Weekly Magazine

THIS WEEK

VAN KUIJK QUARTET (above), resident in Paris, plays string quartets by Schubert, Ligeti and Ravel at Sunset Center. JAZZ GREAT CHICK COREA to perform at the Rio Theatre. STANLEY CLARKE and REGINA CARTER will play with their respective colleagues at Kuumbwa. PHILIP GLASS opera In the Penal Colony at the Golden Bough. SC SYMPHONY in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. CABRILLO COLLEGE’S Picasso Ensemble celebrates its 21st anniversary. For links to these and other live performance events, click our CALENDAR and on the ads, left. 

FARKHAD KHUDYEV A FINALIST IN RICHMOND

MUSiC DIRECTOR for Youth Music Monterey and Hidden Valley Orchestra Institute, Khudyev is one of six finalists to take over the music directorship of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia. He is scheduled to conduct his debut there in April 2020. Khudyev will also make his debut appearance with the Seattle Symphony during the 2018-19 season.

BEATTIE SUCCEEDS GORDON AT BACH

THE CARMEL BACH FESTIVAL has named Michael Beattie to the position of Director of the Virginia Best Adams Masterclass. Beattie succeeds David Gordon, who has led the program since 1990. Beattie previously served as music director for the Masterclass Showcase Concert. He has performed with the Festival for 10 years.

TANDY BEAL’S ARTSMART SERIES BEGINS

FAMILY FIRST-SATURDAY of each month, morning season begins this weekend at Vets Hall in Santa Cruz with Bubble Magic.

SUPPOSE BACH COMPOSED THE RITE OF SPRING

DEBUSSY, THE LATE WORKS

GREAT FRENCH COMPOSER died 100 years ago. At the time he was working to finish a series of sonatas, and completed a violin sonata, cello sonata, sonata for flute, viola and harp, flute sonata and a handful of lesser known pieces, including the somber Berceuse héroique written at the start of WWI and including the Belgian national anthem. Eight superb musicians deliver the goods on Harmonia Mundi label, to be released this week..

PIANIST GLENN GOULD HOLOGRAM

TO GO on tour. Click HERE   

ALBANIAN ISOPOLYPHONIC SINGING

ANCIENT and beguiling. Click HERE  

BALLERINA AESHA ASH’S SWAN DREAMS

HER HOMECOMING to inner-city Rochester, New York. 

INDIA’S CLASSICAL MUSICIANS UNDER FIRE

CONFLICT BETWEEN Carnatic musicians and Hindu nationalists. It’s really about religion. Click HERE  

THE BORDER WAR YOU DIDN’T SEE COMING

“MEXICO is the Latino version of Broadway.” Click HERE  

BETWEEN THE LINES

JANIS IAN from her No. 1 1975 album, with a generous dollop of klezmer, between the lines.    

FRESH REVIEWS

PIANIST GARRICK OHLSSON in Santa Cruz and PIANIST YEKWON SUNWOO in Carmel. Click HERE

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM JONES at Forest Theater. Click HERE

NEXT WEEK

ENSEMBLE MONTEREY begins new season in Carmel and Santa Cruz. APTOS KEYBOARD SERIES inaugurates new Kawai with pianist Robyn Carmichael. HIDDEN VALLEY invites you to dine and dance the night away. STRANGE WINDOW: THE TURN OF THE SCREW at UC Santa Cruz. “OCTOBER SURPRISE” at UC Santa Cruz.

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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor