Mendocino Music Festival 2016 is All About Beethoven

This year’s Mendocino Music Festival is dedicated to a musical revolutionary. He studied under Haydn, introduced choral movements to symphonies, and possessed phenomenal improvisation skills – composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The Festival Orchestra’s first performance will be on Sunday, July 10, and it will set the stage for the Beethoven festivities.  Pianist Stephen Prutsman will join the Orchestra […]

Symphony of the Redwoods Will Conclude Season with International Steinway Artist as Featured Soloist

Symphony of the Redwoods will present their season finale concerts on Saturday, April 9 at 8pm and Sunday, April 10 at 2pm in Cotton Auditorium in Fort Bragg. The program will include Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture, Haydn’s Symphony #103 in E Flat Major (the “Drum Roll” Symphony), and Brahms’ Piano Concerto #1 in D Minor, with […]

“12 for 12” Raffle – Featured Restaurants and How to Buy Tickets

  Support the Symphony of the Redwoods and enter to win dinner at 12 local restaurants for only $100! Other prizes include a three-night stay in a cottage at Point Cabrillo Light Station, and gifts from North Coast Brewing, Little River Inn, MacCallum House, Taka’s Grill, and the Westport Hotel. Winners will be announced at our […]

Researchers Test Animal Reactions to Classical and ‘Species-Specific’ Music

Every mammal, including humans, processes music differently. Each species typically gravitates towards music that falls within their vocal range and prefers tempos that mimic their natural heartbeat. Primates David Teie, cellist for the National Symphony Orchestra, has been experimenting with ‘animal-specific’ music since 2009. He began his animal studies with tamarins, monkeys that communicate three […]

The Future of Instrument Manufacturing

The Future of Instrument Manufacturing

To commemorate the revival of The X-Files, violinist Laurnet Bernadac arranged a haunting cover of composer Mark Snow’s iconic theme. His instrument might look like extraterrestrial technology, but in reality it is Bernadac’s own creation – the 3Dvarius.  Bernadac, an Engineering graduate from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse and classically trained violinist, wanted […]

Singer Erin Neff Blends Music and Art to Create Mesmerizing Results

For this weekend’s concerts, we will be joined by our featured soloist, mezzo-soprano Erin Neff. She has been performed at the Telluride Chamber Music Festival and Jewish Music Festival, sang multiple roles with the San Francisco Opera, and even made her directorial debut at the Mendocino Music Festival. In addition to performing and directing, Neff has also […]

Oboist Laura Reynolds Invites Listeners to “Explore Personalities” in Our Next Opus Program

Opus Chamber Music, a program of Symphony of the Redwoods, presents Exploring Personalities with Laura Reynolds on Sunday at 3 pm, Jan 31st in Preston Hall, Mendocino. Reynolds will perform with Beth and Tom Aiken, oboe and harpsichord, and Eva von Bahr, bassoon. The program will include a Vivaldi sonata, two pieces by Alyssa Morris […]