The 16,000 square foot Concert Hall Tent on the Mendocino Headlands overlooking the Pacific Ocean
The Mendocino Music Festival will be held this year on July 7-21, 2012. The Mendocino Music Festival was the dream of former Principal Bassoonist of the San Francisco Symphony, Walter Green (1926-2007), Maestro Allan Pollack and Pianist Susan Waterfall.
Maestro Pollack has a Ph.D. in composition from UC Berkeley and has composed a variety of pieces especially for the Festival Orchestra and musicians. The Spiral Dance for Chorus and Orchestra; Two Movements in Time for Orchestra; and From the Song of Songs for Soprano and Orchestra; A Summer Evening at the Boonville Fair for Orchestra; Albion Song; Jazz Concerto for Saxophone; A Vibraphone Concerto; and a String Quartet. Allan Pollack as a jazz musician also plays the saxophone. Maestro Pollack is also the Music Director and Conductor for Symphony of the Redwoods here on the Mendocino Coast and the Camellia Symphony Orchestra in Sacramento.
Pianist Susan Waterfall studied piano with Ivan Moravec and Kurt Schnabel and musicology with Roland Jackson and Glenn Watkins. Susan Waterfall also creates yearly multi-media narrated settings for chamber music for the festival.
In addition to the evening concerts, the Mendocino Music Festival will also hold Jazz Series and Piano Series, with all performances held at Preston Hall, Mendocino at 3:00 pm., and Village Chamber Concerts will be held at assorted venues at 3:00 pm.
DAY TIME CONCERTS
PIANO SERIES – All Lecture/Recitals at 3:00 pm at Preston Hall, Mendocino
James D’Leon – Friday, July 13
Lisa Moore – Monday, July 16
Paul Hersh – Tuesday, July 17
Spencer Myer – Friday, July 20
VILLAGE CHAMBER CONCERTS at 3:00 pm (Assorted Venues)
In the Mix – a cappella voices – Sunday, July 8, at the Evergreen Methodist Church in Fort Bragg
Joel Cohen & Elena Casanova – Wednesday, July 11 at Preston Hall, Mendocino
Francis Vanek Quartet – Thursday, July 12 at Preston Hall
Chamber Masterworks – Saturday, July 14 at Mendocino Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
JAZZ SERIES – All Concerts at 3:00 pm at Preston Hall
Hitomi Oba – Monday, July 9
Samora & Elena Pinderhughes – Tuesday, July 10
Geoffry Keezer – Wednesday, July 18
JB Dyas, Ph.D. – Friday, July 20 (FREE EVENT)
EMERGING ARTISTS CHAMBER CONCERT – Saturday, July 21 at 3:00 pm, Preston Hall
MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENING CONCERTS starting at 8:00 pm
(Opening Night) THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA – Saturday July 7,
TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET – Sunday, July 8,
Double Billing: (first show) BECCA STEVENS – (second show) TAARKA Monday, July 9,
MUSIC FOR A TEAHOUSE – Thursday, July 12
THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA – Friday, July 13
BIG BAND – Saturday, July 14
VIVER BRASIL – Sunday, July 15
FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – Tuesday, July 17
THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA – Wednesday, July 18
SOLAS – Thursday, July 19
TIERNEY SUTTON BAND – Friday, July 20
(closing night) THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA – Saturday, July 12
Tickets as low as $10. Phone 707-937-4041 or visit Mendocino Music Festival and order online.
Stevenswood Spa Resort is only 2 minutes south, of the village of Mendocino. Plan on coming to the coast and enjoy one of our suites, dinner and relax and get pampered in our spa.
For dinner phone 707-937-2810 or online at urban spoon.
For lodging phone 707-937-2810 or online at reservations.
For spa reservations phone 707-937-2810 or online at Indigo Eco-Spa.