InConcert Sierra: A performing arts pioneer in the foothills

“STEEPED IN HISTORY, GRASS VALLEY and Nevada City experienced a ‘cultural revolution’ that has reshaped the local economy and continues to influence the statewide arts scene,” the California Arts Council observed in naming the region one of 14 state Cultural Districts. InConcert Sierra has been one of the area’s arts and culture pioneers. The nonprofit […]

The Sounds of Music: Auburn Symphony and Music in the Mountains

Arguably the four most iconic notes in music history—the opening refrain of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony—are heard when the Auburn Symphony visits the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, January 21, at 3 p.m. for its annual visit to this hallowed hall. For its 30th Pearl Anniversary season, the Auburn Symphony moved up its […]

The Four Seasons: Music in the Mountain’s Year-round Concerts

TO BORROW FROM A VIVALDI MASTERPIECE, Music in the Mountains is now celebrating “The Four Seasons.” MIM has traditionally presented festivals, or multiple concerts in a one- to three- week time frame, known as SummerFest and WinterFest. Now it has begun presenting orchestral concerts throughout the year, thanks to an innovative new partnership with the […]

Nevada Chamber Music Festival in Reno is Dec. 27-Jan.1

WHEN IT COMES TO EXCEPTIONAL ORCHESTRAL MUSIC, Reno is truly “the biggest little city in the world.” It is home to the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic, and the Reno Jazz Orchestra, offering remarkable depth for a city of Reno’s size. The Reno Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1974 by talented musicians who earned […]

Auburn Symphony turns 30

The Auburn Symphony celebrates its 30th anniversary with an impressive lineup. Under maestro Peter Jaffe, the “orchestra next door” is performing at its highest level and drawing talented guest musicians from all over. OCT. 28-29 A first-ever “Halloween Spooktacular,” a pops concert that includes selections from Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Psycho, and The Rocky Horror Picture […]

InConcert Sierra: An imaginative new season

INCONCERT SIERRA PRESENTS another stellar lineup for its 2017-18 season, featuring world-class musicians and vocalists who have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, among other venues. The performers include British vocal ensemble VOCES8, pianist Spencer Myer, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, […]

Shakespeare, art hikes, classical music at Tahoe this summer

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, JULY 8-AUG. 27 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 45th anniversary season at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, is headlined by productions of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Shakespeare’s labor of love and laughter, and “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a hilarious Sherlock Holmes whodunit based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The productions are performed […]

InConcert Sierra presents mandolin soloist Avi Avital and guitar duo Assad Brothers on February 24

A trio of superstars in the classical music world — mandolin soloist Avi Avital and the guitar duo Assad Brothers — are going to perform February 24 in Grass Valley, thanks to InConcert Sierra. The celebrated Brazilian-born Assad Brothers with their exceptional artistry and uncanny musicianship, are teaming up with Israeli superstar Avital, the first […]

Music in the Mountains 2017: SummerFest and Amaral season

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN A pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. For its 36th year, MIM is offering an exciting SummerFest program, some new musical venues and more classical music concerts throughout the year. Some of the concerts feature the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. Here’s the lineup for MIM’s signature summer […]

Arts & Culture Calendar

KODO ARTS SPRING SHOW, MAY 6-14 Scouring Japanese countryside auctions and morning temple markets in Kyoto for antique furniture, stone lanterns and ceramic vases is a passion for Kodo Arts. Kodo Arts owners, Jake Costello and his wife Yuko, shuttle twice a year between Kyoto, Japan, where they have a country house and a warehouse, […]

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