Thursday, April 19, 2001
But first, the news. Due to the renovation of Sunset Center, concert patrons will find themselves scattered to other Carmel venues, as well as locations in Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. Only one direct conflict appears so far: Both the Mozart Society and Chamber Music Monterey Bay have scheduled events on Jan. 25 in Carmel.
If your taste favors piano concertos, you''ll have to go to Santa Cruz County to find any. The Carmel Bach Festival doesn''t offer them, and, in the coming fall/winter/spring season, neither will the Monterey Symphony. If that latter fact leaves piano concerto lovers in the lurch, it saves the symphony the extra cost to manually move its piano onto the subterranean stage at King Hall.
And finally, after 65 venerable years, the Salinas Concert Association has decided to call it quits. Its last program, the Wolford/Rosenblem saxophone and piano duo, will be presented at Hartnell College''s Main Stage on Sunday night. The decision to pull the plug was "not taken lightly," explains board president Carl Christensen. "After many years of declining ticket sales, the board just feels that there is not enough interest in the community."
But let''s get on with the shows.
Carmel Bach Festival
Nov. 9: Violinist Andrew Manze. Jan. 27 at the Carmel Mission: Tafelmusik. Feb. 16: Mezzo Catherine Robbin and baritone Daniel Lichti. Other dates/artists TBA. All concerts at Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach, unless mentioned otherwise. 624-2046.
Carmel Music Society
Sept. 12: Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Oct. 17: Pianist Louis Lortie. Nov. 27: Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. Feb. 25: Haffner Wind Quintet. March 23: Instrumental Competition. April 23: Pianist Dale Tsang-Hall. Concerts at King Hall, Monterey Naval Postgraduate School, Carmel Mission and Carmel''s Golden Bough Playhouse. 625-9938.
Chamber Music Monterey Bay
Oct. 19: Takacs String Quartet. Nov. 16: Peabody Piano Trio. Jan. 25: Quartetto Gelato. March 15: Miro String Quartet. April 13: Mozart Piano Quartet. All concerts at First United Methodist Church, Pacific Grove. 625-2212.
John Anderson, Music Director
Oct. 5-6: Mozart for winds. Nov. 17-18: Brian Neal, trumpet, Jolivet. Feb 8-9: Wagner, Schoenberg. April 26-27: a choral commission premiere with Cantiamo Cabrillo!. Concerts at Steinbeck Center, Salinas, and Church of Religious Science, Monterey. 372-4523.
Kate Tamarkin, Music Director
Oct. 14-16: Clarinetist Burt Hara, Dukas, Weber, Mahler Symphony 5. Nov. 11-13: Marimbist Makoto Nakura and flutist Dawn Walker, Rossini, Puts, Chaminade, Haydn. Jan. 20-22: Wagner, Strauss, Beethoven. Feb. 24-26: Baritone Clayton Brainerd, Revueltas, Kincaid, Copland. March 17-19: Guest conductor Bernard Rubenstein and violinist William Barbini, Panufnik, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky. April 7-9: Trumpeter Brian Anderson, Ives, Molter, Hummel, Schubert. May 19-21: Verdi, Bernstein, Brahms. Concerts at King Hall, NPGS, Monterey and Sherwood Hall, Salinas. 624-8511.
Mozart Society of California
Oct. 12: Kipnis-Kushner Duo. Nov. 30: Chicago String Quartet. Jan. 25: David Gordon (Mozart lecture). Feb. 15: Bellemeade Trio. March 8: Amadeus Trio. April 19: Dennis James, glass armonica. Concerts at Carmel Presbyterian Church. 625-3637.
Santa Cruz County Symphony
John Larry Granger, Music Director
Sept. 29-30: Pianist Dickran Atamian, Grieg, Khachaturian, Ibert, Saint-Sans. Nov. 3: Cellist John Walz, Bartok, Bloch, Dvorak. Jan. 12-13: Pianist Robert Thies, Garrop, Shostakovich, Mozart. Feb. 16: Bass-baritone Wayne Sheppard, soprano Helen Dilworth, Cabrillo Symphonic Choir, Weber, Mechem, Mussorgsky/ Ravel. April 6: Conductor Jung-Ho Pak, Rimsky-Korsakov. May 4-5: Pianist Brian Ganz, Bach/Stokowski, Beethoven, Stravinsky. Concerts at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and Mello Center, Watsonville. 462-0553.
Please note: Programs and locations are subject to change.