Dear Friend of MIM,
Fall always seems like it is just around the corner this time of year. A tinge of color in the leaves partners with warm breezy days- October in northern California. A wonderful time to focus on our education programs, to plan an exciting new season, and to gear up for the holidays.
I want to take a moment and thank all of the members of the Music in the Mountains Alliance for once again producing a fantastic year of benefit events. We could not do what we do without MIMA!
Curious about what’s new and happening? Read on! And see you at the concerts, in the schools, at the gala, or on the streets of our beloved community.
River Music Goes Live- Accepted to Wild and Scenic Film Festival
The live broadcast party held on September 24 was a fantastic evening celebrating the collaboration between MIM and our Young Composers. Pete’s Pizza and Ol’Republic Brewery provided some fabulous noshes. The String Sisters played a little pre-show on the beautiful porch of Tom and Arlene Dalldorf.
After the showing of the film, in an emotional presentation, Director Mike Bloebaum was honored with a special Presidential Citation by MIM Board President Dan Halloran. Thank you to everyone who made this project a fantastic success: the videographers Larry Huntington, David Nicholson, and Mark Triolo, the producer Sherry Bartolucci, the MIM Board of Directors for their vision, the teachers Mark Vance and Jerry Grant, the team at Sierra Streams Institute, including Joanne Hild and Kelly Hickman, and all of the young people and their parents. Young Composers 2014/15 is underway and we can’t wait to hear your music!
THIS JUST IN- River Music has been accepted to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, January 15-18. Stay tuned for more information!
A nostalgic evening of dancing and dining. Sister Swing is a trio of vocalists dedicated to fun and frivolity while preserving the vintage jazz sounds of the girl groups of the 1930s and 1940s. Whether they are singing swing, boogie woogie, ballads or 2 step, their sound is authentic and very much their own. They are backed by a powerhouse band of the finest and MOST cute musicians in Sacramento area. The band has humbly self-titled themselves “The Chopped Liver Orchestra” and yet, they are so much more than chopped liver
Children for Children, a Showcase of Hope
Sunday, November 9
Peace Lutheran Church
Tickets $4- $20
Music in the Mountains is proud to support Child Advocates of Nevada County in presenting an afternoon with local gifted musicians aged 9 to 19, who will share their love of music and support for a healthy safe childhood. Curated by Mark Vance and featuring many MIM young musicians, it is sure to be a wonderful afternoon. Hope to see you there.
Once again, Sierra Theaters host the Met Live in HD. Audiences rave about this fantastic opportunity to hear the Metropolitan Opera come to life in the historic Del Oro Theater.
To take a look at the schedule, and buy your tickets, click on the link below.
Saturday, December 13- 11am Free Kids Concert
Saturday, December 13, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 14, 2pm
The holidays are just around the corner! Join us for a turbo-boost performance of symphonic rock arranged by Mannheim Steamroller and the Trans Siberian Orchestra, and of course, your favorite carols. From Broadway to John Williams, the MIM Holiday Orchestra and Chorus is turning it up this season.
And parents, don’t miss out on our concert for kids. They’ll hear some great holiday music and get a chance to meet Santa! For this special concert, we’re partnering with the Nevada County Food and Toy Run! Bring a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy and help us make the holidays brighter for Nevada County families. For more information, www.toyrun.org