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July 2022

$15 – $35

Festival Big Band, featuring Kim Nalley (Cotton Auditorium)

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 PM PDT

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Kim Nalley is a vocal powerhouse with pipes to burn and works the stage like she means it.” Put her in front of the seasoned Festival Big Band musicians and you have an evening of red-hot jazz, steamy blues, and sexy swing.

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$15 – $30

Emerging Artists Concert (Preston Hall)

Saturday, July 23, 2:00 PM PDT

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.

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$15 – $35

Festival Chorale, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (Cotton Auditorium)

Friday, July 22, 7:30 PM PDT

The first part of this concert, “All Creatures Great and Small” will feature the Festival Chamber Chorale, directed by Jenny Matteucci, singing a menagerie of music from Renaissance to Contemporary, celebrating our beloved four-legged and winged friends. Includes Rutter’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” Tavener’s  “The Lamb,” and Copland’s “I Bought Me a Cat.” After a brief pause, Jenny Matteucci will conduct the Festival Chamber Orchestra and the Festival Chorus in Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” a joyful hymn of praise in 12 brief movements,…

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Ralph Humphrey and Summit (Preston Hall)

Thursday, July 21, 7:30 PM PDT
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Summit is a group of accomplished musicians playing together for the first time to make music that includes original compositions and classic standards from the Great American Songbook. Legendary drummer Ralph Humphrey will be joined by Mitchel Forman on keyboards, Jerrold Watts Jr. on bass, and Dmitris Mahlis on guitars. Each artist has performed with various groups as part of the MMF and in Fort Bragg’s Sequoia Room. Listeners can expect music that is unique, intelligent, exciting and satisfying to…

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$15 – $35

Piano Series: Gloria Cheng (Preston Hall)

Thursday, July 21, 1:00 PM PDT
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The Washington Post called Gloria Cheng “one of the most adventurous interpreters of contemporary music around.” Among the pieces she will play this year are “32 Garlands for Steven Stucky,” tributes by a number of composers to their colleague and much-beloved professor/composer, who died unexpectedly in 2016. Stephen Andrew Taylor’s “Seven Memorials” was inspired by a project of the artist Maya Lin, to build a ‘last memorial’ to the extinction of species on our planet. With “Recombinant,” by Wang Lu…

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$15 – $35

Piano Series: Gloria Cheng (Preston Hall)

Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 PM PDT
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until Thursday, July 21

The Washington Post called Gloria Cheng “one of the most adventurous interpreters of contemporary music around.” Among the pieces she will play this year are “32 Garlands for Steven Stucky,” tributes by a number of composers to their colleague and much-beloved professor/composer, who died unexpectedly in 2016. Stephen Andrew Taylor’s “Seven Memorials” was inspired by a project of the artist Maya Lin, to build a ‘last memorial’ to the extinction of species on our planet. With “Recombinant,” by Wang Lu…

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Ralph Humphrey and Summit (Preston Hall)

Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 PM PDT
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 PM, repeating until Thursday, July 21

Summit is a group of accomplished musicians playing together for the first time to make music that includes original compositions and classic standards from the Great American Songbook. Legendary drummer Ralph Humphrey will be joined by Mitchel Forman on keyboards, Jerrold Watts Jr. on bass, and Dmitris Mahlis on guitars. Each artist has performed with various groups as part of the MMF and in Fort Bragg’s Sequoia Room. Listeners can expect music that is unique, intelligent, exciting and satisfying to…

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$15 – $30

Sounds and Perfumes of Evening (Preston Hall)

Tuesday, July 19, 7:30 PM PDT
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Debussy was interested in writing music that evoked feelings in listeners and in himself, and these pieces showcase his ability to conjure the mysterious atmosphere of night, moonlight, and erotic love, as well as the darker emotions of war and conflict. In this elegant soiree, Susan Waterfall will play two preludes and a waltz, Carolyn Steinbuck will join her for the En blanc et noir suite for two pianos, and Keisuke Nakagoshi will accompany Silvie Jensen on a selection of…

