MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016
ON SUNDAY EVENING, September 18, Festival Commission artist Wayne Shorter will return to perform his The Unfolding. The Shorter Quartet will join the MJF Wind Ensemble and conductor Nicole Paiement, well-known for her San Francisco-based Opera Parallèle and her work at UC Santa Cruz. The Unfolding was commissioned by Opening Nights Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Jazztopad Festival (Wroclaw, Poland). This new piece is inspired by recent scientific interpretations of the Big Bang theory that describe the expansion of the universe as an “unfolding” of matter in the time and space continuum. The Unfolding will subsequently be performed at other US venues. (Photo by Robert Ascroft.)
IN THE KEY OF GENIUS
BLIND PIANO SAVANT Derek Paravicini attends TEDxWarwick.
PIANIST YUJA WANG’S “EXTREMELY SHORT AND TIGHT DRESSES”
SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY’S February soloist is targeted for her risque concert attire by The New Yorker’s Janet Malcolm. Now’s the time to buy tickets, obviously. Click HERE
BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY
THE UNTOLD rock and roll odyssey finally gets told. You know the songs—at least some of them.
REALLY STUPID WELLS FARGO AD
ANGER RISES among arts educators as Wells Fargo suggests artists should get ‘real’ jobs. Click HERE
THE SULTAN OF SQUEEZEBOXES
THERE’S AN INFAMOUS story about Monterey’s Mike Marotta who, horrified to discover that he had left his accordion unlocked in the back seat of his car, found four more accordions ‘dropped off.’ (Thanks to Greg Janusz for the yarn.)
STREETCAR OPENS IN SANTA CRUZ
NEW JEWEL THEATRE production at the Colligan. Click our CALENDAR for links to all events.
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK
FROM CHESS, the Cold War political rock musical by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Chess toured Europe in 1984 in concert form, then opened in the West End in ’86 and on Broadway in ’88. (Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco opens a new production this month.)
Scott MacClelland, editor. Rebecca Brooks, associate editor.