VIOLINIST EDWIN HUIZINGA led a quintet during the John McCain memorial service on Saturday at the Washington Cathedral as Renée Fleming sang Danny boy. Long-haired redhead from Toronto is a Carmel Bach Festival and Santa Cruz favorite.
CELLIST AMIT PELED opens Distinguished Artists Series in Santa Cruz on Thursday. JEWEL THEATRE launches new season at the Colligan in Santa Cruz with The Beauty Queen of Leenane. MOZART COMEDY Cosi fan tutte in a single performance on Friday in Big Sur. KYMA INTERNATIONAL SOUND SYMPOSIUM Thursday through Sunday at various locations on the UC Santa Cruz campus: for details click HERE For links to these and other live performance events, click our CALENDAR and on the ads, left.
FOX THEATER OPENS FOR REAL
HISTORIC SALINAS MOVIE HOUSE has at last satisfied code violations and is open for business. An earlier announcement was months premature. Rocio y su Sonora and the Chicano All Stars celebrated the reopening on Sunday.
NEW LUNCHTIME SERIES IN CARMEL
FRIDAY SUNSET CENTER SERIES brings live music for free on the outdoor upper Terrace Stage to anyone who wants to bring a picnic lunch. Local artists will play for 45 minutes.
JAZZ GIANT WAYNE SHORTER TURNED 85 LAST WEEK
SAX MASTER & COMPOSER headlined at the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival. As a composer he has worked in modal jazz, post-bop, hard bop, jazz fusion third stream and crossover. He also just announced his new Emanon on Blue Note.
MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018
HEADLINERS for the September 21-23 festival include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Anat Cohen, José James, Lucinda Williams, Dianne Reeves (pictured), Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, Oscar Hernández and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Jon Batiste, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Christian McBride and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Tickets for all events at the Monterey County Fairgrounds are on sale now.
‘DANCE MAKER’ PAUL TAYLOR 1930-2018
GIA KOURLAS celebrates him in The New York Times. Click HERE
HOST OF THE POPULAR NPR award-winning program From the Top since 1999 ousted under dark circumstances. Guest blogger Lawrence Christon tries to shine a light. Click HERE
NEW MUSIC IN BRITAIN
TWO EMINENT COMPOSERS who have never appeared at the Cabrillo Festival. George Benjamin’s opera Lessons in Love and Violence. Click HERE Roxanna Panufnik’s Songs of Darkness, Dreams of Light. Click HERE
SHARON ISBIN PLAYS VIVALDI
THE COMPOSER was always surrounded by girls at the school in Venice where he taught.
SEXMOB plays Nino Rota’s music for Fellini films in their own interpretation. HARPIST MADELINE JARZEMBAK launches Spotlight on the Symphony recital series at Cabrillo College in Aptos. ESPRESSIVO chamber orchestra begins its season with “Bachvinsky” in Santa Cruz.
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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor