Sierra Master Chorale names new music director

InConcert Sierra is pleased to welcome Alison Skinner as the new music director of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra. The appointment follows a year-long search that included more than 20 candidates from around the world. Skinner will take the baton from founding Sierra Master Chorale Music Director Ken Hardin, who announced more than a […]

Local choristers to sing for peace in global celebration

Four Nevada County residents are in Berlin, Germany, preparing to join more than 2,000 fellow choristers from across the world to sing for peace. The singers, Christine Newsom, M.D., Jerry and Linda Maloney, and Sarito Whatley, are all part of InConcert Sierra’s Sierra Master Chorale. The performance Friday, Nov. 2 will be televised and mark […]

Nevada County Arts’ Events for Summer 2018

Music in the Mountains MIM’s 2018-19 season celebrates favorite classics, and showcases exciting emerging new artists along with world-class performers. The new season begins October 18, when MIM partners with the Sacramento Philhar- monic & Opera to present Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, as well as Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. Happy Holidays […]

InConcert Sierra presents “BBQ, Bingo, Bach & Blues” on July 20

THIS SUMMER, INCONCERT SIERRA presents BBQ, Bingo, Bach & Blues at Pilot Peak Winery in Penn Valley. The July 20 fundraiser includes a catered dinner of tri-tip and BBQ chicken, fresh salads, desserts and award-winning wines. Guests receive two bingo cards for play, and InConcert’s Artistic Director Ken Hardin performs. OCT. 21 Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano […]

InConcert Sierra: Encouraging youth through music

BESIDES PRESENTING WORLD-RENOWNED artists including violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Emanuel Ax, the Vienna Boys Choir and others, InConcert Sierra presents educational programs to Nevada County’s youth featuring visiting concert artists. The springtime educational youth concerts are for third-grade students county-wide. “InConcert is dedicated to encouraging the imagination of young minds through music,” says Artistic Director […]

Nevada County Arts presents the Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

NEVADA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL presents the 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival all day on April 28 at Sierra College in Grass Valley. Activities include a keynote address by national Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of National Book Award for Poetry. Three other California poet laureates, and […]

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 […]

All the World’s a Stage: The Center for the Arts, Nevada Theatre and Stages at Northstar

IN THE EARLY ELIZABETHAN ERA, English acting troupes performed in inns, college halls and private homes. Then along came London’s Globe Theater in 1599, showcasing Shakespeare’s best-known plays. Theater became a popular pastime. Good performing arts have always been good for the economy. In September, we visited Ashland, Oregon, jokingly called the “town that Shakespeare […]

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 […]

“Our Sierra Stages”: A catalyst for economic growth

IN THE EARLY ELIZABETHAN ERA, English acting troupes performed in inns, college halls and private homes. Then along came London’s Globe Theater in 1599, showcasing Shakespeare’s best-known plays. Theater became a popular pastime. Good performing arts have always been good for the economy. In September, we visited Ashland, OR, jokingly called the “town that Shakespeare […]

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