InConcert Sierra News February

Save the Date for the New York Polyphony concert…

Sunday, February 17 • 2pm 
Pre-Concert Forum 1:15pm with Aileen James

Founded just three years ago, NYP has already become one of today’s finest vocal chamber ensembles.  Their rise to the top of the classical musical world and billboard charts has been swift and noticeable, with good reason. Music in its purest form will fill the air.

NYP deliver dynamic performances in a wide range of styles. The quartet applies not only refined musicianship and interpretive detail but also a uniquely modern sensibility to its varied repertoire, which ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary works.

Click Here for more information, program and to purchase tickets.

The Benefits of Collaboration!  The Center for the Arts has chosen InConcert Sierra as its Nonprofit Partner of the month for October, 2013. We’ve collaborated with CFTA many times in the past with events and non-classical concerts that don’t need the superb acoustic qualities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our Sierra Master Chorale presents its Laura June Breen Vocal Competition at CFTA each fall. We deeply appreciate what CFTA represents in our community, and may someday join forces with them and other organizations to build a performing arts center that will better serve the needs of music presenters in Nevada County. We encourage your support of their programs in music, visual and literary art, dance, and education. CFTA does a lot under one roof!

Welcome Ileen Erickson, our new Events and Volunteer Coordinator.   Ileen (with an “I”, not to be confused with Aileen James, with an “A”!) has newly moved to Nevada County, but she is not new to InConcert Sierra. She has been a concertgoer for quite sometime and greatly enjoys the music, and the enthusiasm of the InConcert Sierra board, staff, volunteers, and audience. After recently leaving her position as the founding MBA. Career Services Director at Mills College in Oakland (California), Ileen chose to move to Nevada County to semi-retire and enjoy the beauty of the Gold Country, and get away from the fast pace and congested traffic of the Bay Area. Ileen’s background with conference and volunteer management, and her exceptional organizational skills will be a great help to InConcert Sierra. She has a great sense of humor too!!

Reserved seating    We offer reserved seating as a perk to sponsors and major donors. This is a bit challenging because of the pew seating in place of individual seats. Reserved seating is identified by laminated lavendar signs with a ribbon indicating the total space needed. We are working hard to refine our signage and reserved seating system, and we ask your indulgence during this time. Please allow adequate space for reserved seating patrons, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask the ushers, a board member, or staff member for assistance.

Intermission treats! 

The intermission that followed in the nearby Fellowship Hall was impressive: $1 for good coffee and a $1 donation for an amazing assortment of goodies. As I wandered through the tightly packed room with people talking in groups, I got the feeling that this concert was very much a community event… – Dick Frantzreb

Yes, we are quite a community and InConcert Sierra is proud to be an integral part of it! We hope you’ll support our scholarship and educational programs by buying intermission treats. And when you patronize Carolines Coffee, please thank them for their support as well.

“So you have a band?”   Do you know musicians who have a band and are looking to perform locally? Nevada County Arts (our arts council) is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm at The Center for the Arts. Join panelists Jesse Locks, Nancy Solyan (Center for the Arts), Gretchen Bond (Miners Foundry), Sara Zahn (The Haven Underground) and Karen Carchidi (FM radio broadcaster) for an evening of real-world advice and creative connections. Tickets are $10 for NCArts members, $20 for non-members. Special offer of $35 for registration and annual membership to NCArts. All tickets are $5 more after February 17. For more information call 530.346.9926 or email .

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