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A RICH CULTURAL TRADITION C O N C E R T S Ken Hardin conducts the InConcert Sierra Orchestra. Music in the Mountains N Now in its 36th year, Music in the Mountains (MIM) is one of the finest classical music associa- tions in Northern California. Although it presents concerts year around, a popular annual event is SummerFest which hosts a variety of outdoor concerts. The home base for MIM is the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Venues include the Great Lawn and the Amaral Festival Center. SUMMERFEST CONCERTS June 25, Chamber Concert, St. Josephs Hall, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley. Evening Concerts on the Great Lawn June 30, The Songs of Leonard Cohen. July 1, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. July 2, Russian Spectacular. July 3, Patriotic Pops. Special Event: June 27, Mozart Garden Party, cocktails, dinner, concert, Castrejon Estate. 2017-18 SEASON October 13, Brahms First Symphony. December 9 & 10, Happy Holidays, MIM Chorus and Orchestra. January 26, 2018, Rachmaninoff Third Concerto. March 2, 2018, Beethoven & Mozart. Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley Information/Additional Events: musicinthemountains.org InConcert Sierra/ Sierra Master Chorale InConcert Sierra is Nevada County’s oldest arts organization. Founded in 1946, it was the first group to present nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians to local music lovers. The 70-voice Sierra Master Chorale was formed under the InConcert umbrella. It is an auditioned group of men and women who perform a variety of choral music. EVADA COUNTY MAY HAVE its roots in mining, but it also has a rich cultural tradition. As early as 1851, local theatres were attracting notables of the day to sing, act, dance and lecture. Today, the local arts scene continues to be an important part of the community. Leading the way are organizations that have stood the test of time, but “newcomers” are also making their mark by adding to the rich tradition. 2017-18 SEASON September 17, InConcert Sierra Orchestra. Ken Hardin, conductor. Greatest Hits, Vol. 5. October 22, British vocal ensemble VOCES8. World renowned a cappella group. Lake Tahoe Music Festival November 19, Spencer Myer, piano. December 16 & 17, Holiday Concert. Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra. January 21, 2018, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. February 18, 2018, Prizewinning harpist Bridget Kibbey, with violinist Siwoo Kim and recorder- player Priscilla Hereid. August 15–20, Five-day outdoor classical music festival in Truckee and Lake Tahoe area. Truckee concerts August 18 at Donner Lake’s West End Beach, and August 20 at PJs, Gray’s Crossing, dinner included. Information/Additional Concerts: tahoemusic.org March 18, 2018, American Pianist Association Competition Winner. Grass Valley Male Voice Choir April 15, 2018, WindSync. Classical music wind quintet. July 8, Ice Cream Social, 2:00–4 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley. May 20 & May 22, 2018, Spring Concert. Sierra Master Chorale & Orchestra. December, Christmas Concert. April, 2018, Spring Concert. Location: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Dr., Grass Valley (off Hwy. 174). Information: gvmalevoicechoir.org Information/Additional Events: inconcertsierra.org Nevada County Concert Band Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival Summer, Picnic Pops at Pioneer Park (see page 35). June 15–18, Legendary bluegrass, old time and gospel music festival. Presented by the California Bluegrass Association at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. Information: cbaontheweb.org September 10, Picnic Pops at Alta Sierra Country Club (open to the public), 5:00–6:30 pm. November 26, Old Fashioned Holiday Concert, 2:30–4:15 pm, The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley. Information: nccb.org N E VA D A C O U N T Y G O L D . c o m 79