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$75

L’apero at Ledford House

Tuesday, July 19, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT

When there is nothing left to do besides have good food and wine with friends, L’apéro is the part of the day when the French pause and convene for a drink over small plates; after work, before a concert or whatever the evening’s activity might be. For many years owners Tony and Lisa Geer provided “the iconic” Ledford House Dinner. The pandemic made that impossible these past two years, and even now a cozy, crowded dinner seems unwise. We worked…

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Jackie Gage (Preston Hall)

Tuesday, July 19, 1:00 PM PDT
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Jackie Gage is a jazz singer whose velvety voice, relaxed piano playing, and uplifting songwriting straddle the worlds of jazz, folk, and R&B. Born in San Jose, she relocated to New York City for a few years to immerse herself in a different music scene, and has returned to the Bay Area. Pianist Tammy Hall is an accomplished solo artist, bandleader, and composer. Having worked with vocalists Etta James, Kim Nalley, Holly Near, Mary Wilson, and many other notables, Hall…

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$15 – $30

Sounds and Perfumes of Evening (Preston Hall)

Monday, July 18, 7:30 PM PDT
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 PM, repeating until Tuesday, July 19

Debussy was interested in writing music that evoked feelings in listeners and in himself, and these pieces showcase his ability to conjure the mysterious atmosphere of night, moonlight, and erotic love, as well as the darker emotions of war and conflict. In this elegant soiree, Susan Waterfall will play two preludes and a waltz, Carolyn Steinbuck will join her for the En blanc et noir suite for two pianos, and Keisuke Nakagoshi will accompany Silvie Jensen on a selection of…

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Jackie Gage (Preston Hall)

Monday, July 18, 1:00 PM PDT
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Jackie Gage is a jazz singer whose velvety voice, relaxed piano playing, and uplifting songwriting straddle the worlds of jazz, folk, and R&B. Born in San Jose, she relocated to New York City for a few years to immerse herself in a different music scene, and has returned to the Bay Area. Pianist Tammy Hall is an accomplished solo artist, bandleader, and composer. Having worked with vocalists Etta James, Kim Nalley, Holly Near, Mary Wilson, and many other notables, Hall…

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$15 – $35

Las Cafeteras (Cotton Auditorium)

Sunday, July 17, 7:30 PM PDT

A Chicano band from East Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are known for their infectious live performances and music that fuses word and folk music with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music, and zapateado dancing. Remixing roots music and telling modern stories, Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound. Crossing genres and musical borders, they’ve opened for Ozomatli, Aterciopelados, Mexican icons Caifanes and Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros,…

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$15 – $35

Calder Quartet 2022 (Cotton Auditorium)

Sunday, July 17, 1:00 PM PDT

Back for a tenth year of sensitive and eloquent playing, the Calder Quartet will perform the Beethoven Quartet Op.18, No. 3, and the Debussy G-minor Quartet for Strings. In addition to these audience favorites we’ll hear the world premiere of Paul Wiancko’s “Climb,” written especially for Calder Quartet.

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$15 – $35

Festival Orchestra 2 (Cotton Auditorium)

Saturday, July 16, 7:30 PM PDT

Debussy’s symphonic poem, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, will take us into Debussy’s charming orchestral music. The mood will change with Mozart’s first orchestral masterpiece, Symphony No. 29. Jennifer Cho and Jonah Kim will be featured in Brahms’ last work for orchestra, the Concerto for Violin and Cello.

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$15 – $35

The StepCrew (Cotton Auditorium)

Friday, July 15, 7:30 PM PDT

Created by Cara Butler and Jon and Nathan Pilatzke (longtime touring members of The Chieftains), The StepCrew combines Irish, Tap and Ottawa Valley Step dancing, music, and song. The virtuosic cast of 11 dancers and musician, made up of leading performers in today’s Celtic music scene, has appeared on the stages of Celtic festivals all over the world.

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Bululú (Preston Hall)

Thursday, July 14, 7:30 PM PDT
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The vernacular Venezuelan term, bululú, means “a gathering of people with excitement.” The San Francisco Bay Area band launched by Venezuelan-born percussionist Lali Mejia and Mexican string expert and vocalist Jose Roberto Hernandez manifests kindred cultural streams flowing together harmoniously. The nine-piece combo of veteran performers draws on folkloric styles from Venezuelan, Colombian, Chilean, Cuban and other Caribbean cultures to showcase such musical styles as tamboreras, calipsos, salsa, cumbias, sambas, and tambores de la costa.

