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 […]

CATS presents “South Pacific” in Nevada City on April 12-May 5

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” April 12-May 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, kicking off its 23rd season of theater and cultural enrichment programs in the foothills. “South Pacific” premiered in 1949 on Broadway. It won ten Tony Awards and resulted in a 1958 film […]

Enjoying a vintage Music in the Mountains’ concert this week

This year’s MIM SummerFest celebrates the group’s legacy and its future. It reflects Artistic Director Pete Nowlen’s talent for programming, combined with the support of an energized staff, board and volunteers. SummerFest includes 12 concerts in 13 days, ending on July 3 — an ambitious effort. The headliners include Don McLean and Judy Collins at […]

Music in the Mountains’ 35th annual SummerFest: June 22-July 3

NOW CELEBRATING ITS 35TH anniversary, Music in the Mountains has been a pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. In the ’70s, artists David Osborn and Charles Woods encouraged San Franciscans Terry Brown and Paul Perry of City Opera to settle in Nevada City, and the two co-founded Music in the Mountains. SummerFest is […]

Music in the Mountains Holiday Pops concert

THE AMARAL FAMILY FESTIVAL CENTER at the Nevada County Fairgrounds becomes a winter wonderland on December 12-13 as Music in the Mountains presents “Holly Jolly Holidays,” its annual Holiday Pops concert. “This year’s program has something for everyone,” says Ryan Murray, MIM’s resident conductor. “We have pieces for the orchestra alone, a cappella choral pieces, […]

Music in the Mountains co-founder Paul Perry has died

“We at MIM are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of one of our founders, Paul Perry,” Music in the Mountains announced on Saturday night. “Words cannot express how important Paul has been to MIM. He made us what we are, and we are forever grateful for the decades of artistic leadership he provided. […]