Weekly Magazine

petershafferAMADEUS AUTHOR PETER SHAFFER DIES

ACCLAIMED playwright of fable about Mozart and Salieri died yesterday at 90 while on holiday in Ireland. His other plays included Equus, Black Comedy, Lettice and Lovage, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Five Finger Exercise.

STEPHEN TOSH MEMORIAL

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE of the cherished composer will be held at the Greater Victory Temple in Seaside, corner Broadway and Yosemite Street, Saturday, June 11, 5pm.

Man-lingMAN-LING BAI WINS CARMEL MUSIC CONTEST
SATURDAY PIANO COMPETITION produced three winners. First prize to young Taiwan-born artist now studying, with full scholarship, at CSU Fullerton. Her winnings include a solo recital in the spring of 2017. Second prize went to Misha Galant. Third prize winner is China-born Dongni Xie.

 

MOST SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN MUSICIAN OF ALL TIME?

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN’S choice may surprise you. Click HERE

NEW MUSIC IN MAY TRAILER

REBECCA JACKSON’S chamber music festival 2017 anticipated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORGOTTEN CLASSICAL COMPOSERS: WOMEN

TO READ AND LISTEN, click HERE

PETER, PAUL & MARY: HURRY SUNDOWN

YIP HARBURG AND EARL ROBINSON song commissioned by Otto Preminger for his film of the same name, but never used. Arranged with brass. YouTube audio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VADYM KHOLODENKO REFLECTS

IN A RECENT LOS ANGELES interview, the Van Cliburn gold-medalist who performed with the Monterey Symphony in April mused on the deaths of his two young daughters. He said he finds meaning in the music of Scriabin, who also suffered the loss of several children. “His personal tragedies and the way he kept going through them are perfect examples of a strong spirit inside the man, and I thought about that a lot during the past few months. In any case, I believe that music is not necessarily obliged to express feelings in our human sense. Playing the music of Scriabin has a different meaning for me, and I don’t implicate here my own intrinsic feelings and experience. Everyone has his own path of life, and we all should go through whatever life gives to us with dignity.”

SMUIN BALLET RETURNS

DANCE SERIES TWO wraps up current season, Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Sunset Center. See our CALENDAR

Scott MacClelland, editor