The 2015 Summer Casual Concerts Series
In the Brent Auditorium - 282 South High St., Sebastopol Ca
Saturday, June 13, 7pm
The Young Soloists' Night
Played as a soloist in a concert alongside Midori. Led an orchestra as concertmaster in Carnegie Hall. These are two of the things that the young musicians have accomplished. Aged from 15 to 18 years old, they are all members of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra. In an effort to promote and raise funds for the SRSYO, these young musicians are showcasing their talents at the Young Soloists’ Night where they will perform works from Bloch, Bach, Britten, Schumann, Teleman, Mozart and more. Please come and show your support for the youth! Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7 pm, Brent Auditorium. Admission at the door is $15 general / $10 students. Tickets available online HERE
Saturday, July 18, 7:30pm
Marimba Concert with Ambuya!
Enjoy the spirited music of Zimbabwe. These compelling African melodies will inspire you to move, dance and celebrate! Complex polyrhythms are played on wooden marimbas and accompanied by a traditional gourd shaker.
Ambuya means "grandmother or wise, elder woman." For the group Ambuya refers to the wisdom and joy they feel when they play marimba music together. Our ensemble — Lori Ingram, Lani Young, Linda Rake, Stacey Kerr, Barbara Wolcott, Cynthia McReynolds and Noori Dove — is fortunate to be guided by Michael Breez, co-founder of the Rufaro School of Marimba and Musasa Marimba Ensemble, and to be joined tonight by ethno-musicologist and vocalist, Bhavani Tucker.
We hope you'll join us for an evening of marimba magic!
Admission $15. Tickets available online HERE
Sunday, August 16, 5:30pm
Dinner with Due Zighi Baci
No music has the power to whisk us away to magical, far-away places like the songs heard on the streets of old Europe. From the very first strains of the accordion you're savoring a glass of Chianti on a balcony overlooking the Neapolitan shore, or maybe sipping a steaming cappuccino at a sidewalk cafe in Paris. On Sunday, August 16, enjoy dinner prepared by Sonoma County's Pasta King while listening to the sounds of Two Gypsy Kisses (Due Zighi Baci) who promise to transport the audience with their authentic, soulful styling of popular European cafe music. Time stands still as tenore lirico Michael Van Why croons his way into your heart with the timeless, sentimental melodies of Western Europe and America, accompanied and artfully arranged by accordionist Sheri Mignano.
Advance sale tickets $20 until August 10 / $30 after August 10. Online Tickets Available HERE
Monthly concerts presented by SCA's Music Committee showcase local musicians. Previous performers have included: Bonnie Brooks, Gwyneth Davis, Christopher Fritzsche, Judiyaba, Larry London, Marilyn Thompson, Nicholas Xenelis; The Sonoma County Twenty Fingers Club, and the Aurio Trio. Our Annual Sing Along Messiah is a community favorite. A Casual Concert Application is available for interested performers.