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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Nevada County Arts: First Friday Art Walks, Garrison Keillor and more

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK The First Friday Art Walk celebrates Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as its artistic and creative community. Participating downtown businesses are open 5-9 p.m. and many of them host receptions with local artists, trunk shows or performances. Many shops also […]

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: 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 […]

Joanna Newsom and all enjoy Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra holiday concert

We enjoyed the Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra’s holiday concert on Sunday afternoon in Grass Valley. It was a sellout and the guests included harpist and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, a Nevada City native whose mom sings in the chorus. We visited briefly with Joanna at intermission; talked about her enjoyment of the New Moon Cafe; […]

InConcert Sierra: from orchestral favorites to pianist Alessio Bax

INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN INNOVATING since it began in 1946. The group has traveled many paths—from a community concerts program, to a large series of concerts, to a small chamber ensemble presenter. Four years ago, Twin Cities Concert Association’s name became InConcert Sierra. All of the various incarnations have helped this venerable organization evolve into […]

InConcert Sierra and Sierra Master Chorale roll out new programs

THE SIERRA MASTER CHORALE PRESENTS some of the most memorable musical performances in the foothills. Shows we’ve enjoyed include “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” the whimsical “MusicaliTea” and their holiday concerts. On Thursday, May 15, and Sunday, May 18, the group—now under the wings of InConcert Sierra—will present two spring concerts with drama, […]

Sierra Master Chorale to perform on May 15, 18: “drama, excitement and emotion”

What: InConcert Sierra presents Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. concert Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 2 p.m. concert Tickets: $30 general $15 youth 5-17 Group discounts available – please call Available at: BriarPatch Co-op Community Market Online at www.inconcertsierra.org Or call 530-273-3990 On Thursday May 15, and […]

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