Weekly Update

SAND CITY’S WEST END CELEBRATION

With a strong local focus, the annual event runs from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, with performing and visual arts of great variety plus plenty of food and drink. For this reason, we profile Steve Vagnini, the event’s coordinator, on our Performing Arts People page. Click HERE.

PAMB CALENDAR

Ours is updated every Sunday for the following week, and now includes a link to Wies’ Notes to which you are invited to subscribe. Wies Norberg has a compulsion to keep her readers informed about the major club performers, days and times, around the Monterey Peninsula and beyond, with a focus on the abundance of top quality jazz that goes on every weekend. Click HERE.

PAMB WEBSITE HITS

Our WordPress counter lets us know how many visits our website gets month by month. As we now solicit and run display ads this information will be important to our advertisers. During the 31 days of July, the average daily hits stood at 1297.4.

CABRILLO FESTIVAL ON KUSP 88.9 FM

The last two orchestral concerts can be heard tonight starting at 7pm and Friday at 8pm, respectively. Tonight’s program includes works by Gabriella Smith, John Adams and Brett Dean. The Friday broadcast, recorded at Mission San Juan, contains concertos for violin and strings by Clarice Assad and Michael Daugherty, featuring fabulous soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and works by Stacy Garrop and Detlev Glanert. Except for Dean, all composers were present.

MAHLER’S ADAGIETTOAccentus-05

The uniquely popular piece for strings and harp from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony has been recorded in a transcription for unaccompanied choir by the Accentus Chamber Choir of France and its founding conductor Laurence Equilby. (Photo by Alvaro Yanez.) To hear this haunting work on YouTube Click HERE.

SANTA CRUZ SYMPHONY’S NEW LOOK382

As Daniel Stewart’s orchestra gets better and better, its new logo reflects its growth dynamically. Dropping the word “County” from its name also makes it more cosmopolitan.

FRESH REVIEWS

Susan Meister covers Pacific Repertory’s Shrek, the Musical, and Philip Pearce reviews Oscar Wilde’s Salome at Paper Wing. To read both, click HERE.

Scott MacClelland, editor