Weekly Magazine

THIS WEEK

YOUTH MUSIC MONTEREY COUNTY presents “Migration” by the Junior Youth and Honors Orchestras (above) and special guests. SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER PLAYERS serve up three piano trios in Aptos. JAZZ BIG BAND celebrates Count Basie at UC Santa Cruz. GUITARIST LEO KOTTKE at the Rio. SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY Family Concert at Civic Auditorium. SAXOPHONIST DAVID SANBORN at Kuumbwa; likewise TOM PAXTON & THE DON JUANS. FOR LINKS to these and other live performance events click on our CALENDAR or on the display ads, left.

YOUTH MUSIC MONTEREY COUNTY

‘MIGRATION’ CONCERT this Sunday will feature violinist Lance Yang Bauer playing the Butterfly Lovers Concerto, one of the most haunting melodies in the Chinese pentatonic from the late 20th century. Meanwhile, OPEN ONE-HOUR AUDITIONS are set for student musicians tomorrow (Wednesday) and on March 4 and March 11 at Hidden Valley Music Seminars, by appointment, at 375-1992. Music director Danko Druško, now in his first season, is broadening out YMMC’s outreach in the community to encourage young instrumental musicians to ‘join the party.’ Contact: office@youthmusicmonterey.org  

‘SPRINGFEST 2020’ AT THE WESTERN STAGE

STARTS this Saturday with the Legacy Players at Hartnell College. Click HERE 

CARMEL MUSIC SOCIETY’S 2020-21 SEASON

SIX PERFORMANCES start with the Telegraph String Quartet on October 25 and end with the return—by popular demand—of guitarist Manuel Barrueco on May 30. Between, in order of appearance, are returning pianist Jeremy Denk in November, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Piano Quartet in January, returning Israeli Chamber Project in February and piano duo Anderson and Roe (pictured) in April. Season ticket sales will become available this August.

RADICAL CHANGES AT SF SYMPHONY

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN rides in with a posse and a slew of new programming and collaborative ideas. Click HERE

VIOLINIST PLAYS DURING BRAIN SURGERY

UNUSUAL procedure on Dagmar Turner of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra.

 

JAMES TAYLOR OPENS UP, REFLECTS

HIS NEWEST ALBUM, American Standard, will be released this Friday. Click HERE  

KIDS CHOOSE BETWEEN OPERA AND BROCCOLI

 

THE HYPERTRAGIC NOTCH

SAMUEL BARBER ‘ABSOLUTE BEAUTY’

AWARD-WINNING DVD/BLU-RAY DOCUMENTARY of an American original, includes commentaries by fellow composers John Corigliano and Gian Carlo Menotti, conductors Leonard Bernstein, Marin Alsop and Leonard Slatkin, singers Leontyne Price, Thomas Hampson, William Sharp and Rosa Lamoreaux, and instrumentalists Christopher Rex, Andrew Simpson and Michael Adcock. The film includes many rare examples of Barber’s music and such admired masterpieces as the Adagio for Strings and Dover Beach, based on the Matthew Arnold poem, for baritone and string quartet first sung and recorded by Barber himself with the Curtis String Quartet.   

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY THROUGH DANCE

EVA AMSEN writes on science and art for Forbes. Click HERE  

ALVIN AILEY DANCE GOES TO LONDON

FOR VIDEO click HERE  

NO TIME TO DIE

BILLIE EILISH’S James Bond song is only the second-ever James Bond theme song to reach the top of the UK singles chart. She just turned 18. The new Bond movie is scheduled for release on April 3. Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall also scored No. 1 for Spectre in 2015.

 

FRESH REVIEW

VIOLINIST DAVID DALLY with Ensemble Monterey. Click HERE

NEXT WEEK

AIZURI QUARTET plays for Distinguished Artists at Peace United in Santa Cruz. BAD FAITH OR BAD BLOOD: Cheryl Anderson (Cabrillo College) and John Koza (Camerata Singers) shoot it out with new productions at the same time of the same ‘passion play,’ Considering Matthew Shepard. NEW WORKS FESTIVAL to open at MPC Theatre Company. ROBERTO FONSECA plays Kuumbwa. SC BAROQUE’S ‘Spanish Roots~Mexican Flowerings’ at Peace United. UCSC Orchestra & Jazz Ensembles. MONTEREY COUNTY COMPOSERS’ FORUM at Hidden Valley. ESCHER QUARTET at Sunset Center. JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY in Monterey.

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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor