Weekly Magazine

THIS WEEK

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (above) turns 100 on Saturday. RY COODER tonight at the Rio Theatre. FELEBOGA plays Appalachian fiddle music at The Cherry Center. DOROTHY PARKER’S Men I’m Not Married To at Santa Cruz Shakespeare. SWEET JAZZ @ EMBASSY on Sunday afternoon. For links to these and other live performance events, click our CALENDAR and on the ads, left. 

THE CITY OF SCOTTS VALLEY is working with AMS, a specialized consulting firm, to conduct a performing arts market and feasibility study. The Scotts Valley Community Theater is actively fundraising to build an arts and cultural facility in the vacant space adjacent to the Library. The study is one step of many to ensure that the proposed performing arts center will be a vital asset in the community. Part of this process involves engaging various community stakeholders to gather qualitative information to determine the feasibility of the project and gain insight into potential partnerships, funding and programming opportunities. Stakeholder interviews will be held Wednesday, August 29, Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31 at Scotts Valley City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, during regular business hours. Appointments are recommended with City Clerk Tracy Ferrara, 831-440-5600.

DAVID GORDON LEAVING BACH FESTIVAL

AFTER THREE DECADES, as singer, festival dramaturge, preconcert lecturer and director of the Virginia Best Adams vocal master class, this uniquely talented musician will “end his affiliation” with the festival, effective the end of 2018. He will be a hard act to follow. Read our Performing Arts People profile of David HERE   

PRELUDE, FUGUE & RIFFS

IN THE AUTUMN OF 1991, following his death one year earlier, Leonard Bernstein became a cottage industry, with Craig Urquhart taking a leadership role, as he does to this day in the twice-annual magazine anyone can subscribe to at no cost. Bernstein’s three offspring, Jamie, Alexander and Nina take an active role in promoting the Bernstein brand. The publication is named after the piece he wrote for, and recorded with, Benny Goodman. Click HERE 

REFLECTIONS ON BERNSTEIN AT 100

BY JOSEPH HOROWITZ. Click HERE

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY GOES ON TOUR

MUSIC OF BERNSTEIN FEATURED as John Williams and Marin Alsop conduct performances in England, Scotland and Ireland. Click HERE    

YIDDISH SONGS FROM WWII RECOVERED

AMANDA PETRUSICH writes for The New Yorker. With audio song tracks. Click HERE

BERNED-OUT ON BERNSTEIN

ANNE MIDGETTE of the Wash Post is ‘fed up.’ Click HERE   

ARETHA 1942-2018

 

MUSIC REDUCES PAIN

ONE GOOD THING ABOUT MUSIC, when it hits you you feel no pain. Bob Marley. EVEN in newborns. Click HERE   

HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY JANET BAKER

GREAT MEZZO-SOPRANO, ‘Granite Janet’ sings Edward Elgar’s “Where Corals Lie.”

HOW TO MAKE A HIT SONG

SCIENCE TRIES to find out. Click HERE  

THE GREAT JONI MITCHELL KNOWS HOW

SHE WAS always ‘a free man in Paris.’

FRESH REVIEWS

PHILIP PEARCE covers The Little Mermaid. Click HERE

MONTEREY COUNTY COMPOSERS FORUM at Hidden Valley. Click HERE

NEXT TWO WEEKS

OTONOWA plays a benefit concert for the victims of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami at Hidden Valley. JEWEL THEATRE season opens Sept., 5 with The Beauty Queen of Leenane. CELLIST AMIT PELED will open the Distinguished Artists Series in Santa Cruz on Sept. 6. KYMA INTERNATIONAL SOUND SYMPOSIUM coming to UCSC.

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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor