Tag Archive | Mozart

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 […]

This Year’s Mendocino Music Fest Brought Together Spectacular Talent To Create An Incredible Season

Another successful Mendocino Music Festival is in the books. This year’s 29th annual event featured musicians from across the state, and provided opportunities for those involved with the Symphony of the Redwoods to shine. The Festival kicked off on Saturday, July 11, with a concert featuring the Festival Orchestra led by Fest co-founder and our music […]

Festival Orchestra Will Close Out Mendocino Music Fest With Epic Finale

Tomorrow evening is the final performance of the 29th annual Mendocino Music Festival. The Festival Orchestra, led by Symphony of the Redwood’s Music Director Allan Pollack, will perform the closing concert. Continuing with this year’s “Mozart” theme, the Orchestra will conclude the Fest with the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 21, featuring pianist Spencer Myer, followed […]

Did you know…?

Whereas Mozart was 10, Shostakovich was 19, and Mendelssohn was 15 when their first symphonies were written, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) didn’t write his First Symphony until he was 43. “Composing a symphony is no laughing matter,” he said.  You can hear Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op 68, by Brahms at the SoR Winter Concert (31 […]