Weekly Update

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE

We’ve found that some of the people we’ve profiled have posted links to our Performing Arts People page which updates with fresh profiles weekly. However we can (and have when asked) provide a dedicated link to the specific page for anyone profiled to use on their own website, by request to Editor@PerformingArtsMontereyBay.com

Meanwhile, this week’s PAP profiles Lee Durley and Ray Paul, “Brotherly Love,” for their unique musical service to those in assisted living in the Monterey Bay area, particularly those receiving memory care. Click HERE.

CABRILLO FESTIVAL’S ALSOP HONORED

On September 4, the acclaimed Marin Alsop conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Marin-Alsopa BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall, and ceremoniously was extended an honorary membership by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Fewer than 130 such memberships have been conferred, starting with composer Carl Maria von Weber in 1826, and including Felix Mendelssohn, Gioacchino Rossini, Hector Berlioz, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. The September 4 Proms concert included John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto which received its West Coast premiere at the Cabrillo Festival on August 9.

MONTEREY GOSPEL CHOIR WANTS SINGERS

This Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, the Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir  rehearses at the Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall to prepare for a big concert event on September 27. Interested singers are welcome to join.

ARIOSE SINGERS NAME NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR

The Ariose Singers of Santa Cruz have named Drew Lewis as successor to MichaelLewis-Drew1-350x350 McGushin as music director. Since 2006, Lewis has been head of the Art Division and music teacher at the independent Kirby Preparatory School in Santa Cruz. Ariose needs a few more singers. Their rehearsals for the 2015 season begin this Thursday evening. For more information, email Director@ArioseSingers.org.

FRESH THEATER REVIEW

Philip Pearce covers new Jewel Theatre production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan. Click HERE.

CLASSICAL CDs OR THE CLOUD?9429

The New Yorker’s Alex Ross frets over choosing between hard copy (CDs) or downloads, and explains why he’s ‘old school.’ He also goes bonkers over the new Bridge CD All the Things You Are by pianist Leon Fleisher. Click HERE.

Scott MacClelland, editor