Upcoming Performances

Friday, December 1, 2017
Orchestra Concert
Piedmont Community Church
Piedmont, CA
Music of Stephen Main

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Sunday, December 3, 2017
Orchestra Concert
Piedmont Community Church
Piedmont, California


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Friday, December 15, 2017
Nutcracker
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz, California
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker full production
http://www.scbt.org/season-and-tickets/
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Nutcracker
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz, California
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker - full production
http://www.scbt.org/season-and-tickets/
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Nutcracker
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz, California
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker - full production
http://www.scbt.org/season-and-tickets/
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Nutcracker
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz, Califoria
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker - full production
http://www.scbt.org/season-and-tickets/
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Nutcracker
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz, California
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker - full production
http://www.scbt.org/season-and-tickets/
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Nutcracker - Oakland Ballet
Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA
Nutcracker full production
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Nutcracker - Oakland Ballet
Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA
Nutcracker full production
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Sunday, December 24, 2017
Nutcracker - Oakland Ballet
Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA
Nutcracker full production
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Past Performances

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Mozart Requiem
Cañada College Theatre
Redwood City, CA
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Saturday, November 4, 2017
Mozart Requiem
Cañada College Theatre
Redwood City, CA
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Opera San Jose - Cosi fan tutte
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
Contact me for comp ticketshttps://www.operasj.org
Friday, September 22, 2017
Opera San Jose - Cosi fan tutte
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Opera San Jose - Cosi fan tutte
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Opera San Jose - Cosi fan tutte
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Opera San Jose - Cosi fan tutte
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
Contact me for comp ticketshttps://www.operasj.org
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Opera San Jose - Cosi fan tutte
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
Contact me for compshttps://www.operasj.org
Friday, August 25, 2017
Chamber Trio Concert
Arlington Community Church
Kensington, CA
Mara Plotkin, clarinet
Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Anne Rainwater, piano
Jesse Barrett, narrator
Repertoire: Aram Khachaturian's Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Darius Milhaud's Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Igor Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Mara Plotkin, clarinet
Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Anne Rainwater, piano
Jesse Barrett, narrator
Repertoire: Aram Khachaturian's Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Darius Milhaud's Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Igor Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
http://acc-ucc.org/calendar/
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Best of the Fest
Sunset Center Theater
Carmle-by-the-Sea, California
Favorite selections from the entire Festival are performed in this closing night concert that celebrates music, Carmel, the musicians of the Bach Festival, and the Festival’s loyal patrons. The program is a sampler of critical and audience favorites from throughout the two-week Festival, including chamber concerts, the Family Concert, Tower Brass and the Carmel Mission programs.

The concert is sponsored by the former presidents of the Carmel Bach Festival, and is followed by a champagne reception on the Sunset Center Terrace toasting the conclusion of the 80th Festival.

Best of the Fest is a special, not-be-missed party commemorates and honors music, the legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach, and the special and mystical setting of Carmel-by-the Sea.
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Joyful Ode
Sunset Center Theater
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Beethoven’s music for the ballet The Creatures Of Prometheus dates to 1801, and marked his introduction to the Viennese stage. The short overture, the most-often performed part of the ballet, begins with dissonance and drama. The frenetic section that follows is quintessential early Beethoven: virtuosic and charming.

Brahms first composed his Variations on a Theme by Haydn for two pianos (performed brilliantly last year at the Festival by the piano duo Anderson and Roe). The work debuted in 1873 and is notable for Brahms’ skillful use of a seemingly simple melody in nine variations. The last variation transforms the theme into a glorious Passacaglia—a form used by Bach and others consisting of variations built on a repeating bass line.

The Friday concert concludes with perhaps the greatest symphony in the repertoire—Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. It is Beethoven’s last creative statement in a form that no other composer has so thoroughly explored to the heights of artistry. It is the first symphony to use voices and features soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists.

The final movement, centered on “Ode to Joy,” is Beethoven’s expression of universal brotherhood, and ecstatic joy.
Ludwig van Beethoven, Overture to the Ballet, The Creatures Of Prometheus, op. 43
Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, op. 125
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Tom Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
https://www.bachfestival.org/joyful-ode
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
From Bach to Bernstein
Sunet Center Theater
Carmel-by-the-Sea
J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, (I had much grief)
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
Aaron Copland, Old American Songs, Set 1
The Boatman's Dance
The Dodger
Long Time Ago
Simple Gifts
I Bought Me a Cat
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Esteli Gomez, Soprano; Alyson Harvey, mezzo-soprano; David Vanderwal, tenor; Charles Wesley Evans, bass

Associate conductor Andrew Megill steps to the podium at the Sunset Center for special Tuesday concerts.

J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, translates as “I had much grief, ”and represents the composer’s transition between a simpler style using biblical and hymn text to a more operatic recitative and aria style using contemporary poetry. Noted Bach conductor and scholar John Eliot Gardiner called the cantata “one of the most extraordinary and inspired of Bach's vocal works.” Between the penultimate and final movements, Maestro Megill has chosen to insert Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings. The contemplative and cathartic piece has been used in countless broadcasts and movies. It is a beautiful and stunning work.

The second half of the program features the music of two towering figures in American music—Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.

Copland’s Old American Songs date to 1950 and are a simple and sensitive setting of American folk tunes. The best-known of the songs—“Simple Gifts”—has been used in countless movies, commercials and other soundtracks, and served as the memorable anchor to Copland’s 1944 ballet, Appalachian Spring.

Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms was created during the composer’s 15-month sabbatical from his position as music director of the New York Philharmonic. The three-movement work takes its text from six psalms and is in Hebrew. Moods range from joyful and dance-like in the opening movement to simple and peaceful in the second movement, and concluding with a finale evoking a humble sensibility suggesting resignation and acceptance of God’s will. The piece is filled with the composer’s hallmarks of jazz, Jewish and theatre music. It is a wholly dramatic and deeply fulfilling work. Perhaps Andrew Megill took his inspiration for selecting the work to close this special concert from having served as the rehearsal accompanist for Bernstein’s last performance of the work, in 1989.

Andrew Megill is the artistic director of Fuma Sacra and serves as chorusmaster for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He is also music director of Masterwork Chorus and professor and director of choral activities at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).
J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, (I had much grief)
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
Aaron Copland, Old American Songs, Set 1
The Boatman's Dance
The Dodger
Long Time Ago
Simple Gifts
I Bought Me a Cat
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Esteli Gomez, Soprano; Alyson Harvey, mezzo-soprano; David Vanderwal, tenor; Charles Wesley Evans, bass
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Monday, July 24, 2017
A Night in Vienna
Sunset Center Theater
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Mozart’s Serenade in D Major is a compact piece for an unusual ensemble consisting of a solo quartet of two violins, violas, and string bass on one side, and a larger group of violins, violas, cellos, and timpani on the other. The work’s nickname refers to a composition performed in the evening. Mozart composed numerous serenades and divertimentos meant as instrumental works with multiple movements used for entertainment at special events or receptions..

Mozart's Symphony No. 29 was created when he was 18, in 1874. It is one of the best–known of his earlier symphonies. A wildly energetic finale distinguishes the short symphony, along with its mature use of counterpoint.

The second half of the program features the music of the “king of Vienna,” Johann Strauss, Jr. He composed more than 500 waltzes, polkas and other dances, and was mainly responsible for the popularity of the waltz in 19th century Vienna. The Monday program includes his most popular waltz, the iconic Blue Danube. Other Viennese favorites from Fritz Kreisler and Franz Lehár are also included.

Concertmaster Peter Hanson’s programs have become known for their humor and the unexpected, including a surprising and fitting encore that encapsulates the program’s theme!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade in D Major (Serenata notturna), K.239
Johann Strauss, Acceleration Waltz
Johann Strauss, Eglen a Magyar
Johann Strauss, Emperor's Waltz
Fritz Kreisler, Liebeslied (violin solo)
Franz Lehár, Gold and Silver
Johann Strauss, Tic Tac Polka
Johann Strauss, Roses from the South
Johann Strauss, Blue Danube Waltz
click here for more info
Friday, July 21, 2017
Joyful Ode
Sunset Center Theater
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Beethoven’s music for the ballet The Creatures Of Prometheus dates to 1801, and marked his introduction to the Viennese stage. The short overture, the most-often performed part of the ballet, begins with dissonance and drama. The frenetic section that follows is quintessential early Beethoven: virtuosic and charming.

Brahms first composed his Variations on a Theme by Haydn for two pianos (performed brilliantly last year at the Festival by the piano duo Anderson and Roe). The work debuted in 1873 and is notable for Brahms’ skillful use of a seemingly simple melody in nine variations. The last variation transforms the theme into a glorious Passacaglia—a form used by Bach and others consisting of variations built on a repeating bass line.

The Friday concert concludes with perhaps the greatest symphony in the repertoire—Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. It is Beethoven’s last creative statement in a form that no other composer has so thoroughly explored to the heights of artistry. It is the first symphony to use voices and features soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists.

The final movement, centered on “Ode to Joy,” is Beethoven’s expression of universal brotherhood, and ecstatic joy.
Ludwig van Beethoven, Overture to the Ballet, The Creatures Of Prometheus, op. 43
Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, op. 125
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Tom Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
https://www.bachfestival.org/joyful-ode
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
From Bach to Bernstein
Sunset Center Theater
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Associate conductor Andrew Megill steps to the podium at the Sunset Center for special Tuesday concerts.

J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, translates as “I had much grief, ”and represents the composer’s transition between a simpler style using biblical and hymn text to a more operatic recitative and aria style using contemporary poetry. Noted Bach conductor and scholar John Eliot Gardiner called the cantata “one of the most extraordinary and inspired of Bach's vocal works.” Between the penultimate and final movements, Maestro Megill has chosen to insert Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings. The contemplative and cathartic piece has been used in countless broadcasts and movies. It is a beautiful and stunning work.

The second half of the program features the music of two towering figures in American music—Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.

Copland’s Old American Songs date to 1950 and are a simple and sensitive setting of American folk tunes. The best-known of the songs—“Simple Gifts”—has been used in countless movies, commercials and other soundtracks, and served as the memorable anchor to Copland’s 1944 ballet, Appalachian Spring.

Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms was created during the composer’s 15-month sabbatical from his position as music director of the New York Philharmonic. The three-movement work takes its text from six psalms and is in Hebrew. Moods range from joyful and dance-like in the opening movement to simple and peaceful in the second movement, and concluding with a finale evoking a humble sensibility suggesting resignation and acceptance of God’s will. The piece is filled with the composer’s hallmarks of jazz, Jewish and theatre music. It is a wholly dramatic and deeply fulfilling work. Perhaps Andrew Megill took his inspiration for selecting the work to close this special concert from having served as the rehearsal accompanist for Bernstein’s last performance of the work, in 1989.

Andrew Megill is the artistic director of Fuma Sacra and serves as chorusmaster for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He is also music director of Masterwork Chorus and professor and director of choral activities at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).
J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, (I had much grief)
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
Aaron Copland, Old American Songs, Set 1
The Boatman's Dance
The Dodger
Long Time Ago
Simple Gifts
I Bought Me a Cat
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Esteli Gomez, Soprano; Alyson Harvey, mezzo-soprano; David Vanderwal, tenor; Charles Wesley Evans, bass
click here for more info
Monday, July 17, 2017
A Night in Vienna
Sunset Center Theater
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California
Mozart’s Serenade in D Major is a compact piece for an unusual ensemble consisting of a solo quartet of two violins, violas, and string bass on one side, and a larger group of violins, violas, cellos, and timpani on the other. The work’s nickname refers to a composition performed in the evening. Mozart composed numerous serenades and divertimentos meant as instrumental works with multiple movements used for entertainment at special events or receptions..

