Papa Oom Pa Pa Band
Returning to Music On The Divide for our season opener will be the celebrated
Papa Oom Pah Pah Band from Nevada City. For the second year in a row this
wonderful and lively group will fill the IOOF Hall with traditional German
music, playing selections on saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and
of course, tuba! There will be dancing and food, as well as local beer and
wine available for purchase, as part of the Oktoberfest festivities.
Concert goers are invited to come in their dirndls or lederhosen to add to
the traditional atmosphere. If you missed all the fun last year, this is
your opportunity to come out and have a rollicking good time!
Street Corner Renaissance
These cats can flat out sing! Their infectious energy and versatile showset
offers audiences an authentic/interactive street corner experience; combining
the polish of a seasoned Las Vegas act replete with humor and masterful stage
craftsmanship (Think Rat Pack with smooth harmony and a soulful urban swag.)
STREET CORNER RENAISSANCEs professional good fortunes is the result
of their unmitigated courage to live the Improbable Dream.
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 in-demand group on both sides of
the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this t r io of modern day minstrels
has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music
to enthusiastic folk fans the world over.
Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills
The Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills understands how the power
of music can bring people of all ages and cultures together. By performing
quality choral music, we lift hearts and bring smiles to the faces of our
listeners. Made up of volunteers from multiple generations and backgrounds,
Cantare is dedicated to delivering an uplifting, transcendent experience
for all who attend our concerts.
This acclaimed family foursome of talented musicians has enthralled audiences
and media alike on the West Coast and Canada for over a decade with dazzling
performances of classical, folk and world repertoire, including music drawn
f rom their own Armenian heritage.
THE MAZMANIANS play a wide variety of Armenian, Greek, Ukranian, Hungarian,
and Spanish folk tunes and dances that showcase the familys dynamic
spirit and virtuosity! Diablo Magazine of Northern California has affectionately
dubbed their music-making as "Maz-Hysteria"!
February 11, 2018
Our annual crowd-pleaser showcases the amazing variety of musical talent
from our youth right here on the Georgetown Divide. Past performers have
ranged in age from 6 to 22 and often display a depth of musical ability beyond
their years. This delighful concert is FREE and continues the mission of
Music On The Divide to support the arts.
Trio 180 , in residence at the University of the Pacifics Conservatory
of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music,
and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout
the United States, the trio has been featured in concert series in Mexico
and Canada. They perform a wide range of music from the Classical era to
the present and are active advocates of new music. Trio 180 frequently performs
at elementary and high schools throughout California, presenting varied and
interactive programs designed to challenge and engage young students.
American 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' critically acclaimed performances of Rhapsody
in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell)
and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular.
The Jones Gang
THE JONES GANG, a Bay Area-based band, is a reincarnation of the the group
formerly known as Houston Jones. Still performing high octane Americana Ulair,
with some new faces on lead and pedal steel guitar, they perform popular
Houston Jones hits, as well as originals. They have been described as being
like a VW van with 310,000 miles on it rolling out of the shop: Here
we are, still truckin,' with some new artist surprises and our usual groove.