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

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