Mozart's Symphony No. 29 was created when he was 18, in 1874. It is one of the best–known of his earlier symphonies. A wildly energetic finale distinguishes the short symphony, along with its mature use of counterpoint.

The second half of the program features the music of the “king of Vienna,” Johann Strauss, Jr. He composed more than 500 waltzes, polkas and other dances, and was mainly responsible for the popularity of the waltz in 19th century Vienna. The Monday program includes his most popular waltz, the iconic Blue Danube. Other Viennese favorites from Fritz Kreisler and Franz Lehár are also included.

Concertmaster Peter Hanson’s programs have become known for their humor and the unexpected, including a surprising and fitting encore that encapsulates the program’s theme!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade in D Major (Serenata notturna), K.239
Johann Strauss, Acceleration Waltz
Johann Strauss, Eglen a Magyar
Johann Strauss, Emperor's Waltz
Fritz Kreisler, Liebeslied (violin solo)
Franz Lehár, Gold and Silver
Johann Strauss, Tic Tac Polka
Johann Strauss, Roses from the South
Johann Strauss, Blue Danube Waltz
click here for more info
Monday, July 3, 2017
Oakland Symphony Independence Eve Celebration
Craneway Pavilion
Richmond, CA
The Oakland Symphony joins forces with the City of Richmond to present a free Independence Eve Celebration at the Craneway Pavilion, located inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond. This free event is fun for the whole family, with live music, food, an instrument petting zoo and spectacular fireworks over the bay! The centerpiece of the evening is a free concert by the Oakland Symphony conducted by Michael Morgan, featuring Sousa marches, music from the movies, singalongs and more. The Craneway Pavilion, located on 25 waterfront acres, delivers spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as a large outside patio, perfect for viewing the City of Richmond’s fireworks display. Ample secure event parking available for $20. In the seven years since its inception, this event has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular and talked-about Independence Day celebrations.Sousa marches, music from the movies, sing-alongs & more!click here for more info
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Symphonia Caritas
Taube Atrium Theater
San Francisco, CA
Benefit Concert for Swords to PlowsharesBeethoven Symphony #8
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Ian Swensen, Violin
https://symphoniacaritas.org/concerts
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Fresno Philharmonic - What a Wonderful World
William Saroyan Theatre
Fresno, CA
A Tribute to Louis Armstrongclick here for more info
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Santa Cruz Symphony - Verdi's Requiem
Mello Center for the Performing Arts
Watsonville, CA
Giuseppe Verdi's Requiemclick here for more info
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Santa Cruz Symphony - Verdi's Requiem
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz, CA
Giuseppe Verdi's Requiemclick here for more info
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Opera San Jose - Boheme
California Theatre
San Jose, California
This is the magic of the Parisian Latin Quarter and Giacomo Puccini’s unmatched ability to capture love’s passion and hope. This is the story of Mimì who spends her days embroidering and her nights longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only candle, she instead finds happiness and friendship with a band of young bohemians – a handsome poet, a philosopher, a painter, a musician, and a good-time girl. Briefly, Mimì and Rodolfo make a place of love for themselves, until poverty prevails. Based on the lives of bohemians, including Puccini himself, La bohème rings true. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Run-time is approximately three hours.click here for more info
Friday, April 28, 2017
Opera San Jose - La Boheme
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
This is the magic of the Parisian Latin Quarter and Giacomo Puccini’s unmatched ability to capture love’s passion and hope. This is the story of Mimì who spends her days embroidering and her nights longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only candle, she instead finds happiness and friendship with a band of young bohemians – a handsome poet, a philosopher, a painter, a musician, and a good-time girl. Briefly, Mimì and Rodolfo make a place of love for themselves, until poverty prevails. Based on the lives of bohemians, including Puccini himself, La bohème rings true. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Run-time is approximately three hours.click here for more info
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Opera San Jose - La Boheme
California Theatre
San Jose, California
This is the magic of the Parisian Latin Quarter and Giacomo Puccini’s unmatched ability to capture love’s passion and hope. This is the story of Mimì who spends her days embroidering and her nights longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only candle, she instead finds happiness and friendship with a band of young bohemians – a handsome poet, a philosopher, a painter, a musician, and a good-time girl. Briefly, Mimì and Rodolfo make a place of love for themselves, until poverty prevails. Based on the lives of bohemians, including Puccini himself, La bohème rings true. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Run-time is approximately three hours.click here for more info
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Opera San Jose - La Boheme
California Theatre
San Jose, California
This is the magic of the Parisian Latin Quarter and Giacomo Puccini’s unmatched ability to capture love’s passion and hope. This is the story of Mimì who spends her days embroidering and her nights longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only candle, she instead finds happiness and friendship with a band of young bohemians – a handsome poet, a philosopher, a painter, a musician, and a good-time girl. Briefly, Mimì and Rodolfo make a place of love for themselves, until poverty prevails. Based on the lives of bohemians, including Puccini himself, La bohème rings true. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Run-time is approximately three hours.click here for more info
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Opera San Jose - La Boheme
California Theatre
San Jose, California
This is the magic of the Parisian Latin Quarter and Giacomo Puccini’s unmatched ability to capture love’s passion and hope. This is the story of Mimì who spends her days embroidering and her nights longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only candle, she instead finds happiness and friendship with a band of young bohemians – a handsome poet, a philosopher, a painter, a musician, and a good-time girl. Briefly, Mimì and Rodolfo make a place of love for themselves, until poverty prevails. Based on the lives of bohemians, including Puccini himself, La bohème rings true. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Run-time is approximately three hours.click here for more info
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Opera San Jose - La Boheme
California Theatre
San Jose, California
This is the magic of the Parisian Latin Quarter and Giacomo Puccini’s unmatched ability to capture love’s passion and hope. This is the story of Mimì who spends her days embroidering and her nights longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only candle, she instead finds happiness and friendship with a band of young bohemians – a handsome poet, a philosopher, a painter, a musician, and a good-time girl. Briefly, Mimì and Rodolfo make a place of love for themselves, until poverty prevails. Based on the lives of bohemians, including Puccini himself, La bohème rings true. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Run-time is approximately three hours.click here for more info
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Sacramento Philharmonic - A Beach Boys Celebration
Community Center Theater
Sacramento, CA
click here for more info
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Masterworks Chorale - Verdi Requiem
Cañada College Main Theater
Redwood City, California
House open for seating at 2:15pm
Reception in lobby afterwards
Chorale Masterworks presents:
Raw power. Grand drama. Sublime beauty.

