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  • Intimate house concert by Jack Cimo, April 12

    Michelle Miller, contributing writer|Mar 16, 2024

    Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association is proud to present an intimate house concert by Jack Cimo, an American classical guitarist known for his powerful stage presence, beautiful tone and exciting renditions. Jack has played to new audiences around the globe. He has done multiple tours along historic Route 66 and has performed everywhere from art galleries to concert halls. He has done many volunteer performances to help those in need by playing in hospitals, Christmas concerts for the...

  • Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert, March 10

    Karen Budai, contributing writer|Mar 2, 2024

    The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby, will be performing on Sunday, March 10 at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Rd., Tehachapi, beginning at 4 p.m. The program will begin with Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello featuring Lawrence Sonderling, violin, and David Garrett, cello. The Brahms Concerto premiered in Cologne in October 1887 with Joseph Joachim and Robert Hausmann as soloists. After the intermission, TSO will continue with Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major. The 7th symphony was completed...

  • Dub legend Scientist to headline 'Positive Music Festival' at Mojave Junior/Senior High School, March 9

    Stephen Cooper, contributing writer|Mar 2, 2024

    Do you love live reggae music? Would you enjoy a fun and unique cultural festival with interactive workshops engaging festival-goers in yoga, healthy nutritional practices, meditation, soccer, and music-making – and would you like all of this for free? Great news! I have just the event for you: The “Positive Music Festival” on March 9. Organized and sponsored by the Mojave Junior/Senior High School in Mojave, California – in particular the Mojave Journalism News Team and their teacher, Empress Truth Akins – this special, feel-good, family-frien...

  • Come join a Holiday Singalong on Dec. 21!

    Dec 9, 2023

    We've watched the parade, lighted the tree, seen the play at the BeeKay, and heard the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra perform. Now, with the days counting down to Christmas Day, it's our turn to sing! An ensemble of The Tehachapi POPS Orchestra (TPOPS) members and friends invite the community to join them for an old-fashioned Holiday Family Singalong on Thursday, Dec 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Adult Daycare Health Center (ADHC). James Peck will conduct the musicians, and TPOPS President Maria Weir...

  • Ring in the New Year with the Valencia Baryton Trio & RCMS, Jan. 12

    Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society|Dec 9, 2023

    We at the Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society (RCMS) are thrilled to announce the third concert of our 2023-24 season, featuring the Valencia Baryton Trio on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 at 7 p.m. at the Ridgecest Methodist Church, 639 N. Norma St. Tickets may be purchased online at www.rcchambermusic.org or at the door ($30 general, $25 senior and $5 student and active-duty military). The Valencia Baryton Trio is not only named for a city in Spain but also for an ancient and little-known instrument which...

  • Jack Cimo joins the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra

    Karen Budai, contributing writer|Oct 28, 2023

    The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra will be performing on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Rd., beginning at 4 p.m. Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” will feature guitarist Jack Cimo. Jack Cimo is an American classical guitarist known for his powerful stage presence, beautiful tone and exciting renditions. He frequently plays solo recitals and as a soloist with orchestras. He was one of two Americans invited to the prestigious Joann Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in Buffalo, New York....

  • Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, Nov. 5

    Karen Budai, contributing writer|Oct 28, 2023

    The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby, will be performing on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Rd., Tehachapi, beginning at 4 p.m. The program will begin with Beethoven's "Overture to Fidelio" and Joaquín Rodrigo's "Fantasia para un Gentilhombre" featuring guitarist Jack Cimo. Beethoven composed the first version of his only opera in 1804-1805. It was called "Leonore" and was revised twice. The final version, "Fidelio," premiered on May 23, 1814. The overture begins with a...

  • Beo String Quartet to perform in Ridgecrest, Oct. 8

    Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society|Sep 30, 2023

    The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society (RCMS) is pleased to announce that its 2023-24 season will begin on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. with a performance by the Beo String Quartet (first violin, second violin, viola and cello). Beo String Quartet was founded in 2015 in Pittsburgh by two brothers, Jason and Sean Neukom who wanted to record a song called "Happy, Happy" composed by Sean. However, to do so, they needed two more players. To date, the group has had 65 world premieres and 145 concert work...

  • Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society 2023-24 season begins in October

    Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society|Sep 16, 2023

    Once again, we at the Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society (RCMS) are pleased and excited to announce our offerings for the upcoming six-concert 2023-24 season. The new season contains a mix of artists never before heard in Ridgecrest, as well as several groups that are always received with enthusiasm. Once again, we at RCMS are pleased to feature local, school-age artists preceding the regularly-scheduled performances, an exciting opportunity for budding artists and RCMS subscribers. We have a few changes this season. This year, the venue will...

  • AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival final concerts announced

    AV Fair and Alfalfa Festival|Aug 5, 2023

    The Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival Board of Directors and Management team are excited to announce, American R&B and soul band - Kool & the Gang has been added to this year’s Concert Series. This iconic funk band will take the Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Arena stage on Saturday, Sept. 23. Music lovers will hear classic songs like, Get Down on IT, Summer Madness, Cherish, Celebrate and more. Opening act will be alternative hip hop group Digital Underground. Rounding out the 2023 Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Concert Series will be C...

  • Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra's Concert, July 2

    Karen Budai, contributing writer|Jun 24, 2023

    The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby, and the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus led by Sandra Adams will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stirring program of show tunes, movie music, patriotic songs, marches, light classical and pops music. The concert will be on Sunday, July 2 at Country Oaks Baptist Church located at 20915 Schout Rd., in Tehachapi. Relax from 4 to 6 p.m. to special tunes brought to you by your very own Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra and Tehachapi...

  • Tehachapi Symphony Concert features Young Artist Competition winner, May 21

    Karen Budai, contributing writer|May 13, 2023

    Ella Gove is the featured Young Artist soloist at the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra's May 21 concert. Ms. Gove is a violin student of Julia Haney, Concertmaster of the Bakersfield Symphony, and played in the All Kern County High School Honors Orchestra. She also played a Command Performance solo at CMEA in 2021 and 2023, and she won the CalASTA Solo Competition. She performed Bach in the Subways at the Amtrak Station in 2019 as an active member of Music of Bakersfield. This season she won the...

  • Tehachapi Symphony Concert, May 21

    Karen Budai, contributing writer|Apr 29, 2023

    The Tehachapi Symphony, directed by Dr. David Newby, will perform on Sunday, May 21. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at Country Oaks Baptist Church, located at 20915 Schout Rd., Tehachapi. This year's Young Artist Competition winner, Ella Gove, will perform Dvorak's "Romance for Violin and Orchestra." Gove is primarily a dancer and was featured with the Bakersfield Ballet in their production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Schumann's Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, and Franz Schubert's Symphony...

  • Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society Concert, April 22

    Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society|Apr 15, 2023

    The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society is pleased to present the final concert of its 2022-23 six concert season Saturday, April 22 with chamber music performed by the Felici Piano Trio. The concert will include Piano Trio in G-Major K.564, Café Music by Paul Schoenfield, and the Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, D. 929, by Franz Schubert. The concert will take place at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, California at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30/general, $25/senior, and...

  • Tehachapi Strings and Junior Orchestras to perform, April 21

    Gayel Pitchford, contributing writer|Apr 15, 2023

    The Tehachapi Strings Orchestra, under the direction of Gayel Pitchford, will perform its spring concert, “Many Takes on Music,” on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church on Schout Rd., (across the street from Country Oaks Baptist Church) in Tehachapi. Strings Orchestra will perform “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky, “Ghosts of the Brandenburg” by Richard Meyer and “Carmen Suite No. 2” by Bizet. Junior Orchestra will perform “Three Rounds,” “Nocturne,” “We Plow the Fields,” “Rural Dance” and “Polonais...

  • House Concert, April 14

    Anya Norton, BVSCAA Events Chair|Apr 1, 2023

    We have a very special private event coming up on April 14 at 4 p.m. Because it is a house concert, there is limited seating and we do recommend making your reservations soon. Four wonderful musicians are coming to Bear Valley Springs to perform a variety of classical and jazz numbers for your pleasure. Appetizers and wine will be served. The suggested donation is $20 per-person. Bryan Pezzone, piano, has been a freelance performing and recording artist in the Los Angeles area since 1987. He is...

  • Rufus Choi, featured soloist at Winter Concert, March 12

    Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra|Mar 4, 2023

    On Sunday, March 12, Rufus Choi will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto #5, "Emperor." The concert begins at 4 p.m at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Rd. Beethoven completed writing the Emperor concerto in Vienna in April 1809 while the city was under siege by Napoleon's armies. The work premiered in Leipzig, Germany, in 1811, and it remains the best known and most frequently performed of Beethoven's five piano concerti. Soloist Dr. Rufus Choi, a Korean-American pianist, has performed...

  • Bakersfield selected for U.S. Navy Band Tour

    United States Navy Band|Feb 18, 2023

    America's Navy is coming to Bakersfield, one of 16 cities across four states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus during their 2023 tour - one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. The Sea Chanters performance is scheduled for March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater, 2001 H St., Bakersfield. While all performances are free and open to the public, free ticket reservations are encouraged. Tickets can be reserved at...

  • Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert, March 12

    Feb 18, 2023

    The Tehachapi Symphony musicians are rehearsing for their second concert of the 24th season, the first day of Daylight Saving Time. The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby will be performing on Sunday, March 12, at Country Oaks Baptist Church beginning at 4 p.m. with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. Country Oaks Baptist Church is located at 20915 Schout Rd. The program will feature the World Premiere of a brand new piece of music by the winner of the Composition...

  • Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society hosts Neave Piano Trio, Feb. 25

    Feb 18, 2023

    The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society is fortunate to be able to host the Neave Piano Trio for its first concert of 2023 on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society is happy to share the exciting news that this year Neave has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category. The Neave Piano Trio will offer a lively and diverse program featuring Four Folk Songs by Gabriela Lena Frank, Five Melodies for Piano Trio, Op. 59 No.1...

  • Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society concert, Dec. 11

    Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society|Dec 3, 2022

    The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society is happy to welcome back the popular Latin guitar duo of Liza Carbé and JP Durand, the co-creators of the world music group INCENDIO. This well received group will provide an exciting musical program, which will be offered Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores Ave., in Ridgecrest, at 4 p.m. They will be performing original music and their own arrangements of rock, pop and blues together with some Christmas Classics. They...

  • Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Dec. 9

    Karen Budai, contributing writer|Dec 3, 2022

    The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. David Newby, will be performing on Friday, Dec. 9, at Country Oaks Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Country Oaks Baptist Church is located at 20915 Schout Rd. The program will include selections from George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah," "Five Christmas Carols" arranged by David Willcocks, and John Rutter's "The Shepherd's Pipe Carol." The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra will be joined by guest soloists, the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus...