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IMG_0883-Anne-Marie-McDermottPIANIST ANNE-MARIE McDERMOTT’S car-crash injuries, which forced a cancellation  of her appearance for the Carmel Music Society, are much less serious than originally thought. She’s expected to make a full recovery in a week or so. Also, pianist VADYM KHOLODENKO will make good his performances with the Monterey Symphony later in April despite enduring a family tragedy.

ENSEMBLE MONTEREY features “Three Soloists” in this weekend’s program: trumpeter Barbara Hull, soprano Lori Schulman, and violinist David Dally who will premiere Stephen Tosh’s new Concertino. SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER PLAYERS led by violinist Roy Malan and featuring pianist Ian Scarfe will play Bolcom, Ravel and Brahms in two performances in Aptos. THE LISTENING PLACE READERS THEATER opens this Sunday for the first of three performances of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys, featuring octogenarians Michael Robbins and Philip Pearce. Click on our CALENDAR or on their ads, left

BARITONE MATTHIAS GOERNE KICKS OUT PHOTOGRAPHER

GoerneCELEBRATED GERMAN BARITONE forces cell-phone abuser in Paris recital to leave. An audience member writes: Matthias Goerne and pianist Markus Hinterhäuser came on stage to perform Schubert’s Winterreise. Barely had they begun the second verse of Gute Nacht when Goerne was disturbed by a person in the first row of seats, right in front of him, taking photos without discretion, not even silencing the device or disabling the red light. In the sweetest of tones, Goerne addressed the photographer in English: ‘Excuse me, excuse me. There was announcement that you cannot make any kind of photos. You have to leave now.’ There was a short pause, then he said: ‘Get out.’ All but the last two words were spoken quietly, with a most courteous tone, and even those final two were softly uttered, though the tone had hardened noticeably. The photographer left the hall to loud applause – for the singer.”

GOLDEN RATIO COLORING BOOK

AS PABLO PICASSO said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” This coloring book is good for all ages. Watch the artist’s video here

 

UGANDANS WHO LOVE U.S. COUNTRY MUSIC

“IT’S IN OUR BLOOD” Click HERE

APPLY FOR S.T.A.R. SCHOLARSHIPS

SUPPORT THE ARTS REGIONALLY (S.T.A.R.) is now accepting applications for scholarship awards for 2016-17. Deadline is April 30, 2016. The scholarships target graduating Monterey County resident high school seniors planning to pursue performing arts: acting, musical theater, vocal and/or instrumental music, related technical skills, play-writing and performing arts management in a college or extracurricular program. For more information click HERE

DANCING IN THE WIND

ANTHONY HOWE’S kinetic sculptures. Wind-power technology transformed into wind-driven art. Click the video.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILIP GLASS’ ELUSIVE BIG SUR DREAM

TRY AS HE MIGHT, famed composer has not yet overcome obstacles to establishing the Philip Glass Center in Big Sur. For the latest, click HERE

GLASS OPERA MASTERPIECE ON BBC

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA’S AKHNATEN available for the rest of the month on BBC Radio 3. Commentary is essential to understanding the story of a radical pharaoh who sought to make the sun the only god. Assassination was his reward. To listen, click HERE

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE

ESPRESSIVO Chamber Orchestra founder/conductor Michel Singher, from deep musical roots, performs two century-old masterpieces this Thursday at the Colligan in Santa Cruz. Click HERE

FRESH REVIEWS

PIANIST DARIA KISELEVA in Aptos and the String Orchestra of Hidden Valley in Carmel Valley. Click HERE

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR at PacRep in Carmel. Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor