Weekly Magazine

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MARIN ALSOP CONDUCTS MAHLER 6

IN BALTIMORE, with a timely message. She explains on National Public Radio. Click HERE

NEW CONCERTS & THEATER OPENINGS

THE MONTEREY SYMPHONY dreams A Midsummer Night’s Dream. MPC STRING ENSEMBLE plays local premiere of Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a dark meditation on the Allied destruction of the Munich Opera House in 1943. SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER PLAYERS present the Black Cedar Ensemble in Aptos. PACREP opens Sister Act in Carmel. JEWEL THEATRE opens Next to Normal in Santa Cruz. MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATER stages Other Desert Cities in Ben Lomond. Click our CALENDAR for details and links.

CMMB ELECTS NEW BOARD CHAIR

celia-barberena-photoFOLLOWING the sudden, recent passing of Chamber Music Monterey Bay President Barbara Babcock, CMMB’s board of directors has unanimously voted to elevate First Vice President Dr. Celia Barberena to President. Barberena, an educator and well-known community volunteer, will fulfill the last eight months of Babcock’s term, which concludes in June 2017, to be followed by an election for office covering the next two years.

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NUTZ RE-MIXED!

FELTON’S OWN Tandy Beal & Company are opening their Nutz RE-Mixed, “an exuberant Nutcracker for the 21st Century” in downtown San Jose at the Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, for a run of 12 performances beginning this Friday and ending on December 4. In true Tandy Beal style, Nutz RE-Mixed includes 30 world-class singers, dancers and circus artists from Mexican Folklorico to hip-hop, Mongolian contortions and gymnastics in an entertainment for the whole family. Music of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker will appear with fresh rhythms. For details, click HERE  Photo by cliff warner

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I HOPE A MONTEREY BAY presenter brings this talented lady to town soon. “A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey” is the title song on her new Jazz Village release. She composed several of the 12 tracks, and sings and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Her music is both American (with country and zydeco flavors) and Haitian traditional. There’s even a Klezmer clarinet. She sings in English, French and Haitian Criole. Her songs range from joyous to darkly reflective.

LEONARD COHEN SAYS GOODBYE AT 82

WITH JUDY COLLINS, faithful champion, by his side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH REVIEWS

ENSEMBLE MONTEREY performs Britten, Tchaikovsky and the premiere of Barry Phillips’ new Suite for Flute, Harp & Strings. Click HERE

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Salinas. Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca RC Brooks, associate editor