From the exquisite delicacy of the opening notes, to the clarion call of the trumpets, pounding bass drum and descending chromatic scales of the legendary Dies Irae, this is one of the most electrifying works of classical music ever written.

Join us for an exhilarating, uplifting musical experience - and prepare to be stirred!
http://www.masterworks.org/season.html
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Masterworks Chorale - Verdi Requiem
Cañada College Main Theater
Redwood City, California
House open for seating at 7:15pm
Champagne reception after performance in the lobby at the theater.
Chorale Masterworks presents:
Raw power. Grand drama. Sublime beauty.

From the exquisite delicacy of the opening notes, to the clarion call of the trumpets, pounding bass drum and descending chromatic scales of the legendary Dies Irae, this is one of the most electrifying works of classical music ever written.
http://www.masterworks.org/season.html
Sunday, March 19, 2017
California Symphony
Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek, CA
Delibes—Cortége de Bacchus from Sylvia Suite

Pierre Jalbert—Les espaces infinis
Composer-in-Residence 1999-2002

Ravel—Tzigane
Jennifer Cho, violin

Saint-Saëns—Danse Macabre

Bizet—L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2
click here for more info
Friday, March 10, 2017
Modesto Symphony Orchestra - A Tribute to David Bowie
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, CA
Celebrate the music and influence of David Bowie during
this one-night-only salute to the “Thin White Duke.” Enjoy
hits from throughout Bowie’s storied career performed in
a whole new way, and alongside the Modesto Symphony
Orchestra. While Bowie may have left the earth, his spirit
and artistry live on in this stunning tribute.
http://www.modestosymphony.org
Sunday, February 26, 2017
San Jose Opera - Silent Night
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Inspired by the Oscar-nominated 2005 French film Joyeux Noel, Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troops during World War I. Set in the trenches of a Belgian battlefield on Christmas Eve, music comes from the French and Scottish bunkers as the soldiers celebrate the holiday. An opera-singing German soldier responds with a Christmas song, and before long white flags wave and a temporary truce is brokered. Photos of loved ones are exchanged, chocolates and whiskey are shared, and the Scottish chaplain conducts a mass. The truce is extended on Christmas Day, while each regiment buries their dead. The second act depicts the simple miracle of human beings at peace, inevitably deteriorating as the troops are disciplined and demoted for fraternizing with the enemy, and renewed violence.https://www.operasj.org
Friday, February 24, 2017
San Jose Opera - Silent Night
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Inspired by the Oscar-nominated 2005 French film Joyeux Noel, Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troops during World War I. Set in the trenches of a Belgian battlefield on Christmas Eve, music comes from the French and Scottish bunkers as the soldiers celebrate the holiday. An opera-singing German soldier responds with a Christmas song, and before long white flags wave and a temporary truce is brokered. Photos of loved ones are exchanged, chocolates and whiskey are shared, and the Scottish chaplain conducts a mass. The truce is extended on Christmas Day, while each regiment buries their dead. The second act depicts the simple miracle of human beings at peace, inevitably deteriorating as the troops are disciplined and demoted for fraternizing with the enemy, and renewed violence.https://www.operasj.org
Sunday, February 19, 2017
San Jose Opera - Silent Night
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Inspired by the Oscar-nominated 2005 French film Joyeux Noel, Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troops during World War I. Set in the trenches of a Belgian battlefield on Christmas Eve, music comes from the French and Scottish bunkers as the soldiers celebrate the holiday. An opera-singing German soldier responds with a Christmas song, and before long white flags wave and a temporary truce is brokered. Photos of loved ones are exchanged, chocolates and whiskey are shared, and the Scottish chaplain conducts a mass. The truce is extended on Christmas Day, while each regiment buries their dead. The second act depicts the simple miracle of human beings at peace, inevitably deteriorating as the troops are disciplined and demoted for fraternizing with the enemy, and renewed violence.https://www.operasj.org
Thursday, February 16, 2017
San Jose Opera - Silent Night
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Inspired by the Oscar-nominated 2005 French film Joyeux Noel, Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troops during World War I. Set in the trenches of a Belgian battlefield on Christmas Eve, music comes from the French and Scottish bunkers as the soldiers celebrate the holiday. An opera-singing German soldier responds with a Christmas song, and before long white flags wave and a temporary truce is brokered. Photos of loved ones are exchanged, chocolates and whiskey are shared, and the Scottish chaplain conducts a mass. The truce is extended on Christmas Day, while each regiment buries their dead. The second act depicts the simple miracle of human beings at peace, inevitably deteriorating as the troops are disciplined and demoted for fraternizing with the enemy, and renewed violence.https://www.operasj.org
Sunday, February 12, 2017
San Jose Opera - Silent Night
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Inspired by the Oscar-nominated 2005 French film Joyeux Noel, Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troops during World War I. Set in the trenches of a Belgian battlefield on Christmas Eve, music comes from the French and Scottish bunkers as the soldiers celebrate the holiday. An opera-singing German soldier responds with a Christmas song, and before long white flags wave and a temporary truce is brokered. Photos of loved ones are exchanged, chocolates and whiskey are shared, and the Scottish chaplain conducts a mass. The truce is extended on Christmas Day, while each regiment buries their dead. The second act depicts the simple miracle of human beings at peace, inevitably deteriorating as the troops are disciplined and demoted for fraternizing with the enemy, and renewed violence.https://www.operasj.org
Saturday, February 11, 2017
San Jose Opera - Silent Night
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Inspired by the Oscar-nominated 2005 French film Joyeux Noel, Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troops during World War I. Set in the trenches of a Belgian battlefield on Christmas Eve, music comes from the French and Scottish bunkers as the soldiers celebrate the holiday. An opera-singing German soldier responds with a Christmas song, and before long white flags wave and a temporary truce is brokered. Photos of loved ones are exchanged, chocolates and whiskey are shared, and the Scottish chaplain conducts a mass. The truce is extended on Christmas Day, while each regiment buries their dead. The second act depicts the simple miracle of human beings at peace, inevitably deteriorating as the troops are disciplined and demoted for fraternizing with the enemy, and renewed violence.https://www.operasj.org
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Townsend Opera
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, CA
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American playwright Thornton Wilder, the opera is an intimate and touching look into everyday life in a small town. Written in 2006 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ned Rorem, the opera utilizes pleasant melodies and tonal harmonies to honor a time when our lives were simpler, and reminds us of the universality of being human and the necessity of companionship.
A more intimate opera, this piece will be performed in the Gallo Center for the Arts as part of a daylong exhibition celebrating the history of Modesto.
Our Town by Ned Roremhttps://townsendopera.com/season/our-town/
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Townsend Opera
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, CA
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American playwright Thornton Wilder, the opera is an intimate and touching look into everyday life in a small town. Written in 2006 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ned Rorem, the opera utilizes pleasant melodies and tonal harmonies to honor a time when our lives were simpler, and reminds us of the universality of being human and the necessity of companionship.
A more intimate opera, this piece will be performed in the Gallo Center for the Arts as part of a daylong exhibition celebrating the history of Modesto.
Our Town by Ned Roremhttps://townsendopera.com/season/our-town/
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Music of David Bowie
Community Center Theater
Sacramento, CA
click here for more info
Friday, December 23, 2016
Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Sacramento, CA
Be captivated by Sacramento’s crown jewel of family entertainment with Clara’s magic journey through the sparkling Snowflake Forest to the delicious Land of the Sweets.Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcrackerhttp://www.sacballet.org/20162017-season/
Friday, December 23, 2016
Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Sacramento, CA
Be captivated by Sacramento’s crown jewel of family entertainment with Clara’s magic journey through the sparkling Snowflake Forest to the delicious Land of the Sweets.Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcrackerhttp://www.sacballet.org/20162017-season/
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Sacramento, CA
