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2009 Mendocino Music Festival

The Mendocino Music Festival is a magical blend of fine music by outstanding performers in one of the most enchanting sites in Northern California. Evenings include breathtaking concerts featuring the glorious Festival Orchestra, the popular Big Band concert, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, and folk music. Days include lecture/recitals at the Piano Series, a children’s matinee, performances by the Young Musicians, chamber concerts at beautiful venues throughout Mendocino Village. The Mendocino Music Festival continues to maintain its commitment to bringing the highest quality classical and contemporary music and musicians to a place founder and Artistic Director Allan Pollack has described as “one of the most picturesque towns in the world.” violinist Saturday, July 11 @ 8 pm. OPENING NIGHT…The Festival Orchestra…Ginistera: Estancia … Bethoven: Symphony No. 7 … Brahms: Violin Concerto, Alexander Markov, violin. Sunday, July 12 @ 8 pmMaria Muldaur … Blues, gospel, R & B, rock n roll, jazz, American roots, sassy & soulful Maria sings it all. Monday, July 12 @ 8 pm.Alexander Markov … String Fever … Brilliant violinist is a virtuoso classical and rock musician, backed up this evening by a string quintet, bass and drums. Wednesday, July 15 @ 8 pm. … (not confirmed) … Seldom Scene … Skilled musicianship, smooth harmonies, eclectic material and an urban approach distinguish this world famous, award winning bluegrass band. Thursday, July 16 @ 8 pm.Music of Refuge & Resistance … Masterpieces from Nazi Prison Camps … Massiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time & works from Terezin. Walter Green Memorial Concert … Susan Waterfall, piano & narrator … Jeremy Cohen, violin … Burke Schuchmann, cello … Erin Neff, Suprano. Friday, July 17 @ 8 pm.OPERA! … Puccini: La Boheme … Young artists struggle with life, love & heartbreak in this famous love story with sweeping lyricism & stunning orchestration. Saturday, July 18 @ 8 pm. BIG BAND … Music of the great bands of the 30′s & 40′s into the 21st century. Saturday, July 19 @ 8 pm.OPERA! … Puccini: La Boheme … Young artists struggle with life, love & heartbreak in this famous love story with sweeping lyricism & stunning orchestration. Tuesday, July 21 @ 8 pm. Double Bill … Iva Bittova … Czech avant-garde violinist, singer & composer, inventively fuses alternative rock, classical & Eastern European music. Wednesday, July 23 @ 8 pm.The Festival Orchestra … Stravinsky: Pulcinella (complete score with singers) Falla: El Amor Brujo with Fanny Ara, Spanish Classical Dance. Thursday, July 23 @ 8 pm.Festival Chamber Orchestras … Les Pfutzenfirter, conductor … Greig: Holberg Suite … Elgar: Serenade or Strings … Vivaldi: The Four Seasons … Roy Malan, violin. Friday, July 24 @ 8 pm. Joshua Redman Trio … One of the top saxophonists in the world, Redman, a fearless improviser with a mature melodic sense, is joined by the rhythm section of drummer Greg Hutchinson and bassist Matt Penman. Saturday, July 25 @ 3 pm. Julian Waterfall Pollack & Friends … Jazz standards and oriinal music that blends jazz, rock & pop genres. Saturday, July 25 @ 8 pm. The Festival Orchestra & Chorus Marion James Memorial Concert … Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos … Carolyn Steinbuck & Susan Waterfall, Piano. In addition there is the Piano series at Preston Hall @ 3pm for the dates of July 13, 14 & July 17, & July 20. Also the Village Chamber Concerts held at the Mendocino Presbyterian Church @ 3 pm for the dates of July 15, 16, & 18. Plus Youth Concerts at the Festival Tent @ 2 pm on the dates of July 12, 19. For any additional information call the office at 707-937-2044 or to purchase tickets phone 707-937-4041.
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