New York Polyphony: Think of a barbershop quartet on steroids!

We set aside our weekend work, dropped our son to play disc golf with his cousins and headed to a Sunday afternoon concert at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grass Valley to see New York Polyphony perform to a packed house. The performance, one of InConcert Sierra’s “Third Sunday” concerts, was spellbinding. New York […]

Grass Valley: Winning Praise from Star Performers

HISTORIC GRASS VALLEY draws outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, food and wine lovers—and increasingly, huge stars in music and entertainment. Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Judy Collins and others all have performed in our foothills town, thanks to The Center for the Arts, a regional hub for performing arts. Audiences love the shows, but the feeling is […]

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 […]

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