Cabrillo Festival Begins August 4

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Monterey County Composers Forum at Hidden Valley

On Sunday, Aug. 20th at 3:00 pm, the Monterey County Composers’ Forum will present “Shadow Across the Sun,” a concert of original compositions, at Hidden Valley Music Seminars, 88 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 93924. The concert will feature works for flute, recorder, piano, guitar and voice written by local composers Benjamin Belew, Steve Ettinger, Paula Kaiser, Peter Kwiek, Mary Lesher, Carleton Macy, Manfred Melcher, Julie Roseman, Dale Victorine, and Rick Yramategui. A reception will follow. There is a $10 suggested donation for admission to the concert. Donations will also be accepted to benefit KKUP Radio. For more information, contact Steve Ettinger at (831) 385-0973 or at[email protected].


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Phillip Glass – 2017 Days & Nights Festival

Here is a preview of the line-up for the 2017 edition of the Days and Nights Festival. At the end of last year’s festival we announced their dates for 2017 — September 29 through Oct 8 and they stand firm on that commitment.

Club Diamond & Molissa Finley Dance Company
This shared evening includes the West Coast premiere of a wonderful new theatre work by festival veterans Saori Tsukada and Nikki Appino (2011) with an original score, performed LIVE by festival favorite Tim Fain. This performance will be followed by a dance presentation by Molissa Finley (2011) and Company, sure to delight. Read full story

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Monterey Symphony’s New Season — Concert Grand

If at the beginning of a concert at Sunset Center in Carmel a representative of a presenting organization were to address the audience from the stage and ask for a show of hands of people who had had piano lessons in their youth, most likely more than half the members of the audience would respond with raised hands. How did the piano become the ubiquitous musical instrument it tentatively remains today at home and in concert? How did it happen that in the westward expansion of population in the United States, there were more pianos than bathtubs in the homes of settlers west of the Mississippi? How did the piano become a status symbol of middle class prosperity in the nineteenth and the first half of the 20th century? Incidentally answers to these questions (and a lot more) can be found in Arthur Loesser’s very entertaining social history “Men, Women and Pianos” published in 1954. Read full story

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Season Preview – Carmel Music Society

Pianist Orion Weiss in Season Opener

In October the Carmel Music Society will open its 2017-2018 season with a 3 pm recital on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Sunset Center featuring pianist Orion Weiss playing works by Grieg, Schubert, Schumann and Ravel. Although Weiss made quite a hit two years ago performing the MacDowell Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor with the Monterey Symphony, this will be the first opportunity for local audiences to hear him in a solo recital. Read full story

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