Concerts SCA

Performing Arts


Performing Arts

Enjoy the magic of live performance. SCA presents a broad range of performances each year, including intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, classical music performed by renowned chamber ensembles, family-friendly programming and many other special events.

Monthly Concerts  showcase a wide variety of local musicians.

If you are interested in performing at SCA please apply here>

 

July 22: Elaine Lucia & Friends

Audiences who love Astrud  Gilberta, Alison Krauss, Brandi  Carlile, Joni Mitchell, and kd lang will love Elaine Lucia's music. It's a blend of the beautiful bossa nova feel of Brazilian jazz classics mixed with simple folk finger-picking guitar  style of Americana songs. Add the pure, clear voice that  Elaine is renowned for, songs that tell stories of love, hope, nostalgia and longing, and beautiful, haunting melodies... and you have a unique and unforgettable musical experience.
Elaine and her group were picked by Michael Bolton to be his opening act at the Lincoln Theater in Napa, Billy Cobham at the Uptown Theatre (Napa),and Elaine has opened for Al Stewart  and Charlie Musselwhite/Elvin Bishop. She's performed at Yoshi's (San Francisco and Oakland) as a headliner, and played hundreds of nightclub, festival and concert shows over the past many years in the Bay Area and West Coast.
After decades as a professional jazz vocalist, Elaine has embarked on a new musical path; she now primarily performs her large repertoire of original songs she composed for guitar  and voice. Joined by the same veteran  jazz musicians she has performed and recorded with in the Bay Area for decades, Elaine formed a new ensemble that  blends her years of jazz performing with her impressive guitar  and writing skills. The result  is, as Elaine likes to call it, "just beautiful music!" To see video of Elaine performing live on stage visit:  www.elaineluciamusic.com

Saturday, July 22, 7:30pm, $15 general / $10 student
Buy tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets

 

August 19: It's A Beautiful Day Acoustic


Expect acoustic hot swing instrumentals and original compositions by Phil Lawrence, as well as classic rock songs by violinist and vocalist David LaFlamme, from the premiere San Francisco rock band, It's a Beautiful Day, including "White Bird". David LaFlamme sings, plays the five-string violin, and fronts the band, spinning stories and yarns from San Francisco's golden era of rock and roll; Phil Lawrence composes some of the music and plays a vintage 1916 Gibson mandolin; Ned Boynton, guitarist,  utilizes a unique open-tuning that enriches the band's harmonic tones; Ned Ripple from On the Air, adds a hot rhythm guitar; Linda LaFlamme sings harmony vocals; and Jeff Martin plucks and bows the acoustic bass.  This is a group not to miss!
Saturday, August 19, 7pm doors / 7:30 show $15 general
Buy tickets at: brownpapertickets.com/event/3016108

October 20: Viva Espana! Sol Flamenco

Sol Flamenco – the passion and fire of Spain hits the stage. Back by popular demand after a sold-out show last year, an evening of lightening fast footwork, haunting guitar rhythms, and soulful singing awaits you. 
Featuring a cast of artists that have lived and trained in Spain, the birthplace of flamenco: dancers Gina Giammanco, Joelle Goncalves and Lea Kobeli, with international recording artist, guitarist, Mark Taylor and singer, Azriel “El Moreno.” The group has been working together for many years and it shows in the dancer’s precision footwork, vocals, the guitarist’s bold accompaniment and the company’s strong stage presence. Sol Flamenco is Spain’s artistic gem of Sonoma County.
The Press Democrat praises Sol Flamenco “Santa Rosa’s Sol Flamenco Dance Troupe brought the drama of Spain’s signature dance and guitar to a rapt crowd.” July 2014, and “The group has performed together in the Bay Area for years and is widely praised for its passion and precision.” Press Democrat 2014. Don’t miss this incredible line up of unforgetable artists!
www.solflamenco.com  and www.marktaylorflamenco.com
Friday, October 20, 2017, 7pm doors/ 7:30 show $15
Buy tickets at: brownpapertickets.com/event/2995024

 

November 11: SonoMusette

Go back in time to the era of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Django Reinhardt as SonoMusette transports listeners to the "Golden Era" of French chanson. Featuring French chanteuse Mimi Pirard, this classic Parisian ensemble of accordion, piano, guitar, upright bass, and drums combine to revive the enchanting and evocative music of 20th Century Paris. This music has retained its power to charm and captivate listeners, and SonoMusette taps that nostalgia with artistry in both vocals and instrumentation.
     French-American Mimi Pirard began her singing career at 13 as a member of a local music association in a small town outside of Paris, France, with traditional and contemporary French songs. After her family moved to California a few years later, she and her brother Gabe performed as a duo. They later formed Dgiin, a group with a unique blend of gypsy, flamenco and a touch of funk honored with the North Bay Music Awards’ “Best World Band” moniker in 2012.
     Pirard’s interpretations of timeless French classics provide a freshness and excitement that is contemporary, yet faithful to the spirit and tradition of their original renditions. She will preface her songs with brief translations and backstories of her French lyrics.
     Other members of the group are accordionist Robert Lunceford, whose musical background includes numerous traditional Celtic groups including the Los Angeles-based band Reel to Reel and Sonoma County’s Atlantic Shore. He currently performs with the French music trio Un Deux Trois as well as SonoMusette. Also, Jan Martinelli, who, on upright bass and piano, is known for her broad stylistic range that embraces Latin, jazz, funk, blues and folk; and Richard Andrews, a drummer whose resume dates back to the experimental/garage/dance bands of his early teenage years but also includes orchestral and chamber musical training at UC Berkeley and San Francisco’s art rock scene as well as frequent musical jaunts to Paris.

     Sonomusette’s Sebastopol Center for the Arts performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15. Purchase tickets HERE.

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday - Sunday 1 - 4pm