Sierra Master Chorale’s new maestro: A sign of the foothills’ growing arts & culture scene

“There’s a new Who in Whoville”!  I joked to my wife Shannon at the end of Sierra Master Chorale’s engaging Spring concert in Grass Valley this afternoon. Her name is Alison Skinner, and we were we delighted to hear Alison conduct the Chorale and its Orchestra for the first time this afternoon. We have been […]

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, […]

InConcert Sierra: Your source for music in Grass Valley

MUCH LIKE THE AUBURN SYMPHONY, InConcert Sierra was born thanks to the initiative of Chamber of Commerce leaders and local music enthusiasts — in this instance, 68 years ago. After organizing at the historic Bret Harte Hotel in Grass Valley, the group’s first concert was held at the Veterans Memorial Building in 1946. It featured […]