Author Archives: Lyn Bronson

The Romantics Meet the New Age — Organ Concert at St. Dunstan’s Church

On Saturday, September 23rd, at 3 pm, Diane Keller, Palo Alto organist and teacher, will kick off the fall schedule of organ concerts at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Carmel Valley.

Diane’s program features contrasting pieces from composers of the Italian and French Romantic periods, along with contemporary composers from Norway and England.  Diane’s concert “pulls out all the stops” with quirky scherzos and dramatic toccatas, to New Age music and even the Beatles. Steven Denmark, Director of Music at St. Dunstan’s noted that Diane is known for playing an exciting organ concert with her strong command of both the instrument and the music. Read full story

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Pacific Brass Band coming to Hidden Valley

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 5:30 pm, the Pacific Brass Band, an authentic British style brass band, will present a concert at Hidden Valley featuring traditional brass Band favorites, American fold songs, rags, marches and music theater selections. The Ensemble will be lead by Jim O”Briant, Conductor, assisted by Brad Gronroos, Associate Conductor.

Admission is free.


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Phillip Glass “Days & Nights Festival” Moves to Golden Bough Theatre

The “Days & Nights Festival” is happy to announce a CHANGE OF VENUE to Carmel-By-The-Sea’s Historic Golden Bough Theatre in the heart of Carmel. (Fewer redwoods, we admit, but a far shorter commute and, for that matter, walking distance to restaurants, hotels, and the beach!)

All showtimes and schedules will remain the same. The seating capacity is the same as the Henry Miller Library, so there is no need to adjust your reservation.  Read full story

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Greatest Hits of the 1850s and 1860s — with David Gordon

After two seasons and 20 sold-out concerts in Oregon, David Gordon is bringing his pioneer era series to the Monterey Bay for one concert only. David’s music and history series focuses exclusively on songs popular west of the Mississippi between 1845 and 1875: the songs sung by emigrants on the Oregon Trail, miners in California, soldiers in the Civil War, western settlers, city dwellers, and many more. Read full story

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Aptos Keyboard Series – Pianist Yoonie Han in a Home Recital

On Sunday afternoon, August 27, at the home of Josef and Maria Sekon an invited audience had the pleasure of hearing an intimate recital of works by Albeniz and Granados performed by Korean pianist Yoonie Han. Ms. Han received her Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Eleanor Sokoloff, her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School as a pupil of Robert McDonald, and her Doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook, studying with pianist Eduardus Halim.

She is the first prize winner of the Washington International Piano Competition, the Fulbright Concerto Competition, Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, Concorso Pianistico Ettore Pozzoli Internaziole, Valencia/Paterna and Recontre International Piano Competitions. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at Bilkent University in Turkey and has given lectures and masterclasses at Harvard University, New York University, and the San Francisco Conservatory.
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