Friends of Music will begin its 2011-12 season with a concert by The Cleveland Duo and James Umble at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., Brookings.Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and free for students 17 and younger. Tickets are available at Wrights Custom Framing and Art Supplies and at the door.The Duo consists of Stephen Warner on violin and Carolyn Gadiel Warner on piano. Umble is a classical saxophonist. They have been together since the 1993-94 season and have performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico in major chamber music venues, festival sites, universities and conservatories of music, temples, in special informative presentations for school children, and over the airwaves of both National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The three have also performed and lectured at national and international conferences including the annual Chamber Music America Conference in New York City, the World Saxophone Congress in both Montreal and in Minneapolis, and the NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.Their repertoire contains several new works as well as those of Bach, Handel, Ravel, Piazzolla, Bartok, John Adams, Leonard Bernstein and Erik Satie.Their collaborative album, titled “Dejeuner sur l’Herbe” on the Dana Label was the recipient of a 1993 Grammy nomination citation in five categories, including best chamber music disc. At the Brookings concert, the musicians plan to perform Bach’s “Concerto for Violin and Oboe,” which was adapted for violin, soprano saxophone and keyboard; Shostakovich’s “Three Short Pieces for Two Violins and Piano; Mussorgksy’s “The Old Castle from ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ ” for violin, piano and alto and soprano saxophones; as well as works by Ernest Bloch, Erik Satie, Brian Dykstra and Vittorio Monti.
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Stagelights Presents “Rock the Park,” a free, three-hour rock concert featuring two bands on stage at Azalea Park at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25.
The five-piece rock band Point Taken will perform a mix of cover songs by artists such as Santana, Tom Petty, Eagles, Beatles, Rolling Stones, ZZ Top and Bad Company. The band, with members from Brookings and Crescent City, has entertained crowds at various festivals and public events in both cities.
The Joint Chiefs, from Crescent City, is known regionwide for its funk-driven, psychedelic jams with a touch of blues, rock and even rap. The four-piece band features two guitarists, a drummer and a bass player who often break into spacey, extended improvisational versions of originals and cover songs.
Concert-goers should bring their own seating or blankets. Low-priced refreshments will be available, with all proceeds benefitting Stagelights Musical Arts Community. All city park rules must be observed, including that dogs must be leashed and that there be no alcoholic beverages.
In case of bad weather, the concert will move indoors to The Rink, at the corner of Railroad and Center streets in Brookings.
Stagelights Musical Arts Community is a nonprofit organization operated by a volunteer board. Any and all donations will benefit Stagelights’ music outreach and education programs, and efforts to present live music events in Curry County. For more information, visit www.stagelights.us, or call 541-469-8832.
PISTOL RIVER – The Pistol River Concert Association presents Molly’s Revenge, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Road.
Born out of the tradition of Celtic music sessions, Molly’s Revenge is a band that presents a combination of solo instruments – such as the Highland bagpipes, uilleann pipes, whistles, fiddle, and mandolin – against a backdrop of guitar and bouzouki accompaniment, with an occasional chorus song mixed in.
Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and countless private concerts. Internationally, they have performed at prestigious events in Australia and China.
Tickets are $15 and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings, The Book Dock in Harbor and Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online at www.pistolriver.com/tickets or by calling 541-247-2848. A $5 student discount or refund is available at the door with student identification.
More information at http://www.mollysrevenge.com/