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Jones Matthew Little Carlotta H. Bach in the world. For 72 years the Festival has brought the music of the Baroque and beyond to the Monterey Peninsula for music lovers from the region, the United States and abroad. The nationally and internationally renowned performers of the Festival orchestra and chorale, along with our cherished local chorus, deliver exuberant performances of rare power and intimate beauty that move the soul and inspire the spirit. A rich summer schedule features full orchestral and choral works, individual vocal and chamber ensemble concerts, recitals, master classes, lectures and informal talks, in addition to interactive social and family events.

Festival Soloists Our twenty-one vocal and instrumental soloists are world-class performers with extensive discographies and international reputations. Carmel Bach Festival Festival Chorale Twenty-eight vocal artists from North America with promising careers on the opera and concert stage. Technical Staff A dedicated and hard-working group of six skilled stage-craft professionals, producing Festival concerts in more than a dozen venues. Artistic Staff Eight experienced and talented artistic directors, led by Music Director Bruno Weil, direct and design the concert program each year.

Festival Chorus Fifty dedicated and beloved volunteer singers from the Central Coast area. Administrative Staff Our administrative team of eight fulland part-time staff works year-round on planning, PR, marketing, fundraising, off-season event production, and everything else that enables this complex festival to run smoothly.

Festival Volunteers Hundreds of dedicated Festival friends provide valuable administrative, logistical, and artistic support year-round, and also help maintain our intimate connection to the local community.

Through music and ideas, the Carmel Bach Festival immerses you in the ongoing and historical influence of J. Fresh musical interpretations, creative new programming, and the use of new technologies combine to make the Festival a very special day celebration. To begin, we launch a new film series on Saturday afternoons featuring two incredible films which explore the transforming power of music.

We especially look forward to inviting new listeners to engage in the riches of our musical past. We want to extend a special welcome to all those who sustain our work — the individuals, businesses, and foundations whose contributions make this Festival possible.

We are deeply grateful for your new and ongoing support, especially in these difficult economic times when so many community needs vie for attention. Your understanding and foresight is clear: During times of economic or social hardship, music has always played an important role in lifting spirits, helping us remember the importance of community, and reconnecting us to what matters most.

Thank you for believing. Come, let us lift your spirit and feed your soul! All Bach Solo Organ Let There Be Light London Pleasure Garden 7: Love, Valor and Compassion 5: Twilight on the Danube 6: The Five Seasons of Bach 7: Songs of Love and War Soulful Cantatas Heroic Beethoven 4: Orchestral Heroics — All Beethoven 4: Gods Old and New Passing the Mantle 2: Sacred and Secular Revelations 6: Twilight at the Cathedral 7: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi Recital: Viennese Matinee Concertante 1: The Singing Revolution 4: Sunday, July 26 Gods Old and New 1: Songs of Love and War 2: Viennese Matinee Concertante Love, Valor and Compassion 1: Adams Vocal Master Class Showcase 7: The Five Seasons of Bach www.

These watercolors, prints, oils and acrylics and three-dimensional artworks are inspired by the natural beauty of Carmel and the Bach Festival experience.

Most are provided by artists who work on the Monterey Peninsula. July 8 until the close of the Festival, August 1. You may purchase tickets prior to each Sunset event outside the gallery from Bach Festival volunteers, at the Bach Boutique, at the Sunset box office or at the Carmel Bach Festival office. You may use your credit card at the Sunset box office and at the Bach Festival office. Place the raffle tickets in the box next to the artwork you want.

Winning tickets will be drawn the week of August 2. Winners will be called and artwork may be picked up in the Carmel Bach Festival office on August 10 or If this is not convenient, special arrangements should be made when you receive your call telling you that you are a winner. Michael Thomas Kainer left: Sheila Delimont and Clark Mitchell. Terrence Zito and Patricia Zobel. Special thanks to the Art of Music Raffle Committee: Look for these and other fine auction items in the Sunset Center foyer or learn more at www.

Bidding opens on July 17 and closes at the start of the Best of the Fest concert on August 1, In Carmel, however, where things are frequently done backwards or askew, we have two impresarios who were women — Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous.

It is to them that Carmel owes much of its early development in music, theater and architecture. Dene loved music from the very first. She was sent to San Francisco and later to New York to study the piano. She then turned back to music and opened a studio in San Francisco where she taught piano. Her studio was the site of many intimate musical recitals. Denny specialized in avant garde music and gave the first concert in California of entirely modern works.

Hazel Watrous was born in Visalia, the daughter of a famous landscape photographer. Studying the composition of a picture was part of the family routine. She was also a student of the painter Gottardo Piazzoni. She worked in and about the theater in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Watrous was a painter, stage and costume designer and interior decorator. They have since become Festival patrons. Denny and Watrous met at a party in the studio of a mutual friend in To further their education, they decided to go to New York by way of Carmel.

Here they found a city almost entirely dedicated to the arts. One of the problems that faced people moving to Carmel was finding a way of making money. Hazel solved this by designing houses, some 36 of them. They were innovative in design — she drew on the Arts and Crafts movement with exposed beams and redwood on the interior and board and batten exteriors. Large picture windows, painted shingles and pastel colors for the exterior walls were also featured.

They were extremely popular and introduced a new style for Carmel architecture. Their house with its two-story picture window, flanked by two grand pianos and warmed by a fireplace, became the gathering place for informal recitals, lectures and other gatherings.

Here Aaron Copeland performed, Henry Cowell demonstrated his entirely radical tone clusters, and Richard 18 Carmel Bach Festival Neutra lectured on modern building design. In they founded the Carmel Music Society as a result of these recitals. In the official partnership, Denny-Watrous Management, was launched. This group became the Michael Penha Piano Quartet.

Penha was a dynamic leader and fine musician and under his direction a program of concertos by members of the Quartet was accompanied by a string orchestra, comprising of Monterey Peninsula musicians.

In Ernst Bacon was appointed conductor of the Symphony. It was from that group that the crowning achievement of the Denny-Watrous collaboration evolved — the Carmel Bach Festival. The season lasted for three days with the final concert held at the Carmel Mission Basilica. The season of lasted one week. Denny and Watrous watched as the Carmel Bach Festival grew into a renowned yearly event with patrons sojourning from all over to attend surviving the dark days of the Depression, World War II and the growth of the Monterey Peninsula.

Hazel died in In , at the 22nd Bach Festival, Dene Denny, appearing very ill, received a resounding ovation from the audience and musicians and praise for her accomplishments, inspirations and leadership in music. She died later that year. Considering the extremely innovative ways that Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous had of approaching new ideas, one believes that they would be pleased with Festival today. Tour the Historic Harmony House!

Their mission is to protect, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the community in a way that encourages public recognition and participation so that people will have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea and its sphere of influence.

Saturday, July 25th Time: Park on the street or at Sunset Center. In , the first Episcopal services in Carmel were held at the Pine Inn.

The first church, built in , now serves as City Hall for Carmel-by-the-Sea. In construction began on the present church property, was delayed during WWII, and resumed under the direction of Rector Alfred Seccombe in Park in small lot off Lausen Road or in larger lot just below on Rio Road. No handicapped access to restrooms. The gates to the Mission Courtyard will open at 7: Free parking in the lot and on the road beside the school.

Church in the Forest opened its doors as a community chapel on September 13, This chapel, designed by John Lyon Reid, is noted for it soaring ceilings, giant wooden pillars and lattice covered windows. A splendid glass wall behind the altar reveals a living tapestry of birds, trees and sky.

Of particular importance is the Greg Harrold pipe organ built and installed in This baroque instrument is perfectly sited high in the rear balcony. The traditional wine-glass shaped cabinet is made of mahogany. Pipe work is of wood and tin alloys; the exposed front metal pipes are gilded, polished and embossed. The wonderful acoustics of Erdman Chapel enhance the tonality of this exceptional instrument.

To enter the basilica at the Carmel Mission is to step back in time more than two centuries. The present stone church was planned by Junipero Serra during his administration as Father-Presidente of the California Mission chain However many factors contributed to its actual erection being delayed until years after his death. Serra wished to build a permanent stone house of worship in the style of those in Mexico and Spain, resembling those he erected in the province of Queretaro in Mexico.

This type of building required skilled masons to cut and dress the stones and no professionals were to be had in the province of California. Park in small lot at the Church or on the street 90 minute parking.

Approval was granted to build on the corner of Junipero and Ocean Avenue, and the sanctuary was dedicated in Park on the street or at Sunset Center lots. Note time limitations for street parking. The original church building had become inadequate in space and appearance by , and with the weakening of the structure itself, a new building was planned. The change was radical.

Architecturally, it belongs to no period — it belongs to Carmel. Stanton, the architect, designed a building with the growing character of the area in mind. Carmel-by-the-Sea had many artists and artisans among its residents, and its feeling of exclusiveness was beginning to be felt.

With this in mind, Mr. It is one of the largest pipe organs currently on the Monterey Peninsula. Parking lot is located on the corner of Webster and Figueroa, across the street from the Cathedral. Additional parking is available in the school courtyard adjacent to the parish offices.

Good handicapped parking availability in lot and across the street. The present sandstone church was completed in San Carlos Cathedral is the oldest continuously functioning church and the first stone building in the State of California.

Extensive conservation has just been completed. Parking available on surrounding street and in adjacent parking lot. Robert Stanton, architect; Jo Mora, sculptor, bas-relief. The remarkable architecture of the theater includes classic Greek rotunda shape, Doric-style columns and decorative bas-reliefs.

Parking is available directly across the street. Street parking also available. Handicapped spaces are available in each lot. If these are full, you may call the Sunset Center House Manager at to have a volunteer meet you at the Theater entrance and assist while your driver parks the car.

For lectures in Carpenter Hall, the north lot has convenient handicapped parking. Enter from the hallway that runs along the upper courtyard or from Mission Street. In , it was the finest assembly hall of any school in the area with seating for over For nearly forty years, the Sunset Center was home to symphonies, chamber musicians, singers, actors, and dancers.

To address the problem of a facility that was ill-equipped for the 21st century, a combined public and private partnership was formed with the goal of modernizing and renovating the Sunset Center. The construction project began in September and in July , less than two years later, the Sunset Center reopened with the Carmel Bach Festival.

Since the renovation, Sunset Center continues to host more than 50 classical music performances each year and welcomes artists from around the world to its stage. Late seating will be allowed only at appropriate pauses. If it is necessary for you to leave before the end of a performance, we ask that you try to leave between pieces and not while a work is in progress. No unauthorized recording devices of any kind are allowed during any performance. As a courtesy to your fellow concert goers and performers, please turn off all cell phones, watch alarms, pagers and any other sound emitting devices before the start of each performance and at the end of intermission.

Many people are highly allergic to perfume, cologne, or other scented products; we respectfully request that guests avoid using them. Given the length of our performances, we recommend that no children younger than 12 years of age attend a main concert and no children younger than 10 years attend a recital. Since its establishment in , our shop has changed but the focus remains the same: Quality, fresh flowers and exceptional customer service.

We have a talented staff of floral designers who bring a modern, vibrant twist to the local floral scene. Our belief is that flowers should be a conversational piece and that is how we approach every design. From a bridal bouquet to an arrangement in the lobby of a boutique hotel, the staff at Flowerland works closely with each client to create an affair that is personally tailored. Floral elegance at its finest 11 W. Volunteers, donors, Board members, administrative staff, and technical crew all play their part.

Within all this activity, the heart of the festival is the music. And the music comes from one place — the musicians. Each year about 50 households sponsor a musician. Musician Sponsorships enable the Festival to attract the finest players and singers in the world. Sponsorships also create a stronger relationship between festival patrons and the musicians.

Musicians feel welassist both the Festival and the musicians. We know that while musicians make the sound, the donors provide the means — and together they make the Festival. New this year to the Musician Sponsorship program is the Youth Chorus Sponsorship, which covers the cost of paying Chorale members to train talented high school students who sing in the Festival Youth Chorus. A number of individual sponsors are committed to sustaining this program that serves local youth — especially in these challenging times.

Musician and Youth Sponsor names are found at the bottom of the biographical pages in the sections that follow. Getting to know the musician gave me access to what goes on behind the scenes From period instrument performances of Baroque, Classical and early Romantic music to the podiums of the great orchestras and opera festivals of the world, Bruno Weil has demonstrated a versatility that is rare among conductors.

Born in Germany, Bruno Weil was a master student of Hans Swarowsky and Franco Ferrara and won several international competitions upon completing his studies. He will travel to Leipzig to conduct the Radio Orchestra before his arrival in Carmel. David and Roberta B. Megill has served as Artistic Director of Fuma Sacra, for whom he has conducted performances of all the major Bach choral works and over fifty cantatas. His repertoire extends from early music to newly commissioned works.

Elizabeth Wallfisch Concertmaster, Director of the Monday Main Concert London, United Kingdom A leading interpreter of music on the baroque and classical violins, Elizabeth Wallfisch is a favorite with both audiences and orchestras because of her virtuosity, her generous, sparkling personality and her impeccable musicanship. Her appearances are marked by a daring and spontaneous approach to performance that results in electrifying music-making. The ensemble is devoted to giving young players the rare opportunity to work alongside, in both a rehearsal and performance environment, the most esteemed and established players of the early music world.

Her long and impressive discography offers an insight into her music world. John Passion and has appeared as tenor soloist in more than eighty Festival concerts. In addition, he has been guest artist with virtually every leading North American symphony orchestra, and with other prestigious orchestras and festivals on four continents. David is a busy voice teacher, performer, and seminar presenter, and he maintains a fascinating website: An acknowledged specialist in the music of the Baroque and Classical periods, Andrew has gained a reputation throughout Europe and the USA as a musician of exceptional versatility.

This is his eleventh season in Carmel where he is currently involved in performing a complete cycle of J. His recently released recordings include: The Buxtehude Influence, J. For further information, please visit www. John has had a unique trajectory with the Festival starting out in the chorus for five seasons, then singing in the chorale for four seasons before becoming one of its conductors. Well known in the Monterey Bay area for his imaginative programming, John is dedicated to mentoring singers in the disciplines and joys of choral singing.

