Weekly Update

FUTURE AUDIENCE NETWORK MEETING

JOIN THE Monterey County Arts Council on Wednesday, from 8:30am to 10:00am at Open Ground Studios, 1230 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Featured speaker is Rob Klevan, community relations specialist for CSU Summer Arts, on “Making the Most of the Arts Education Connection.” Doors open for coffee, treats and networking 8:30am; Q/A to follow. Please RSVP to Klara at klara@arts4mc.org.

KIPLING’S JUNGLE BOOK OPENS AT MPC

GARY BOLEN directs the new production of Kipling stories adapted by Monica Flory. Click our CALENDAR for links to the MPC Theatre Company.

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MONTEREY’S home-grown Alexander Janko announces that he has cast award-winning film and television actors Karen Allen, S. Epatha Merkerson, Celia Imrie and Michael Cristofer in his upcoming film based on the books by Joan Anderson (right, with Janko.) Shooting begins on Cape Cod next month.

DUELING ORCHESTRAS

IN EACH concert season it seems the Monterey and Santa Cruz Symphonies play one program apiece on the same weekend. But with three performances in two locations by Monterey and two in two locations by Santa Cruz, it should be easy to hear both. Click HERE (or on the ads, left.)

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TEENAGED Korean violinist won the 2013 Klein Competition held at San Francisco State.

Youjin Lee was an extraordinary presence at the 28th Annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition, performing a wide range of repertoire with mesmerizing power and elegance. In repertoire from Bach through Tchaikovsky to Poulenc and the contemporary commissioned work, she exhibited finesse, interpretive depth, and stunning technical command. Her thrilling performances won her the First Prize. Mitchell Sardou Klein, Director, Klein International String Competition.

S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION CITED

VOTED 2014 “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation” by National Philanthropy Day of the Central Coast. Deadline for college scholarship applications is coming up. Click HERE

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PHILIP PEARCE profiles Linda Hancock, founding director of The Listening Place readers’ theater. Click HERE

FRESH MUSIC REVIEW

ENSEMBLE MONTEREY’s “Americans we Love”. Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor