Mendocino Music Festival 2012

26th Season - July 7-21, 2012

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Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Orchestra rehearsal. Opening night: Orchestra Concert 1 featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin. Opening night: Orchestra Concert 1 featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin. Opening night: Orchestra Concert 1 featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin. Opening night: Orchestra Concert 1 featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin. Opening night: Orchestra Concert 1 featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin. Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Orchestra Concert No. 1 Village Chamer Concerts series: In The Mix a capella sextet in concert at Evergreen Methodist Church in Fort Bragg. Village Chamer Concerts series: In The Mix a capella sextet in concert at Evergreen Methodist Church in Fort Bragg. Village Chamer Concerts series: In The Mix a capella sextet in concert at Evergreen Methodist Church in Fort Bragg. Village Chamber Concerts series:  In The Mix a capella sextet in concert at Evergreen Methodist Church in Fort Bragg. Village Chamer Concerts series: In The Mix a capella sextet in concert at Evergreen Methodist Church in Fort Bragg. Turtle Island Quartet Turtle Island Quartet Turtle Island Quartet The Hitomi Oba Group performed original compositions featuring her saxophone and vocals. The Hitomi Oba Group performed original compositions featuring her saxophone and vocals. The Hitomi Oba Group performed original compositions featuring her saxophone and vocals. Noah Garabedian performed with the Hitomi Oba group in the Jazz Series of the 2012 Mendocino Music Festival. The Hitomi Oba Group performed original compositions featuring her saxophone and vocals. The Hitomi Oba Group performed original compositions featuring her saxophone and vocals. The Hitomi Oba Group performed original compositions featuring her saxophone and vocals. Noah Garabedian performed with the Hitomi Oba group in the Jazz Series of the 2012 Mendocino Music Festival. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. New York based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens performed in the big tent. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Taarka played a wide variety of styles ranging from Celtic Honky-Tonk to Calypso-Klezmer to Turkish folk. Jazz series curator Julan Pollack introduces Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their jazz group. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Berkeley raised Samora and Elena Pinderhughes and their group performed in the Jazz Series in Preston Hall. Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hughes and her group performed in the big tent concert hall Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hughes and her group performed in the big tent concert hall Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hughes and her group performed in the big tent concert hall Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hughes and her group performed in the big tent concert hall Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hughes and her group performed in the big tent concert hall Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hughes and her group performed in the big tent concert hall Twilight intermission at the Mendocino Music Festival's signature big tent concert hall. Twilight intermission at the Mendocino Music Festival's signature big tent concert hall. Joel Cohen, cello, and Elena Casanova, piano, at Preston Hall for  the Village Chamber series. Joel Cohen, cello, and Elena Casanova, piano, at Preston Hall for  the Village Chamber series. Joel Cohen, cello, and Elena Casanova, piano, at Preston Hall for  the Village Chamber series. Joel Cohen, cello, and Elena Casanova, piano, at Preston Hall for  the Village Chamber series. Joel Cohen, cello, and Elena Casanova, piano, at Preston Hall for  the Village Chamber series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. The Francis Vanek Quartet  featuring Vanek on sax and Chris Amberger on bass played jazz as part of the Village Chamber Series. MMF co-founder Susan Waterfall narrates her Music for a Teahouse program. Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs at the Mendocino Music Festival July 12, 2012 in a program titled Music for a Teahouse. Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs at the Mendocino Music Festival July 12, 2012 in a program titled Music for a Teahouse. Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs at the Mendocino Music Festival July 12, 2012 in a program titled Music for a Teahouse. Susan Waterfall's Music for a Teahouse program. Renowned pipa player Wu Man performed in the Music for a Teahouse program. Wu Man with flautist Mindy Rosenfeld in the Music for a Teahouse program. Flautist Mindy Rosenfeld in the Music for a Teahouse program. Wu Man with flautist Mindy Rosenfeld in the Music for a Teahouse program. Flautist Mindy Rosenfeld Susan Waterfall, Susan Freier, and Stephen Harrison in Music for a Teahouse. Susan Waterfall, Susan Freier, and Stephen Harrison, in Music for a Teahouse. Susan Waterfall introduces the next section of Music for a Teahouse. Wu Man with cellist Stephen Harrison in Music for a Teahouse. Stephen Harrison, principal cellist of the MFF Orchestra, in performance in Music for a Teahouse Chamber septet featuring Wu Man in the Music for a Teahouse program. Chamber septet featuring Wu Man takes a bow at the end of the Music for a Teahouse program. Susan Waterfall and Wu Man hold orchid bouquets at the end of Music for a Teahouse. Pianist James D'Leon performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. Pianist James D'Leon performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. Pianist James D'Leon performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. Pianist James D'Leon performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. Pianist James D'Leon performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts the Festival Orchestra in performance of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41. The conclusion of Orchestra Concert Number Two. The conclusion of Orchestra Concert Number Two. The conclusion of Orchestra Concert Number Two. Chamber Masterworks concert in the sanctuary of historic Mendocino Presbyterian Church featuring principal