He has given master classes at universities across the U. His orchestral composition Short Story was commissioned and premiered by Tafelmusik. His liner notes for recordings of Mozart and Beethoven symphonies have appeared on the Analekta and Sony labels. She plays with several chamber music groups, does occasional studio work, and is a frequent guest conductor for wind bands.

She also teaches part-time at Seven Peaks School and maintains a private teaching studio. A prize-winning organist, he has performed at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians, and has appeared at many notable venues throughout the world. Richard Walters; Scott Dettra — Dr.

Kevin, my predecessor, took over the Scout House and turned it into a harpsichord workshop complete with roaring fireplace and late night recitals. With his increasing order book for elaborate harpsichords, however, Kevin desperately needed to take a summer off and spend the solid five weeks of the Bach Festival season catching up in his own workshop.

I remember the lengthy international phone calls as Kevin shared with me the many problems of his finding a suitable replacement for his year off. When it became obvious that no suitable person could be found in the States, Kevin was intent on persuading me to fill in for him, especially as I was already planning to be on the East Coast that summer for the Boston Early Music Festival.

I had two trepidations. I was aware of the extensive use of small continuo organs which would require me to learn their individual internal architecture and which would be rather hard on my ears for tuning. My first year with the Festival was delightful.

It was a pleasure to actually be able to take root so long in one place, when so many of my projects entails flying into a city for a single concert, or performing harpsichord maintenance work for perhaps a few days or a week. Kevin enjoyed his summer off so much, and I was flattered to be asked to return again the following year.

Kevin is still involved procuring the early keyboard instruments which have become the heart of the Festival program. We choose the keyboards according to the repertoire and collect and transport them to Carmel together. In , there were four harpsichords, three fortepianos and two organs under my care.

I rarely divide all the notes of the scale absolutely equally as is expected on the piano, because the bright harmonic structure of the harpsichords in particular makes them sound harsh when tuned in Equal Temperament. In that system, every key is actually out of tune, and there is far more interest and excitement to be found in earlier music by optimizing the fixed keyboard tuning to suit the music. You be the judge. In the season, I tuned a record two hundred and twenty-two times! Patrons are more likely to see me speeding on my bike from one venue to the next to tune, rather than seated at a concert or in the noise of a late-night party.

She has worked as a consultant with arts organizations from New York to Florida as well as in the greater Minneapolis-St. Catherine where she earned degrees in piano performance and business administration. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She served on the board of Chorus America, is a former member of the Advisory Council of Youth Venture a social entrepreneurship organization launched by Ashoka , and served in an advisory capacity with the Minneapolisbased think tank Push the Future.

An accomplished musician, she is a freelance pianist who performs repertoire ranging from classical to jazz and pop and has been an on-staff church musician since her youth.

She looks forward to the opportunity to continue playing as time permits in her new California home. She worked for a private corporation in the San Francisco Bay Area before entering the arts administration field with the San Jose Symphony in Elizabeth moved to the Monterey Peninsula in , serving as General Manager of the Monterey County Symphony as well as assisting non-profit organizations including the Carmel Bach Festival with their financial and bookkeeping needs.

She accepted the position of Finance and Operations Manager in She also enjoys working with her horse, Sammy, and learning the art of dressage. She has held a variety of positions in law enforcement including police officer, undercover investigator, police academy instructor, college teacher and department chair, and police academy director.

She recently relocated to the Monterey Peninsula from the Central Valley and is currently attending the year-long Leadership Monterey Peninsula program designed to provide in-depth perspectives on regional issues and challenges, and promote placement in high profile community leadership positions. She later served as Associate Director of Patrons for Principia. Donna has lived on the Monterey Peninsula since Since that time she has been a consultant to various non-profit organizations, including the Carmel Bach Festival.

Active as a volunteer, her other pursuits include tennis, golf, hiking, gardening, reading, and as much time as possible with family and friends. Ginna also gardens, cooks, writes about food and enjoys creating three-dimensional pieces with ceramics, glass, beads and paint. We would like to acknowledge those individuals who, while their work with us is part-time and temporary, have shared a spirit and energy that is nothing short of full.

He has worked various aspects of technical theater on the Central Coast for over 15 years, including five years with the Monterey Institute of International Studies audio visual services department. The following year, he became involved with the Carmel Bach Festival while attending Carmel High, and he has been associated with the Festival for 39 years. He earned degrees in history and the humanities. During his college years and beyond, Michael hosted a weekly three-hour classical music program, drawing on his extensive record library he started collecting classical music recordings at the age of 14 and his experience working at the Festival, attending concerts and becoming a serious listener.

He is passionate about introducing young people to classical music, sharing his love of music as a teacher and accompanying students to operas and symphony concerts in San Francisco and locally. After earning a degree in music and three performance diplomas, he became more interested in harpsichord construction and trained at the prominent American workshop of D. In addition to his skills as a maker with over 50 instruments bearing his name, Carey has gained considerable expertise in the problems of maintaining early keyboard instruments under adverse conditions.

This is his eleventh season tending the early keyboards in Carmel. He also runs www. Recently he was Production Designer on the feature film The Truth is Always Complicated and this winter he was proud to co-produce the feature film Prairie Love. Doug produces videos for the Carmel Bach Festival, Chamber Music Monterey Bay and his short films, both narrative and documentary, have been screened at film festivals across the county.

Before that Steve was a freelance stagehand in Southern California where he worked in theater, movies, music videos, major amusement parks and held the position of Master Electrician at South Coast Repertory Theater. Ginger is a Vandoren International Artist and performs on Mlyre mouthpieces and traditional reeds. Currently a faculty member at Santa Clara University, she maintains a pre-college studio — Clarinetstudio.

Acoustic Alchemy Twilight at the Mission — July 28 solo ensemble: He has been Principal Trumpet of the Frankfurt Opera since and a soloist in concerts worldwide. Brenner; Alan Bennett — Jean L. Alan has performed extensively throughout the U. He is a member of the voice faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington where he lives with his lovely wife and three wonderful children.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. His most recent recording project was of a major new song cycle by the Cuban-American composer Jorge Martin with Sanford Sylvan. In a collaboration of a different sort, Breitman is one of seven fortepianists who share a complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle. Roger performs regularly in solo and chamber music recitals and as soloist with the Vancouver Orchestra.

Kendra Colton Soprano Roslindale, Massachusetts soloist: A proponent of new music as well, Kendra has been actively engaged in commissioning new works and reviving seldom-heard repertoire from the past fifty years. She has also recorded the St. Kendra teaches at Oberlin College.

Evan also helped to establish the trio Au Courant, and plays chamber music in many other settings as often as he can. Scott Dettra — Dr.

In he has also performed in Europe with the Wallfisch Band in France, as well as an engagement with the Conservatory of Amsterdam to participate in a baroque orchestra project with Lucy van Dael.

In , Edwin will be on tour throughout California with his baroque ensemble, Passamezzo Moderno, and will perform with Tafelmusic, the Aradia Ensemble, and various orchestras throughout Canada and the United States. He has also been invited to teach and perform in Panama at a national music festival in January , where he will be working with the director of the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.

In Toronto Edwin is establishing a chapter of Classical Revolution — an organization where musicians get together and perform in bars and cafes for any audiences that come along. He can also be found performing with rock bands, recording commercial music, and improvising with the Mars Volta. She also received a Masters of Music degree from Indiana University. He currently teaches violin, chamber music and performance practice at the Hartt School where he also co-directs the Hartt School Collegium Musicum.

Mozart Concerto for Flute, K. Throughout her career, Robin has been a featured soloist with the Memphis Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic and Philharmonia Northwest. Brenner, Jeptha and Elizabeth Wade www. She is frequently engaged by the Symphony Australia Orchestras and also appears as a recitalist and recording artist. She has sung in ten countries and has over forty operatic roles to her credit.

Sanford Sylvan was nominated again this year in that same category for his performance of Wilde: She maintains a private studio, conducts master classes, and appears as guest lecturer at various universities. She has recorded for Koch International and Delos International. Soulful Cantatas Tuesday Recital solo ensemble: He recently performed the St. Haydn Tuesday Main Concert solo ensemble: Cynthia was recently appointed to the faculty of the Juilliard School.

She was featured as soloist and concertmaster on the soundtrack of the Touchstone Pictures film Casanova. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. Rachel is active as principal, chamber player and soloist on both violin and viola. Recently retired from her year tenure with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, she is now concertmaster of Sinfonia, Orchestra of the North Shore and sits on the Board of Directors.

Carolyn is an educator and adjudicates regularly for festivals and competitions. She teaches privately and coaches many local string groups, including Vancouver Youth Symphony strings. Carolyn currently plays a Neuner and Hornsteiner violin and a Matthias Albani violin. Amelia performs on a violin crafted by Richard Duke, London. In addition to regular appearances in chamber music concerts and festivals throughout Europe, Joseph performs with ensembles such as Anima Eterna Belgium , Concerto Cologne, the Academy of Ancient Music, and Harmonie Universelle Germany.

He performs on an Italian Baroque violin made in the midth century and on a modern instrument made by Antonio Lecchi Cremona in As a modern violinist, Ms. Yang performs on a Richard Duke violin and a Howard Needham violin. An active chamber musician, this season included tours with a string quartet and a violin, cello and marimba trio.

She plays a baroque violin by Kloz from , and an modern violin by Padewet. He performs on a viola made by Daniel Achatius Stadlmann in in Vienna. Her past affiliations include substitute violist with the Boston Symphony and National Symphony Orchestras.

She performs on an Hiroshi Iizuka viola made in Philadelphia. Cristina Zacharias — Harvey L. Jordan — Ward and Mary Alter, Dr. Ise Kalsi; Karina Fox — Dr. Ise Kalsi; Sarah Darling — H.

Lawrence and Luana Wilsey www. Meg is a private violin and viola teacher at the Marin Waldorf School. She has been a regular member of the Carmel Bach Festival since Nancy performs on a viola made by Angela Stiles in Cremona, Italy.

He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where he has been Lecturer in baroque cello and viola da gamba since He plays a 19th century cello by Georg Gemümder and two anonymous baroque celli, a five-string violoncello piccolo from and a four-string one from , as well as a viola da gamba made in by John Pringle.

He spends the remainder of his time with his wife Ondine Young, and his children Talia and Liam. She is Artistic Director of The Gallery Players of Niagara, an organization based in the Niagara Region of Ontario that presents chamber music, and for many years was the cellist of Modern Quartet, a string quartet dedicated to the performance of new works. She performs on a cello made by Andrea Castagnieri With NEQ, he has performed and recorded all 68 Haydn string quartets. Timothy holds degrees in performance from the New England Conservatory and Northwestern University, and completed doctoral work at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

He performs on a Gabrielli cello made in Florence in Double Bass Jordan Frazier Principal Manhattan and Fredonia, New York Jordan has performed, recorded and toured worldwide with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since and was appointed a member of the orchestra in Bruce collects and restores antique basses and currently performs on an Andrew Hyde, Northampton, MA, c.

He performs chamber music frequently, including a recent performance with the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Derek was a member of a select international committee organized to rewrite the Suzuki Bass Method. Holly is a feature performer regularly in festivals and concert halls through- Musician Sponsorship: She toured the United States extensively as harpsichordist for the ground-breaking ensemble Bimbetta from to Among the ensembles with whom he works regularly are: This is his second year at the Carmel Bach Festival.

She has been Principal Flute with the Monterey Symphony since and performs regularly as principal and section flute with the San Francisco Ballet and Opera Orchestras. An author of materials on oboe pedagogy and reed making, Neil and his wife Mutsuko, a violinist with Musicfest, are the parents of identical twin daughters who are becoming active young musicians.

In his spare time, Neil enjoys working on old houses and old cars, and recently, he finished building a family recreational home in Soda Springs, California.

Ellen toured Europe with the Utah Symphony in April Ellen has recorded for the Koch, New World. Sterophile and Naxos labels. Clarinet Davis and is on the faculty at the Sacramento School of Music. Laura was a founding member of Citywinds, a San Francisco based woodwind quintet dedicated to contemporary repertoire, and a past participant in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and the Bach Aria Festival and Institute at Stonybrook.

Erin currently teaches clarinet and chamber music at California State University, Stanislaus and has been a guest lecturer of clarinet and chamber music at the University of the Pacific. Ellen Sherman — Dr. He was principal bassoonist of the Sacramento Symphony from until David works as a freelance musician performing in orchestras throughout northern California. He is a founding member of Passamezzo Moderno, an early music instrumental ensemble, which released its first CD this past August.

He is active in movie score recording. She currently resides with her husband, Festival Principal Trombone Bruce Chrisp, and their five cats. In July , she was awarded the Herbert C. Currently she is a member of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Susan has recently begun playing the baroque natural trumpet.

He also performs regularly with Opera San Jose. A graduate of Musician Sponsorship: Christopher Cooper — Drs. Stewart; Wolfgang Basch — Jean L. Bruce and his wife, horn player Meredith Brown, were featured in the documentary film Freeway Philharmonic released in and broadcast on PBS television.

Wayne is on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Louis Conservatory of Music. Kevin performs Broadway shows, contemporary music with Earplay and records for film and other electronic media. As Acting Principal Harpist with the California Symphony, he has performed a second consecutive season.

In addition to having performed with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, he is sought after as a soloist with orchestras, choirs and other ensembles throughout northern California. During the season he performed again as soloist: Reprinted with the approval of the author, the Carmel Bach Festival is pleased to share with you this moving and uplifting piece.

I had very good grades in high school, I was good in science and math, and they imagined that as a doctor or a research chemist or an engineer, I might be more appreciated than I would be as a musician. Let me talk a little bit about music, and how it works. The first people to understand how music really works were the ancient Greeks. And this is going to fascinate you; the Greeks said that music and astronomy were two sides of the same coin.

Astronomy was seen as the study of relationships between observable, permanent, external objects, and music was seen as the study of relationships between invisible, internal, hidden objects. Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. Let me give you some examples of how this works. One of the most profound musical compositions of all time is the Quartet for the End of Time written by French composer Olivier Messiaen in Messiaen was 31 years old when France entered the war against Nazi Germany.

He was captured by the Germans in June of , sent across Germany in a cattle car and imprisoned in a concentration camp. He was fortunate to find a sympathetic prison guard who gave him paper and a place to compose. There were three other musicians in the camp, a cellist, a violinist, and a clarinetist, and Messiaen wrote his quartet with these specific players in mind.

It was performed in January for four thousand prisoners and guards in the prison camp. Today it is one of the most famous masterworks in the repertoire. There was barely enough energy on a good day to find food and water, to avoid a beating, to stay warm, to escape torture — why would anyone bother with music? Well, in a place where people are only focused on survival, on the bare necessities, the obvious conclusion is that art must be, somehow, essential for life.

The camps were without money, without hope, without commerce, without recreation, without basic respect, but they were not without art. Art is part of survival; art is part of the human spirit, an unquenchable expression of who we are. That morning I reached a new understanding of my art and its relationship to the world. I sat down at the piano that morning at I lifted the cover on the keyboard, and opened my music, and put my hands on the keys and took my hands off the keys.

And I sat there and thought, does this even matter? Playing the piano right now, given what happened in this city yesterday, seems silly, absurd, irreverent, pointless. Why am I here? What place has a musician in this moment in time? Who needs a piano player right now? I was completely lost. And then I, along with the rest of New York, went through the journey of getting through that week. I did not play the piano that day, and in fact I contemplated briefly whether I would ever want to play the piano again.

And then I observed how we got through the day. The first organized activity that I saw in New York, that same day, was singing. People sang around fire houses, The first organized activity people sang We Shall Overcome.

Lots of people sang America the Beautiful. The that I saw in New York, first organized public event that I remember was the Brahms Requiem, later that that same day, was singing.

The first organized public expression of grief, our first communal response to that historic event, was a concert.

That was the beginning of a sense that life might go on. The US Military secured the airspace, but recovery was led by the arts, and by music in particular, that very night. Music is a basic need of human survival. There might have been only a little music, there might have been some really bad music, but I bet you there was some music.

What is it about the music swelling up at just the right moment in ET so that all the softies in the audience start crying at exactly the same moment? Music is the understanding of the relationship between invisible internal objects. I must tell you I have played a little less than a thousand concerts in my life so far. I have played in places that I thought were important.

I like playing in Carnegie Hall; I enjoyed playing in Paris; it made me very happy to please the critics in St. I have played for people I thought were important; music critics of major newspapers, foreign heads of state. The most important concert of my entire life took place in a nursing home in Fargo, ND, about four years ago.

I was playing with a very dear friend of mine who is a violinist. Now we often talk to our audiences about the pieces we are going to play rather than providing them with written program notes. But in this case, because we began the concert with this piece, we decided to talk about the piece later in the program and to just come out and play the music without explanation. Midway through the piece, an elderly man seated in a wheelchair near the front of the concert hall began to weep.

When we came out to play the next piece on the program, we decided to talk about both the first and second pieces, and we described the circumstances in which the Copland was written and mentioned its dedication to a downed pilot. The man in the front of the audience became so disturbed that he had to leave the auditorium. I honestly figured that we would not see him again, but he did come backstage afterwards, tears and all, to explain himself.

What he told us was this: I watched my friend bail out, and watched his parachute open, but the Japanese planes which had engaged us returned and machine gunned across the parachute chords so as to separate the parachute from the pilot, and I watched my friend drop away into the ocean, realizing that he was lost. How does the music do that?

How did it find those feelings and those memories in me? This concert in Fargo was the most important work I have ever done. For me to play for this old soldier and help him connect, somehow, with Aaron Copland, and to connect their memories of their lost friends, to help him remember and mourn his friend, this is my work. This is why music matters. The responsibility I will charge your sons and daughters with is this: Well, my friends, someday at 8: Whether they go out whole again will depend partly on how well you do your craft.

Frankly, ladies and gentlemen, I expect you not only to master music; I expect you to save the planet. I no longer even expect it to come from the religions of the world, which together seem to have brought us as much war as they have peace. Bach company of performers. She is best known for her performances of Baroque and Contemporary music. She has toured internationally with the Philip Glass Ensemble in performances of Einstein on the Beach.

In Bloomington, Colleen has sung with Spanish baroque ensemble Fenix de los Ingenios as both a chorus member and guest solo artist. She is a cast member of Abolition ! Further studies in music lead her to Indiana University where she received a Masters degree in early music from the Early Music Institute and voice performance from the Jacobs School of Music.

