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24th Annual Mendocino Music Festival

mendocino music festival tentMusic on the edge of the world. Come to the beautiful Village of Mendocino for the 24th Annual Mendocino Music Festival from July 10 through July 24. Every year mid-July they build a concert hall Performance Tent, all 16, 000 Square feet of it that can house a full symphony, from the ground up at the Mendocino Headlands State Park. This symphony sized tent, will seat more than 800 music lovers, and is adjacent to the Ford House Museum and across Main Street from the Kelley House Museum. Evenings include breathtaking concerts featuring the outstanding Festival Orchestra, the popular Big Band concert featuring guest singers, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, and popular contemporary music. Some days include lecture/recitals at the Piano Series, a children’s matinee and petting zoo, performances from the young musicians, outstanding emerging artists, and chamber concerts at intimate venues throughout the Mendocino Village. Many of the professional musicians that will be performing at the festival are part of the “Freeway Philharmonic” crowd. They do gigs also at the Symphony of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, and the San Francisco Opera. Here is the schedule of events to look forward to: Saturday, July 10 (Opening Night) THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Shostakovich: Festive Overture Op. 96 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Minor Op. 64 Sunday, July 11 PIERRE BENSUSAN “the Mozart of Guitar” Monday, July 12 STEEP CANYON RANGERS Firmly rooted in bluegrass tradition Wednesday, July 14 DOUBLE BILL – DOUBLE THRILL Philip Aaberg & Paul McCandless Original piano and saxophone music Thursday, July 15 HALLELUJAH AMERICA! Works by Copland, Ives, Gershwin, Crumb, Barber and John Adams Friday, July 16 & Sunday, July 18 OPERA! BIZET’S CARMEN Seduction, lust, mutiny, betrayal, murder, Carmen with the most famous femme fatale of them all. Saturday, July 17 BIG BAND Swinging music through the decades Tuesday, July 20 ROBERT MOSES’ KIN Nationally renowned dance company Wednesday, July 21 THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor Op 98 Thursday, July 22 FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS Bach: Brandenburg No. 5 Britten: Simple Symphony Mozart Sinfonia: Concertante for    Violin & Viola Friday, July 23 SHEMEKIA COPELAND “Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year” Saturday, July 24 at 3 pm JULIAN POLLACK & FRIENDS Jazz standards and original music that blends jazz, rock & pop genres Saturday, July 24 THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA & CHORUS Stravinsky: Petrouchba Orff: Carmina Burana YOUTH CONCERTS AT FESTIVAL TENT Sunday, July 11 at 2 pm To order tickets or check out prices hit order tickets
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