2017-18 Season Announced

Third Sunday Season Calendar

All concerts are presented at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grass Valley

2pm in the afternoon unless otherwise noted.   * denotes 1:15 pre-concert forum.

Season tickets will be on sale as of April 16, 2017


September 17, 2017 – InConcert Sierra Orchestra – Greatest Hits, Vol. 5

Conducted by Ken Hardin, this marks the 5th season of showcasing the ICS Orchestra in its popular concert presenting audience-selected favorites (and a chance to sponsor musician chairs as our annual fundraiser.)

The program is made up of movements from best-loved musical pieces, for example, last season the selections included favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz, several choices from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Pavane for a Dead Princess, and Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain (known by many from Disney’s Fantasia) to name just a few.  Send in YOUR suggestions!

Listen to the orchestra


*October 22, 2017  – VOCES8 (Note: this is the fourth Sunday – see note below)

The sensational British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved a cappella singing groups.

(After booking VOCES8, the group needed to change its tour dates. Because Music in the Mountains has a Friday, Oct 13 concert scheduled with the Sacramento Philharmonic and The Center for the Arts has a Sunday, Oct 15 program with Garrison Keillor, we decided it would be best for our audience to move our October date this season from the “Third Sunday” to the fourth Sunday. We apologize for any confusion.)

Listen to VOCES8



*November 19, 2017 – Spencer Myer, piano

Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by The Boston Globe and labeled “defi­nitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, the consummate artist Spencer Myer returns to an enthusiastic ICS audience. He is an amazing artist with a remarkable human spirit, and he never disappoints!

Listen to Spencer Myer





December 16, 2017 (7:30pm) •  December 17, 2017 (2pm) – Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra – Holiday Concerts

Conducted by InConcert Sierra’s Artistic Director Ken Hardin, the SMC and Orchestra will be making spirits bright for the holidays!  This is always one of those concerts from which you leave full of the spirit of the season and with a smile on your face.

The Sierra Master Chorale is an auditioned high-level community choir with 80 singers. The chorale always performs with the InConcert Sierra Orchestra, which is comprised of  local and regional regional musicians, including Concertmaster Richard Altenbach.

Listen to the SMC and Orchestra


*January 21, 2018 – Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is widely known for its extraordinary quality performances with the opportunity to hear the world’s foremost chamber musicians. This riveting program will juxtapose two musical giants of Romanti­cism: Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms.



Listen to the CMS



*February 18, 2018 – Bridget Kibbey, harp – Baroque Project

Prizewinning harpist Bridget Kibbey returns to InConcert joined by early-music violinist Siwoo Kim and recorder-player Pris­cilla Hereid, for a delicate and intimate afternoon of Baroque music artistry.


Listen to Bridget Kibbey and her Baroque Project

and another great example!





*March 18, 2018 – American Pianist Association Competition Winner


Every four years, we are fortunate to present the newest star from the prestigious American Pianists Association’s Classical Competition. We won’t know who the winner is until the award is announced on April 8. Their last winner was pianist Sean Chen (pictured).  The mission of the American Pianists Association is to discover, promote and advance the careers of young, American, world-class jazz, and classical pianists.




Check out the American Pianists Association


*April 15, 2018 – WindSync

The young and adventurous WindSync has distinguished itself among classical music ensembles as North America’s foremost emerging wind quintet, thrilling sold-out audiences with their dramatic and engaging interpretations of great composers. (WindSync will also perform for our annual Third Grade Educational Concerts on April 16, 2018.)


Hear WindSync


May 20, 2018 (2pm) • May 22, 2018 (7:30pm) – Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra – Spring Concerts

It will be another superb performance, details to come later!  Every season, Conductor Ken Hardin challenges the choir with works that are compelling and fascinating for the audience, as well as the members of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra.


Hear the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra




Our special performances, house concerts, educational seminars and benefit events will be announced shortly.


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