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Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

 Thursday, August 23rd
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Roadrunner Automotive
1020 Whispering Pines Lane, Suite J, Grass Valley
(530) 272-8692
 Thursday, August 30th
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Welcome Home Vets
255 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley
(530) 272-3300

 Arts & Cultural
Events Calendar


2018 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Stay Tuned! Moving the FUN to a NEW DATE!

Monday, July 16th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nevada County Concert Band
 “A Little Night Music with the Nevada County Concert Band.”
Pioneer Park, Nevada City
James Kopf
(530) 272-6228

Thursday, September 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Lake Wildwood Association
11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley
Bob Mariani
(530) 432-1152


Thursday, September 20th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
Mike Bainbridge
(530) 265-5885


Thursday, October 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Byers Enterprises
115 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley
Penny Silva
(916) 717-2905


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InConcert Sierra Presents: InConcert Sierra Orchestra @ Seventh-day Adventist Church
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

InConcert Sierra Orchestra

September 16, 2018 • 2;00 PM

We all have our favorite pieces of classical music, favorite composers, and favorite musical moments we’ll never forget. Conductor Ken Hardin has canvassed the audience and will deliver a program that will leave your heart soaring.

(Please consider sponsoring a musician’s chair – more to come!)

InConcert Sierra Presents: Anne-Marie McDermott, piano @ Seventh-day Adventist Church
Oct 21 @ 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Sunday, October 21, 2018 • 2 pm (1:15 pm pre-concert forum) 

“Anne-Marie McDermott plays with both technical virtuosity and evident joy. The music comes alive under her fingers.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch

American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott may not have the name recognition of Emanuel Ax or Lang Lang, however both critics and concertgoers regard her as a top-flight virtuoso performing with a superior interpretive sense, technical brilliance, and evident joy. She has been an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1995.

$38 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)

Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)



Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)

Book a room at our Official Hospitality Partners:  Courtyard Suites package or Lamb’s Victorian Inn

Underwritten by: Dr. Dennis McShane and the Honorable Rich Gordon

Sponsored by: Jeff Leiter, Audrey Ohlson-Smith & Lisbeth Noel

Business sponsor: Mark Brown, DDS



Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music. Her repertoire choices are eclectic, spanning from Bach and Haydn to Prokofiev and Scriabin to Kernis, Hartke, Tower and Wuorinen.

With over 50 concerti in her repertoire, Ms. McDermott has performed with many leading orchestra including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi,  Hong Kong Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and Baltimore Symphony among others. Ms, McDermott has toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi.

In the recent seasons, Ms, McDermott performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, Alabama Symphony, San Diego Symphony, the Oregon Mozart Players, and  the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Recital engagements have included the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall,  The Schubert Club, Kennedy Center, as well as universities across the country. Anne-Marie McDermott has curated and performed in a number of intense projects including: the Complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas and Chamber Music, a Three Concert Series of Shostakovich Chamber Music, as well as a recital series of Haydn and Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Most recently, she commissioned works of Charles Wuorinen and Clarice Assad  which were premiered in May 2009 at Town Hall, in conjunction with Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
As a soloist, Ms. McDermott has recorded the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas, Bach English Suites and Partitas (which was named Gramophone Magazine’s Editor’s Choice), and most recently, Gershwin Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra with the Dallas Symphony and Justin Brown.

In addition to her many achievements, Anne-Marie McDermott has been named the Artistic Director of the famed Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, which hosts the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony  in addition to presenting over 40 chamber music concerts throughout the summer.  She is also Artistic Director of  two new Festivals; The Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival and The Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curacao.

As a chamber music performer, Anne-Marie McDermott was named an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and performs and tours extensively with CMS each season. She continues a long standing collaboration with the highly acclaimed violinist, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg.  As a duo, they have released a CD titled “Live” on the NSS label and plan to release the Complete Brahms Violin and Piano Sonatas in the future. Ms. McDermott is also a member of the renowned piano quartet, Opus One, with colleagues Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom and Peter Wiley.

She continues to perform each season with her sisters, Maureen McDermott and Kerry McDermott in the McDermott Trio. Ms, McDermott  has also released an all Schumann  CD with violist, Paul Neubauer, as well as the Complete Chamber Music of Debussy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Ms. McDermott studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Dalmo Carra, Constance Keene and John Browning. She was a winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Ms. McDermott regularly performs at Festivals across the United States including, Spoleto, Mainly Mozart, Sante Fe, La Jolla Summerfest, Mostly Mozart, Newport, Caramoor, Bravo, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, Music from Angelfire, and the Festival Casals in Puerto Rico, among others.

InConcert Sierra Presents: Philadelphia Brass @ Seventh-day Adventist Church
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Philadelphia Brass

Sunday, November 18, 2018 • 2 pm

“One of the gems of Philadelphia’s cultural life.” – Martin Goldsmith, NPR’s Performance Today

From the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, Philadelphia Brass has delighted audiences with virtuosity, artistry, and cohesiveness seldom heard in live chamber music. They have been enthusiastically praised for their appealing diversity of repertoire, technical brilliance, and superb musicality.

$38 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)

Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)



Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)

Business Sponsor: B&C Ace Home and Garden Center

Book a room at our Official Hospitality Partners:
Courtyard Suites package or Lamb’s Victorian Inn


The Philadelphia Brass was formed in 1988 by professional musicians of Eastern Pennsylvania to pursue their common goals: performing the best of brass quintet literature of all periods and styles, and educating the public to the pleasures, subtleties, and complexities of chamber music.  It has collaborated in performances with bands, choruses, organists and dancers. It has performed educational programs for grade-school children, college students, and adults of all ages, coached grade school instrumentalists and taught a master class for the brass students of Juilliard.

Critics and public alike have enthusiastically praised the appealing diversity of repertoire, technical virtuosity, humorous and informative educational programs, and superb musicality of the ensemble. The ensemble’s playing has been praised as “artistry of the highest calibre” and “dazzling technique” by presenters. Its master classes have been called “excellent and sensitively handled” and the esteemed American composer Daniel Pinkham has written that Philadelphia Brass is “the most artistic brass quintet before the public today.”The ensemble has toured extensively in the Eastern, Southern, Mid-western United States, and abroad. Daniel Pinkham’s Creation of the World, a work for brass, organ, choir, and narrator co-commissioned by Philadelphia Brass and 13 presenters across the country, was premiered by Philadelphia Brass in 1995. Other premiers have included commissioned works by David Diamond, J.A.C. Redford, Dick Hyman and Paul Salerni.Philadelphia Brass has produced five CDs: “Renaissance and Baroque”, “Joan Lippincott and Philadelphia Brass”, “Christmas”, “Christmas in the Grand Tradition”, “The Anniversary Album”, and is featured in Family Portrait and Smoky Mountain Fanfare, two pieces on the new Summit Records CD, “David Sampson – Notes from Far Away Places”. For 25 years Philadelphia Brass performed as the resident brass quintet for the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PA, Greg Funfgeld, Music Director, as well as with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem on two recordings, “Christmas In Bethlehem Volumes 2 and 3”. As of this season we are delighted to begin a new chapter as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, PA, with Music Director Dr. Michael Diorio.

PB has conducted numerous educational programs including residencies at Lehigh University, Villanova University, Elizabethtown College and has played benefit performances for Habitat for Humanity, Cure Autism Now and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

One of the unique strengths of Philadelphia Brass is the palpable sense of respect, affection and musical enjoyment among its members. This allows the players to perform with exceptional flexibility and cohesiveness, and enhances the ensemble’s appeal to audiences of all ages.