This weekend on our Calendar
Carnival of the Animals at the Monterey Symphony; I Cantori’s Faure Requiem; George Tsontakis world premiere at Chamber Music Monterey Bay. Youthful exuberance in dance programs in King City and Marina. Venus in Fur opens at PacRep; Jesus Hates Me opens at Paper Wing.
April 24, 7:30pm, Cabrillo Festival’s “A Taste of Summer”, the 2014 season announcement party and fund-raiser, with Quartet San Francisco and violinist Rebecca Jackson. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $75 per person. Reservations, 426-6966.
Carmel chanteuse Wies Norberg, from a musical family in Amsterdam, discovered jazz and immediately fell in love with its freestyle and creative possibilities. In Western Eruope, she started working with small groups for the American clubs at camps and bases all over France, Spain and Morocco.
Coming to California and involved full-time in family life, she continued her voice studies with John Roberts and David Gordon of Carmel and Robin McKee Williams of Pacific Grove and participated in occasional concerts, classical as well as jazz. That is how she developed her range and the definitely classical influence in her jazz stylings.
Today, she publishes an invaluable labor of love in support of the Monterey Bay area club scene, whereas PAMB concentrates on the non-profit performing arts, making Wies’ Notes a perfect complement. You can subscribe to her Thursday updates at http://acomputergeek.wix.com/wiesnotes#!__about
This week’s Performing Arts People person is award-winning composer/performer John Wineglass, a Monterey resident with a national constituency. Click here.
And as we launch our new Editor at Large series, Susan Meister finds much delight in recent biography of Glenn Gould and his obsessive pursuit of the perfect piano Romance on Three Legs. Click here.
Scott MacClelland, editor