Weekly Update

CALIFCaliroots_crowd_bg_6ORNIA ROOTS FESTIVAL

TAKES OVER Monterey County Fairgrounds, Friday through Sunday, starting 11am. Click our CALENDAR

SANTA CRUZ AMERBonnie+Raitt+55th+Annual+GRAMMY+Awards+MusiCares+e6WtrLiCph-lICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

MAY 23 & 24, Starting 11am: 100 Aptos Creek Road. BONNIE RAITT, Big & Rich, Los Lonely Boys, many more. Aptos Village Park, Aptos. Click our CALENDAR

THE STONES OR THE BEATLES?

THAT, as any baby-boomer knows, is the most important question in music. New research traces how music styles echo forward. Click HERE

GEORGIA STINKS

THE STINGIEST STATE for the arts embarrasses its acclaimed Atlanta Symphony among others. Click HERE

VIDEO ANIMATION OF JS BACH RICERCAR

Ricercar a 6THREE WEEKS AGO the Carmel Bach Festival sent out an email to friends and subscribers that included a link to a color-coded visual animation of the Ricercar a 6 from Bach’s Musical Offering. The fugue subject was actually composed by Frederick the Great as a challenge to the composer. To see/hear it, click HERE

MONTEREY SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SEASON

THE MONTEREY SYPHONY just announced its renewal of music director Max Bragado-Darman’s contract for another five years and simultaneously its 2015-16 season, their 70th. Bragado-Darman opens the new season in October with an all-orchestral program of Wagner, Richard Strauss and Shostakovich. The all-American November fare includes Copland, MacDowell’s Second Piano Concerto featuring Orion Weiss, and Ives’ Second Symphony. In February guest conductor Farkhad Khudyev will premiere his own Sounds of Eternity in honor of the Symphony’s 70th, plus Mozart and Beethoven. In March, Bragado will engage the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus for Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody and the two Daphnis and Chloe suites by Ravel. Van Cliburn gold-medalist Vadym Kholodenko will play Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto in April opposite Hindemith’s Symphony in E-flat. Finally, in May, Bragado welcomes violinist Anne Akiko Myers for Saint-Saëns and Ravel, and includes the two Capriccios, Tchaikovsky’s Italien and Rimsky’s Espagnol.

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE

THIS WEEK it’s Hamish Tyler, director of The Media Center for Art, Education and Technology (MCAET) at the Monterey County Office of Education. His is a powerful and important story. Click HERE

FRESH REVIEWS

MONTEREY SYMPHONY last Sunday. Click HERE

PACREP’s VANYA AND SASHA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor