Press Release For Immediate Release 

Event Date: July 13—July 27, 2013

Mendocino Music Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

The Festival features over 30 performances in four series and includes master class workshops, open orchestral rehearsals and culinary events showcasing the local beers, wines and foods of Mendocino County.

 


 

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Mendocino California, April 24, 2013—The Mendocino Music Festival has announced the lineup of its 27th season, and will once again present its wide range of genres in the Tent Concert Hall on the Mendocino Headlands and at other nearby venues.

 

This year the Festival Classical Program takes place from July 13—July 27. Jazz, World and Boogie Programs are from July 14—July 26. The Festival features over 30 performances in four series and includes master class workshops, open orchestral rehearsals and culinary events showcasing the local beers, wines and foods of Mendocino County.


The Classical Program opens with a Festival Orchestra performance, conducted by Allan Pollack, of works by Verdi and Prokofiev, and the Romantic favorite Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist James D’Leon. Orchestra performances include East and West, with guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda; Rossini’s opera Il Signor Bruschino; and, with the Festival Chorus, works by Bruch, Bernstein, Beethoven and Mozart. The Classical Program includes chamber music and piano lecture-concerts.

 

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JAZZFest features the perennial Big Band Night and a double bill of Hot Club of San Francisco and Julian Pollack Trio. The Festival’s educational events include a Peer-to-Peer Jazz Workshop, free to high school students, by the Thelonious Monk Institute All-Star High School Jazz Sextet, consisting of prize winning high school musicians from around the country.


Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame headlines the Boogie, Blues & Bluegrass series. A concert benefit for the Festival features the country-rock band POCO.


The World Series opens with a daylong program, Umi no Hi: A Celebration of Japan’s Ocean Day. Pianist Susan Waterfall’s multi-media concert, Ocean That Has No East, No West: The Life and Legacy of Toru Takemitsu, features Takemitsu’s student Shin-Ichi Fukuda.
Festival Artistic Director Allan Pollack said: “We are presenting our most forward-looking program ever. Our Classical Program features traditional favorites alongside modern works from Asian composers. Musicians from around the world will bring Japanese, Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban, American and Celtic sounds among others.”


Tickets for the Festival are on sale May 1; full program lineup is at
www.mendocinomusic.org/2013-season
 
About Mendocino Music Festival
Founded in 1986, Mendocino Music Festival creates a close community of musicians and audiences for two weeks every July on the ocean bluff of Mendocino Headlands State Park, and in the village of Mendocino and points nearby. The Festival is hosted by California State Department of Parks and Recreation. Its central venue is the 800-seat Tent Concert Hall, purchased by the Festival as a result of a capital campaign originated by members of the Festival Orchestra, leading orchestral musicians from around the region and nation. Residents and lodging establishments of the Mendocino coast host close to one hundred orchestra musicians and visiting artists from around the world. Inns, hotels and restaurants, in partnership with the Festival, offer visitor packages including discounted festival tickets and special offers. The Festival’s Presenting Sponsor is North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, CA.


Mendocino Music Festival Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

Web: www.mendocinomusic.org, Phone: (707) 937-2044

Complete Details: www.mendocinomusic.org/2013-season

 

Photo Credit: NicholasWilson@nwilsonphoto.com

 

Photo Credit: NicholasWilson@nwilsonphoto.com

 

Photo Credit: NicholasWilson@nwilsonphoto.com

 


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Mendocino Music Festival

Mendocino, California

Web: www.mendocinomusic.org

 

Media Contact: Francesca Bavuso

Email: francesca@mendocinomusic.org

Phone: (707) 937-2044