Open Rehearsal at Sunset Center Theater
Music and Ideas.
The following events are free and open to the public.
Eternity and Paradise
Saturdays | July 13 & 20 | 6:45-7:10 pm | Studio 105
David Gordon introduces the jubilant music of Bach and Handel, the sublime Requiem of Faure, and a world premiere by Thea Musgrave
Christmas in Leipzig
Sundays | July 14 & 21 | 12:45-1:45 pm | Studio 105
The Christmas Oratorio was Bach's magnificent Christmas present to his congregation and to all of us. David Gordon describes the work's creation and its first performance in 1734.
Mondays | July 15 & 22 | 7:00-7:25 pm | Studio 105
David Gordon describes the development of the violin, and introduces Peter Hanson's concert of virtuoso English, Italian, and German violin concerti.
Vive la France!
Tuesdays | July 16 & 23 | 6:45-7:10 pm | Studio 105
Concert co-creator David Gordon gives an insider's view of the wide and colorful array of six centuries of French repertoire included in the Tuesday concert.
Thursdays | July 18 & 25 | 7:00-7:25 pm | Studio 105
David Gordon talks about jazz and Bach, and discusses the commonalities in the musical styles featured in Steven Prutzman's fusion concert.
The Life of and Artist
Fridays | July 19 & 26 | 6:45-7:10 pm | Studio 105
Friday's all-orchestral concert is a three-century journey from light-hearted tenderness to highest drama. David Gordon sets the stage for this picturesque program.
Bach to Modern Music and Hip-Hop
Thursday | July 11 | 5:00-6:30 pm
Studio 105 | John Wineglass, presenter
Join EMMY® award-winning composer and musician John Wineglass for an informal discussion on how Bach's imprint on music has transcended generations.
Tous les matins du monde
Tuesday | July 23 | 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Studio 105 | John Wineglass, presenter and William Skeen, viola da gamba
John Wineglass connects to the music of the French film Tous le matins du monde through a conversation with the audience and a live demonstration of the viola da gamba, the instrument featured in the film.
A seven-time EMMY® nominated (three time award-winning) composer, Mr. Wineglass is also a professional violist and keyboardist. In mainstream genres, John Wineglass has performed with GRAMMY®-Award Winning artists and producers, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans. On various guest-conductor performances, Mr. Wineglass has served under the direction of internationally acclaimed conductors including Maestro Kurt Masur (New York Philharmonic) and Marin Alsop (Baltimore Symphony).
Open Rehearsals at Sunset Theater
Saturday | July 6 | 10:00 am
Faure, Bach and Excerpts from Carmen l Chorale and Chorus Piano Recital with Paul Goodwin
Thursday | July 11 | 7:00 pm
Bach, Faure, and Handel | Orchestra
Wednesday | July 17 | 10:00 am
Rameau, Ravel and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique
Music Director Paul Goodwin leads these onstage working sessions for our Main Concerts. Gather in the Sunset Foyer 30 minutes beforehand for an introduction by Festival Dramaturge David Gordon.
Adams Vocal Master Class Open Sessions
Mondays | July 8, 15, 22
Thursdays | July 11, 18, 25
12:00 pm | Church of the Wayfarer
We invite you to attend these actual working sessions to observe first-hand our four Master Class Fellows as they refine their craft under the tutelage of our renowned vocal soloists and director David Gordon in preparation for their Showcase performance on July 27.
Young Musicians Showcase
Sunday | July 7 | 4:00 pm | Sunset Theater
Middle and high school audition winners from the Central Coast in an informal hour of Baroque classics, hosted by David Gordon.
Youth Chorus Member Showcase
Friday | July 26 | 5:00 pm | All Saints Church
Following individual coaching from members of the Festival Chorale, this informal recital showcases our talented high school-aged singers who comprise our Youth Chorus.
Thursday | July 18 | 7:00 pm | Oldemeyer Center, Seaside
Monday | July 22 | 7:00 pm | Salinas High School
A light music program featuring members of the Festival’s professional ensemble.
Enjoy pre-concert brass fanfares before most Main Concerts at the Sunset Center Terrace.