Weekly Magazine

THIS WEEK

HELLO DOLLY! opens at the outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel. THIRD ANNUAL MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL BLUES FEST takes over the Monterey Fairgrounds on Saturday. KENNY WERNER & GREGOIRE MARET pay tribute to harmonicist Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron “Toots” Thielemans. DISNEY’S NEWSIES opens at PacRep. CABRILLO STAGE stages Beehive. For links to these and dozens of other live performance events click on our CALENDAR

SUICIDE BY A THOUSAND CUTS

OREGON BACH FESTIVAL executive director eliminated two years after firing Matthew Halls, its popular music director. Click HERE  

MARIN ALSOP’S BALTIMORE SYMPHONY DISINTEGRATING

AN ACRIMONIOUS SIX-MONTH STRIKE by the musicians led to cancellation of the summer season, lockout and cancellation of musicians’ health and long term care insurance. The Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in solidarity with our Baltimore colleagues, have sent $10,000 to contribute to their cause. It has been suggested by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra CEO Peter Kjome that several orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, have stabilized their financial situations by making cuts to the length of their seasons. At best, Mr. Kjome has not done his homework; at worst, his comments are deliberately misleading,” Monica Fosnaugh, Detroit Symphony ICSOM Delegate, and the DSO Orchestra Committee. Former music director David Zinman has joined the musicians, This is a major league orchestra and it’s meant to stay that way. A long time ago, I spent 10 years blowing up a balloon. And now the balloon has been popped and everything is falling out…. it pains me to see this.” For more background, click HERE 

SEXUAL ACCUSATIONS LEAD TO RESIGNATIONS

EXPLICIT COMPLAINTS against conductor Stephen Lord roil Michigan Opera Theatre and Opera Theatre Saint Louis, lessons of the disgraced James Levine apparently unlearned. Click HERE 

DAVID MAMET’S HARVEY WEINSTEIN PLAY BOMBS IN LONDON

JOHN MALKOVICH notwithstanding, the critics hate the play. Click HERE  

THE HYPERTRAGIC NOTCH

OPUS CELLO is a leading publisher of cello ensemble sheet music arrangements founded in 2013 by Blaise Dejardin, a four-time ASCAP Plus Award-winning arranger and principal cellist of the Boston Symphony. In this new CD release, Dejardin teams with Kee-Hyun Kim, cellist of the Grammy-winning Parker String Quartet. Their program consists of arrangements for the two instruments of the violin-viola duos, K423 and 424, plus the 12 Variations on the French songs “Ah, vous dirai-je Maman.” The recording was made in June, 2018 at the Bowld Recital Studio at the Phillips Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire. More info at opuscello.com.

THE MOVABLE TYPE PRINTING PRESS 200 YEARS BEFORE GUTENBERG

INNOVATION in Korea, China and Mongolia, not surprisingly. Margaret Leslie Davis’ new book on Gutenberg actually confesses it. Click HERE  

JAMES TAYLOR

ON THE BEATLES, drug addiction, the story of Fire and Rain, and Carly Simon. (Give it a moment to load.) 

 

YO-YO MA’S COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT DARTMOUTH

HIS CORE MESSAGE is of and about our time.

 

BYE BYE BLACKBIRD REDUX

MILES DAVIS   

 

FRESH REVIEWS

ELAINE DOUVAS oboe recital at Hidden Valley. Click HERE

LITTLE WOMEN at Hartnell College. Click HERE

NEXT WEEK

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE  by Jane Austin opens Santa Cruz Shakespeare season. RISING APPALACHIA at the Rio

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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor