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Mendocino Music Festival

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Director/Leader: Allan Pollack
Phone: 707-937-2044
Home Venue:
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Main Street (Tent)
Mendocino, California  95460
The Mendocino Music Festival is a magical blend of fine music by outstanding performers in one of the most enchanting sites in Northern California.

Evenings include breathtaking concerts featuring the glorious Festival Orchestra, the popular Big Band concert, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, and folk music.

Days include lecture/recitals at the Piano Series, a children's matinee, performances by the Young Musicians, and chamber concerts at beautiful venues throughout Mendocino Village.
The Mendocino Music Festival continues to maintain its commitment to bringing the highest quality classical and contemporary music and musicians to a place founder and Artistic Director Allan Pollack has described as ". . . one of the most picturesque towns in the world."
 Recent Reviews
by Terry McNeill
Friday, July 19, 2019
In most of the Mendocino Music Festival’s 33 seasons a single evening is given over to a staged opera, with bare bones sets, lighting, costumes, minimal cast and short length. No Wagner or Verdi here, no multiple acts and complicated production demands. Light and frothy are the usual, and so it wa...

Archived Reviews

Festival Orchestra, Luçik Aprahämian, conductor. Singers include Shawnette Sulker, Tonia D'Amelia,
Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Allan Pollack, conductor. Julie Kierstine, soprano;Donna Olson, also
Jason Sherbundy, conductor. Ann Woodhead, stage director.
Sergio Gonzalez: Ernesto; Sara LeMesh:
Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Alan Pollack, conductor
Festival Orchestra, Alan Pollack, conductor. David McCarroll, violin
Festival Orchestra, Alan Pollack, conductor. Directed by Erin Neff. Singers: Phil Meyer (Osmin); C
Festival Orchestra, Alan Pollack, conductor. Stephan Prutsman, piano.
Geoff Nuttall, violin; Stephan Prutsman, piano.
Allan Pollack, conductor. Frederick von Stade and Melissa Angulo, soprano; Jeremiah Smith, bass-bar
Allan Pollack, conductor. Chester Pidduck (Almaviva); Eugene Brancoveanu (Figaro); Nikki Einfield (
Allan Pollack, conductor. Livia Sohn, violin
Festival Orchestra, Allan Pollack, Conductor. Singers TBA
Festival Orchestra, conducted from the piano by Stephen Prutsman. Susan Waterfall, narrator.
Vocal groups Acafellas, In the Mix, River and SATB Sine Nomine
Music Festival Orchestra, Daniel Pollack, conductor. James D'Leon, piano
Paul Hersh, viola and piano
Teresa Yu, piano
Festival Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Pollack
Stephen Prutsman, piano
William Kligelhoffer

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-- Events --

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
2:30 PM - Mendocino
Susan Waterfall, Carolyn Steinbuck and Miles Graber, piano; Jay Zhong and Tammy Dyer, violin; Larry
Brahms: Four Ballades, Op. 10; Horn Trio, Op. 40; Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
7:30 PM - Mendocino
Festival Orchestra. Allan Pollack, conductor. Spencer Myer, piano
Schumann: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54; Brahms: Symphony in E Minor (No. 4), Op. 98; Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
2:30 PM - Mendocino
Susan Waterfall, pianist and lecturer
Saturday, July 27, 2019
7:30 PM - Mendocino
Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Allan Pollack, conductor. Shawnette Sulker, soprano; Betany Coffland
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major; Brahms: Schicksalied, Op. 54; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125...

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