDAR
BROADWAY STAR created Cunegonde’s “Glitter and be gay” in Bernstein’s Candide. Click HERE
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
NOW ON STAGE at The Golden Bough in Carmel.
TOP 35 FEMALE CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
AS COMPILED BY Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, and including musical samples. Click HERE
LEONARD SLATKIN JOINS WFMT
THE CHICAGO Classical station and conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra—and husband of Cabrillo Festival composer-in-residence Cindy McTee—spent the week before Independence Day in a marathon broadcast of neglected American music and composers. This body of work includes dozens of pieces that were acclaimed in their first performances then left to gather dust. For more about it click HERE
NEW S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION GRANTS
YOUTH MUSIC MONTEREY: $5,000.00 for ten S.T.A.R. Foundation scholarships
FOREST THEATER FOUNDATION: up to $3,000.00 in youth ticket reimbursement for the Carmel Pops event
SPECTOR DANCE: $7,500.00 for OnSite project
WHARF THEATER: $3,000.00 to assist in refurbishing the Wharf Theater for children’s theater
MONTEREY PENINSULA COMMUNITY THEATER Charitable Trust: $8,000.00 in scholarship funding with half being granted now and the other half after January 1, 2018, and $3,375.00 for scenic supplies.
ARTS PEOPLE GIVE MORE TIME & MONEY
THE VIOLIN: CREMONA’S BEATING HEART
CABRILLO FESTIVAL opening weekend, click HERE
TWO GENTS OF VERONA opens at SC Shakespeare, and HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD at PacRep, click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor