ACCLAIMED playwright of fable about Mozart and Salieri died yesterday at 90 while on holiday in Ireland. His other plays included Equus, Black Comedy, Lettice and Lovage, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Five Finger Exercise.
STEPHEN TOSH MEMORIAL
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE of the cherished composer will be held at the Greater Victory Temple in Seaside, corner Broadway and Yosemite Street, Saturday, June 11, 5pm.
MOST SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN MUSICIAN OF ALL TIME?
CHUCK KLOSTERMAN’S choice may surprise you. Click HERE
NEW MUSIC IN MAY TRAILER
REBECCA JACKSON’S chamber music festival 2017 anticipated.
FORGOTTEN CLASSICAL COMPOSERS: WOMEN
TO READ AND LISTEN, click HERE
PETER, PAUL & MARY: HURRY SUNDOWN
YIP HARBURG AND EARL ROBINSON song commissioned by Otto Preminger for his film of the same name, but never used. Arranged with brass. YouTube audio.
VADYM KHOLODENKO REFLECTS
IN A RECENT LOS ANGELES interview, the Van Cliburn gold-medalist who performed with the Monterey Symphony in April mused on the deaths of his two young daughters. He said he finds meaning in the music of Scriabin, who also suffered the loss of several children. “His personal tragedies and the way he kept going through them are perfect examples of a strong spirit inside the man, and I thought about that a lot during the past few months. In any case, I believe that music is not necessarily obliged to express feelings in our human sense. Playing the music of Scriabin has a different meaning for me, and I don’t implicate here my own intrinsic feelings and experience. Everyone has his own path of life, and we all should go through whatever life gives to us with dignity.”
SMUIN BALLET RETURNS
DANCE SERIES TWO wraps up current season, Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Sunset Center. See our CALENDAR
Scott MacClelland, editor