News and Information from Amador County
- Motherlode Friends Of Music Concert At The Sutter Creek Theatre
Sutter Creek, CA...The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performances, presents a concert of music by American composers on Sunday, March 12, at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street, in Sutter Creek, starting at 3 pm.
The centerpiece of the program will be the Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland in the original version for 13 players, created to accompany the ballet by Martha Graham. The work from its inception has become a timeless classic, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. No other work more perfectly captures the vast open spaces, haunting plainness and the bracing pioneer spirit of America.
Also on the program are two other works by Copland, Quiet City for English horn, trumpet and strings, written originally to accompany a play by Irwin Shaw, and Hoe Down, from the ballet Rodeo, in an original collaboration with choreographer Agnes de Mille. The program opens with the well-known Adagio for strings of Samuel Barber, in a performance dedicated to the memory of Henrik Jul Hansen, longtime conductor of the Friends of Music Orchestra, who died of cancer last fall. Other selections are the Suite for strings of American Romantic composer Arthur Foote and the second movement of the Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano of Charles Ives, an innovative American composer of the 19th to 20th centuries who presented snippets of American folk tunes and hymns in a polytonal modernist style that was well ahead of its time.
Conducting the Chamber Orchestra of the Friends of Music is Ryan Murray, making his local debut. He is currently Artistic Director of the Fresno Grand Opera and the Townsend Opera in Modesto, Associate Conductor of the Modesto Symphony, and Conductor of the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Performing the English horn solo is Candis Hanson, principal oboe with the Solano Symphony in Fairfield. The trumpet solo will be performed by Jeff Chambers, principal trumpet of the South Valley Symphony in Gilroy. Performing the Ives trio are violinist Corina Stoian, cellist Jia-mo Chen and pianist Ron Brickman.
Tickets to the concert are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 18. They may be ordered by mail by sending a check to MLFM, PO Box 1362, Jackson, CA 95642 or purchased at Mother Lode Music in Martell, or at the door.
- You’re Invited: Historic Knight Foundry Open House
Sutter Creek, CA...Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier relic of
Mother Lode gold mining history. Everyone is welcome to attend their Open House, the first time in many years that
tours will be available inside the Foundry, on Saturday, March 4, from 10am to 4pm, 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek
95685. Meet local historians and former Foundry employees as they share some compelling information about historic
Knight Foundry, and David Weitzman, author and illustrator of Pouring Iron, a children’s book about the Foundry,
who will sign prints of his illustrations. The event is free. Details: knightfoundry.com, 209-267-5647, facebook.com/
- Classical Music Concert March 12th
Sutter Creek, CA...Sunday, March 12, 3 pm, Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street, Sutter Creek. A concert of music by American composers by the Chamber Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music, Ryan Murray, conductor. Adagio for strings of Samuel Barber, Appalachian Spring of Aaron Copland, Suite for Strings of Arthur Foote, Piano Trio (2nd movement) of Charles Ives, Quiet City for English horn, trumpet and strings and Hoedown for strings of Aaron Copland. $25 adult, $10 children under 18. Tickets are sold at Mother Lode Music, Martell and at the door. Call (209) 293-4227 or go to www.mlfm.org for more information.
- Master Food Preservers Class ~ Charcuterie Basics Saturday, March 11th
Jackson, CA...Lecture will include: types of meat, spices, cultures, fermenting, smoking and equipment. Demonstration will include making pepperoni, smoked salmon, dried salmon, Canadian bacon and corned beef/venison. To save a seat and to help us ensure enough handouts and samples, please register at http://ucanr.edu/2017-ac-sat-mfp-class.
$10.00 payable at the door. For more information please contact Joanne at (209) 304-7819 or visit us at http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs
9am – noon. Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
- Violinist Corina Stoian & Local Pianist Ron Brickman Present A Concert Of Music At The Sutter Creek
Sutter Creek, CA...International concert violinist Corina Stoian and local pianist Ron Brickman present a concert of music for violin and piano at the Sutter Creek Theatre on Saturday, February 18, starting at 3 pm.
The concert marks the tenth anniversary of the Romanian-born Stoian’s American debut, which took place in February 2007 at the Sutter Creek Theatre with Ron Brickman at the piano. Since then, Stoian has thrilled local audiences many times with her outstanding virtuosity and thrilling interpretations. For the concert on February 18, the duo will perform the landmark “Kreutzer” sonata of Beethoven, the third sonata of Grieg, the Danse Macabre of Saint-Saëns, and Short Story of Gershwin.
Before her move to the United States, Stoian was a leading concert violinist in her native Romania and in Germany. She was for many years concertmaster of the Folk Chamber Orchestra in Essen, Germany and won several international prizes, leading to appearances in France, Switzerland, Israel, Bulgaria and Italy.
Since residing in the United States, besides her multiple appearances with the Friends of Music, she has performed as soloist with the Auburn, Camellia, Diablo
and Bear Valley Music Festival orchestras. Last spring, with her longtime partner Brickman, she performed the Concerto for Violin and Piano of Felix Mendelssohn with the Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music under the direction of Henrik Jul Hansen.
Those attending the concert are invited to a reception afterwards honoring Ms. Stoian’s 10-year contribution to the Friends of Music.
Tickets to the concert are $25 for adults and #$10 for children under 18. Tickets to the reception are $15 and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check to MLFM, PO Box 1362, Jackson, CA 95642 or at Mother Lode Music, Prospect Plaza in Martell. Tickets to the concert will also be available at the door.
For further information, call (209) 293-4227.
- 2017 Amador Wedding Faire
Jackson, CA...In love and engaged? Come see us at the Amador Wedding Faire at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Sunday, January 15! In addition to gorgeous gowns for brides and bridesmaids, we'll be showing tuxes from Jim's Formal Wear!
See what's trending, and learn what the process is for ordering tuxes for the guys in your wedding party!
- Amador Fly Fishers Monthly Meeting January, 2017
Jackson, CA...Amador Flyfishers will be hosting Bill Forward presenting his program, "Trout vision and a look at UV" Meeting will begin at 6:30pm and is open to anyone interested in fly fishing.
Amador FlyFishers (AFF) is a family-oriented club established in 1992 to provide an opportunity for persons interested in fly fishing to SHARE information with others, LEARN from others, EXPERIENCE fly fishing at various fisheries, and PROTECT fisheries for future generations.
January 17, 2017: Monthly Meeting
6:30 PM, 810 Court St, Jackson, CA
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