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Mendocino Music Festival

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July 2015

Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/11)

July 10 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/11)

July 10 @ 2:30 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$175

Sostenuto: A Celebration of Sustainability

July 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Friday, July 10, 2015, 6-9 pm At the spectacular oceanfront home of Linda and Fedele Bauccio. Celebrate music and the sustainable abundance of Mendocino County. Enjoy a sumptuous seasonal buffet presented at stations in the kitchens, at the grill, and throughout the gardens. [Click to see the menu.] Prepared and presented in the fantastic indoor and outdoor kitchens of the Bauccios’ Little River home. The evening will feature musical highlights from this summer’s Mozart in Mendocino celebration, and from our…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/11)

July 11 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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Free

Mendocino Merchants Celebrate the Festival with Extended Saturday Hours

July 11 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Various,
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Mendocino merchants will celebrate the Festival this year with extended Saturday hours during the Festival. Opening night, July 11, 5-6 pm, during the Second Saturday Art Walk, galleries and shops throughout the town of Mendocino will host “Meet the Orchestra Musicians.” Look for balloons, and meet the musicians, from the Mendocino Art Center to the Ford House.

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Pre-Concert Lecture, Patrick Gomes

July 11 @ 7:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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$12 to $49

Festival Orchestra with Livia Sohn

July 11 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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$12 to $39

De Temps Antan

July 12 @ 3:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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De Temps Antan performs memorable and time-honored melodies of Quebec, songs with a hint of contemporary that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. With a special blend of musical flair and using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these virtuosos – Éric Bèaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis – create memorable songs of yesteryear. A performance with boundless energy and the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. Eric Bèaudry –…

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$12 to $39

Vishten

July 12 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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A Canadian roots music band, Vishten entertains with a high-spirited concert of Acadian and Celtic genres combined with rock and indie-folk influence. One of the most respected bands on the international touring scene, enjoy Vishten’s trademark blend of accordion, fiddle, flutes, step-dancing, guitar, to name just a few. These musicians are powerful francophone singers and fiery instrumentalists! This trio blends Celtic and French influences with Canada’s equivalent of Cajun music.” – Mosaïk Review Living Traditions Magazine They’re one of the…

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Rehearsal, Opera (7/17)

July 13 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $39

Calder Quartet

July 13 @ 3:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The Calder Quartet, called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works – including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Adès – the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, or sold-out rock shows with bands like The…

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$12 to $39

California Honeydrops

July 13 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The California Honeydrops don’t just play music – they throw parties, and have taken the party all over the world. From European tours to featured slots at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Outside Lands, their shared vision and main purpose is always for the audience to sing and share their joy. They’ve come a long way since two of their members started busking in an Oakland BART station; now five members strong, this enormously energetic band draws on diverse musical…

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Rehearsal, Opera (no orch.) (7/17)

July 14 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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$12 to $29

Piano Series: Paul Hersh, Stefan Hersh

July 14 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Paul Hersh returns with his violinist son Stefan. They’ll play Op. 30, No. 3, an effervescent piece from Beethoven’s middle years.  Paul Hersh will also perform the delicate sonata Op. 109, one of Beethoven’s final compositions.  Come hear Beethoven chamber music as it was meant to be played, in a small, intimate setting with friends and (especially in this case) family.

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Rehearsal, Opera (7/17)

July 15 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $29

A Cappella Fever

July 15 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Featuring Acafellas, In the Mix, River, Cor Unum, Mendonoma Chamber Chorus Is it something in the bracing coastal air? Or is it a kind of fever? It seems this sparsely coastline boasts a far above average number of excellent a cappella groups, all singing for the love of it, while working jobs ranging from judge, to gardener, to doctor, to innkeeper, and more. This year has seen the birth of two new groups: Cor Unum, a mixed voice trio, and…

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$12 to $39

Cantus

July 15 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) nine-member men’s vocal ensemble, Cantus is known internationally for its trademark warmth and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Hailing from Minneapolis-St. Paul and acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus performs more than 60 concerts annually nationally and internationally and has released 17 albums on its own self-titled label.  The group is renowned for adventurous programming spanning many periods…

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Rehearsal, Opera Dress (7/17)

July 16 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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$12 to $29

Piano Series: Ching-Yun Hu

July 16 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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A luscious concert of Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke D. 946, Ravel’s La Valse, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14, Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (revised 1931). Acclaimed worldwide for her “dazzling technique and deeply probing musicality,” Ching-Yun Hu has won many international competitions and has performed on tour with the Israel Philharmonic. This is a great opportunity to hear a rising new star at the beginning of her career.

