‘Spring Fest’ is underway for Music in the Mountains | TheUnion.com

‘Spring Fest’ is underway for Music in the Mountains

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble from the University of California, Davis, will perform on at 8 p.m. Friday. The ensemble, under the direction of Music in the Mountains’ principal hornist Peter Nowlen, will also include Music in the Mountains festival principal trumpet, Scott Macomber and guest artist and flute professor, Tod Brody in brilliant works for winds and percussion, including “Four Dances” from “West Side Story” by Bernstein, Yo Goto’s “Dances in Air,” Zdechik’s “Caprice for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble” and George’s “Concerto for Flute and Winds,” among others.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, Nevada County composer/conductor Jerry Grant and his Newjazz Alternative play. This performance is a coming together of jazz, rock, electronic, dramatic and symphonic elements.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Sacramento pianist Theresa Keene, a highly respected concert pianist, will excite the audience with her performance of classical greats – Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Barber. Keene has had a distinguished career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher of award-winning students. “A powerhouse of feeling; a rare pianist of astounding precision and expressiveness,” according to the Sacramento Bee.

Tickets start at $16 for adults and $5 for youths 17 and under.

For tickets and information, call 265-6124 or (800) 218-2188. Tickets can also be ordered online at http://www.musicinthemountains.org or at the box office at 530 Searls Ave., Nevada City, between noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

– The Union staff

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