Weekly Update

HOW DO ARTISTIC DIRECTORS CHOOSE NEW PROJECTS?

On Saturday, January 31, 2pm, at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, a panel discussion among regional arts leaders will examine the “Craft of the Visionary,” the art within the resources. Panelists include Amy Anderson (Chamber Music Monterey Bay), Charlotte Eyerman (Monterey Museum of Art), Julie James (Jewel Theatre), Fran Spector-Atkins (SpectorDance) and Todd Lueders (director of the Lueders Fund for the Arts Endowment). Moderator will be PAMB founder/editor Scott MacClelland. Producer is PAMB contributor and museum member Susan Meister. For details, click HERE.

SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER PLAYERS RESUME SEASONBlack-Cedar-Trio

The first of the Classical subscription seasons to resume post-holidays presents the Black Cedar Trio (flute, guitar & cello) this weekend at Christ Lutheran in Aptos, with Mozart, Paganini, Nathan Kolosko and Chinery Ung on the program. Click on our CALENDAR.

HAVE THEY CRACKED THE SECRET OF PERFECT PITCH?

Is it a blessing or a curse, especially since Early Music research has shown the tuning pitch ‘A’ gradually rising over the last 300 years? Research started with two theories. Composer Henry Mollicone says, “my guess is that the second theory is correct, that we learn the sounds and remember. Many musicians have trained their ears to develop pitch recognition in a way very close to having perfect pitch.” Composer Stephen Tosh tells us “I knew a French hornist that had perfect pitch; couldn’t enjoy anything, but he could call any pitch, any range in less than 2 seconds.” For the report, click HERE.

LA PHIL’S EL SISTEMA INITIATIVE

Our Dec 8 Performing Arts Person was Juan Felipe Molano, conductor of YOSAL, and recently engaged by the LA Philharmonic to direct its Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program. Click HERE.

CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS & OUR PAP PERSONPaul.Workshop 11.19.14

Annual honorees this year include Paul Contos, education director for the Monterey Jazz Festival and our Performing Arts People person this week. Click HERE. To learn more about the Monterey County Arts Council event, which benefits arts education, click HERE.

“8 TENS @ 8” REVIEWED

Philip Pearce covers half the annual Santa Cruz festival, before his annual pilgrimage to the London theater scene. Click HERE.

MUSIC IN MAY ‘KICK OFF’ THIS WEEKEND

Rebecca Jackson’s Santa Cruz ensemble plays at the SF Conservatory with Ensemble San Francisco on Saturday, and at a private home in Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon. To reserve for the latter, email: musicinmay@gmail.com. Seating is limited.

CASM 13 pic(1)RMEL’S SUSANNE MENTZER

She appears as Marcellina in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, which opened the 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera. The performance can be seen on KQED Life, Channel 189, Monday, January 19, 7pm, (repeating Jan. 20, 1am.) Click HERE.

Scott MacClelland, editor