SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY hosts Metropolitan Opera soprano Michelle Bradley for Strauss’ haunting Four Last Songs, plus Wagner’s Meistersinger prelude and Rimsky’s sensational Scheherazade in Santa Cruz and Watsonville; these old dead white ‘magicians’ (above) will still take you to exotic lands like no other. JEWEL THEATRE opens Lauren Gunderson’s SILENT SKY at the Colligan (see below). LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO returns to Santa Cruz. Multi-talented KATIE THIROUX and colleagues come to Kuumbwa (see bottom of this page). For links and details to these and other live performance events, click our CALENDAR or the display ads, left.
NED McGOWAN FLUTES CHICAGO
AS WE SPEAK, Carmel native wields a relentless flute. Click HERE
VOCAL MUSIC INSTRUCTOR POSITION OPEN
CITRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE in Glendora, Southern California. Tenure track. Many Monterey Bay pros are qualified. Click HERE
WHY CULTURE IS A HUMAN SURVIVAL IMPERATIVE
YO-YO MA makes a compelling case for the World Economic Forum. Click HERE
MARKETING THE LONDON SYMPHONY 2018
HIGH TECH GLITZ with conductor Simon Rattle as wired Guinea pig.
THE GREAT AWOKENING OF POP CULTURE
WHAT HAPPENS TO CULTURE in an era of identity politics? Molly Fischer advises for The Cut. Click HERE
REVIVED BY PINK FLOYED & STING, 15th century songwriter & lute player laid the foundation. Click HERE
“OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’”
KATIE THIROUX has her spectacular way with the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. And she also sings! You need to book her Santa Cruz appearance on Monday into your calendar now.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Santa Catalina School, and Yasmina Reza’s comedy ART. Click HERE
Members of ENSEMBLE MONTEREY play “Three’s Company.” Click HERE
NIGHT OF LIVING COMPOSERS Feb 3 in Aptos. FACULTY RECITAL Feb 5 at UC Santa Cruz. SANTA CRUZ BAROQUE FESTIVAL opens Feb 10 at UC Santa Cruz. AMERICAN STRING QUARTET on Feb 11 in Carmel. ESPRESSO chamber orchestra, Feb 15 in Santa Cruz.
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor