Weekly Magazine

THIS WEEK

LIVE CLASSICAL & JAZZ at UC Santa Cruz. Basketball legend KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR to appear at Sunset Center. BEAUTY & THE BEAST for kids comes to the Fox in Salinas. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY joins Family Concert at the Civic. SMOLDERING UKES at Hidden Valley. ENSEMBLE MONTEREY schedules a long-winded Schubert divertissement, better for players than audiences. JORMA KAUKONEN (below) returns to Santa Cruz. For links to these and dozens of other live performance events, click on the display ads, left, or on our CALENDAR

 

TOO MANY FESTIVALS?

MONTEREY PENINSULA residents’ complaints get louder each year. Same in Coachella Valley and Edinburgh. Click HERE   

PLUM JOB JUST UP THE ROAD

THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY seeking new Artistic Director. Founding AD Robert Kelley to retire after 50 years in leadership. Click HERE  

THE ASTOUNDING CAREER OF ANDRÉ PREVIN

CLASSICAL CONDUCTOR, JAZZ MASTER, CONCERT & OSCAR-WINNING FILM COMPOSER (photo, top of page) was once told he had no talent. Click HERE  Below he rehearses a youth orchestra. 

 

A.I. SMARTPHONE ‘FINISHES’ THE “UNFINISHED” SYMPHONY

SINCE THERE is nothing wrong with it, is that really necessary? Click HERE   

REMEMBERING DOMINICK ARGENTO

CHERISHED AMERICAN composer of lyric opera, including The Boor, The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe, Dream of Valentino and Casanova’s Homecoming. He won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for his song cycle, From the Diary of Virginia Woolf. Click HERE  

THE POWER OF MUSIC

*IF I SHOULD EVER DIE, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC

ACCORDING TO: Susan Sontag, *Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Virginia Woolf, Victor Hugo, Aldous Huxley, Anaïs Nin, Walt Whitman and Oliver Sacks. Click HERE

WHITE RABBIT 1967

 

FRESH REVIEW

YOUTH MUSIC MONTEREY in Carmel. Click HERE

NEXT WEEK

SCHUBERTIADE, featuring mezzo Solmaaz Adeli, at Distinguished Artists. SC CHAMBER PLAYERS hosts MUSA Chinese Baroque. SANTA CRUZ JAZZ FESTIVAL at Cabrillo College. MONTEREY SYMPHONY in Carmel. REFER MADNESS opens at Paper Wing. MASTERS OF SOUL at World Theater.

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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor