Event Series Masterclass (6 times, 6/4–7/9)

Masterclass (6 times, 6/4–7/9)

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Six Tuesdays, 10 AM-11:30 AM Pacific, June 4–July 9. Come join a small group of seasoned singers who want to hone their skills and become better at their craft. If you sing in a local chorus, at church, at events, or even privately, this class will help you find better vocal technique and artistry, and will help you refine your voice and performance skills.

$60

Susan Waterfall presents: Fauré in His World

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Susan Waterfall's latest film explores the cultural milieu and creative life of Gabriel Fauré (1845 –1924.) It includes art and photographs from his era and excerpts from all his major works. A Q&A will follow the screening.

$20

Lobster Feed at Mendocino Grove

Mendocino Grove 9601 California 1, Mendocino

Celebrate and support the Festival by enjoying a mouthwatering family-style lobster-boil dinner at the enchanting Mendocino Grove. Another hot dish being served up, CZ and the Bon Vivants, will provide "infectious Cajun/Zydeco dance music." Reserve Now - Lobster Feed at the Grove

$175

Rehearsal, Orch. 7/14

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Miko Marks

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Miko Marks is one of the Bay Area’s most visible country music singers, but recently her role as a Black, woman country music pioneer has gained attention. Marks, who lives in Oakland, was named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country in 2022 and recently made her third appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. The ...

$15 – $65

Festival Orchestra 1

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

The opening concert begins with a wild gallop of gauchos over the plains of Argentina in Ginastera’s Estancia. Cellist Evan Kahn is featured in two works, the dramatic Elgar Cello Concerto, which depicts hope for the future after the tragedy and loss of war, and the lovely Elégie by Fauré. Moussorgsky’s grand “Pictures at an ...

$15 – $65

Solstice

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Solstice is an a cappella vocal ensemble specializing in music written for women's voices. Their music spans different genres, with an emphasis on world, pop, and jazz. The group has performed in many Bay Area and Northern California venues: Freight and Salvage, La Pena, Music on the Hill, the Berkeley Arts Center, Villa Montalvo, and ...

$15 – $40

Mr Sun

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Mr Sun is made up of some of the most original musicians to apply themselves to the American string band genre. Legendary fiddler Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent, and is a member of the original "nuclear" generation of pickers who extended bluegrass, ...

$15 – $65

Piano Series: Rachel Breen

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

American pianist Rachel Breen’s performances have been described as “truly show-stopping” (Gramophone UK) and having “a beautiful piano sound and original detail.” She has enjoyed an active and successful competition career and has performed and taught masterclasses around the world. In this concert Breen will perform Beethoven’s Bagatelles, Opus 126; a “Suite of Miniatures” she ...

$15 – $40

Julian “J3PO” Pollack Trio, with featured artist Sy Smith

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Embark on an evening of soul-tinged jazz and fusion, with a look to the future, marbled by intricate glistenings of electronica and hip-hop. This trio, who tours throughout the year with Chris Botti as his rhythm section, features Albion native Julian Pollack on piano and synthesizers, Juilliard-trained Dan Chmielinski on bass and synthesizer, and the ...

$15 – $65

Rehearsal, Opera 7/19

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Gwyneth Moreland

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Born and raised in Mendocino, Gwyneth Moreland has toured with her Folksy Americana tunes from coast to coast and has released five solo albums. Her songs have ranked as high as the top five on the Americana and Roots Radio Airplay charts and she was hosted on NPRs Music City Roots: Live at the Loveless ...

$15 – $40

Rehearsal, Opera 7/19

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Fauré: The Early Salon Years

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Susan Waterfall will accompany mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen in a selection of songs. She will be joined by Julian Waterfall Pollack for “The Dolly Suite.” Susan will play two of Fauré's most famous works for piano: the Barcarolle No 12 in E-flat Major and the Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major. The Sonata for Violin and ...

$15 – $40

JigJam

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

When virtuoso Irish playing jumps the pond and runs naked through the wide open fields of bluegrass/Americana, JigJam is born. Bluegrass and American Folk music originated from the group’s home, and now JigJam is here to take it back! Described as “The best Irish band in bluegrass,” JigJam has been hailed as “Ireland’s answer to ...

$15 – $65

Kim Nalley, with Tammy Lynne Hall

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Dr. Kim Nalley has been a fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area—and here in Mendocino as well—as a quality soulful jazz and blues singer, very much in the tradition of the best vocalists of the 1940s and ‘50s. Always exciting to hear, she can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, with ...

$15 – $40

Festival Orchestra 2: Così fan tutte

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Mozart’s comic masterpiece shows us what can happen when two sisters and their suitors are tested by a manipulative friend, Don Alfonso. The men accept his wager that their brides-to-be will remain faithful to them, and orchestrate a plot to test that hypothesis: they will be “called away to war,” but will in reality disguise ...

$15 – $65

Piano Series: Jeffrey LaDeur, with Kindra Scharich

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

The second Fauré program will feature pianist Jeffrey LaDeur and mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich in L’hiver a cesse, an exploration of Fauré’s music for voice and piano. Jeffrey LaDeur is known for his blend of insight, spontaneity, and approachable, communicative playing. Mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for her “fearless technical ...

