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Mendocino Music Festival

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Upcoming Events

July 2014
$12 to $37

Frederica von Stade

July 22 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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The wonder of an art song is that it tells a story, defines its characters and makes an emotional connection in just a few brief minutes. In this recital, with pianist Miles Graber, von Stade will sing songs by Ned Rorem, Louis Guy, Jake Heggie, Maurice Ravel, Virgil Thompson, Aaron Copland, Gustav Mahler, and Steven Sondheim and others. “Even if she were not one of the great singers of our day, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade could probably draw a full…

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Rehearsal, Orch 2 (7/23)

July 23 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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$27

Suzanna Smith and Kenny Washington

July 23 @ 3:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Superheroes of the Bay Area Jazz Scene. Listen to the magic as Smith, who combines the confessional imperative of a singer/songwriter with the rhythmic acuity of a jazz chanteuse, teams up with Washington, a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. Both have superb voices that glide effortlessly into the stratosphere. The music comes from a tradition of soul that is deep and heartfelt.  Their rhythmic energy and imaginative interpretations bring this lovely…

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$12 to $46

Festival Orchestra with David McCarroll

July 23 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Join us in a celebration of romance as you listen to the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Jean Sibelius and Symphony #2 of Rachmaninoff, both thrilling, monumental works. Julian Waterfall Pollack will premier his evocative Night Flower. Violinist David McCarroll grew up at a remote mountaintop monastery in the nearby town of Annapolis, and has become an international soloist on the summer festival circuit, including Ravinia and Marlboro. He will perform the soulful violin concerto of Jean Sibelius. The…

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Rehearsal, Orch 3 (7/26), no chorus

July 24 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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$27

Festival Chamber Players

July 24 @ 8:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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The concert will consist of the Mozart Quintet in E flat Major for Piano and Winds K.452, and the Schumann Quintet in E flat Major for Piano and Strings, played by the world-class Festival Orchestra’s principal players, joined by pianists Miles Graber and Carolyn Steinbuck. Mozart wrote his only piano quintet at the height of his powers, when he was 28 years old.  He had never before attempted a piece for such a combination of instruments: bassoon, clarinet, horn and…

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$12 to $37

Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band

July 24 @ 8:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Poncho Sanchez’s music is a swirl of some of the hottest colors and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At every show Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa and other infectious grooves collide and churn with results that are no less than dazzling. Among the more prominent figures that inform his music are conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Poncho Sanchez says, “There’s room for a lot of different sounds in our music.…

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Rehearsal, Orch 3 (7/26)

July 25 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Rehearsal, Orch 3 (7/26)

July 25 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tent Concert Hall,
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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$27

Emerging Artists Concert

July 25 @ 4:00 PM
Preston Hall,
44831 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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This is a recital by the outrageously excellent young string players from the Emerging Artists program. The Emerging Artists have won scholarships to receive intensive training at the Festival, and an opportunity to perform with established professionals in orchestral and chamber concerts. Don’t miss this recital. These are tomorrow’s renowned musicians at the outset of their careers. The Emerging Artists Program began in 1991, the Mendocino Music Festival’s fifth season, when the Young Musicians Scholarship Program was inaugurated to nurture…

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