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Live Classical Music Listings through August

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There's a lot of great live classical music happening now through August. Here's a partial list with links and notes. If you have events to share, you can do so as a member of the CapRadio Music Facebook group.   

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Date Performer or Event Venue Notes
5/21/2019 Holmes Jr High Orchestras Davis High School Holmes Jr. High Advanced and Intermediate Orchestras season Finale Concert. 6:00-9:00pm. Brunelle Hall, Davis High School. 315 W 14th St, Davis
5/21/2019 Sacramento Valley Concert Choir Unitarian Universalist Society, Sac "Why We Sing: SVCC Turns 50!" SVCC’s 50th Anniversary Concert led by Artistic Director Jim R Parr Jr and accompanied by concert pianist Jason Sia. Plus guest conductors and an instrumental ensemble and choir alumni. From “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Moonglow” to the breathtaking 90-voice finale of “Why We Sing” followed by “The Awakening.” FREE! Donations to SVCC warmly welcomed. 7:30pm-10pm. Unitarian Universalist Society, 2425 Sierra Blvd, Sac
5/21/2019 Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra Grass Valley InConcert Sierra presents the Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra: Fauré: "Requiem." Bernstein: "Chichester Psalms." More. Featuring CapRadio's Kevin Doherty as a soloist! 2pm. Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Rd, Grass Valley.
5/22/2019 Silent Film with organ Westminster Presbyterian Church Silent Films with Organist Dave Moreno. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
5/23/2019 Davis High School Orchestra Davis High School DHS Orchestra Program Finale Concert. DHS Symphony Orchestra, DHS Chamber Orchestra, and DHS Baroque Ensemble. 7:00-9:30pm. Brunelle Hall, Davis High School. 315 W 14th St, Davis
5/25/2019 Camellia Symphony McClatchy High School CSO at the Movies: "Back to the Future." The movie with the Orchestra performing live. 7:30pm. McClatchy High School Auditorium; 3066 Freeport Blvd, Sac. (Also 5/26 at 3pm)
5/26/2019 Camellia Symphony McClatchy High School CSO at the Movies: "Back to the Future." The movie with the Orchestra performing live. 3:00pm. McClatchy High School Auditorium; 3066 Freeport Blvd, Sac
5/26/2019 Carlos & Brennan Celebration Arts, Sac Carlos McMillan Fuentes (piano) and Brennen Milton (clarinet) - “Carlos & Brennen” - are a duo in the Sacramento Valley region. In the wake of their 2018 Carnegie Hall debut and subsequent appearance in Las Vegas, the duo has launched a new recording entitled "Poets of Note," which features music created by Carlos & Brennen and others that they will perform at this concert as well as a trio arranged from the Symphony #4 of Gustav Mahler and featuring soprano Susheel Bibbs. 3:00pm. Celebration Arts, 2727 B St, Sac
5/29/2019 Robyn Carmichael Westminster Presbyterian Church Bay-Area Pianist Robyn Carmichael. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
5/31/2019 "Whispers of Peace" Harris Center Music Beyond Borders presents Whispers of Peace with Beyond Borders Chamber Orchestra. Includes the world premiere performance of Ardalan’s composition "Symphony of Life" inspired by a poem by Rumi, and the performance of new compositions by composers in Music Beyond Borders “Composers in Residence Program.” The winner of the composer’s competition will also be announced. 7:00pm. Harris Center, Folsom.
5/31/2019 Chamber Singers of UC Davis Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis Caleb Lewis, Director. 7-9pm. Recital Hall at Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis.
5/31/2019 Chamber Singers of UC Davis Pitzer Center, Davis Brahms; Britten; Persichetti; Gjeilo. *Presented without intermission* 7:00-9:00pm. Recital Hall, Ann E Pitzer Center at UC Davis.
5/31/2019 Modesto Symphony Gallo Center "Hollywood Sings!" Michael Krajewski, guest conductor; Lori Zabka, vocalist. Selections from The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, Skyfall, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, La La Land, and much more. 8pm. Gallo Center For the Arts, Modesto.
5/31/2019 Vocal Art Ensemble (VAE) Davis "C'est La VAE." Three Musical Stories of Love In Paris. In concert with acoustic quartet Café Panache, VAE will paint the backdrop for a dynamic reverie on the saving grace of love; a “light soufflé” of beautiful French songs from the 1930s and '40s layered with tasty Latin and European instrumentals and a sprinkling of hand percussion. 7:30pm. United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Rd, Davis. (Also 6/1 7:30pm and 6/2 4pm)
6/1/2019 Folsom Lake Symphony Harris Center Blockbuster program showcases a host of "Heroes and Villains," including Superman, Indiana Jones, Goldfinger, Darth Vader and ET. Concert goers will be treated to a unique display of James Bond memorabilia. Guest Artist: Glory Parsons, soprano. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom. Also 6/2 (2pm).
6/1/2019 UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Mondavi "Breathtaking Motion." Christian Baldini, Music Director and conductor. Winners of both the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and Composition Award. Plus Shostakovich Symphony #9. 7:00pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, Davis.
6/1/2019 Vocal Art Ensemble (VAE) Davis "C'est La VAE." See 5/31 for details. 7:30pm. United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Rd, Davis. (Also 6/2 at 4pm)
6/1/2019 Community Band Festival Carmichael Park, Sac The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the 2019 Community Band Festival. Bands start from 11am each day, Sat 6/1 and Sun 6/2, into evening. Bring lawn chairs, a picnic and the family! FREE! sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association and the Carmichael Park and Recreation District.
6/2/2019 Alexander String Quartet with Joyce Yang Mondavi The Mondavi Center is a proud co-commissioner of a new work by Samuel Adams for the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang. This special series event will take place in Jackson Hall, and present Adams’ quintet alongside two treasured pieces of chamber music by Mozart and Brahms. 2pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, Davis
6/2/2019 Cantaré Chorale Harris Center Performing three major choral works in three languages, Cantaré Chorale of the Sierra Foothills presents "Tapestry of Love," a concert devoted to mankind’s most profound emotion, Love. 7:00pm. Harris Center, Folsom.
6/2/2019 Empyrean Ensemble Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis The Empyrean Ensemble perform compositions by graduate students: Adam Strawbridge, Joseph Vasinda, Josiah Catalan, Daniel Godsil, Aida Shirazi, Sarah Wald. Mika Pelo, Director. Pre-concert talk with the composers at 2:15pm. 3-4:30pm. Recital Hall at Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis.
6/2/2019 Folsom Lake Symphony Harris Center "Heroes and Villains." See 6/1 for details. 2:00pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
6/2/2019 Roger Xia Riverside Church, Sac A Junior at Davis Senior High School, 16 year old pianist and violinist Roger Xia has appeared as a soloist with orchestras since age 8; made his Carnegie Hall debuts at age 10; won top prizes including the 2015 Mondavi Young Artist Competition, and was featured on "From The Top." 3:00pm. Riverside United Methodist Church, 803 Vallejo Way, Sac
6/2/2019 Vocal Art Ensemble (VAE) Davis "C'est La VAE." See 5/31 for details. 4:00pm. United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Rd, Davis. (Final performance.)
6/2/2019 Community Band Festival Carmichael Park, Sac 2019 Community Band Festival at Carmichael Park. FREE! See 6/1 for details.
6/3/2019 Hindustani Vocal Ensemble Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis Rita Sahai, director. 6-7pm. FREE! Recital Hall at Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis
6/5/2019 Concert Bands of UC Davis Mondavi Center The UC Davis Concert Band, Pete Nowlen, Director. Campus Band, Joshua Garcia, Director. 7-9pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, UC Davis.
6/5/2019 Pacific Arts Trio Westminster Presbyterian Church Pacific Arts Trio: Alice Lenaghan, flute; Natalie Cox, harp; Dan Reiter, cello
6/7/2019 UC Davis University Chorus Mondavi Center University Chorus, Caleb Lewis, Director. 7-9pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, UC Davis.
6/7/2019 UC Davis University Chorus & UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Mondavi Center, Davis Mozart's "Requiem." 7:00-9:00pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, Davis.
6/9/2019 Chanticleer Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sac "Sacred Ground." Music from the Spanish Renaissance to Anglican chant, from Hebrew psalms to early American hymns. Keep your shoes on if you like, but know that we will be on holy ground. 5-7pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sac
6/9/2019 Young-Ah Tak Crocker Art Museum With her “thrilling blend of fury and finesse,” Steinway artist Young-Ah Tak takes inspiration from the Crocker’s world-renown collection of German painting to present a concert of German composers that includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s fiery masterpiece Appasionata. Before the performance, at 1 and 2 PM, enjoy a docent-led tour of the Crocker’s permanent collection of 19th-century German painting, to help put the music in context with the art. Concert 3pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac
6/12/2019 Frieda Yang and Friends Westminster Presbyterian Church Violinist Frieda Yang and Friends. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
6/13/2019 Ryan Ahern Harris Center Backed by his contemporary pop orchestra, pianist Ryan Ahern plays boogie-woogie, movie themes, rock n roll, Broadway, and hits from Ray Charles, Disney, Queen, Maroon 5, and so much more. 7:30pm. Harris Center, Folsom.
6/15/2019 Andrea Bocelli Golden 1 Center World-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera featuring a unique repertoire from Bocelli’s landmark release “Si,” as well as his beloved traditional selection of arias, love songs and crossover hits. 8:00pm. Golden 1 Center, downtown Sacramento.
6/15/2019 Music in the Mountains SummerFest: Young Composers Concert Grass Valley This second concert of the school year features a brand new work from each student, composed for instrumental ensemble, performed by area professionals. 7:00pm. Peace Lutheran Church. 828 W Main St, Grass Valley
6/23/2019 Music in the Mountains SummerFest: Garden Party Grass Valley Enjoy a meal by Chef Antonio in the Gardens of the Dunham Estate. Then relax and revel in the MIM Grand Harmonie ensemble presenting Haydn’s Octet in F Major & Mozart’s Serenade in Eb. 5:30pm. Dunham Estate, Grass Valley
6/25/2019 Music in the Mountains SummerFest: Brass, Brats & Brews Concert Grass Valley Bring the whole family for an evening of food, fun, and fabulous music. Bring your chairs and picnic gear or rent a table and chairs. Enjoy local brews, bratwurst and other delights from The Ham Stand and fabulous music by Franz von Suppé, Percy Grainger, Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Dvorak, Debussy and Puccini, among others. Gates open 6:30pm, concert 8:00pm. Pine Tree Stage in the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
6/26/2019 Liz Ryder Westminster Presbyterian Church Folk Singer-Songwriter-Multi Instrumentalist originally from the UK, Liz Ryder. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
6/27/2019 "Carmina Burana" Nevada County Fairgrounds Carl Orff’s rollicking "Carmina Burana" ignites the senses for an intense experience not soon forgotten. Ryan Murray, Conductor with Music in the Mountains Orchestra Chorus. Doors 7pm, Concert 7:30pm. Amaral Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley
6/27/2019 Music in the Mountains SummerFest: "Carmina Burana" Grass Valley Carl Orff’s "Carmina Burana" is based on medieval poems about love and lust. It’s the most popular and most performed choral work of the last century. This spectacle will feature the MIM Chorus (joined by guests from Sierra Master Chorale), the MIM Festival Orchestra, and fantastic soloists. 7:30pm. Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley. At 6:30pm, join Chorus Director and Resident Conductor Ryan Murray for a prelude discussion about Carmina Burana.
6/29/2019 Music in the Mountains SummerFest: Magical Moments Concert Grass Valley Be transported abroad to summer nights in Spain, Argentina, and France with music by Debussy, de Falla, Faure and Piazzola. 7:30pm. Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley. At 6:30pm, join Guest Conductor Joel Revzen for his insights about tonight's music.
6/30/2019 Music in the Mountains SummerFest: Beethoven, Bruch & Amaryn Grass Valley Maestro Joel Revzen conducts Beethoven’s "Eroica" Symphony #3, a staggering musical vision too powerful to be contained. Also, 10-year-old violin prodigy Amaryn Olmeda plays the Bruch violin concerto. 3:00pm. Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley.
7/3/2019 Jia-mo Chen and Friends Westminster Presbyterian Church Cellist Jia-mo Chen and Friends. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
7/3/2019 Music in the Mountains SummerFest: Patriotic Pops! Grass Valley A Music in the Mountains SummerFest tradition! Added to everyone’s patriotic favorites this year is a guest appearance of Donna Appidone from Capital Public Radio narrating Casey at the Bat with the orchestra. Bring your chairs and picnic gear or rent a table and chairs from us [details at the link]. Enjoy libations from the MIM Bar and order food from local vendors. MIM Artistic Director Peter Nowlen leads the MIM Orchestra and Chorus in this star-spangled salute. Gates open 6:30pm, concert 8:00pm. Pine Tree Stage in the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
7/4/2019 Yuba Sutter Symphony Yuba City Annual 4th of July concert. 10:15am at the Yuba City Town Center
7/10/2019 Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music Westminster Presbyterian Church Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music; Susan Lamb Cook, Director. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
7/13/2019 Reno Philharmonic Reno "Pops on the River." Fundraising event featuring a costume contest, raffle and unforgettable concert. Wingfield Park.
7/14/2019 Sophia Bacelar and Noreen Polera Crocker Art Museum Cellist Sophia Bacelar and pianist Noreen Polera present an afternoon of 20th-century American music featuring Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata and George Gershwin’s “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess as well as works by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. Before the performance, at 1 and 2 PM, enjoy an in-depth, docent-led tour of select works in the Crocker’s permanent collection of 20th-century American paintings, to help put the music in context with the art. Concert 3pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac
7/24/2019 Albany Consort Westminster Presbyterian Church Albany Consort. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
7/25/2019 Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra Bear Valley Music Festival Maestro Michael Morgan opens the symphonic portion of the Festival with a brand new work titled “Bear Valley Suite for Orchestra” by Bay Area composer Michael Taylor. The program also includes the Serenade #2 by Johannes Brahms. 7:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
7/26/2019 Bear Valley Orchestra + Olga Kern & Vladislav Kern Bear Valley Music Festival The Bear Valley Orchestra performs Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto with legendary pianist Olga Kern and her son Vladislav. The program also includes Salieri’s Der Rauchfangkeher Overture, Haydn’s Symphony No. 93 and the Overture (Sinfonia) in C major by Marianne Martines. 7:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
7/27/2019 Bear Valley Orchestra & Kelly Hall-Tompkins Bear Valley Music Festival Bear Valley Music Festival and Maestro Michael Morgan present notable violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins in three contrasting orchestral works by 20th century composers: 'Tzigane' by Maurice Ravel, “Fiddler on the Roof Rhapsody & Scherzo” based on Jerry Bock’s timeless Broadway masterpiece, and the rarely performed Violin Concerto No. 2 by Florence Price. The program also includes Gabriel Fauré’s 'Pavane.' 7:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
7/27/2019 Bear Valley Orchestra w Dawn Harms Bear Valley Music Festival Bear Valley Music Festival presents a FREE family concert. Violinist and conductor Dawn Harms returns with her engaging and hilariously educational show, equally entertaining for parents and kids. 11am. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
7/28/2019 "Of The I Sing" Bear Valley Music Festival In our second partnership with The Motherlode Chorale, the Bear Valley Music Festival presents a concert version of the charming musical "Of Thee I Sing" by George and Ira Gershwin, known for its jazzy tunes, witty lyrics and hilarious dialog. 2:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
7/31/2019 Bear Valley Orchestra Bear Valley Music Festival "Concerto Night." Celebrating her third season as concertmaster, Jolan Friedhoff is joined by the Bear Valley orchestra’s newest member and principal viola Edward Wharton in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Principal bassoon Melanie Sanguinetti is the featured soloist in the Concertino Suite by Wolf-Ferrari. Also on the program are “Legends” by Antonín Dvořák and other selections. 7:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
7/31/2019 Matthew & Miyan Grasso Westminster Presbyterian Church 7-String Guitarists Matthew & Miyan Grasso. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
8/2/2019 Bear Valley Orchestra Bear Valley Music Festival Bear Valley Music Festival presents an entire orchestra concert dedicated exclusively to favorite movie themes including Star Wars, E.T., Aladdin, The Magnificent Seven, The Godfather,The Sound of Music, Harry Potter, Frozen, and more. This concert is well-suited for families. 7:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
8/3/2019 "Merry Men & Maidens" gala dinner & concert Bear Valley Music Festival Bear Valley Music Festival presents "Merry Men & Maidens." Eat, drink and be merry as would King Arthur himself in the company of his knights! An evening of medieval delights with a scrumptious meal, fine wines, dancing, auction and a concert by the Bear Valley Orchestra. 5:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
8/4/2019 Bear Valley Orchestra Bear Valley Music Festival Bear Valley Music Festival presents "Beethovenfest!" In this farewell concert of our 2019 Festival, Maestro Michael Morgan may conducts another installment of the full cycle of Beethoven symphonies — the rarely-performed Fourth Symphony — plus Beethoven’s imposing Fourth Piano Concerto with returning soloist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. 2:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
8/11/2019 Duo Esplanade Crocker Art Museum Flute and clarinet chamber ensemble Duo Esplanade offers a musically and intellectually exciting performance inspired by the exhibition "Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings." This concert engages audiences with a presentation of new pieces and rearranged music traditionally performed by multiple instruments. Before the performance, at 1 and 2 PM, enjoy an in-depth, docent-led tour of select works in "Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings," to help put the music in context with the art. Concert 3pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac
8/14/2019 Kevin Doherty Westminster Presbyterian Church CapRadio's own baritone Kevin Doherty and Friends. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
8/21/2019 Kevin Sun Westminster Presbyterian Church Pianist Kevin Sun. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
8/24/2019 Jeffrey Siegel: Keyboard Conversation Harris Center, Folsom Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with lively commentary. Prior to performing each work, internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel briefly, and in non-technical language, engagingly speaks about the music. Today: "Mozart and Haydn - Humor and Heartache." Music of irresistible charm & wit, and deep anguish & sadness. Haydn’s exuberant Gypsy Rondo and melancholy F Minor Variations, Mozart’s passionate A Minor Sonata. 7:30pm. at the Harris Center, Folsom (Additional Keyboard Conversations 11/20, 1/11/20, 4/9/2020. Click link for details and tickets.)

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