InConcert Sierra launches 67th season with world-famous performers

INCONCERT SIERRA OPENS ITS 67TH season this fall, with “Classical Music to Rock Your World.” From emerging young artists to internationally renowned performers to its own 70-voice Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra, the group is bringing world-class talent to the foothills.

InConcert’s monthly Third-Sunday performances begin October 20. It presents violinist Stefan Jackiw, who is recognized as “one of the best and most interesting violinists heard in a long time,” as the Chicago Sun-Times observes.

The November 17 program features young pianist Sean Chen, who at age 24, is this year’s winner of the American Pianist Association Classic Fellowship Award and won the third-place “crystal award” at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

December 14-15 conveys the “Spirit of the Season” with the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra and a holiday program that will let you sing your favorite carols.

On January 7, InConcert Sierra ushers in the New Year with Emanuel Ax, one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century. Besides being a Grammy-winning classical pianist, Ax (or “Manny” for short) is a teacher at the prestigious Julliard School in New York. Ax regularly performs duo recitals with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

On January 19, InConcert Sierra presents Jason Vieux, one of the leading classical guitarists. His solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America, along with guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.

InConcert Sierra is your ticket to monthly mini-series chamber and choir concerts, plus house concerts, educational programs and more.

For more information, visit InConcertSierra.org

Classical Music Mojo

Orchestras, including the Auburn Symphony, InConcert Sierra and Music in the Mountains in our region, are an integral part of the arts community.

They fuel local economies, educate young people and unite individuals and cultures, as the League of American Orchestras observes. They also spur local expenditures on hotels and restaurants.

Across America, the number has grown to more than 1,800 symphony, chamber and collegiate orchestras. Their annual budgets range from less than $12,000 to more than $90 million.

The orchestras also are embracing change. Examples include the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, a global endeavor devoted to sharing the love of music. This summer the London Philharmonica launched an “Orchestra App” for iPhone and Android.

(Photo of Jason Vieux by GMD Three).

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