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$15 – $35

Piano Series: Spencer Myer (Preston Hall)

Thursday, July 14, 1:00 PM PDT

Audience favorite Spencer Myer returns to play Beethoven Sonata No. 27, Op. 90; Debussy’s Pour le Piano; and Chopin’s “The Four Impromptus.” Two pieces from Enrique Granados’ Goyescas suite—inspired by Goya’s paintings—will complete the program: Los requeibros and El amor y la muerte.

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$15 – $35

Piano Series: Spencer Myer (Preston Hall)

Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 PM PDT

Audience favorite Spencer Myer returns to play Beethoven Sonata No. 27, Op. 90; Debussy’s Pour le Piano; and Chopin’s “The Four Impromptus.” Two pieces from Enrique Granados’ Goyescas suite—inspired by Goya’s paintings—will complete the program: Los requeibros and El amor y la muerte.

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Bululú (Preston Hall)

Wednesday, July 13, 1:00 PM PDT
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 PM, repeating until Thursday, July 14

The vernacular Venezuelan term, bululú, means “a gathering of people with excitement.” The San Francisco Bay Area band launched by Venezuelan-born percussionist Lali Mejia and Mexican string expert and vocalist Jose Roberto Hernandez manifests kindred cultural streams flowing together harmoniously. The nine-piece combo of veteran performers draws on folkloric styles from Venezuelan, Colombian, Chilean, Cuban and other Caribbean cultures to showcase such musical styles as tamboreras, calipsos, salsa, cumbias, sambas, and tambores de la costa.

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Business Casual (Preston Hall)

Tuesday, July 12, 7:30 PM PDT
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Bay Area vocal band Business Casual explores a wide range of genres including pop, jazz, soul, folk and swing to produce fresh a cappella versions of vintage chart toppers, today’s top 40 hits, and award-winning original songs. In 2020, their album, Voices Only Volume 2, hit the airwaves and in 2021, Business Casual won a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Funk/Disco Song with “You Make My Dreams.” With the powerful leads, floor-thumping bass, and sizzling beats in this…

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$15 – $30

Breakfast with Chou-Chou (Preston Hall)

Tuesday, July 12, 11:00 AM PDT
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Join Debussy at the breakfast table with his wife and beloved daughter, Chou-Chou, as his imagination is stirred by the toys in the nursery, the paintings on the wall, and fantasies of sunlit ancient Greece. Susan Waterfall will play the “Children’s Corner” suite, Eric Kritz will join her on the Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano, and Daniel Lockert will team up with her on Six Épigraphes Antiques. Two sonatas will round out the petit-déjeuner: the darkly humorous Sonata for Cello and Piano, and the magical Sonata for Flute, Harp and Viola.

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Business Casual (Preston Hall)

Monday, July 11, 7:30 PM PDT
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Bay Area vocal band Business Casual explores a wide range of genres including pop, jazz, soul, folk and swing to produce fresh a cappella versions of vintage chart toppers, today’s top 40 hits, and award-winning original songs. In 2020, their album, Voices Only Volume 2, hit the airwaves and in 2021, Business Casual won a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Funk/Disco Song with “You Make My Dreams.” With the powerful leads, floor-thumping bass, and sizzling beats in this…

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$15 – $30

Breakfast with Chou-Chou (Preston Hall)

Monday, July 11, 11:00 AM PDT
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating until Tuesday, July 12

Join Debussy at the breakfast table with his wife and beloved daughter, Chou-Chou, as his imagination is stirred by the toys in the nursery, the paintings on the wall, and fantasies of sunlit ancient Greece. Susan Waterfall will play the “Children’s Corner” suite, Eric Kritz will join her on the Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano, and Daniel Lockert will team up with her on Six Épigraphes Antiques. Two sonatas will round out the petit-déjeuner: the darkly humorous Sonata for Cello and Piano, and the magical Sonata for Flute, Harp and Viola.

