11228 McCourtney Rd
Music in the Mountains presents
BERNSTEIN & GERSHWIN
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Great Lawn, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley
Gates 6:30pm, Concert 8pm
Tickets $30/Advance, $40/Gate
Value Pack – 4 Concerts for $99 (offer ends 5/31), Reserve a Table for 6 for $99
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Conductor, Pete Nowlen
A concert under the stars celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th and George Gershwin’s 120th Anniversaries with music from Westside Story, Candide, Strike up the Band, and more! The night will feature Robin Fisher singing “Glitter and Be Gay”, “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Man I Love” and culminate with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Richard Glazier.
About Richard Glazier
Every artist has an epiphany. For classically-trained, award-winning pianist Richard Glazier, it happened at age nine, when he saw the film “Girl Crazy” with a score by George & Ira Gershwin. He was so excited by the music he heard, he was prompted to write a fan letter to famed lyricist Ira Gershwin. After corresponding with each other for three years, Gershwin invited his young friend, then 12, to meet him in Beverly Hills. During their visit, Ira asked Glazier to play a Gershwin tune on the piano that once belonged to his brother, legendary composer George Gershwin. Fueled by Ira’s encouragement and interest, Glazier dedicated himself to the Gershwin repertoire and the American Popular Songbook, eventually becoming one of the genre’s leading authorities. Over the years he has also developed a keen interest in contemporary music standards from the Broadway stage and the Hollywood screen.
About Robin Fisher
Ms. Fisher has performed to critical acclaim in such cities as Paris, Vienna, Prague, Hamburg, Chicago and Dallas. Press reviews remark on her “amazingly precise coloratura, melting diminuendi, splendid high notes and delightful musicality” (Opernwelt) and her “mature timbre and total self-assurance…. an extremely exciting singer-actress” (Westdeutsche Zeitung).
On the opera stage, she appeared recently as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Sacramento Opera and as Pamina in The Magic Flute with Townsend Opera Players. In concert, she was a featured soloist with regional ensembles such as the Auburn Symphony in Messiah, with Camerata Capistrano in the Bravo Bach! Festival, in Elijah with the U.C. Davis Symphony, and in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Folsom Symphony. At the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (Davis, CA) in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang Symphony with the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, the Sacramento Bee critic found “Soprano soloist Robin Fisher was thrilling…”