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Tent Concert Hall

45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460

July 2020

Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/12)

Fri, July 10, 10:00 AM
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Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/12)

Sat, July 11, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $54

Las Cafeteras

Sat, July 11, 7:30 PM

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 played with Mexican icons Caifanes and Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and the…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 1 (7/12)

Sun, July 12, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $54

Festival Orchestra 1, featuring Robin Sutherland

Sun, July 12, 6:00 PM

Festival Orchestra with pianist Robin Sutherland To open the classical festival, Maestro Allan Pollack will lead the orchestra in Dvořák’s vivacious Carnival Overture. Robin Sutherland will play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595, his last, written in 1791, the year he died. The concert will end on the high notes of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major.

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Rehearsal, Opera (7/17)

Mon, July 13, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $44

Le Vent du Nord

Mon, July 13, 7:30 PM

Wildly popular at last season’s Festival, this award-winning and highly acclaimed group is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences. On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.

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Rehearsal, Opera (no orch.) (7/17)

Tue, July 14, 10:00 AM
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Rehearsal, Opera (7/17)

Wed, July 15, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $44

Otis Taylor

Wed, July 15, 7:30 PM

Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, blues singer/composer Otis Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents include vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica. Capable of exploring any musical mood at any given time, Taylor forces his audience to expect the unexpected. While his music, an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny, and injustice, his personal style is lighthearted. “I’m good at dark, but I’m not a particularly unhappy person,” he says.

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Rehearsal, Opera Dress (7/17)

Thu, July 16, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $44

Lucia Micarelli

Thu, July 16, 7:30 PM

After dazzling our Festival audience in 2018, violinist Lucia Micarelli will return to explore musical influences ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music, bound together by her trademark vulnerability and technical wizardry. Called “a violinist of heart-melting talent” by the Wall Street Journal, Micarelli is best known for her collaborations with Josh Groban, Chris Botti, and classical rock band Jethro Tull, as well as her role as Annie Talarico in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Tremé.”

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Pre-Concert Lecture, Elly Lichtenstein

Fri, July 17, 6:30 PM

Lecture admission is included with your concert ticket.

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$15 – $54

Opera: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Fri, July 17, 7:30 PM

Guest Conductor Mary Chun Stage Director Elly Lichtenstein Cinderella (La Cenerentola) is a comic opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. He composed it in three weeks when he was 25 years old, but it is considered some of his finest writing for solo voice and ensembles. Kindra Scharich, Angelina; Xavier Prado, Ramiro; Lee Strawn, Don Magnifico; Deborah Rosengaus, Tisbe; Autumn Allee, Clorinda; Robby Stafford, Alidoro; Igor Vieira, Dandini.

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Rehearsal, Big Band (7/18)

Sat, July 18, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $60

Festival Big Band: Tribute to Stevie Wonder, featuring Kim Nalley

Sat, July 18, 7:30 PM

The dynamite vocalist Kim Nalley will return to sing with the Big Band this year in a tribute to the great Stevie Wonder. Along with other terrific jazz and pop tunes, the band will feature some of Stevie’s biggest hits—and he had many—in arrangements that show off his virtuosity and the incredible power of that big band sound.

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$15 – $54

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

Sun, July 19, 7:30 PM

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began 30 years ago with a reputation for creativity and excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight, and by their third release, Trace of Time, had garnered them a Grammy nomination for traditional folk music. Since then, they’ve been nominated three more times, most recently in 2011 for Grand Isle. When they focus their heart and skill…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/22)

Mon, July 20, 10:00 AM
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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/22)

Tue, July 21, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $44

John Daversa Quartet; Julian Waterfall Pollack Trio

Tue, July 21, 7:30 PM

Returning to his roots on the acoustic piano in the trio format, Julian Pollack will perform selections from the great American song book as well as classics from the Bebop repertoire and some of his original compositions. A pianist, keyboardist, and producer described by Timeout New York as a musician who “deftly balances virtuosity with tenderness,” Julian is an in-demand sideman and a leader of his own projects, touring with the multi-Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist, Marcus Miller. As J3PO, he…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 2 (7/22)

Wed, July 22, 10:00 AM
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Pre-Concert Lecture, Dr. Phillip Semyon Lenberg

Wed, July 22, 6:30 PM

Dr. Phillip Semyon Lenberg has served as Apprentice Conductor for the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Assistant Conductor with Henderson Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as a guest conductor with Winchester Symphony, CSU Fullerton, San Francisco State University, and The University of Nevada. He has worked as a rehearsal and cover conductor for artists including Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Sarah Chang, and Oleh Krysa. Some of Dr. Lenberg’s recent performing venues include Notre Dame Cathedral, The Glenn Gould Studio of the CBC,…

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$15 – $54

Festival Orchestra 2, featuring Spencer Myer

Wed, July 22, 7:30 PM

Emmanuel Chabrier’s propulsive Rapsodie España will set the tone for an impressionistic evening. Mendocino favorite, Spencer Myer, will perform Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major—with its jazzy rhythms and harmonies. The second part of the concert will feature a couple of Debussy’s greatest hits: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, considered by some to be beginning of modern music, and the evocative La Mer.

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (no chorus) (7/25)

Thu, July 23, 10:00 AM
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$15 – $44

The Steel Wheels

Thu, July 23, 7:30 PM

From their base in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, roots music collective The Steel Wheels has earned a reputation as one of the top independent bands on the scene today. While 2017’s stunning studio album, Wild As We Came Here, was still ringing in the air, the band released two LPs of live music. Not content to let moss grow under their feet, the Wheels returned to the woods of Maine and the studio-retreat of Sam Kassirer, producer of Wild, to…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/25)

Fri, July 24, 10:00 AM
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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/25)

Fri, July 24, 1:30 PM
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$15 – $54

Ben and Noel Haggard

Fri, July 24, 7:30 PM

Having toured and played for years with their father, country great Merle Haggard, sons Ben and Noel are carrying on his legacy with a tour celebrating his enormous impact on the country music world. They will join together with Merle’s band for a great evening of memories and music. With the same natural phrasing and richly sonorous voices that one would expect, Ben and Noel add their own fresh takes on Merle’s legendary songs like “Silver Wings,” “Mama Tried,” and…

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Rehearsal, Orch. 3 (7/25)

Sat, July 25, 10:00 AM
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Pre-Concert Lecture, Daniel Lockert

Sat, July 25, 6:30 PM

As a soloist or collaborator, Daniel Lockert is equally versatile on the piano, organ and harpsichord. A native of San Diego, CA, he began formal piano studies at the age of five. Throughout high school, he exclusively studied the organ. After getting his Bachelor’s in Piano Performance and a minor in organ from Loma Linda University, he attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and obtained an advanced degree in the specialized field of Accompanying, studying with the…

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$15 – $60

Festival Orchestra 3, featuring the Festival Chorus

Sat, July 25, 7:30 PM
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