Be captivated by Sacramento’s crown jewel of family entertainment with Clara’s magic journey through the sparkling Snowflake Forest to the delicious Land of the Sweets.http://www.sacballet.org/20162017-season/
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Chamber Music Society of Sacramento
Capistrano Hall, California State University of Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Danzi, Wind Quintet in g minor, op.56 No. 2
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin & Bass
Beethoven, Septet for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass
http://cmssacto.org/program
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Sacrament, CA
Be captivated by Sacramento’s crown jewel of family entertainment with Clara’s magic journey through the sparkling Snowflake Forest to the delicious Land of the Sweets.Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcrackerhttp://www.sacballet.org/20162017-season/
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Chamber Music Society of Sacramento
Bet Haverim Synagogue
Davis, California
Danzi, Wind Quintet in g minor, op.56 No. 2
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin & Bass
Beethoven, Septet for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass
http://cmssacto.org/program
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Sacramento Ballet's Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Sacramento, California
Be captivated by Sacramento’s crown jewel of family entertainment with Clara’s magic journey through the sparkling Snowflake Forest to the delicious Land of the Sweets.Pyotr Tchiakovsky's Nutcrackerhttp://www.sacballet.org/20162017-season/
Thursday, September 22, 2016
University of Wyoming Faculty Recital
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts
Laramie, Wyoming
Admission FreePerforming in a piece entitled Haddayr Blogs by Anne Guzzo in an art song concert that will be featuring works by Libby Larsen.http://www.uwyo.edu/music/upcoming_events/
Monday, July 18, 2016
Faculty Recital at Pacific Music Camp
Faye Spanos Concerto Hall
Stockton, California
Mara will be playing a fun solo piece along side other incredible facutly members of Pacific Music Camp.click here for more info
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Listening Meditation
Inner Fields
Brooklyn, NY
$10 suggested donationThis one hour guided listening meditation will use natural and improvised sounds from live instrumentation to explore the arising and ceasing of all phenomena in each present moment. Clarinet, flute and saxophone will be played by orchestral and chamber musician, Mara Plotkin. Meditation will be guided by Elaine Su-Hui. Participants will be invited to contribute to the soundscape by playing other resonant instruments and humming. This is not a music performance, this is an exploration of sound and the action of listening as an expression of unity, openness, connection, spaciousness, knowledge, and being. Beginners to meditation encouraged to attend.click here for more info
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Toronto Concert Orchestra
Casa Loma
Toronto, Ontario
Highlights from Die Fliedermaus, The Blue Danube, The Merry Widow, The Radetsky March, and many other waltzes.http://www.casaloma.org
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Modesto Symphony Orchestra
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, California
Disney Pops Concertclick here for more info
Friday, June 3, 2016
Modesto Symphony Orchestra
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, California
Disney Pops Concertclick here for more info
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Annual Multicultural Family Festival
William Land Park
Sacramento, California
Peter and the Wolf - Sergei Prokofiev
and other selections arranged for woodwind quintet
click here for more info
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Antonín Dvořák
Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66
Camille Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Maurice Ravel
Tzigane
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
click here for more info
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Antonín Dvořák
Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66
Camille Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Maurice Ravel
Tzigane
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
click here for more info
Friday, May 20, 2016
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Culture, Sherwood Hall
Salinas, California
Celebrated violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will illuminate the stage with the Monterey Symphony in the final concert of the 70th Anniversary Season in brilliant fashion. Known for her artistry and ability to connect with audiences, Meyers is a best-selling recording artist with over thirty albums in her discography. She will dazzle our audiences with Ravel’s Tzigane, a fantastical and rhapsodic masterwork that is thrilling from the first note to the last!
Rounding out the program are four works from the genre of the capriccio, humorous pieces of music that joyfully celebrate the completion of seventy years of “Great Music Live” in Monterey. Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky are all featured, each displaying the delightful moods and colors of orchestral music. Come experience one of the most joyful and engaging programs a “capricious” final concert of this magical 70th Anniversary Season!
Antonín Dvořák
Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66
Camille Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Maurice Ravel
Tzigane
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
click here for more info
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Fresno Grand Opera
William Saroyan Theatre
Fresno, CA
Based on the bestselling 1993 memoir by Sister Helen Prejean, the opera tells the powerful story of her difficult journey providing spiritual guidance to a death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary facing imminent execution, the troubling impact on the families of the victims, and the issue of the death penalty in our society. With a brilliant libretto by Terrance McNally and a dramatic and incredibly lyric musical setting by Jake Heggie, this opera is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The memoir was the basis for the award-winning 1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Jake Heggie is widely considered one of the great living opera composers.
Dead Man Walkingclick here for more info
Friday, May 6, 2016
Fresno Grand Opera
William Saroyan Theatre
Fresno, CA
Based on the bestselling 1993 memoir by Sister Helen Prejean, the opera tells the powerful story of her difficult journey providing spiritual guidance to a death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary facing imminent execution, the troubling impact on the families of the victims, and the issue of the death penalty in our society. With a brilliant libretto by Terrance McNally and a dramatic and incredibly lyric musical setting by Jake Heggie, this opera is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The memoir was the basis for the award-winning 1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Jake Heggie is widely considered one of the great living opera composers.
Dead Man Walkingclick here for more info
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Modesto Townsend Opera
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, CA
Based on the bestselling 1993 memoir by Sister Helen Prejean, the opera tells the powerful story of her difficult journey providing spiritual guidance to a death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary facing imminent execution, the troubling impact on the families of the victims, and the issue of the death penalty in our society. With a brilliant libretto by Terrance McNally and a dramatic and incredibly lyric musical setting by Jake Heggie, this opera is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The memoir was the basis for the award-winning 1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Jake Heggie is widely considered one of the great living opera composers.
Dead Man Walkingclick here for more info
Friday, April 29, 2016
Modesto Townsend Opera
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, CA
Based on the bestselling 1993 memoir by Sister Helen Prejean, the opera tells the powerful story of her difficult journey providing spiritual guidance to a death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary facing imminent execution, the troubling impact on the families of the victims, and the issue of the death penalty in our society. With a brilliant libretto by Terrance McNally and a dramatic and incredibly lyric musical setting by Jake Heggie, this opera is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The memoir was the basis for the award-winning 1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Jake Heggie is widely considered one of the great living opera composers.
Dead Man Walkingclick here for more info
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet
Morris Chapel
Stockton, California
The Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet (PAWQ), artists-in-residence at the Conservatory of Music, carries on a long tradition of outstanding woodwind quintet performance at the Conservatory beginning in 1970. The ensemble has performed for school groups, community concert organizations, professional musician associations, teacher conventions, and music festivals including two recent tours to Panama.click here for more info
Monday, April 25, 2016
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Vadym Kholodenko takes the stage with the Monterey Symphony for the fifth concert program of the 70th Anniversary Season. Kholodenko will amaze the students with his virtuosic performance of Beethoven’s masterwork the “Emperor Concerto.”click here for more info
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Paul Hindemith, Symphony in E-flat, Op. 50