$15 – $40

Festival Big Band, featuring Maiya Sykes

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Maiya Sykes completely and utterly wowed the audience at the 2023 Big Band concert. She’s a former back-up singer whose rendition of “Stay with Me” on The Voice in 2014 catapulted her to lead singer fame. Based in Los Angeles, Sykes is a classically trained musician who graduated from Yale and studied with Betty Carter ...

$15 – $65

Calder Quartet

Cotton Auditorium 500 N Harold Street, Fort Bragg, CA, United States

Hailed as “imaginative, skillful creators” by the New York Times, the Calder Quartet captivates audiences with its explorations of a broad repertoire, always striving to fulfill the composer’s vision in their performances. The group’s distinctive artistry is exemplified by the musical curiosity they bring to everything they perform. One of America’s most satisfying—and most enterprising—quartets" ...

$15 – $65

Rose’s Pawn Shop

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

With its fusion of bluegrass instrumentation and folk-rock amplification, Rose’s Pawn Shop has spent the better part of two decades perfecting a sound that’s as diverse as the band’s native Los Angeles. Their past releases offer modern day roots music shot through with electric guitar, fiddle, raw percussive stomp, and stacked vocal harmonies. It’s a ...

$15 – $65

Big Band Rhythm Section: An Afternoon of Jazz

Matheson Performing Arts Center Cahto Street and Ford Street, Mendocino, CA

These extraordinary Los Angeles based musicians are the power drivers of the always thrillingly swinging Festival Big Band, and now you can hear them break out on their own. Julian “J3PO” Pollack is known for his innovative playing in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, and electronic styles of music. He has toured extensively with Marcus Miller, Chris ...

$15 – $35

Ledford House: the Iconic Festival Dinner Party

Ledford House Restaurant 3000 CA-1, Albion, CA, United States

Enjoy a delightful evening of gourmet food and music at one of the area’s leading restaurants, with premium wines generously supplied by Husch Vineyards. Located seven miles south of Mendocino on the Pacific Coast Highway (CA-1) in Albion, California, its bluff-top location on the Albion headlands allows panoramic views of the Pacific and breathtaking sunsets.

$100

Rehearsal, Orch. 7/24

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Piano Series: Robert Schwartz

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

An active performer and teacher at the San Francisco Conservatory, Robert Schwartz has recently performed at the Beijing Conservatory, the Vienna International Pianists series, in master classes at the Chautauqua Institution, and at Portland Piano International. Recent performances in the Bay Area have included Mozart and Shostakovich concertos with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and ...

$15 – $40

Stephanie Anne Johnson

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

A singer’s talent is complete when they can bring a crowded dive bar to a collective hush and also get one of the biggest audiences on the planet to a collective standing ovation. Stephanie Anne Johnson is that special singer. Stephanie can don a cowboy hat and sing over a slide as old timers weep. ...

$15 – $65

Rehearsal, Orch. 7/24

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Piano Series: Ralph van Raat & Heather Pinkham, duo pianos

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Each one a solo artist of distinction, Van Raat and Pinkham join up to make beautiful music together. They will play two-piano pieces by a range of composers: Chick Corea’s “Duet for Two Pianos in Three Parts,” George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm Variations,” Vanessa Lann’s “Second Nature,” Frederic Rzewski’s “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues,” and William ...

$15 – $40

Festival Orchestra 3

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Allan Pollack will conduct his own “From an Ancient Book,” written especially for the Festival Orchestra. The brilliant colors of Stravinsky’s ballet score for “The Firebird” will explode in sparkling music that brought instant success to the composer and has delighted audiences ever since. The concert concludes with perhaps the most beloved of all piano ...

$15 – $65

Fauré: Indian Summer

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Faure wrote some of his most astonishing music in his late seventies, when he was becoming increasingly deaf. Susan Waterfall will accompany mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen in Le jardin clos, Stephen Harrison, cello, and Daniel Lockert, piano, will play the Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor. The program will conclude with the Ives Quartet playing ...

$15 – $40

Damn Tall Buildings

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

In their early days, Brooklyn-based Damn Tall Buildings didn’t rehearse; they busked. Now, whether live or on record, the band still radiates the energy of a ragtag crew of music students playing bluegrass on the street. But anchoring that energy are their instrumental chops, their strong songwriting, and their varied influences that stretch beyond bluegrass, ...

$15 – $65

Emerging Artists Recital

Preston Hall 44867 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

The annual concert by the wonderfully talented young string players from the Festival’s Emerging Artists Program is anticipated by all who love hearing accomplished musicians interpret chamber music classics. CHOOSE SEATS AND BUY

$15 – $40

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a South African male choral group singing in the local styles of isicathamiya, which developed in the mines of South Africa, and mbube, rhythmic homophonic a cappella singing. They became known internationally after performing with Paul Simon on his 1986 album Graceland, and have won multiple awards, including five Grammys. Their ...

$15 – $65

Rehearsal, Orch. 7/27

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

Festival Orchestra 4

Tent Concert Hall 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

The final concert offers comfort and hope in difficult times. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, sometimes referred to as the "Great G minor symphony" to distinguish it from No. 25, the only other symphony he wrote in a minor key. It is one of his last works, showing him at his most introspective and thoughtful. The ...

$15 – $65