Pam Jung: On the scene
Music in the Mountains performed “Requiem” by French composer Maurice Durufle on Thursday, and I was there soaking it up. When I asked chorister Charles Atthill what it was like to sing it, he said, “It was quite moving to sing…I got goosebumps from a couple of fortissimos (the Hosanna, for example). Singing with an orchestra is like nothing else, quite different from a piano or an organ. A chorus member who sat out this season said it was wonderful to hear ‘her’ chorus from the audience. We don’t really known what we sound like!”
Did you attend As if Studio’s Open House Friday on Idaho-Maryland in Grass Valley? Handsome facility which I’m sure will delight students taking courses there from excellent instructors.
Farmers Market in Nevada City is now up and running. I enjoyed seeing lots of people I knew when I attended the opening Saturday; plus, I bought and ate the most luscious beets and greens I’ve had in a long time. Tonight is the start of Grass Valley’s Thursday Night Marketplace and Summer Street Festival to which anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 come each week, says Producer Ray Diggins. See elsewhere in this issue for lots more about this.
Tonight is also Maestro Paul Perry’s final performance as artistic director for Music in the Mountains. I expect emotions to run high. Thanks for everything, Paul!
If motorcycles are your game, take note: Monterey is hosting a a week-long festival, known as The Meet, July 13-17; includes a classic motorcycle timed tour.
For details, go to http://www.themeetatmonterey.com
From the smarties at Mensa – Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
To contact Prospector Editor Pam Jung, e-mail email@example.com or call (530) 477-4232.
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