LYLE LOVETT & ROBERT EARL KEEN (above, and bottom of the page) coming to SC Civic. VIOLINIST ELDAR HUDIYEV and pianist James Neiman play the “Three B’s” in Carmel. AMERICAN STRING QUARTET (right) also play the “Three B’s” at Sunset Center, adding a few more Bach bits than previously announced. VALENTINE FOR WALLACE BAINE: local artists salute former SC Sentinel entertainment editor, Saturday, 7:30pm, Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz. CHOREOGRAPHER’S SHOWCASE at SpectorDance in two performances in Marina; Alyssa Mitchel (below) is one of eight artists presenting new works. For links to more live performance events, click our CALENDAR
SILLIEST IDEA OF THE WEEK
A “WHO HAS THE BIGGER NUCLEAR BUTTON” CONTEST between the MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY and GOOD TIMES SANTA CRUZ has somehow managed to overlook the extraordinary history of Monterey Bay performance culture—even though the word ‘culture’ was mentioned in their mutual preambles. That leaves PERFORMING ARTS MONTEREY BAY to save the day. A tiny hint of the MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL (61 years) is all but concealed. Among those that didn’t make the cut you will find the CABRILLO FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (55 years), PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE (35 years), SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE (42 years, including Shakespeare Santa Cruz), THE WESTERN STAGE (44 years), MONTEREY SYMPHONY (72 years), SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY (60 Years), CARMEL BACH FESTIVAL (83 years) and CARMEL MUSIC SOCIETY (91 years). THANK YOU to the editors and writers at both papers who failed to notice. IT MADE OUR DAY!
BRITS CHEER ON THEIR OLYMPIANS
MUELLER SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY opportunities for student musicians. Click HERE
ACTOR KELSEY GRAMMER AS DR PANGLOSS
IN A NEW LOS ANGELES OPERA PRODUCTION of Bernstein’s Candide. For Scott Simon’s NPR interview with Grammer, click HERE
MARIN ALSOP, FROM SÃO PAULO TO VIENNA
FORMER CABRILLO FESTIVAL and current Baltimore Symphony music director will become chief conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra from September 2019. The ORF is Vienna’s third-ranked orchestra, behind the Philharmonic and the Symphony orchestras, and has little international profile. But the playing has improved over the past eight years under the German conductor Cornelius Meister and the hiring of Alsop signifies a corporate ambition to play a larger role. Alsop, 61, is coming to the end of her term with the São Paulo Symphony in Brazil. She is committed until 2021 to Baltimore, where she has become the first woman conductor with a million-dollar paycheck. No matter how well she does, Vienna’s radio bosses will not match that. Click HERE
REMEMBERING HUGH MASEKELA
IS MUSIC REALLY THE UNIVERSAL ART?
COULD BE says Tom Jacobs for Pacific Standard. Click HERE
MAYBE NOT suggests Ed Yong for The Atlantic. Click HERE
LYLE LOVETT AND ROBERT EARL KEEN
IN CARMEL, October, 2016.
MONTEREY SYMPHONY welcomes back pianist JOSU DE SOLAUN. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS opens at the Cherry Center. ESPRESSIVO chamber orchestra to perform Mahler’s 4th Symphony with soprano Sheila Willey in Santa Cruz. SOPRANO DANIELLE CROOK & PIANIST LEAH ZUMBERGE recital in Aptos.
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Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca CR Brooks, associate editor