The Festival Chorale: Together, This Spring

Mendocino Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 44831 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

The Mendocino Music Festival Chorale will perform a concert celebrating Spring and togetherness. Special treats will be the beloved Biebl Ave Maria and the Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine, with harpist Anna Maria Mendieta. Other music includes pieces by Florence Price, Randall Thompson, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Matthew Evans, Director; Robin Knutson, piano; Susan Maeder, ...

$25

The Festival Chorale: Together, This Spring

Mendocino Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 44831 Main Street, Mendocino, CA, United States

The Mendocino Music Festival Chorale will perform a concert celebrating Spring and togetherness. Special treats will be the beloved Biebl Ave Maria and the Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine, with harpist Anna Maria Mendieta. Other music includes pieces by Florence Price, Randall Thompson, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Matthew Evans, Director; Robin Knutson, piano; Susan Maeder, ...

$25

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

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

Fauré: The Early Salon Years

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

Susan Waterfall will accompany mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen on 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 minor and the Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major. The Sonata for Violin and ...

$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

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

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

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 70’s, when he was becoming increasingly deaf. Susan Waterfall will accompany mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen on 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

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

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