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 “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: 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 […]

InConcert Sierra: Pianists and pop-up dinners

PIANIST SAM HAYWOOD, WHO performed alongside renowned violinist Joshua Bell last fall at InConcert Sierra, is returning on April 30. “Joshua Bell may have found his match in Haywood who, though seated, equals him in emoting the music at hand,” wrote The Washington Post. Haywood will perform at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grass Valley. […]

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 Vienna Boys Choir

INCONCERT SIERRA HAS CREATED AN EXTRAORDINARY 2016-17 season, which includes bringing the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley on November 20. The Vienna-based choir of 100 choristers from 30 different nations between the ages of 10 and 14 visited Grass Valley in 2010. Divided into four touring choirs, the group visits virtually all […]

InConcert Sierra bringing Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley

InConcert Sierra is bringing the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley on November 20, our magazine has learned. We got a “sneak peek” at InConcert Sierra’s 2016-17 season, and it includes the Vienna-based choir of 100 choristers from 30 different nations between the ages of 10 and 14. Divided into four touring choirs, […]

Sierra Master Chorale presents “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” on May 15, 17

“THE ARMED MAN: A MASS FOR PEACE” was commissioned for the millennium by the U.K. Royal Armouries. The hope was that performances would encourage young people to think about “the vital issues of war and peace.” The composer is Welsh-born Sir Karl Jenkins, known for his brilliant music (and a robust mustache). “As I started […]

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: An exceptional new season

“OVER THE YEARS, I’VE COLLECTED a lot of musical friends,” says world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell. The same goes for InConcert Sierra in Grass Valley, which begins its 2015-16 season with Bell in October in a sold-out performance. It is one of the most imaginative and star-studded seasons for InConcert Sierra, whose roots go back to […]

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