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45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460

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July 2017

Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/9)

July 7 at 2:00 PM
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Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/9)

July 8 at 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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$12 - $40

Calder Quartet

July 8 at 2:00 PM

Back for a fifth year of insightful and moving playing, the Calder will perform the Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13; and the Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132.

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$12 - $50

The House Jacks

July 8 at 7:30 PM

Describing themselves as a “rock band without instruments,” The House Jacks have been leaders in the contemporary a cappella world for 25 years. Their arrangements were used for the smash hit movie Pitch Perfect and their music has been the soundtrack for NBC’s The Sing-Off and ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Primarily performing original music, The House Jacks have transcended simple “band” categorization and are now a thriving institution, always featuring some of the best vocalists in the world.

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Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/9)

July 9 at 10:00 AM
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$12 - $50

Festival Orchestra 1, featuring Jeremy Cohen

July 9 at 6:00 PM

The season opens with the exotic rhythms and sinuous melodies of Gershwin’s Cuban Overture; Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade.

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Rehearsal, Opera (7/14)

July 10 at 10:00 AM
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$12 - $40

Laurie Lewis, Rita Hosking

July 10 at 7:30 PM

A key figure in bluegrass, traditional and folk music circles, Berkeley’s Laurie Lewis has established herself as one of the finest and most diverse talents in music today. A winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association award for Female Vocalist of the Year, multiple times and a Grammy winner for her contribution to True Life Blues: the Songs of Bill Monroe, it doesn’t get much better than Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands. Northern California’s own Rita Hosking is a…

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Rehearsal, Opera (no orch.) (7/14)

July 11 at 10:00 AM
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Rehearsal, Opera (7/14)

July 12 at 10:00 AM
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$12 - $40

Pine Leaf Boys

July 12 at 7:30 PM

Four-time Grammy-nominated, the world-renowned Pine Leaf Boys have made a name presenting their own inimitable brand of music with youthful exuberance, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. Hailing from southwest Louisiana, they are known for their wild shows, thoughtful arrangements, and breathing new life into Louisiana music. The best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a very long time. New York Times

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Rehearsal, Opera Dress (7/14)

July 13 at 10:00 AM
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$12 - $40

Band of Heathens

July 13 at 7:30 PM

The term “Americana” was practically invented to describe the Band of Heathens’ sound, rich with lyrical content and supported by soaring guitar work and a rock-solid rhythm section. Hailing from Austin, Texas, and together ten years, the group fuses Lone Star blues, rock, and soul sounds with influences from Southern boogie-woogie, stoned soul, heartland country-rock and all points in between.

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Pre-Concert Lecture, Jason Sherbundy and Ann Woodhead

July 14 at 6:30 PM
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$12 - $50

Opera: Don Pasquale

July 14 at 7:30 PM

Guest conductor Jason Sherbundy Stage director Ann Woodhead Donizetti’s effervescent opera is generally regarded as one of the greatest comic operas and a melodic masterpiece. A young couple in love schemes to thwart the plans of an old buffoon who wants to marry the girl himself. Ticket includes 6:30 PM pre-concert lecture by Jason Sherbundy and Ann Woodhead.

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Rehearsal, Big Band (7/15)

July 15 at 10:30 AM
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$12 - $55

Festival Big Band, featuring Kim Nalley

July 15 at 7:30 PM

Kim Nalley has pipes to burn, packing a 3½ octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone. She has been compared to all the greats, but in the end, it’s Kim Nalley and no one else—an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality, effortlessly delivered, and a sense of humor to boot.

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$12 - $30

Understanding Schubert: Multimedia Lecture

July 16 at 2:30 PM

In Susan Waterfall’s multi-media exploration of Franz Schubert’s life, you will learn how the Vienna of Mozart and Beethoven changed with an increasingly large, restricted and regimented urban middle class. Schubert’s potent settings of Romantic lyric poetry thrived in bourgeois settings where there was a growing need for personal emotional outlet. The inwardness and subjectivity of Schubert’s music mirrored the search for meaning and belonging in an alienating world where nature was increasingly seen as the only solace. Tenor Brian…

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$12 - $40

Kanekoa, Joan Soriano: Double Bill

July 16 at 7:30 PM

Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano fashioned his first guitar from a tin can and fishing line and has never looked back. Soriano plays steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. The Afro-infused rhythm that permeates his music has made him a favorite among dancers. (This engagement of Joan Soriano is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/19)

July 17 at 10:00 AM
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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/19)

July 18 at 10:00 AM
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Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion

July 18 at 7:30 PM

Bassist Richie Goods, the youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame, has toured with a variety of jazz and popular artists including the Headhunters, Lenny White, and Whitney Houston, among others. Goods’ lengthy discography also includes Grammy award-winning and platinum albums of Alicia Keys and Common. Together with his fusion/funk band Nuclear Fusion, they ignite the stage and excite the audience in one beautiful chain reaction. One of the most sought after Jazz and R &…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/19)

July 19 at 10:00 AM
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Pre-Concert Lecture, Kayleen Asbo, Ph. D.

July 19 at 6:30 PM

Kayleen Asbo is a passionate scholar: a cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher who weaves myth, music, psychology, history and art with experiential learning. A faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for seventeen years, Kayleen also teaches regularly for the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University and Dominican University. Her classes on a wide array of topics ranging from Depth Psychology to Dante to Contemporary Classical Music have been hailed as “inspirational,”…

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$12 - $50

Festival Orchestra 2

July 19 at 7:30 PM

Our inquiry into Schubert concludes with one of his most deeply felt orchestral works, the Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished); Richard Strauss’ Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra features dazzling keyboard work; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 closes the concert with “a grand melody in a major key.” Ticket includes 6:30 PM pre-concert lecture by Kayleen Asbo, Ph. D.

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (no chorus) (7/22)

July 20 at 10:00 AM
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$12 - $40

Julian Pollack and J3PO

July 20 at 7:30 PM

Julian Pollack brings his project and band J3PO to the Festival stage this summer. Pollack will be joined by Cale Hawkins, Justin Golder and Adam Jackson. These jazz musicians explore popular songs from the later part of the 20th century as well as originals, through the lens of talk box vocals and jazz harmony, with a nod to contemporary music production. Experience the latest New York neo-fusion—jazz, funk and soul—in kaleidoscopic arrangements using laptops, synthesizers, and the Talkbox. “I remember…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/22)

July 21 at 10:00 AM
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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/22)

July 21 at 1:30 PM
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$12 - $50

San Jose Taiko

July 21 at 7:30 PM

Acknowledged as one of the premier taiko ensembles in the world, San Jose Taiko has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of taiko, the Japanese drum.  Founded in 1973 by young Asian Americans searching to convey their experiences as third generation Japanese Americans, and inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, company performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/22)

July 22 at 10:00 AM
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Pre-Concert Lecture, Daniel Lockert

July 22 at 6:30 PM

Daniel Lockert has collaborated with singers past and present of the Metropolitan Opera, such as Deborah Voight, as well as current young recitalists, including Christopheren Nomura. As a coach and teacher, he has been on the staffs and faculties of the Juilliard School, the San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Chapman University, and the Aspen Music Festival.

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$12 - $50

Festival Orchestra 3, featuring the Festival Chorus

July 22 at 7:30 PM

The season closes with Verdi’s dramatic Requiem, a “mass written by an agnostic opera composer in memory of a dear friend and public hero.” Four soloists and the Festival Chorus will sing the monumental work. Julie Kierstine, soprano Donna Olson, mezzo soprano Alex Boyer, tenor Phil Meyer, bass Ticket includes 6:30 PM pre-concert lecture.

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