Weekly Update

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HOW ARTISTIC DIRECTORS CHOOSE THEIR PROJECTS

A panel discussion by leaders of Monterey Bay arts organizations: Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Jewel Theatre, Monterey Museum of Art, SpectorDance and the Todd Lueders Fund for the Arts. This Saturday, January 31, 2pm, Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street. Sponsored by Monterey Museum of Art and Performing Arts Monterey Bay. Limited seating. For details, click HERE

MYSTERY THEATER SATURDAY MATINÉE

Who stole Blackbeard’s gold? Stancil Johnson’s musical The Penniless Pirate. Annual Monterey Symphony fundraiser. Main Stage, Hartnell College. For details, see our CALENDAR (or click on the Pirate Mystery Play ad, left.)

SF GIRLS CHORUS JOINS PIANIST JON NAKAMATSU

PushkinMonterey Bay premiere of Wait (2002) by prolific anlisabielawa1bylizlinder-200d acclaimed American composer Lisa Bielawa (right) included with music by Schumann, Schubert and Chopin. Wait was inspired by words from Evgeny Onegin by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (left). The chorus will provide Nakamatsu with the drone that accompanies the solo piano piece. (Bielawa has toured with the Philip Glass Ensemble.) Click HERE

TANDY Tandy's NightlifeBEAL & COMPANY 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Forty Odd Moves coming to Cabrillo Crocker Theater this weekend. (We profiled Tandy Beal in our Performing Arts People page, March 25, 2014.) Click HERE (or on the ad, left)

ANNUAL GAIL RICH AWARDS

Jan 15, 7:30pm, Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by the SC Arts Council. Click HERE

GERGELY BOGÁNYI’S NEW CARBON FIBER GRAND PIANOBoganyi piano

It’s supposed to project better into an auditorium. Skeptical Tom Service wonders what its claim of “sound beyond time” really means. At least it’s removing carbon from the atmosphere. Click HERE

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE

For decades, Will Wallace has photographed jazz and blues musicians around the Monterey Bay. The senior citizen stays fit by dancing. Click HERE

REVIEWS

Roger Emanuels covered Sunday’s Santa Cruz Symphony all-strings concert in Watsonville. Will Bullock was deeply moved by the “Exiles” concert featuring soprano Katherine Edison in Carmel. Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor