SC’S REBECCA MILLER GETS HER OWN BAND
SANTA CRUZ NATIVE has become a leading light as a conductor of London orchestras, and internationally, with an impressive catalog of CD recordings. She was greeted by the queen during the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta. Click HERE Watch her conduct the Southbank Sinfonia.
THIS WEEK’S PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA string players perform all the Mozart violin concertos in Carmel, Friday and Saturday, featuring six violin and one viola soloists. SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER PLAYERS’ “Made in Vienna” this weekend in Aptos with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Solmaaz Adeli as program music director. For details and links, click our CALENDAR
MONTEREY COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL banquet honors 2017 Champions of the Arts: Richard Bains, Peggy Carroll, Melissa Chin-Parker, Xochitecpatl Victor Juarez, Don and Lois Mayol, Alan Silvestri, South County Strings. For information, click HERE
ENSEMBLE MONTEREY’S 25TH
A GALA FUNDRAISER set for this Saturday, 3 pm, at Haute Enchilada Social Club, 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. Click HERE
FIRST AUTHOR KNOWN BY NAME
SHE WAS the ancient Sumerian poet Enheduanna, from more than four thousand years ago, with a unique claim to fame and whose signed works influenced hymnody for centuries. Click HERE
DANIEL BARENBOIM ON CHOPIN
PART OF HIS new series ‘Music Education on the Go.’
JAZZ CRITIC NAT HENTOFF DEAD AT 91
WROTE WEEKLY COLUMN for The Village Voice starting in 1958. Also a fierce defender of Civil Liberties. As one colleague described Hentoff: “He challenges icons and ideas that are treasured in the community he lives in. He puts on his skunk suit and heads off to the garden party, week after week, again and again.” The Washington Post called him “a pain in the ass.” We could use his likes now.
FINDING YOURSELF THROUGH HIP-HOP
URBAN HIGH SCHOOLERS find new opportunities for communication and self-expression. New Visions Charter High School in New York.
VINYL RECORDS SALES HIT 25-YEAR HIGH
LARGELY DUE to deaths of superstars in 2016. Click HERE
HIDDEN VALLEY SONGFEST sets new standards and launches new series. Louis Lebherz reports HERE
8 TENS @ 8 PLAY FESTIVAL opens in Santa Cruz. Philip Pearce covers the opening performance. Click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca RC Brooks, associate editor