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$15 – $35

Hills to Hollers (Barbara Higbie, Vicki Randle, Laurie Lewis)

Sunday, July 10, 7:30 PM PDT

Super-group Hills to Hollers explores the rich history and intertwined roots of the African-American and white musical traditions of the American south. Vicki Randle, of Mavis Staples, “Tonight Show” and Skip the Needle fame joins Laurie Lewis, two-time bluegrass female vocalist of the year and Barbara Higbie, a Grammy-nominated, Bammy and Glama award winning multi-instrumentalist/singer. With soaring harmonies, fierce percussion and blazing double fiddles, Hills to Hollers celebrates the past and the future of our profound musical heritage. 2022 marks…

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$15 – $35

Festival Orchestra 1 (Cotton Auditorium)

Saturday, July 9, 7:30 PM PDT

Maestro Allan Pollack will open the Festival with The Phoenix, his new composition that celebrates the victory of life over death and hope over despair. Yevgeny Kutik will solo in Prokofiev’s ethereal Violin Concerto No. 1. The concert will conclude with Beethoven’s rhythmic and lively Symphony No. 7.

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June 2022

$10

The Life and Art of Claude Debussy, with Susan Waterfall

Friday, June 24, 3:00 PM PDT

Join us for the exciting premiere of Susan Waterfall’s new film The Life and Art of Claude Debussy. Immerse yourself in the composer’s world, and enhance your experience of the many Debussy offerings in this summer’s Festival: the Festival Orchestra’s Afternoon of a Faun, the Calder’s performance of the String Quartet, Spencer Myer’s Pour le Piano, and the two narrated chamber music concerts Breakfast with Chou-Chou and Sounds and Perfumes of Evening.

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March 2022

$10

Understanding Schubert, with Susan Waterfall

Friday, March 11, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST

Join us for the virtual world premier of Susan Waterfall’s Understanding Schubert—an 85-minute video biography, with art and portraits from Schubert’s era as well as 16 recorded musical excerpts, including nine lieder—wherein Waterfall explores the cultural context of Schubert’s life and music, his relationship with Romantic lyric poetry, and his position in the middle-class homes and salons of Vienna. Schubert’s art emphasized individual subjectivity, which was the thrust of Romanticism. With enormous musical and communicative gifts, he offered his vision…

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July 2021

$15 – $35

Festival Big Band, featuring Kim Nalley

Sunday, July 25, 7:30 PM PDT

This year’s Big Band Night will feature the great Kim Nalley, singing the most popular tunes and arrangements that she has performed over the past number of years. There will be great music, great soloing, and that good old feeling the band has been bringing to its audiences for decades. Whether playing Count Basie, Aretha Franklin or Stevie Wonder, the band’s energy knows no bounds.

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$15 – $35

Perla Batalla

Saturday, July 24, 7:30 PM PDT

Once a Leonard Cohen back-up singer, singer-songwriter Batalla launched her solo career with Cohen’s encouragement. The Grammy-nominated Batalla has recorded seven albums, written for both film and television, and toured worldwide. In this concert, expect “a mixed program of originals, Leo[nard] Cohen, Mexican ballads, maybe some Pete Seeger.”

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$15 – $35

Festival String Orchestra 2

Friday, July 23, 7:30 PM PDT

The lively “Hoe-down” from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo will get this show on the road. Maestro Pollack will then lead the Festival String Orchestra in his own composition, Suite for My Sweets, written as a piece celebrating the Festival’s return to live music. Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings in E Major will round out the evening. One of Dvořák’s most popular compositions, the five-movement serenade has been said to have “so much pure goodness in it that even the moments which could…

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$15 – $35

Hattie and Joe Craven

Thursday, July 22, 7:30 PM PDT

The Hattie & Joe Craven Show is a duo project celebrating the value of music making and artful living within, and shared by, families. The presentation features a show curated by a father and his daughter, awakening each other to new possibilities as they each bring their influences to a multi-generational table. The result, is a program of music that spans 300 years and with a bouquet of vernacular styles of song with occasional instrumentals. Hattie is a stunning vocalist…