Luke Orchestra directed by Ton Koopman. Martin-inthe-Fields Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. She can be heard on several television soundtracks and film scores, most recently Watchmen, X-Men Chronicles and Ice Age 3. Additionally, Alice works as a teaching artist with the educational outreach project, Voices Within.

Angelique Zuluaga — Mr. Buffington, David and Julie Nee www. Her operatic repertoire ranges from 18th century Mozart Cosi fan tutte to 20th century Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti. On the concert stage Abigail has soloed with the St. She recently performed her first St. Highlights of his career include eight years with Chanticleer, performing over concerts, making 12 recordings, two of which received the Grammy Award. He has appeared at national and international early music festivals and has sung under the batons of Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, and Donald Burrows.

He has taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Delaware, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at DePauw University, teaching applied voice and related subjects. August 1 Derek is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Yale. Visit Derek online at www. Vincent Metallo Lambertville, New Jersey Vincent has distinguished himself in recent years as an eagerly sought after conductor, singer and music educator.

As a conductor, Mr. He is a member of the choir of St. Tim is equally accomplished as both conductor and tenor. A skilled pianist and versatile cabaret performer, he has been seen at the Duplex in New York City. In April of , Mr. He has performed opera at Musician Sponsorship: Matthew Passion, Mass in B Minor and many other works. He is also a former member of the American Boychoir and the Princeton Singers. Matthew Passion with the Bach Society of St. Tim performed and toured worldwide for nine years with Chanticleer, and can be heard on 13 Chanticleer recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning Colors of Love.

Charles Wesley Evans — Dr. Ida worked as a RN-Public Health Nurse for 30 years and is now retired as a proud grandmother of seven. Timothy Church Choir, where she is also a cantor.

Cathryn Blake Elaine has sung with the Festival for five years. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands BS and is a mathematics teacher. Marilyn is the organist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Monterey. Marilyn has been a member of the Festival Chorus for five years. Dottie has sung with the Festival Chorus for 39 years! Sandy Pratt Monterey Cathy is celebrating her fourteenth year with the Festival.

She attended Monterey Peninsula College with a major in music, has performed in two local operas, plays in a recorder ensemble and is currently a member of Camerata Singers. She is fluent in sign language and is employed by the Social Security Administration. She holds degrees from Boston University M. Ed and Wheaton College BA. Elaine has sung with the Festival Chorus for ten years. She is a member of Camerata Singers, is a cantor at St.

She is a retired mathematician, and presently is a spiritual director and retreat leader. Eve has sung with the Festival Chorus for four seasons. She has performed with the Santiago Philharmonic and Astrid is a pediatrician who plays the violin and enjoys singing.

This is her eighth year with the Festival, and she performs with I Cantori di Carmel. She is also a founding member of I Cantori di Carmel. Andrea Matters Carmel Presently in her second year with the Festival, Andrea was a labor and delivery nurse for 25 years and now teaches art to elementary students.

She is also a weaver, spinner, knitter and dyer. She is also a fabulous cook and does some catering for friends and family on the side. She hopes the audience has as great an experience listening to Bach as she does performing it for them. She also sings for the choir at St. She has sung with the Festival for seven years and is also a member of Camerata Singers and St.

In his spare time, he travels with his wife Ida to visit and enjoy his seven grandchildren. She taught English at Salinas High School for 38 years and is now happily retired, filling her life with music and travel with her husband and family.

This is her third season as a member of the Festival Chorus. He currently works in the herbal health industry. He is a licensed professional engineer and is on the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a Lt. She has taught music at every level from kindergarten to graduate seminars, writes program notes and gives pre-concert talks. He has sung in small groups, including the Trinity Pipes, as well as glee clubs and choirs throughout his college years.

Marriage, children and a career in rocket science diverted his attention from music until he retired in Pacific Grove in He Monterey Patrick has been a member of the Festival Chorus for 32 years! He has sung with the Festival Chorus for seven years. He also does blacksmithing demonstrations. Bob is a software developer and web site builder by profession. Jeff, a retired attorney and active substitute teacher, is currently Choir Director of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and owner of Pastyme Music.

He sings with Camerata Singers, and Madregalia. Dale Harrison is in his ninth year of teaching vocal music and music theory at Salinas High School in Salinas, California. He has also taught Biology and Chemistry for over 25 years. He is a former Navy and commercial airline pilot and longtime professional software developer. Jack enjoys nature study, photography and grandchildren and serves as a Stephen Minister.

Vinz Koller Carmel Vinz is a political scientist and sociologist and does management consulting in the public sector in the areas of job training and youth development for the US Department of Labor, state agencies, and Native American tribes. He is a passionate baker, skier and mountain biker. Larry has sung with the Festival Chorus for seven years. We can provide you with the cheapest Mandisa Fresno ticket prices, premium seats, and complete event information for all Mandisa events in Fresno.

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