OtherLATE WINTER TURNS TO SPRING IN CREATIVE ARTS SERIES CONCERT
by Michael J. Mello
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A concert of Renaissance and Celtic songs for voice, lute and recorder was presented by soprano and lutenist Doris Williams with the assistance of recorder virtuoso Claudia Liliana Gantivar and mandolinist Mike Bell. The Feb. 24 event in Santa Rosa’s Resurrection Parish Church was part of the Creat...
OtherMESSIAEN PIANO PRELUDES HIGHLIGHT SMITH RECITAL IN SANTA ROSA
by Beth Zucchino
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Marin Pianist Jean Alexis Smith played a stunning recital Jan. 27 in the first 2013 concert for the Creative Arts Series. In remarks to the Resurrection Parish audience, the pianist explained that although her program has a range of styles from Baroque to Contemporary, all the composers involved wr...
OtherTANAKA PLAYS AUTHORATIVE MOZART IN CREATIVE ARTS SERIES FORTEPIANO RECITAL
by Richard Wayland
Sunday, April 29, 2012
A pleasant surprise greeted me April 29 when I attended a fortepiano recital at Resurrection Parish in Santa Rosa. The venue was simple, modern, beautiful, and seating was comfortable. The décor reminded me of Pi, a Parisian artist of the fifties. The performer for the season’s final Creative A...
OtherALIAKBARI AND TEWARI SHINE IN SEBASTOPOL ARTS CENTER RECITAL
by Terry McNeill
Friday, November 19, 2010
Carolyn Tewari must be the most active performing pianist in Sonoma County. In addition to teaching, she has a full schedule playing in retirement homes, churches and concert halls, and has a penchant for music by women composers and partnerships with colleagues. On November 19 she joined h...
OtherVILLIERS STANFORD SONATA HIGHLIGHTS AGO RECITAL
by Harold Julander
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Pipe Organ Mini Recital Series at Santa Rosa’s Church of the Incarnation continued March 12th with a program by Jim Harrod honoring St. Patrick’s Day. Mr. Harrod is assistant organist at Star of the Valley Catholic Church, Oakmont, in Santa Rosa. The one-half hour recital consisted mostly by ...
OtherBRASS GROUP EXCITING AT WELLS
by Sid Gordon
Sunday, March 07, 2010
In a March 7 concert titled “An American Musical Journey,” The Dallas Brass featured American music from the Revolution to the present day. The program, produced by the Santa Rosa Concert Association in the Wells Fargo Center, was woven together by clever narration and music history provided by Mich...
OtherCOLORFUL VIRTUOSITY IN COUCH ORGAN RECITAL
by Jim Harrod
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Sonoma County hosted a magnificent exposition of the art of organ playing and interpretation on November 1 by Leon W. Couch III. Performing at the organ console of Resurrection Catholic Church in Santa Rosa and sponsored by the Creative Arts Series, Mr. Couch performed a selection of organ classics...
OtherRED PRIEST TAKES A HALLOWEEN TOUR OF BAROQUE EUROPE
by Joanna Bramel Young
Sunday, October 25, 2009
What better time than Halloween to experience a “fantastical” performance of baroque music? On Oct. 25, the touring group Red Priest transformed the formal Wells Center stage into an area of demons, ghosts, strange dreams and wild dances. Produced by the Santa Rosa Concert Association, the event had...
OtherARVO PART'S MUSIC PLAYED BY LESLIE DUKES IN TWILIGHT SERIES
by James Harrod
Friday, October 09, 2009
Sonoma County music fans had a rare opportunity Oct. 9 to hear the organ works of Arvo Pärt, performed by Church of the Incarnation staff organist Leslie Dukes. The Estonian born composer’s sparse but intense bell-sound style of music tintinnabuli is now recognizable to many American ears, bu...
OtherMENDELSSOHN AND BACH AT SONOMA CHURCH CONCERT
by Carolyn Wiester
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sonoma’s Trinity Episcopal Church hosted a packed audience September 13 for vocal, piano and organ music of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The Church was a warm and acoustically live room for this concert, sponsored by the Church’s Friends of Music program. First on the program was a Motet for sopran...
ARVO PART'S MUSIC PLAYED BY LESLIE DUKES IN TWILIGHT SERIESby James Harrod
Friday, October 09, 2009
Sonoma County music fans had a rare opportunity Oct. 9 to hear the organ works of Arvo Pärt, performed by Church of the Incarnation staff organist Leslie Dukes. The Estonian born composer’s sparse but intense bell-sound style of music tintinnabuli is now recognizable to many American ears, but his organ compositions are largely unknown to organists and the public alike.