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.
March7: Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales, Duo Pianists & Composers in Concert
Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales will perform a concert of their original works and arrangements for two pianos. The internationally touring husband and wife duo will perform a retrospective of works, spanning their career of over a quarter century.
The program will be selected from works available on several of their recordings: Elemental Portraits ~ Nocturnes for Two Pianos, Latin Lovers, The White Season, Danzas Para Dos Pianos (Dances for Two Pianos) and Celebrating Americans. Special guest artists will join Whipple & Morales on stage. Maureen Hurley will read her original poems inspired by Elemental Portraits and Bob Afifi will be the featured flute soloist in selections from Danzas Para Dos Pianos.
Friday, March 7, 7:30pm, $20 general, $15 senior/student Children aged 5 – 17 free when accompanied by adult paid admission.
March 21:Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble
The Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble is the only mandolin orchestra in the North Bay, consisting of mandolins, mandolas, mandoccellos, and bass. Under the musical direction of Gus Garelick, the ensemble's eclectic repertoire includes music from George Frederick Handel to Scott Joplin with some musical excursions to Brazil, Italy, Ireland, and Brooklyn along the way. It is a great group with lots of energy!
Friday, March 21, 7:30pm, $15
April 4: The Sebastopol Community Band
Sebastopol Community Band was founded in 2000 under the direction of Frank Jilka, and is now under the Direction of Nathan Riebli. It began as a collection of musically inclined families who formed backyard marching band style groups for Fourth of July. Now the ensemble has grown to a full wind ensemble of brass, percussion, and woodwinds, and has band members from all over the county. The group performs classical, jazz, marches, and big band music. The Sebastopol Community Band is very excited to be performing at the new Center for the Arts. Our program is a sure audience favorite, featuring New Orleans Jazz and Broadway favorites, including St. James Infirmary, Tiger Rag, When the Saints Go Marching In, Comedy Tonight, and Seventy Six Trombones. The Band is joined by the director’s father, Chris Riebli, vocalist and author from Graton. Hope to see you there, and don't forget your dancing shoes.
Friday, April 4, 7:30pm, $10
May 3: 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, May 3, 7:30pm, $25
May 30: 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.
Friday, May 30, 7:30pm, $15
June 13: Alphabet Baroque
Alphabet Baroque, the latest spinoff from the A-Zed Concerts, will be performing a concert entitled "All over the Map" on Friday June 13, at 8pm. The program will feature music from various European countries (and perhaps a South American surprise) ranging from the 15th to 18th centuries, played on treble viol, violin, viola da gamba, cello and harpsichord. From Germany, Buxtehude; from England, Purcell; from France, Marais; from Italy…….
The Players are Judiyaba, cello and treble viol, survivor of the SF Opera pit and currently teaching at SSU; Maria Caswell, violinist and violist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Sebastopol violin teacher; Gwyneth Davis, cello and viola da gamba, plays with Lamplighters and Eloquence String Quartet; Phebe Craig, harpsichordist with numerous groups in the Bay Area and keeps her students amused at at UC Davis.
Friday, June 13, 7:30pm, $15 general, $10 seniors & students