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Paul Hindemith, Symphony in E-flat, Op. 50

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Friday, April 22, 2016
Monterey Symphony Orchestra
Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture, Sherwood Hall
Salinas, CA
Paul Hindemith, Symphony in E-flat, Op. 50
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Chamber Music Society of Sacramento
California State University of Sacramento Music Building
Sacramento, California
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Divertimento in B flat Major for Strings and Two Horns and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G Major, arr. Schoenberghttp://www.cmssacto.org/performances/
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Chamber Music Society of Sacramento
University Covenant Church
Davis, California
Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G Major, arr. Schoenberg and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Divertimento in B flat Major for Strings and Two Hornshttp://www.cmssacto.org/performances/
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Monterey Symphony
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Carmel, California
Enrique Granados - Dante
Johannes Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite Nos. 1 and 2
click here for more info
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Monterey Symphony
Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel, California
Enrique Granados - Dante
Johannes Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite Nos. 1 and 2
click here for more info
Friday, March 18, 2016
Monterey Symphony
Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture
Salinas, California
Enrique Granados - Dante
Johannes Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite Nos. 1 and 2
click here for more info
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Fresno Grand Opera - Sweeney Todd
William Saroyan Theatre
Fresno, California
Based on countless serial novels that gripped Londoners during the Victorian era – the more gruesome the better – a barber wrongfully jailed by a corrupt judge returns to nineteenth century London to seek vengeance in Stephen Sondheim’s macabre musical comedy. A mix of intense ballads and music-hall comedy that turns this sordid and bloody tale into riveting entertainment, Sweeney Todd is widely recognized as one of the greatest scores written for the modern American lyric stage.

Experience this legendary musical comedy like never before: in the full operatic setting many believe this piece deserves – high quality singing and no amplified sound!

Music by Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)
Book by Hugh Wheeler (1912-87)
Based on the play by Christopher Bond (b. 1945)
Sung in English with English surtitles
John de los Santos, Director
Ryan Murray, Conductor
click here for more info
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Towonsend Opera - Sweeney Todd
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, California
Based on countless serial novels that gripped Londoners during the Victorian era – the more gruesome the better – a barber wrongfully jailed by a corrupt judge returns to nineteenth century London to seek vengeance in Stephen Sondheim’s macabre musical comedy. A mix of intense ballads and music-hall comedy that turns this sordid and bloody tale into riveting entertainment, Sweeney Todd is widely recognized as one of the greatest scores written for the modern American lyric stage.

Experience this legendary musical comedy like never before: in the full operatic setting many believe this piece deserves – high quality singing and no amplified sound!

