Pianist Jura Margulis at Hidden Valley

Pianist Jura Margulis

Pianist Jura Margulis returns Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 pm, for his fifteenth performance at Hidden Valley to present a rich and powerful program featuring the works of Schumann, Brahms, and Mussorgsky. Admission is $25. Tickets are available online or by calling (831) 659-3115.

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Robert Walters, in recital, at Hidden Valley

Robert Walters, solo English horn of The Cleveland Orchestra, performs at 7:30 pm Monday, June 3rd, opening Hidden Valley’s annual Masters Festival. Hidden Valley Theatre is located at 104 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, California. Admission is $25.00; tickets are available online at www.hiddenvalleymusic.org or by calling (831) 659-3115.

Solo English hornist for The Cleveland Orchestra, Robert Walters is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. He has held positions as the solo English horn player of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as guest soloist with orchestras throughout the world including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Radio Symphony, Qingdau Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. A fourth-generation college music professor, Mr. Walters is professor of oboe and English horn at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 

Every year Hidden Valley offers talented young musicians the opportunity to study with some of the world’s top musicians. This year’s master musicians perform in Hidden Valley’s annual Masters Festival presented in the intimate Hidden Valley Theatre.

CONTACT:  Peter Meckel, General Director, (831) 659-3115

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Cabrillo Festival’s 2019 Season

Cristian Măcelaru

A big, bold, women-centric season is testament to Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru’s conviction that music should reflect the world around us, and ignite our social conscience and our imaginations. From a brand new work about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to a cello concerto inspired by Rumi, to a multimedia piece about a secret women’s language from 13th century Hunan province, to Wynton Marsalis’s epic symphonic journey through African-American music history, each evening’s program will spark excitement and conversation. Twelve of our 14 composers will be in residence, and a super-star line-up of soloists will join the incredible Festival Orchestra under Maestro Măcelaru to bring the music of our time to spectacular realization. The ‘special sauce’ at the Cabrillo Festival is always our audience! Don’t be left out of a blockbuster season, plan now to attend this summer.


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Carmel Bach Festival — Highlights of the 2019 Festival

  • Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation on Saturday night. The performances feature the Festival’s entire company of musicians and will be sung in a Haydn-approved English translation. The work is part of the grand orchestral/choral tradition of the Festival, as represented by such audience favorites as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the Bach Passions, and Carmina Burana. 
  • Two titans of Western culture—J.S. Bach and William Shakespeare—are paired in the Sunday afternoon main concerts. The first two cantatas of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio open the celebratory performances. This program kicks off a complete presentation of the Christmas Oratorio throughout the week, with two of the remaining cantatas scheduled for Monday at All Saints’ directed by Andrew Arthur, and the remaining two cantatas Wednesday night at the Carmel Mission Basilica with Andrew Megill, conductor.The second half of the program is Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with actress Francesca Faridany providing Shakespeare’s narration. Faridany is an international film, TV and theater actor. “This concert places Bach’s most colorful and pastoral cantatas alongside Mendelssohn’s magical masterpiece, a Midsummer Night’s Dream,” said Paul Goodwin. “A concert that encapsulates the beauty of Carmel-by-the-Sea, looking both to the spirit and to nature.”
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