Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

We attended the preview of Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley, and it’s an exciting lineup. Singer-songwriter Don McLean, best known for the 1971 album “American Pie,” will perform on June 28, and singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for singing Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” will perform on June […]

Tahoe SummerFest: “Passport to a world of music” this summer

THE NAMES ARE WORLD RENOWNED — New York Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Symphony, American Symphony and the New York Philharmonic — and the only place to experience them together is Lake Tahoe SummerFest, July 31-August 16 in Incline Village, NV. The classical music festival’s fourth season, titled “Passport to a World of Music,” brings Mozart, Beethoven […]

Music in the Mountains: A sensational SummerFest

“ONE FESTIVAL, A WORLD OF MUSIC,” is the motto for Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest, from June 16 to July 5. For its 34th season, MIM brings contemporary and classical together in a two-week long celebration of community, art and music. It is an inspiring and exciting lineup, ranging from “dazzling and grand to intimate,” […]

Inspiring premier of “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at Music in the Mountains

We thoroughly enjoyed hearing Music in the Mountains’ Artistic Director Pete Nowlen conduct the premier for “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at the Amaral Center in Grass Valley on Sunday. It marked a year-long collaborative adventure in music, environment, composition and film for local young musicians. Mentored by professional musicians, the students composed music reflecting their […]

Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest: From Beethoven to Queen

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS DISMISSES THE idea that classical music is stuffy. For 32 years, MIM has presented the full spectrum of classical music, with pops, jazz, big band and Broadway music, to enthusiastic audiences. This year’s program amplifies the group’s mission. Reenergized under Executive Director Cristine Kelly, Artistic Director Gregory Vajda, the MIM board […]

Experience Naggiar Vineyard’s Summerfest

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS IS pairing its award-winning wines with gourmet food and local music for an exciting summer season. They have also released six new vintages to enjoy: 2010 Bellissima, 2008 Cabernet Franc, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 Grand Pere, 2009 Late Harvest Viognier and 2009 Sangiovese. Naggiar’s Mediterranean-style tasting room is open noon- 9 p.m. Fridays […]

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