Live On Stage in Temecula
Theater, Concert and Dance Performances in the Inland Empire
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When you think about folk music, the mind may evoke images of an elderly man with a long beard strumming a banjo or a flower-wreathed child of the sixties singing an acoustic version of “Puff the Magic Dragon.” The members of the Honey Whiskey Trio are blowing those misconceptions right out of the water.
On Sunday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm at the outdoor amphitheatre of the Community Recreation Center, slack key guitarist and vocalist, Kawika Kahiapo returns to the area to spread the spirit of aloha around the Inland Empire.
Aaron Copland was one of the most well-known composers of the 20th century and, as a tribute to his life and works, the California Chamber Orchestra, now in its 10th season, presents a “Copland Celebration” on Saturday, March 14th at the Murrieta United Methodist Church. Under the director of Artistic Director and Conductor, Dana Zimbric, the California Chamber Orchestra prides itself on bringing the highest caliber of classical music to the Inland Empire and, in that pursuit, they routinely invite talented musicians to join them.
The Inland Valley Symphony has been one the crown jewels of the vast Inland Empire cultural scene for two decades and, for their 20th anniversary season, the top-notch 60-member orchestra brings the sophistication of a much larger city to a small but devoted community. On of Saturday, February 28th at Temecula Valley High School Golden Bears Theater, the Inland Valley Symphony and their new Music Director and Maestro, John Mario, present an all-classical program entitled “Romancing the Piano.
It may not be Los Angeles or New York, but the City of Temecula offers its own unique cultural opportunities that rival even the largest metropolis. With theater groups, art galleries and concerts abound, the local Avocado Dance Theatre completes the last piece of the artistic puzzle.
The music series Classics at the Merc has been making classical music personal and accessible to Inland Empire residents each week; highlighting the talents of some of the best in the business in an intimate 48-seat setting. This week’s installment, entitled “For the Love of Lieder,” reunites pianist George Fee and mezzo-somprano Kindra Scharich in the space where they began their partnership.
Second only to the Beach Boys for the most Billboard Chart-topping albums and singles by an American band, Chicago has solidified their place in musical history; releasing 23 gold, 18 platinum and 8 multi-platinum albums and 21 top-ten hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Will You Still Love Me,” and “Look Away.”
Based on Charles Addams’ one-panel comic strip about an usual family of frights, “The Addams Family” television show first premiered in 1964. Although it only ran for two seasons, the show, with its creepily catchy theme song and crazy cast of characters, has made an indelible mark on pop culture. The antics of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, and their wacky extended family have been reproduced, and imitated, on television and in film for decades. And now they have been put to music.
Although River North Dance Chicago is world-renowned for their athleticism, creativity and modern technique, Artistic Director Frank Chaves wants everyone to feel comfortable attending their performances, regardless of any prior knowledge of the genre. “We are known for being very accessible and very approachable,” Chaves said in a recent phone interview.
This is the first time in four years that Pechanga Resort and Casino has hosted a Broadway-style musical. The Pechanga performances of “Les Misérables” are being staged by Riverside County’s Theatre Royal, they are directed by Scott King and include Temecula Valley residents in the cast, including local fourth grader, Jasmine Carlton, in the role of young Cosette.