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.
November 21: Exploring Opera: Celebrating Verdi with James Sokol
Last year, the world celebrated Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday. Continue the celebration with instructor James Sokol on a musical journey through highlights of the composer’s repertoire of operas! Whether revisiting some of his most popular melodies or discovering several lesser-know gems, bask in the maestro’s glorious music from his first opera Oberto to his last opera Falstaff.
Instructor James Sokol worked in companies from San Francisco Opera to New York City Opera. He teaches popular opera appreciation classes throughout the Bay Area, and leads cultural trips to Santa Fe, Chicago, New York City, Cuba, Paris, Amsterdam and beyond.
Friday, November 21, 7:30pm, $20
December 6: Annual Sing Along Messiah
Sing with exhilaration at the 21st annual Sing-Along Messiah. No previous experience is necessary. Directed by John Maas this annual event features local instrumentalists and soloists to bolster timid voices. Refreshments are provided and a limited number of scores are available for loan.
Interested singers can rehearse their parts with Director Maas on Sunday, November 30, at 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol.
The Sing Along is Sat. Dec. 6, 3pm, United Methodist Church, 500 N. Main Street, $6 / $15 family up to four
January 17: Bonnie Brooks Jazz Vocals
Mezzo-soprano Bonnie Brooks, accompanied by John Simon (piano) and Cliff Hugo (stand up bass) will make the evening sizzle when they perform an evening of vocal jazz with swinging up tempo songs and slower ballads. Some of their selections will be from Ms. Brooks' 2012 released jazz CD "You Are the Song in Me."
Saturday, January 17, 7:30pm, $15
March 1: Steinway Artist Antonio Iturrioz
Recently, Antonio Iturrioz has been touring the UK, France and Italy to perform, and show his film, "The Buddha of the Piano: Leopold Godowsky." He is looking forward to being back with friends in Sebastopol and performing at the new Center for the Arts. Mr. Iturrioz's program will be varied, and as always, laced with his charming and informative commentary.
Sunday, March 1, 2pm, $15