InConcert Sierra: A performing arts pioneer in the foothills

“STEEPED IN HISTORY, GRASS VALLEY and Nevada City experienced a ‘cultural revolution’ that has reshaped the local economy and continues to influence the statewide arts scene,” the California Arts Council observed in naming the region one of 14 state Cultural Districts. InConcert Sierra has been one of the area’s arts and culture pioneers. The nonprofit […]

InConcert Sierra presents Vienna Boys Choir

INCONCERT SIERRA BEGAN AS THE TWIN Cities Concert Association 70 years ago, making it the oldest established performing arts organization in the foothills. The first concert, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building in October 1946, featured Charles Kullman, tenor of the San Francisco Metropolitan Opera. “It is a delight to have an audience like […]

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 […]

InConcert Sierra’s new season

INCONCERT SIERRA, LONG KNOWN AS Twin Cities Concert Association, has been bringing world-class music to the foothills since 1946. This year and next marks the first full season under its new name. The name change is meant to remind people of its mission: provide world-class music in a friendly, accessible setting—and at an affordable price. […]

In-Concert Sierra an icon for Foothills classical music

BACK IN 1946, A GROUP OF AFFLUENT residents in Grass Valley joined together to form a group to bring musical talent to the foothills from San Francisco. After meetings at the his-toric Bret Harte Hotel, the Twin Cities Concert Association (TCCA) was born. A campaign netted 1,000 members, and the first act was an opera […]