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 […]

InConcert Sierra presents Vienna Boys Choir

INCONCERT SIERRA BEGAN AS THE TWIN Cities Concert Association 70 years ago, making it the oldest established performing arts organization in the foothills. The first concert, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building in October 1946, featured Charles Kullman, tenor of the San Francisco Metropolitan Opera. “It is a delight to have an audience like […]

InConcert Sierra’s new season includes pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14

INCONCERT SIERRA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR with a stellar lineup of performers, including pianist Sean Chen on January 17, the Cavatina Duo on February 21 and pianist Nikolaï Lugansky on March 14. It comes on the heels of violinist Joshua Bell’s sold-out performance last fall. From the grand Russian school of piano playing, Lugansky […]

InConcert Sierra: Season features music superstars

INCONCERT SIERRA OF GRASS VALLEY, whose origins date back to 1946, has a knack for spotting up-and-coming classical music talent, as well as landing world-class performers. Some recent examples: The performing arts nonprofit presented guitarist Jason Vieaux in March 1998 as the youngest winner in the prestigious “Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.” InConcert Sierra […]

InConcert Sierra presents Boston Brass on April 20

What: InConcert Sierra presents Boston Brass When: Sunday, April 20, 2014 2p.m. concert 1:15 p.m. pre-concert forum Tickets: $30 general youth 5-17 free with adult Available at: BriarPatch Co-op Community Market Online at www.inconcertsierra.org Or call 530-273-3990 There is nothing like brass to celebrate springtime. On Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m., InConcert Sierra presents […]

Exclusive: InConcert’s Vandevorst in a debut conducting performance on December 14-15

InConcert Sierra’s new assistant artistic director Toon Vandevorst will have his conducting debut with the group’s Sierra Master Chorale and orchestra on December 14-15. “Toon will be having his conducting debut with Poulenc’s Hodie and Sweelinck’s Hodie, two of our a cappella works on the program,” said Julie Hardin, InConcert Sierra’s executive director and a […]

InConcert Sierra hires Assistant Artistic Director Toon Vandevorst

InConcert Sierra has hired Toon Vandevorst — an accomplished pianist, composer and singer who has studied with America’s most eminent musicians — as its Assistant Artistic Director, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned. The new position is a sign of InConcert Sierra’s stellar growth, and it will allow Artistic Director Ken Hardin to focus even more […]

InConcert Sierra: A new season and “Bach to the future”

“IS CLASSICAL MUSIC DYING?” THE New York Times recently asked in a blunt tone, creating anxiety in the music world. (We excused the hyperbole, figuring they were simply tired of being asked “Are newspapers dying?”) No, like newspapers, classical music isn’t dying—it’s just breaking away from its inherent conservatism and redefining itself: embracing casual classic […]

Sierra Master Chorale shines in “The Armed Man: A mass for peace”

The Sierra Master Chorale put on a remarkable performance of “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” — a demanding, internationally known composition — on Sunday afternoon to a sold-out crowd. The performance ended to an enthusiastic standing ovation from all 475 attendees and was a reminder that our performing arts scene is an ever-growing […]

Sierra Master Chorale Holiday Concerts on Dec. 17-18

What: InConcert Sierra presents The Sierra Master Chorale Holiday Concerts When: Saturday, December 17, 2011 6:15p.m. pre-concert forum 7pm concert Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:15p.m. pre-concert forum 2 p.m. concert Where: Seventh-day Adventist Church 12889 Osborne Hill Road, Grass Valley Off Hwy 174 Tickets: $24 general; $13 youth under 17 available at: www.InConcertSierra.org or call […]

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