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$12 to $39

Tierney Sutton: After Blue

July 16 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The Joni Mitchell Project, featuring Mark Summer and Serge Merlaud. Tierney Sutton will present some of the material from her acclaimed album After Blue, her tribute to Joni Mitchell. Jeff Simon of the Buffalo News called it “a truly great record” and “Tierney Sutton sings Joni Mitchell, and if you think that even tells a fifth of the story, forget it. This is not just a jazz singer doing meaningless, pseudo hip show-off drivel on the music of a wildly…

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$12 to $29

WAHID: Dimitris Mahlis, oud, and Chris Wabich, frame drums

July 17 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The primary instruments for WAHID (meaning one) are oud and frame drums, each of which has an ancient history, as found on clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. A duo combination of oud and frames has never been explored or codified, even though the two instruments have complimented each other in classical ensembles for hundreds of years. The most common reaction by an audience is shock at how complete the group sounds with just two people. It is best understood live…

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Pre-Concert Lecture, Eugene Brancoveanu

July 17 @ 7:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
Mendocino, CA United States
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$12 to $49

Opera: Barber of Seville

July 17 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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This promises to be a magical production of one of the funniest operas of all times. Rossini at his rollicking best! The opera will be fully staged with costumes and supertitles. It is a story of love and deception in the intricacies of human interaction, all resolving happily in the end.

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Rehearsal, Big Band (7/18)

July 18 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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$12 to $29

Alex de Grassi

July 18 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Grammy-nominated guitarist Alex de Grassi has influenced a whole generation of guitarists with his compositions, recordings and performances for solo guitar. The Wall Street Journal calls his playing “flawless,” and New York Guitar Festival director David Spelman hails him as “a treasure.” Having performed previously at the Festival, he returns to perform his original compositions and unique arrangements—from Hendrix to Gershwin—as well as new compositions for Harp Guitar.  His long-running Summer Intensive Guitar Workshop, held here on the coast, runs…

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$12 to $53

Festival Big Band featuring Kathleen Grace

July 18 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The fabulous MMF Jazz Big Band featuring vocalist Kathleen Grace and MMF co-founder Allan Pollack.
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$12 to $29

Mozart with Punch and Dreck

July 19 @ 3:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Two multi-media lectures, a Punch tasting, and music, both ribald and ravishing.

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$12 to $49

Blame Sally

July 19 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Blame Sally, formed in 2000, doesn’t fall into the usual “girl group” category.  Each of the members – Pam Delgado (percussion and vocals), Renee Harcourt (guitar, bass and vocals), Jeri Jones (guitar, bass and vocals) and Monica Pasqual (piano, accordion and vocals) – put aside individual careers when they were in their late 30’s and 40’s to form the band. Their original and exciting sound has generated broad appeal and rave reviews. One of the finest bands in America right…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/22)

July 20 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $29

Mozart at Home

July 20 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Some of Mozart’s most charming and self-revelatory works were written for intimate gatherings with friends and family. Learn about the four fascinating musical families who inspired him: the Mozarts, the Cannabiches, the Webers, and the Jacquins. This concert features the poetic and luminous “Kegelstatt” Trio (K. 498), written for clarinet, viola, and piano, while Mozart was lawn bowling. It includes piano sonatas K. 309 in C Major and K. 310 in A minor; the Sonata for Piano Four Hands K.…

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$85

Ledford House: the Iconic Festival Dinner Party

July 20 @ 6:00 PM
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Enjoy a delightful evening of gourmet food and music at one of the area’s leading restaurants, with premium wines generously supplied by a yet-to-be-announced Mendocino County winery, and an intimate musical performance by a yet-to-be-announced performer in this summer’s Festival and another yet-to-be-announced performer in this summer’s Festival. Menu coming soon.

