Weekly Magazine

THIS WEEK

“SPOTLIGHT ON THE SYMPHONY” launches the Santa Cruz Symphony’s new recital series at Cabrillo College with principal harpist Madeline Jarzembak (above). ESPRESSIVO chamber orchestra opens its 2018-19 season with music by Bach and Stravinsky. HERB ALPERT, now 83, returns to Santa Cruz with his vocalist wife of 44 years, Lani Hall. For links to these and other live performance events, click our CALENDAR and on the ads, left. 

BARNEY HULSE, 1952-2018

WELL-KNOWN in Monterey County musical theater, Hulse died suddenly on the weekend. He accompanied many singers (with Layne Littlepage, left) at the piano and taught music at Monterey Peninsula College. 

FIVE MINUTES TO FALL IN LOVE WITH CLASSICAL

AS RECOMMENDED by 18 composers and critics. “I posed a deceptively simple question to our writers and editors, as well as some artists we admire: What are the five minutes or so — longer than a moment, shorter than a symphony — that you’d play for a friend to convince them to fall in love with classical music?” Zachary Woolfe,NY Times classical music editor. Click HERE   

HOW ONE MAN KILLS TELEMARKETERS

GREAT JOB OPENINGS IN L.A. & ORANGE COUNTY

Click HERE   And HERE  

THE CASE FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS

PODIUM VETERAN JOANN FALLETTA, no stranger to Santa Cruz, thoughtfully argues in favor. Click HERE   

PLAYWRIGHTS JOINING #NEVERAGAIN

RACHAEL CARNES describes how this is coming together. Click HERE  

PANSORI, KOREA’S MUSICAL STORYTELLING

MEET THE STANFORD LAPTOP ORCHESTRA

MARK HERTENSTEINER conducts. Click HERE   

MONA LISA

GREGORY PORTER AND JEFF GOLDBLUM, in anticipation of Goldblum’s new jazz album. 

FRESH REVIEWS

CELLIST AMIT PELED at Distinguished Artists. Click HERE

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Jewel Theatre. Click HERE

NEXT WEEK

AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSÉ opens at Hartnell College. SORDID LIVES opens at Mountain Community Theater. MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL, September 21-23.

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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor