“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.
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
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
GREGORY PORTER AND JEFF GOLDBLUM, in anticipation of Goldblum’s new jazz album.
CELLIST AMIT PELED at Distinguished Artists. Click HERE
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Jewel Theatre. Click HERE
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