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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/22)

July 21 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $29

Mozart at Court and Outdoors

July 21 @ 3:00 PM
Mendocino Presbyterian Church Sanctuary,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Featuring the Festival Chamber Players Many of Mozart’s chamber works were composed for aristocratic salons or outdoor entertainment. The Festival Chamber Players will perform two of Mozart’s most serious and introspective masterpieces for these settings. Wind octets usually were light outdoor music for royal parties, but in K. 388 Mozart used the instrumental combination to explore the pathos and drama of the key of C minor.  The G minor Viola Quintet (K. 516) was written at the time of Mozart’s…

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$12 to $39

Bassekou Kouyate

July 21 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Bassekou Kouyate, musician from Mali, is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, which he started playing at the age of 12. His band is known as Ngoni ba and he has collaborated with many musicians around the world. He was part of Taj Mahal’s and Toumani Diabate’s Kulanjan project, has toured with Ali Farka Toure, impressing as the band’s solo ngoni player, and appeared on stage together with Sir Paul…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/22)

July 22 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $29

Piano Series: Spencer Myer

July 22 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Spencer Myer’s devoted fans will hear a radiant, diverse concert of Mozart Sonata K. 283, the Schumann Fantasie, the Ravel Sonatine, Barber’s Excursions, and three Bolcom Rags. Come enjoy this afternoon salon, which will be a rare chance to interact with and learn from this engaging and articulate artist.

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Pre-Concert Lecture, Susan Waterfall

July 22 @ 7:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
Mendocino, CA United States
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$12 to $49

Festival Orchestra featuring Frederica von Stade

July 22 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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This concert, the fourth in the Mozart in Mendocino series, contains some of the greatest music ever written, including the Overture from Abduction from the Seraglio K. 384, and Mozart’s last symphony, the Jupiter K. 551. Frederica von Stade will sing her favorite arias from Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte, joined by Melissa Angulo, soprano and Jeremiah Smith, bass-baritone. Mozart fans will not want to miss this opportunity to hear the music of Mozart presented with…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (no chorus) (7/25)

July 23 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $29

JASBO, featuring the Jade Jazz Ensemble, Berkeley Young Musicians Choral Orchestra members

July 23 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The Jade Jazz Ensemble and singers from the Berkeley Young Musicians Choral Orchestra will present JASBO (Jazz, Art Song, Broadway, Opera). The mission of the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra is to use high quality, intensive, musical training, academic support, and personal guidance to improve the lives of talented, low-income students, ages nine through eighteen, from throughout the Bay Area. This concert is part of the students’ seven-week intensive summer camp.

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$12 to $39

Matt Andersen, John Németh: Blues Double Bill

July 23 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Matt Andersen’s narrative driven writing cuts through the soul, blending blues and folk, delivered in total honesty. He takes listeners on a ride with his diverse musical styles, skilled guitar work and over-the-top showmanship. Matt’s intimate, high energy performances have captivated audiences from Canada, to the U.S., to Australia and the U.K., in both small clubs and festivals. I’m not trying to change anyone’s life in a big way but I love it when listeners really get involved in the…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/25)

July 24 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/25)

July 24 @ 1:30 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $29

Emerging Artists Concert

July 24 @ 4:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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This is a recital by the outrageously excellent young players from the Festival’s Emerging Artists program. This program is limited to serious musicians between the ages of 18 and 26. It includes coaching in an intensive 2½ weeks of chamber music as well as participation in the Festival Orchestra in the company of professional musicians from the Bay Area, local artists, and soloists of national and international renown.

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$12 to $49

Clarice Assad Trio

July 24 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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A bold composer, a brilliant jazz pianist and an inventive vocalist all rolled into one, Clarice Assad floats freely across musical idioms. Born into one of Brazil’s most famous musical families, Assad is a symphonic and chamber music composer, a pianist and an arranger, a producer and a vocalist. Her music, weaving together influences from different times and different places, defies categorization. Assad’s work has been recorded and performed by the most prominent musicians in the world today, including violinist Nadja…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/25)

July 25 @ 10:00 AM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Orchestra rehearsal
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$12 to $29

Piano Trios: Miles Graber

July 25 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Audience favorite pianist Miles Graber will bring two of his friends, violinist Jeremy Preston and cellist Robert Howard, to join him for a sublime concert of delicious chamber music. The Beethoven Archduke Trio is warm and wonderful; the Shostakovich trio is both ethereal and boisterous fun.

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Pre-Concert Lecture, Patrick Gomes

July 25 @ 7:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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$12 to $49

Festival Orchestra featuring Spencer Myer (piano) and the Festival Chorus

July 25 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Two monumental works of the classical repertoire will be featured at the final concert of the season. Pianist Spencer Myer will play the lovely Piano Concerto No. 21 of Mozart, featuring the “Elvira Madigan” theme used in that movie. One of the most important American artists of his generation, Spencer Myer has garnered stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing a significant and continuously expanding career. The Brahms Requiem will conclude the Festival with a grand…

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