Pre-concert talks

The Four free informal interactive talks at other locations in S.C. County 1. Pre-concert interactive talks led by Dr. John Orlando with the artists and the audience on What to Listen for in Music as a part of the Distinguished Artists Series. Currently scheduled one hour prior to Thomas Pandolfi, September 27 and same for James D’leon, February 27. 2. Free Public Lecture/Recitals  […]

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Thomas Pandolfi

The young American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but […]

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Ellen Bass

Pianist and Poet: Music and Poetry

by Michael Tierra The performance of two divas, Inna Faliks, pianist and Santa Cruz poet, Ellen Bass Yes, there will be music and — and there will be poetry. A piano recitalist with a flair for the theatrical, Inna Faliks, originally migrating to the US with her parents from Odessa, Ukraine, has succeeded not only […]

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Stephen Harrison

Special Event: Music with a Latin Twist, fine wines and chocolates

SPECIAL EVENT Music with a Latin Twist, fine wines and chocolates featuring cellist Stephen Harrison of the Ives Quartet and pianist John Orlando performing music of Albeniz, Scarlatti, Ginastera, Piazzolla and others at John’s home on Sunday, October 12th at 2 pm . Fine wines from Stockwell Cellars and delicious chocolates from Donnelly’s will be served.  To confirm your reservation and purchase tickets, […]

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Even though artists are notorious for dealing with mental health issues, the idea that art can only be created from suffering and pain is a statement that truly troubles me. Art is a celebration of life and a way to acknowledge that every person, regardless of their personal circumstances, can contribute beauty to this world. […]

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Interview with Cellist Amit Peled

by Peggy Pollard “I felt I’m disturbing it, in a way, like waking up an old man” said Amit Peled to his audience, as he drew his bow across the strings of the antique cello. It was a famous cello. His audience was a woman — a very sophisticated, 83-year-old woman. Amit had grown up […]

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Amit Peled Special Benefit Concert Sunday, March 16

For those unable to hear this Master of the Cello on Sunday, March 17 in Aptos Israeli cellist Amit Peled will play “Music from the Jewish Soul” A benefit for the Juanita Orlando Piano Fund Saturday, March 16 at 5 pm Private Aptos Location Call 831-539-0000 for reservations and information Space is limited to only […]

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Daniel Greenbush discusses classical music

Why This Music at This Time? “Classical music in America is now basically irrelevant — marginalized, not covered in any mainstream media and reduced to fodder for cheap jokes on TV sitcoms. Schools, unless you live in a wealthy school district, have virtually eliminated all meaningful encounters with western classical music … Arts blogs are […]

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Daniel Greenbush pianist Saturday, Sept 22, 2012 in Aptos, CA

Now in its 28th year The Distinguished Artists Concert  Series   proudly presents Daniel Greenbush pianist Saturday, Sept 22, 2012 Location:   Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall, VAPA 5001 TICKETS: on sale now $15-24 831-539-000 Friday, September 21, noon: Daniel Greenbush and guest pianist Lynn Kidder perform a free concert at the Santa Cruz Public Library Saturday, […]

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