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$15 – $35

Alexander String Quartet 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 7:30 PM PDT

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the San Francisco-based Alexander String Quartet is widely admired for its interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, and Shostakovich. The group will play the innovative Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Ravel’s lyrical and virtuosic String Quartet in F, and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor. The seventh of Shostakovich’s 15 string quartets was written in 1960 as a tribute to his first wife Nina, who died in 1954. It is a compact work…

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$15 – $35

Stephen Prutsman 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 7:30 PM PDT

An enthusiast of the “Progressive” or “Art Rock” genre, and a performer in a couple of “Prog Rock” bands in the late 70s, Stephen Prutsman has been drawn to create solo piano (and fiendishly difficult) transcriptions of several Prog classics. For this short recital he’s chosen “Sound Chaser” by YES and GENESIS’ “Supper’s Ready.” These rich tapestries of sonic innovation make for an unusual and unique pairing with the music of another great progressive thinker and composer, J.S. Bach.

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$15 – $35

Diego Figueiredo 2021

Monday, July 19, 7:30 PM PDT

Grammy-nominated guitarist Diego Figueiredo is a virtuoso with an infectious, joyful feeling that will leave you amazed. A brilliant musician who keeps the tradition of the true essence of Brazilian music, and at the same time can be extremely modern and innovative, he is an extraordinary star among the world’s greatest jazz guitarists. Figueiredo’s superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now.

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$15 – $35

One Life to Live: the Songs of Kurt Weill

Sunday, July 18, 7:30 PM PDT

One of America’s most eclectic immigrant composers is the incomparable Kurt Weill, with an array of music ranging from classical to Broadway. Join the Mattlock Duo (Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert) and the Festival Chorale as they explore the breadth of Weill’s works, tracing his journey from the Weimar Republic, through his Paris years, and finally to his Broadway successes. The concert promises a glimpse into Weill’s diverse style, with selections ranging from German art songs, to French cabaret, to…

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$15 – $35

Festival String Orchestra 1

Saturday, July 17, 7:30 PM PDT

In the first classical concert, Maestro Allan Pollack will lead the string orchestra in Bach’s richly textured Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major, his clever and elegant homage to Mozart; and Samuel Barber’s poignant Adagio for Strings, “one of the most universally recognizable pieces of American concert music,” which Barber arranged for string orchestra in 1938 from the second movement of his String Quartet, Op. 11.

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$15 – $35

Pine Leaf Boys 2021

Friday, July 16, 7:30 PM PDT

A smash hit at past Festivals, four-time Grammy-nominated Pine Leaf Boys began as a group of friends getting kicked off the college campus for busking in Lafayette and have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of music. Hailing from southwest Louisiana, they are known for their wild shows, thoughtful arrangements and for bringing multi-faceted angles to Cajun, Creole, swamp pop, country and Zydeco.

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Free

The Life and Music of Kurt Weill

Friday, July 9, 5:00 PM PDT

Another of Susan Waterfall’s fascinating virtual presentations, this time about Kurt Weill. This gives you an opportunity to learn more before you attend the July 18 Weill concert in Cotton Auditorium. What happens when an impeccably trained young German composer decides he wants a new audience? When a nice Jewish boy starts hanging out with a Marxist poet and a Viennese flapper? When the distinction between highbrow and lowbrow becomes irrelevant? Susan Waterfall and her team have created a film…

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September 2020

Spencer Myer at Home

Friday, September 25, 12:00 PM PDT

Pianist Spencer Myer has wowed, inspired and touched Festival audiences many times, and is a warm-hearted and engaging conversationalist. Live from his living room in New York, he’ll give you a glimpse into his insights and process, including the nitty-gritty of practice, and he’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have. You’ll see and hear him perform Chopin, Beethoven, Gershwin, and more.