Music by Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)
Book by Hugh Wheeler (1912-87)
Based on the play by Christopher Bond (b. 1945)
Sung in English with English surtitles
John de los Santos, Director
Ryan Murray, Conductor
click here for more info
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Winter's Leaving: A Concert of Iranian and Israeli Music
Piedmont Center for the Arts
Piedmont, California
Music pursues peace by its humanizing effect. When we listen to great music from a great civilization, we can hear the expressive soul of its culture. Put two musical cultures together, and we immediately recognize their shared humanity.

In "Winter's Leaving," clarinetist Mara Plotkin teams up with the Circadian String Quartet, composers Noam Lemish and Sahba Aminikia, along with guest performers Anne Rainwater (piano) and Christa Durand (soprano), to explore the musical soul of two cultures: Iranian and Israeli.

Revel in the music’s expressive power, which takes us past political boundaries and straight to its inherent humanity.

The program includes two richly evocative pieces by Iranian-born composer Sahba Aminikia, "Winter's Leaving" and String Quartet No. 2; One Day; Tehran, which puts us in the middle of the street protests after the 2009 Iranian Presidential election. We will also hear Noam Lemish's sumptuous quintet for clarinet and strings, Bakesh Shalom Ve’rodfeyou (Pursue Peace), along with art songs set to the poetry of Rumi and Rilke, and Iranian & Israeli folk songs. Prokofiev's beloved "Overture on Hebrew Themes" rounds out the program.
http://www.piedmontcenterforthearts.org
Friday, February 12, 2016
Towonsend Opera - Sweeney Todd
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, California
Based on countless serial novels that gripped Londoners during the Victorian era – the more gruesome the better – a barber wrongfully jailed by a corrupt judge returns to nineteenth century London to seek vengeance in Stephen Sondheim’s macabre musical comedy. A mix of intense ballads and music-hall comedy that turns this sordid and bloody tale into riveting entertainment, Sweeney Todd is widely recognized as one of the greatest scores written for the modern American lyric stage.

Experience this legendary musical comedy like never before: in the full operatic setting many believe this piece deserves – high quality singing and no amplified sound!

Music by Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)
Book by Hugh Wheeler (1912-87)
Based on the play by Christopher Bond (b. 1945)
Sung in English with English surtitles
John de los Santos, Director
Ryan Murray, Conductor
click here for more info
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The Heart of Christmas
London Convention Centre
London, ON
Backing up three female vocalists of Jeans N Classics sing Christmas songs combining rock / pop / R&B with some traditional favourites with the Jeans N Classics Rock Symphony.click here for more info
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Shahkar
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Toronto, ON
click here for more info
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Peace, Joy, and All That Jazz
Calvin Presbyterian Church
Toronto
Mendelssohn, Mozart Mazz, and Christmas Carol Sing Aong!click here for more info
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Toronto Concert Orchestra plays Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony #3
Timothy Eaton Memorial Church
Toronto, ON
Schubert's Mass #2 & Saint-Saens' Symphony #3 "organ"http://www.torontoconcertorchestra.com
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The Underground Railroad
Mohawk College
Hamilton, ON
With a special guest performer & BR Junior Xpression Choir conducted by Mary Tabone.
Follow runaway slaves as they escape from their slave masters in the South and run to freedom in Hamilton. Based on historical facts and mirroring present day events, this is a timeless tale of prejudice. The harrowing story is illuminated through the power of gospel, jazz,
folk and classical music.
Traditional Folk: Follow the Drinking Gourd Copeland: Fanfare for the Common Man Dvorak: New World Sym
Gershwin: Summertime
Spiritual: Goin’ Home
click here for more info
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Enter the Imaginarium
Mohawk College
Hamilton, ON
Using the families of the orchestra and with the students’ inspiration, the composer (best known for his work composing music for The Phantom of the Opera) and innovator Thibaudeau, constructs a piece of music to create a story. Each piece becomes a musical illustration of your students’ imagination; each concert creates different stories. We show how music changes what we see, think and feel. Students will hear pop, film and classical music.Excerpts from:
S. Kozinski: Creaky Door Overture
Fucik: Entry of the Gladiators
Williams: Star Wars
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Sharples: Felix the Cat
Tchaikovsky: Overture Romeo and Juliet Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, 4th movement
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
click here for more info
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Blythwood Winds
Lillian H. Smith Public Library
Toronto, ON
Mara will be subbing in with this wonderful woodwind quintet!
Friday, October 30, 2015
Sneak Peak Orchestra
Calvin Presbyterian Church
Toronto. ON
ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell
WILLIAM ROWSON: New Work TBD [strings only]
BARBER: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
[Conrad Chow, violin]
~ Intermission ~
DVORAK: Symphony No. 8
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Breaking Bad: Colourful Characters in Music
Salvataion Army Scarborough Citadel
Toronto, ON
Mara will be playing bass clarinet in Petroushka.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Overture To Don Giovanni
Alexander Rapoport * – If Elvira Hadn’t Arrived In Time, Variations On Mozart’s “la Ci Darem La Mano”, From Don Giovanni, For Narrator And Orchestra (premiere)
Georges Bizet/Pablo De Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy, For Violin And Orchestra
Debussy Syrinx – For Solo Flute
Igor Stravinsky – Petroushka
John Williams – The Imperial March (Darth Vader Theme) From Star Wars V
click here for more info
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thunder Bay Symphony Masterworks
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Thunder Bay, ON
Sibelius: Finlandia, Lalo: Symphony Espagnol, Sibelius: Symphony No. 2http://tbso.ca
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Toronto Concerto Orchestra
Orillia Opera House
Orillia, ON
An Evening With Beethoven: Symphony #8, Piano Concerto #3, Gratulations Minuet
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Toronto Concert Orchestra
Timothy Eaton Memorial Church
Toronto, ON
An Evening With Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, Piano Concerto #3, Gratulations Minuethttp://www.torontoconcertorchestra.com
Friday, October 16, 2015
Music Gallery 40th Anniversary Concert
Music Gallery
Toronto, ON
Commissions by Canadian and Toronto composers including Retablo by Allison Cameron , Miniature Pieces by Nic Gotham, and Arnold Martin.https://www.musicgallery.org
Friday, October 16, 2015
Clarinet & Piano Duo Recital
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Toronto, ON
Free Admission!Brahms' E-flat Sonata, Schumann's Fantasy Pieces, and Cahuzac's Cantilene.click here for more info
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Clarinet & Piano Duo Recital
Metropolitan United Church
Toronto, ON
Free Admission!Brahms Eb Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Cantilene by Louis Cahuzacclick here for more info
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Euphonia presents: Reflections on Love & Sex
Gladstone Hotel
Toronto, ON
Featuring songs from Beck’s Song Reader
Readings from Rouge, an erotic novel by Em Demaison
and the music of Debussy’s Trois Chansons de Bilitis
http://www.euphonia.ca/events
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Lunchtime Chamber Concert
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Toronto, ON
Brahms Sonata in E-flat major, Cantilene by Louis Cahuzac, and Fantasy Pieces by Schumann for Clarinet and Piano and more! Emily Chiang, pianohttp://www.yorkminsterpark.com/index.php
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Beatles - Abbey Road
London Convention Centre
London, ON
Jeans n Classics band with orchestra. This concert is in Support of Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontariohttp://www.jeansnclassics.com/concerts.asp
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Toronto Concerto Orchestra
Casa Loma
Toronto, ON
Admission $24 for adults, or email me for a 50% discount on admission to the castle and concert!Opera Arias and duetshttp://www.casaloma.org
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Euphonia @ Buskerfest!
Dundas Square
Toronto, ON
From classical to pop music, Euphonia is an unconducted Toronto based ensemble ! Audience members are invited to conduct our ensemble!http://euphonia.ca
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Taiwan Festival
WestJet Stage
Toronto, ON
Friday, August 28, 2015
Euphonia @ Buskerfest!
Dundas Square
Toronto, ON
From classical to pop music, Euphonia is an unconducted Toronto based ensemble ! Audience members are invited to conduct our ensemble!http://euphonia.ca
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Stage and Screen
Casa Loma
Toronto, ON
Toronto Concert OrchestraThe programme will include some of the greatest Hollywood blockbuster and Broadway musical scores. There will be selections from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and more...!http://www.casaloma.ca
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Metro Big Band @ Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest
Toronto, ON
Big Band Swing favourites including Mara featured on some tunes made famous by clarinetist, Artie Shaw!http://beachesjazz.com
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Metro Big Band @ Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest
Toronto, ON
Big Band Swing favourites including Mara featured on some tunes made famous by clarinetist, Artie Shaw!http://beachesjazz.com
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Enchanted Garden
Casa Loma
Toronto, ON
Toronto Concert OrchestraSaint-Saens, Faure, and Ravel's Ma Mere L' Oye.http://www.casaloma.ca
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Clarinet Clinic at Pacific Music Camp
University of theh Pacific
Stockton, CA
Mara will give three clinics to Pacific Music Camp participants about clarinet tone, technique, and sight reading.click here for more info
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Clarinet Clinic at Pacific Music Camp
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
Mara will give three clinics to Pacific Music Camp participants about clarinet tone, technique, and sight reading.click here for more info
Monday, July 13, 2015
Clarinet Clinic at Pacific Music Camp
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
Mara will give three clinics to Pacific Music Camp participants about clarinet tone, technique, and sight reading.click here for more info
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Euphonia presents A Family Affair
St. James Park
Toronto, ON
http://www.euphonia.ca/schedule
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Belle Voci
Casa Loma
Toronto, ON
Toronto Concert OrchestraAn evening of opera excerpts from Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini with great Canadian voices.http://www.casaloma.ca
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Disco Inferno - A Disco Ball
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON
Jeans n' Classics Rock Symphony
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Canadian Sinfonietta
Glenn Gould Studios
Toronto, ON
Camille Saint-Saens
Rondo Capriccioso

