MIM News Spring 2013

Dear Friends,Spring is the season of expectation and excitement in our region. The weather swirls with change- hail one moment giving way to brilliant sunshine. Songbirds and frogs contribute their raucous chorus to evening. Everything is on the verge of blooming. And at MIM, we’re “springing forward” with some exciting new ideas, changes and performances.Two new performances launch in Nevada City this spring. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operaH.M.S. Pinafore has long been credited with laying the foundation for modern musical theater. On April 26th, the MIM Chorus is joined by fabulous soloists and small orchestra in this semi-staged benefit production taking place at the Miners Foundry. And we present the first in our Musical Chairs series this year with the San Francisco-based Musical Art Quintet. This globe-hopping fusion of jazz and world rhythms puts a contemporary twist on classical music.

And drum roll please… SummerFest tickets are on sale! This year we’re offering a Create Your Own series package. So take a look into what’s on the verge, and shake off Old Man Winter. See you soon at the concerts, in the schools, and on the streets of our beloved community!

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Cristine Kelly
Executive Director

Upcoming Events

April 26 H.M.S. Pinafore
May 1 Musical Art Quintet
May 5 YMC Showcase
June 1 Biagini House Concert

SummerFest 2013

June 11 & 14 Young Composers Concert
June 21 Ravel, Rodrigo and Bizet
June 22 Family Music Faire
June 22 3 Leg Torso
June 23 The Passionate Piano
June 27 Musical Book Club
June 29 The Music of Queen
June 30 Beethoven’s Ninth
July 1 Wet Ink
July 3 Happy Birthday USA


Musical Chairs – Contemporary Classical
Musical Art Quintet

“A lot of classical music lovers don’t really like most new music, and frankly with good reason. It is completely academic and has no meaning to most people” admits Sasha Jacobsen, the leader of the San Francisco-based Musical Art Quintet. “My mission in life is to write classical music that people actually like and enjoy in the first hearing.” MAQ comes to Nevada County May 1st as part of MIM’s new Musical Chairs series. > More

Musical Art Quintet
Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00 pm
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H.M.S. Pinafore’s Carrie Hennessey:
Balancing the Good Life

How does soprano Carrie Hennessey, who plays Josephine in our upcoming performance of HMS Pinafore, juggle parenting, performing and teaching? Check out the recent article in the Sacramento Bee.

Carrie took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer a few of our questions about life as an opera singer. > Read our exclusive interview

H.M.S. Pinafore
Friday, April 26 – 6:00 pm
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Tickets now on sale! We’ve created nearly a dozen programs with some of the greatest music of all time- from classical to classic rock. All performed by some of the most amazing talent you’ll ever see on a stage. Welcome to SummerFest 2013.



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