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Opus Chamber Music Series in Mendocino


Stienbuck Ehrlich

Opus Chamber Music Series in Mendocino

The Opus Chamber Concert Series was founded in 1988 by members of the Symphony of the Redwoods to provide local and visiting musicians opportunities for small group performances. The venue for Opus Chamber Music Concerts is Preston Hall, on the grounds of landmark Mendocino Presbyterian Church. Concerts start at 3:00 pm.

The Program includes:

Johann Gottlieb Graun: Sonata for Viola and Piano

Joseph Joachim: Variations, Op. 10

Sergei Prokofiev arr. by Vadim Borisovsky: Selected pieces from the ballet, Romeo and Juliet.

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Viola in F-minor, Op. 120 No. 1

Contact: Kris Stuart, 707-964-0898. Showtime is from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Tickets $21.

Local favorite, Carolyn Steinbuck, piano, and Don Ehrlich, viola, from the bay aea, but also well known to local audiences are together again for a Sunday afternoon concert. They have been performing together since the second season of the Mendocino Music Festival in 1988.

CAROLYN STEINBUCK has been active in the musical life of the Mendocino community as a pianist, conductor and teacher for over 35 years. Her piano teachers include her mother, Marion James (through high school); Robert Dix Lincoln at Douglass College in New Jersey (B.A. ’67); Gunnar Johansen and Tait Sanford Barrows at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (M.M. ’69); Barbara Shearer of Berkeley; and Karl Ulrich Schnabel, with whom she studied for over 20 years. She was a part-time music instructor at College of the Redwoods from 1976 through 2007 and at Santa Rosa Junior College from 1982 through 2007. From 1986 to 1996, she was Executive Director of the Mendocino Music Festival. Over the past 25 years, she has performed with the Mendocino Music Festival as a chamber player, chorus master, piano soloist and conductor. For 24 years, she directed the College of the Redwoods Community Chorus and the South Coast Community Chorus/Hwy 1 Jazz Choir, and was a regular guest conductor of Symphony of the Redwoods, retiring in 2007. She recently returned to conducting as director of the Coastal Singers in Point Arena, and she continues as Chorus Master of the Mendocino Music Festival Chorus. In October 2010, she performed a solo piano recital for Concerts Grand in Ukiah and Opus in Mendocino.

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