Author Archives: Michelle Galindo

Carmel Bach Festival presents: An Evening with Edwin Huizinga


Ian Scarfe, Edwin Huizinga & William Coulter

This week the Carmel Bach Festival presented an evening with Edwin Huizinga (and friends) which brought to fruition a longtime dream of expanding the festival outside the annual Bach Festival July season and outside the Carmel area. The concert featured Edwin Huizinga, one of the Bach Festival’s most versatile violinists. He was joined by Ian Scarfe on piano and William Coulter on guitar. The February 12th, 2015 concert was so popular that it sold out quickly and a second performance was added which also sold out. The concert featured a variety of music from Baroque to Celtic and kept concert-goers engaged with both familiar favorites and unexpected surprises.

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Archived in these categories: Baroque, Carmel Bach Festival, Chamber music, Classical Era, Piano, Romantic Era

Two Pianos — Four Hands at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

 Two Pianos

TheatreWorks’ current production of ‘2 Pianos 4 Hands’ is an absolute gem that resonates with anyone who has ever poured their hearts into a pursuit of excellence. Written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt, it is a blend of comedy and classical music, not fully musical theatre but more a play with classical music firmly embedded throughout. When the two musicians first appear on the stage, Darren Dunstan and Christopher Tocco capture the audience immediate with their impeccable comedic timing and have the audience laughing out within a matter of moments. However, the moment that they begin to play, you realize that these are not mere actors, but extremely talented classical pianists. Their first number is a duet version of J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 played on the two Steinway concert grand pianos at the center of the stage of the Mountain View Center of the Performing Arts.

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Archived in these categories: Baroque, Classical Era, Concerto, Piano, Romantic Era