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", Mvt 1

Antonin Dvorak
Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94

Andre Prevost
Scherzo for Strings

P.I. Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings
click here for more info
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Song Remains the Same - The Music of Led Zeppelin
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON
Jeans 'n Classics Rock Symphony
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Convergung Paths: The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative
Alliance Francaise Theatre
Toronto, ON
The project presents the fruitful possibilities of cross-cultural musical collaboration. In a statement from co-artistic director Dan Deutsch: "this project reaches out to the Jewish, Israeli, and Iranian communities as well as the broader Canadian society, promoting a cultural and artistic dialogue for audience members as well as for the performing participants."The concert will present both the exciting world premiere of three new compositions, conducted by guest conductor Shalom Bard (Toronto Symphony Orchestra Resident Conductor 2012-2014) and a collaborative performance with renowned guest artist from Montreal, Saeed Kamjoo, Iranian Kamanche virtuoso. Supporting the evening's debut are the Toronto Arts Council, co-sponsors the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and partners the North York Arts and Koffler Center of the Arts.

The evening will reflect the encounter of Israeli-Jewish and Iranian cultures through original compositions by collective members Parisa Sabet, Dan Deutsch and Noam Lemish. These pieces incorporate Jewish and Persian traditional music, the poetry of renowned Iranian poet Omar Khayyám and Israeli popular songs. Highlighting the event will be composer-performers Lemish and Deutsch, on piano and tenor saxophone, teaming up with guest Saeed Kamjoo, Kamanche, for a powerful improvisatory exploration of traditional music from Israel and Iran.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
O'Kelly Armoury
Thunder Bay, ON
Beethoven to John Williamshttp://tbso.ca/event/brew-beethoven3/
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra - Carmina Burana
Thunder Bay Communirty Auditorium
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6C7 Canada
Berlioz: Le carnival romain, Overture (The Roman Carnival) / Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings) / Orff: Carmina Buranahttp://tbso.ca/event/1415mw5/
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Orchestra for the Arkells @ the 44th Annual Juno Awards
FirstOntario Centre
Hamilton, ON