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July 2020

Free

We’re Still Here! Virtual Closing Night 2020

Saturday, July 25, 7:30 PM PDT

Saturday, July 25, is Closing Night. This night has traditionally featured a large choral work, so we have asked Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert to join us to talk about a singer’s life as well as what is entailed in preparing the chorus for performance. Conductor Mary Chun and Stage Director Elly Lichtenstein will also be with us to tell just what it’s like to put an opera together—and you will be amazed at the incredible demands that are placed…

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We’re Still Here! Virtual Big Band Night 2020

Saturday, July 18, 7:30 PM PDT

Saturday, July 18 is Big Band night!  Allan Pollack, Kim Nalley, and the Festival Big Band rhythm section will all get together to talk about Jazz, pop, and the lives that all the players have led. They have played with some famous musicians, and stories of their experiences will be something you won’t want to miss. 7:30 PM, at your house.

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Free

We’re Still Here! Lucia Micarelli Virtual Visit

Thursday, July 16, 7:30 PM PDT

On July 16, spend some time with Lucia Micarelli. Audience members begged us to bring her back after her stunning concert in 2018. She is an unbelievably talented, eclectic musician whose creativity seems almost limitless. A singer, a violinist, an explorer of styles, her musical life will fascinate you. Her fresh youthfulness spills over into her music, and an evening with her will lift your souls. 7:30 PM, at your house.

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Free

We’re Still Here! Virtual Opening Night 2020

Saturday, July 11, 7:30 PM PDT

Opening Night, on July 11: With some scenic aerial footage of the tent site and fun discussions with Festival Orchestra musicians and the makers and shakers of the July season, get yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and feel again the heartening spirit of music in Mendocino. 7:30 PM, at your house.

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April 2020

$125

MacCallum House Winemaker’s Dinner with Graziano Wines

Thursday, April 23, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

A perfect pairing: scrumptious food from MacCallum House’s celebrated chef Alan Kantor and elegant wines from Graziano. An all-inclusive bargain at $125, the evening includes hors d’oeuvres and wine at 6:00, followed by dinner with wine at 7:00.

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$20

A Jubilant Song

Saturday, April 18, 2:30 PM PDT

Join the Festival Chamber Chorale in a concert featuring the music of some of America’s greatest composers. Included in the concert are the haunting melodies of Samuel Barber, the edgy harmonies of Norman Dello Joio, choral super-star Eric Whitacre, as well as glimpses into the Mendocino Music Festival’s final concert with foot-stomping selections by Aaron Copland. The featured work will be Randall Thompson’s great choral cycle Frostiana. Spend the afternoon basking in our rich American musical heritage.

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July 2019

$15 – $55

Festival Orchestra 3, featuring the Festival Chorus 2019

Saturday, July 27, 7:30 PM PDT

Festival Orchestra and Chorus The season finale will feature Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major; Brahms’ orchestrally-accompanied choral work, Schicksalslied Op. 54; and Beethoven’s great choral Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125, with soloists Shawnette Sulker, Betany Coffland, Christòpheren Nomura, and Alex Boyer. Ticket price includes pre-concert lecture at 6:30

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$15 – $30

Business Casual 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2:30 PM PDT

Bay Area vocal band Business Casual explores a wide range of genres including pop, jazz, soul, folk and swing to produce fresh a cappella versions of vintage chart toppers, today’s top 40 hits, and award-winning original songs. In 2018, Business Casual was named National Champion at the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival and their first original single, “Ain’t No Way,” was released. With the powerful leads, floor-thumping bass, and sizzling beats in this energetic show, audiences can’t believe the singers…

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$15 – $52

Sweet Honey in the Rock® 2019

Friday, July 26, 7:30 PM PDT

Sweet Honey is a well-known Grammy Award-winning (and many times nominated) a cappella ensemble that expresses their history as African American women through song, dance, and sign language. Rooted in the hymns, gospel music, and spirituals, the troupe seeks to preserve and extend the traditions of African American vocal music while addressing the critical issues of our time. This vibrant group educates, entertains, and empowers with a compelling theatrical flair and beautiful singing. There will be a sign language interpreter…

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$15 – $30

Emerging Artists Concert 2019

Friday, July 26, 4:00 PM PDT

The annual recital by the enormously talented young string players from the festival’s Emerging Artists Program is anticipated by all who love chamber music.

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