Events

Musica Sierra Launch Event & Concert

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 from 5:00 PM
Loyalton - Milton Gottardi Museum

Join us for a very special evening in Loyalton as we launch Musica Sierra, a new initiative to bring world-class performances and music education to the Sierra Valley. Founded by Lindsay McIntosh, a Truckee-born oboist, and her collaborator, cellist Anthony Albrecht, these two Juilliard graduates wish to introduce Musica Sierra to the community.

Meet the musicians and learn more about Musica Sierra!

A stunning performance by two of the initiative's musicians will be the highlight of the evening, with wine and canapes served as well as speeches from supporters, including the Sierra Schools Foundation and the Sierra County Arts Council.

Musica Sierra - Where Song Began

Friday, February 14th, 2020 from 7:00 PM
UNR - Hall Recital Hall

Where Song Began is an ode to Australia, in particular its incredible songbirds and the landscapes they inhabit. 50-minutes long, this work features live music on baroque instruments spanning 300 years (from Schmelzer to Arvo Pärt), visual projections of birds and their landscapes, as well as an immersive natural soundscape. It tells the story of the evolution of songbirds, and how they shaped the world.

Where Song Began has been performed over 60 times across Australia, as well as in New York and London. It has been hailed in the press as “...a work of art; a transfixing soundscape that embraces cultures and ages, the composed and the improvised, the indigenous and the stylised and which highlights the utterly unique birdsongs of Australia.

Please see www.wheresongbegan.com for more information

Free Events

Musica Sierra - Downieville Schools Performance

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 from 2:00 PM
The Yuba Theatre

Musica Sierra musicians will perform for students, parents and members of the community at this special event. The concert features Where Song Began, which tells the story of the evolution of songbirds, and how they shaped the world. 50-minutes long, this work features live music on baroque instruments spanning 300 years (from Schmelzer to Arvo Pärt), visual projections of birds and their landscapes, as well as an immersive natural soundscape.

Musica Sierra - Birdsong for the Babes

Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12-1pm
Loyalton Auditorium - Milton Gottardi Museum

Musica Sierra musicians will perform for parents and children, ages 0-5 encouraged but all ages welcome, in this Sensory Concert designed to encourage movement, noise and interaction in a safe, structured environment. Join us for a musical storytelling of birdsong and nature using live music performed on classical instruments with spoken word and images.