Sierra Nevada Winds - Orchestra
The Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra, composed of 45 brass, woodwind and
percussion musicians, joined together in 1990 for the pleasure of performing
as an ensemble. The group has performed in concert halls, parks and other
venues throughout the Sierra.
OUTDOOR CONCERT: Wine tasting at 3:30 P.M. Concert at 4:00 P.M.
Location: Garden Valley Park, Marshall Road & Garden Valley Road in Garden
Sherry Austin & Henhouse
With four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay
area, Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat
songs, and great harmonies. The band is fronted by Sherry Austin on rhythm
guitar and vocals, Sharon Allen on vocals and guitar, Tracy Parker on bass
and vocals, Jim Norris on percussion, and Santa Cruz legend Patti Maxine
on lap steel and dobro. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to gritty,
rockin songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. They sing with
authority and passion, and their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock
is filled with warmth and conviction. The band performs original songs written
by Sherry and Sharon, as well as much-loved covers by Americana artists such
as Kate Wolf and Nancy Griffith.
Lacy J Dalton
She's one of the most instantly recognizable voices in music - the woman
People Magazine called "Country's Bonnie Raitt". From the first time Lacy
J Dalton caught the public's ear, that soulful delivery, full of texture
and grit, has been a mainstay of Country Music. When you sit to listen to
a Lacy J Dalton album, you find yourself pulled in by the very power and
heart of this vocalist, because she's not merely performing a ten-song set,
she's bringing each and every tune to life. It's as if they were all written
especially for her.
Weimar Academy Choir
The angelic voices of this outstanding youth choir will once again grace
the I.O.O.F. Hall. Back for their third visit to the Divide, the choir will
set the tone for the coming Christmas season with their broad repertoire
of spiritual music.
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing
season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and
showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing
technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved
masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the
equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally
in the "Pops" genre, Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works
of George Gershwin.
YOUNG MUSICIANS CONCERT FREE!
This is a great opportunity to hear the youthful musical talent from the
Georgetown Divide who range in age from 7 to 22. The music performed will
include vocal and instrumental selections from standard music literature
including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary. Each piece is played
with youthful enthusiasm and a passion for the performing arts.
Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland,
Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia),
Golden Bough has become a popular and indemand group on both sides of the
Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern day minstrels
has traveled to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic
folk fans the world over. Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments;
Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle
and bodhran, they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have
become a Golden Bough
Heartfelt country soul set by someone who has quietly become one of the
best... Hosking is a real talent, and sits alongside Nanci Griffith as someone
who understands the human heart and can touch it every single time. The songs
of Rita Hosking are as fragile as a newborn baby, and defiant as a West Virginia
coal miner. Rita Hosking is backed by Cousin Jack - Sean Feder
(Dobro/banjo), Andy Lentz (fiddle), and Bill Dakin (upright bass).
Season Finalé and Gala
The Mazmanian family performs lively and soulful folk-inspired classics
from around the world. Be dazzled by Gypsy, Spanish, Armenian tunes and other
surprises that fly off their fiddles and piano! Delightful, charming,
flashy and charismatic. For the Mazmanian family music is a way of life!
- San Francisco Chronicle
Web Site: www.mazfamily.com