AT SANTA CRUZ’ TANNERY ART CENTER. Geoffrey Nelson’s artistic light show, colorful, engaging and family-friendly, features projectors that gently rotate and scatter laser light over Center’s silos, promenade and electrical shed.
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE of Barry Phillips’ Suite for Flute, Harp & Strings, featuring Lars Johannesson (left) and Jennifer Cass, along with Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, with tenor Adam Klein and hornist Scott Hartman, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Youth Music Monterey Chamber Players will also perform Carl Nielsen’s challenging Wind Quintet. Performances on Saturday in Carmel and Sunday in Santa Cruz. Click our CALENDAR, or on the ad, left, for details and links.
TEREZIN: CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST
WEST COAST PREMIERE of Anna Smulowitz’ Terezin: Children of the Holocaust will be performed at Carmel High and Pacific Grove Middle School on Sunday and Monday, respectively, during daytime hours. The performances are sponsored by the Carmel Unified School District, Catholic Diocese of Monterey, Congregation Beth Israel, Harmony at Home and the National Coalition Building Institute. Find locations and times on our CALENDAR. To learn more, click HERE
NEWS FROM REBECCA JACKSON
MUSIC IN MAY artistic director is joining colleagues and the Stanford Philharmonia this Saturday, 7:30pm, in the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University in the world premiere of José González Granero’s Concerto da Camera for piano trio and orchestra. The work was commissioned by Stanford grad and well-known Santa Cruz philanthropist David Kaun. The program also includes music by Ravel, Debussy and Berlioz. Click HERE
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW MUSIC?
TAKE THE University Challenge: ten questions about all kinds of music. (I have no idea how I got only three wrong.) Click HERE
FORT WORTH RISKS LOSING THE CLIBURN
AMID EVER-MORE HOSTILE statements from Amy Adkins, CEO of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the clock is ticking on an embattled organization where there seems to be no Plan B. The musicians went on strike in September after refusing to accept pay cuts. The board has canceled all concerts for the rest of 2016 and has slammed the door on further talks until the musicians return on their knees. That’s where things stand. Now, look a little further ahead. In May 2017, the Fort Worth SO is supposed to be playing for semi-final and final contestants in the Van Cliburn Competition, founded by the city’s most famous musician. Supposed to. If guarantees cannot be given by January, the Cliburn will (we hear) have to look elsewhere for an orchestra. It won’t lack for offers. And the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will have lost the jewel in its crown.
BIG 1952 HIT FOR KAY STARR, a “ferociously expressive” singer whose ability to infuse swing, pop and country songs with her own indelible, bluesy stamp made her one of the most admired recording artists of her generation, died Nov. 3 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.
SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY’S Barber of Seville. CHAMBER MUSIC MONTEREY BAY’S Trio Solisti. Click HERE
AS YOU LIKE IT at Monterey Peninsula College. Click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca RC Brooks, associate editor