Mendocino Music Festival 2010 - Part 1 of 2

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Town of Mendocino on California's northern Pacific coast during the 2010 Mendocino Music Festival. Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 The festival's concert hall is a 16,000 sq. ft. big top tent seating over 800. Festival co-founder Allan Pollack conducts the festival orchestra during the opening concert July 10, 2010. Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Pianist Stephen Prutsman performs with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra Pianist Stephen Prutsman performs with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra Pianist Stephen Prutsman at the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Pianist Stephen Prutsman with Maestro Allan Pollack at the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Intermission outside the big concert hall tent at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Intermission outside the big concert hall tent at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Singer and guitar wizard Peppino D'Agostino in concert at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Singer and guitar wizard Peppino D'Agostino in concert at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Singer and guitar wizard Peppino D'Agostino in concert at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 The Steep Canyon Rangers give a bluegrass concert at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Steep Canyon Rangers give a bluegrass concert at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Steep Canyon Rangers give a bluegrass concert at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 After hours at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 The Quintessential Winds quintet performs in the Village Chamber Concerts series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010. This is a new venue at historic Odd Fellows Hall in Mendocino. The Quintessential Winds quintet performs in the Village Chamber Concerts series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010. The Quintessential Winds quintet performs in the Village Chamber Concerts series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010. Musical Gems concert at Fort Bragg's Evergreen Methodist Church. Part of the Village Chamber Series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Wayne Shen and Zachary Ragent, Elizabeth Grunin and Aaron Rosengaus perform Mozart's Quartet in C Major. Violinist Rick Shinozaki Anna Maria Mendietta at the harp Roy Malan, violin, and Anna Maria Mendieta, harp Roy Malan on violin and Anna Maria Mendietta at the harp A jazz double bill in the big tent featured pianist Philip Aaberg and reed player Paul McCandless. A jazz double bill in the big tent featured pianist Philip Aaberg and reed player Paul McCandless. A jazz double bill in the big tent featured pianist Philip Aaberg and reed player Paul McCandless. A jazz double bill in the big tent featured pianist Philip Aaberg and reed player Paul McCandless. A jazz double bill in the big tent featured pianist Philip Aaberg and reed player Paul McCandless. Susan Waterfall in rehearsal at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Clarinetist Arthur Austin in rehearsal at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Susan Waterfall on piano and Erin Neff, soprano perform Ann Street in the Hallelujah, America program of the 2010 Mendocino Music Festival. Pianist Susan Waterfall and cellist Burke Schuchmann during the Hallelujah, America concert at the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Susan Waterfall takes the podium to introduce the next part of the program Erin Neff, soprano, and Susan Waterfall, piano Erin Neff, soprano, and Susan Waterfall, piano Pianist Susan Waterfall and cellist Burke Schuchmann perform Gershwin's Three Preludes Four percussionists perform Double Music by John Cage and Lou Harrison Paul Murray, baritone, with Susan Waterfall and Burke Schuchmann Susan Waterfall and Julian Waterfall Pollack perform John Adams' Hallelujah Junction Susan Waterfall and Julian Waterfall Pollack perform John Adams' Hallelujah Junction Susan Waterfall and Julian Pollack Composer John Adams joins Julian Pollack and Susan Waterfall on stage after their duo-piano performance of his Hallelujah Junction Vocalists Paul Murray and Erin Neff with Susan Waterfall  perform Robert Lowry's Shall We Gather at the River. Music of the Starry Night by George Crumb for two pianos and two percussionists. Julian Pollack plucks the piano strings by hand as directed by composer George Crumb Susan Waterfall with bouquet after her Hallelujah, America program of the 2010 Mendocino Music Festival. Mendocino Music Festival night scene viewed from the Mendocino Hotel balcony.


OPERA - CARMEN

  Allan Pollack prepares to conduct the orchestra for the opera Carmen Allan Pollack prepares to conduct the orchestra for the opera Carmen. Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Soprano Shawnette Sulker as Micaela and baritone, Sascha Joggerst as Morales, a soldier. Scenes from Carmen Morales, Carmen and a soldier played by Carlos Alvarez Scenes from Carmen Tenor Jeffrey Kitto as Don Jose, and Paul Thompson, bass as Zuniga, an army officer Scenes from Carmen Cigarette factory workers taking a smoke break are admired by Zuniga Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Mezzo soprano Betany Coffland as Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Bass/baritone  Matthew Miksak as the toreador Escamillo Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Escamillo with Carmen's friends Frasquita, played by soprano Jillian Boye and  and Mercedes, played by mezzo soprano Sarah Kleeman Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Sarah Kleeman as Mercedes Carmen and Frasquita with tenor Chester Pidduck, left, as El Remendado and baritone Sascha Joggerst as Dancairo Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen Scenes from Carmen The final scene from Carmen Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen Curtain calls for Carmen


BIG BAND JAZZ SATURDAY NIGHT

  Big Band Jazz night at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Big Band Jazz night at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Allan Pollack leads the MMF Big Band Big Band Jazz night at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Francis Vanek on tenor sax Big Band Jazz night at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Big Band Jazz night at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Terry Simcik on guitar, Fred Randolph on bass, and Julian Pollack on piano Allan Pollack, Mendocino Music Festival founder, sax player and leader of the festival big band. Francis Vanek on tenor sax, Barbara D'Augelli on baritone sax and Tonya Akeley on trombone Vocalist Ava Logan with the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Big Band Ava Logan Ava Logan Ava Logan Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Terry Simcik on guitar Intermission at Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Allan Pollack on alto sax Allan Pollack on alto sax, Julian Pollack on piano. Julian Waterfall Pollack on piano Julian Waterfall Pollack on piano Julian Waterfall Pollack on piano Julian Waterfall Pollack on piano Allan Pollack on alto sax with the MMF big band. Julian Waterfall Pollack on piano Julian Waterfall Pollack on piano Julian Waterfall Pollack acknowledges standing ovation for his performance and big band arrangement of the Lennon/McCartney song "And I Love Her." Ava Logan Ava Logan with the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Big Band Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Big Band Greg D'Augelli on tenor sax with the MMF Big Band.  


SECOND WEEK

Greg D'Augelli on tenor sax at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens as part of the MMF 2010 Village Chamber Concerts programs Greg D'Augelli on tenor sax with Grant Levin on piano at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Mendocino Music Festival 2010 D'Augelli and Levin at the gardens. D'Augelli and Levin at the gardens. Grant Levin at the gardens. D'Augelli and Levin at the gardens. Paul Hersh and Teresa Yu performed at Preston Hall in the Piano Series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Paul Hersh and Teresa Yu performed at Preston Hall in the Piano Series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Paul Hersh and Teresa Yu performed at Preston Hall in the Piano Series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Paul Hersh and Teresa Yu performed at Preston Hall in the Piano Series of the Mendocino Music Festival 2010 Allan Pollack speaks of Juliet White to begin Festival Orchestra concert dedicated to her memory. Burke Schuchmann, cello Daniel Austrich Burke Schuchmann, cello Daniel Austrich and Burke Schuchmann Daniel Austrich Daniel Austrich and Burke Schuchmann Daniel Austrich Daniel Austrich and Burke Schuchmann Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra Juliette White Memorial Concert Daniel Austrich and Burke Schuchmann Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Festival orchestra members receive applause following Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Allan Pollack takes a final bow at the end of the Juliette White Memorial Concert.

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Including performances by Daria Rabotkina, Gene Parsons and David Hayes, Shemekia Copeland, the Julian Pollack Sextet, and the Orchestra and Chorus in the closing concert. 


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