PRELUDE TO THE SEASON: HEAR AND NOW

Music in the Mountains presents a mini-festival to kick off SummerFest, bringing music to life that is being written right here, right now.


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Young Composers Works I
Tuesday, June 16
7:30pm
Tickets: Adults $10, Youth 17 & Under Free
Peace Lutheran Church
Grass Valley, CA

Young Composers Works II
Wednesday, June 17
7:30pm
Tickets: Adults $10, Youth 17 & Under Free
Peace Lutheran Church
Grass Valley, CA

Introducing nearly two dozen new works by some of the most talented young people you’ll ever meet. Composers Mark Vance and Jerry Grant and their students have been working hard all year to create some truly exceptional music. Now it’s time for them to present it to you – played by world-class professional musicians in two fabulous performances. Left Coast Chamber Ensemble joins in the fray.

About The Young Composers Project: (YCP) is an established cornerstone of MIM’s education program.  The innovative curriculum serves to instill passion for classical music in the region’s youth, where they learn about composition, theory, music history, performance, and public speaking.  Students receive weekly one-on-one instruction and bi-monthly group lessons from September through June.  Students present a mid-year recital of their original compositions for voice and one instrument of choice in January, at the New Songs for Midwinter concert. The program culminates with the Young Composers Concerts, where student works are premiered by professional musicians as part of MIM’s summer festival.

This award-winning program kicks off early in the school year with youth from 6th grade through early college. The program consists of both Saturday classes and private lessons throughout the school year with composers/teachers Mark Vance and Jerry Grant. The program consists of two divisions, Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced.

During the ’’14-“15 YCP year, students embarked on a special interdisciplinary curriculum with Animal Place.  Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the country. Nestled on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA, Animal Place provides refuge to hundreds of neglected farmed animals.



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WET INK

Friday, June 19
7:30pm
Tickets Adults $25, Youth 17 & Under Free
Peace Lutheran Church
Grass Valley, CA

MIM steps out with the Nevada County Composers Cooperative in a concert of new works. 


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Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time

Saturday, June 20
2pm
Tickets Adults $10, Youth 17 & Under $5
Peace Lutheran Church
Grass Valley, CA

 

“The most ethereally beautiful music of the twentieth century was first heard on a brutally cold January night in 1941, at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner-of-war camp, in Görlitz, Germany. The composer was Olivier Messiaen, the work “Quartet for the End of Time.” Messiaen wrote most of it after being captured as a French soldier during the German invasion of 1940.

Dedicated to Roberta Frank.