musicians from the Festival Orchestra. Chamber Masterworks concert in the sanctuary of historic Mendocino Presbyterian Church featuring principal musicians from the Festival Orchestra. Chamber Masterworks concert in the sanctuary of historic Mendocino Presbyterian Church featuring principal musicians from the Festival Orchestra. Chamber Masterworks concert in the sanctuary of historic Mendocino Presbyterian Church featuring principal musicians from the Festival Orchestra. Chamber Masterworks concert in the sanctuary of historic Mendocino Presbyterian Church featuring principal musicians from the Festival Orchestra. Allan Pollack leads the MMF Jazz Big Band in the big concert tent. Allan Pollack leads the MMF Jazz Big Band in the big concert tent. Allan Pollack leads the MMF Jazz Big Band in the big concert tent. Allan Pollack leads the MMF Jazz Big Band in the big concert tent. Dave Scott takes a solo with the Big Band Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Francis Vanek takes a tenor sax solo with the MMF Big Band. Barbara D'Augelli on baritone sax with the MMF Big Band. The Big Band concert Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Julian Pollack on piano wih the MMF Jazz Big Band. Julian Pollack on piano wih the MMF Jazz Big Band. Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Julian Pollack on piano wih the MMF Jazz Big Band. Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Allan Pollack takes a sax solo with the MMF Big Band Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Julian Pollack on piano wih the MMF Jazz Big Band. Kathleen Grace and Julian Pollack wih the MMF Jazz Big Band. Singer Kathleen Grace with the MMF Big Band Singer Kathleen Grace with the MMF Big Band Greg D'Augelli t akes a tnor sax solo with the Big Band The fabulous MMF Jazz Big Band featuring vocalist Kathleen Grace and MMF co-founder Allan Pollack. The fabulous MMF Jazz Big Band featuring vocalist Kathleen Grace and MMF co-founder Allan Pollack. Vocalist Kathleen Grace and MMF co-founder Allan Pollack take their bows to conclude the Big Band concert night. Panoramic view of the MMF's big 850-seat concert tent on the grounds of Mendocino Headlands State Park. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil provided a colorful, high energy performance. Pianist Lisa Moore performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. Pianist Lisa Moore performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. Pianist Lisa Moore performed in MMF's  Piano Series concerts in Preston Hall. The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Les Pfutzenreuter. The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Les Pfutzenreuter. The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Les Pfutzenreuter. The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Les Pfutzenreuter. The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Les Pfutzenreuter. The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Les Pfutzenreuter. Viola soloist with the Festival Chamber Orchestra. Viola soloist with the Festival Chamber Orchestra. Young Peter Pearson is an emerging artist cellist with the MMF Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra Emerging artist Ana Vafai, graduate student in music at SUNY Buffalo, on violin with the Chamber Orchestra. Violist Don Erlich plays his unusually shaped viola with the Festival Chamber Orchestra, and with the main Festival Orchestra as well. Concertmaster Roy Malan and Principal Second Violinist Marcia Lotter in the chamber orchestra concert. Principal cellist Stephen Harrison. Mendocino Music Festival 2012 Grammy nominated jazz pianist and composer Geoffrey Keezer in performance in the MMF Jazz Series at Preston Hall. Geoffrey Keezer in solo piano performance in the MMF Jazz Series at Preston Hall. Geoffrey Keezer in solo piano performance in the MMF Jazz Series at Preston Hall. Geoffrey Keezer in solo piano performance in the MMF Jazz Series at Preston Hall. Geoffrey Keezer in solo piano performance in the MMF Jazz Series at Preston Hall. Geoffrey Keezer in solo piano performance in the MMF Jazz Series at Preston Hall. Geoffrey Keezer leaves the piano to sustained applause. Julian Waterfall Pollack, Geoffrey Keezer and Doug Moody at Preston Hall after Keezer's Mendocino Music Festival Jazz Series concert.  Pollack, a jazz pianist and composer himself, is the curator of the Jazz Series. Moody represents North Coast Brewing Company of Fort Bragg CA, which sponsors the Jazz Series and many other MMF concerts. Concertmaster Roy Malan tunes the orchestra for the performance of Mahler's Song to the Earth. Tenor Benjamin Bongers performing with the MMF Orchestra in Mahler's Song of the Earth. Tenor Benjamin Bongers performing with the MMF Orchestra in Mahler's Song of the Earth. Tenor Benjamin Bongers performing with the MMF Orchestra in Mahler's Song of the Earth. Tenor Benjamin Bongers and baritone Hector Vasquez performing with the MMF Orchestra in Mahler's Song of the Earth. Baritone Hector Vasquez performs Mahler's Song of the Earth with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra. Tenor Benjamin Bongers performing with the MMF Orchestra in Mahler's Song of the Earth. Maestro Allan Pollack conducts Mahler's Song of the Earth with vocal soloists Benjamin Bongers and Hector Vasquez. Baritone Hector Vasquez performs Mahler's Song of the Earth with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra. Baritone Hector Vasquez performs Mahler's Song of the Earth with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra. Baritone Hector Vasquez performs Mahler's Song of the Earth with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra. Bongers, Pollak and Vasquez take their bows after the Mahler. The American Irish band Solas performs in the big tent. The American Irish band Solas performs in the big tent. Solas co-founder Seamus Egan Mick McAuley from Kilkenny plays accordion with Solas. Solas co-founder, fiddler and singer Winifred Horan. The American Irish band Solas performs in the big tent. Solas co-founder Seamus Egan Eamon McElholm plays guitar with Solas. Niamh Varian-Barry sings with Solas. Niamh Varian-Barry sings with Solas. Eamon McElholm plays guitar with Solas. Mick McAuley from Kilkenny plays accordion with Solas. Solas co-founder Seamus Egan Solas co-founder, fiddler and singer Winifred Horan. Eamon McElholm plays guitar with Solas. Maestro Allan Pollack is joined by JB Dyas, PhD, Mark Ruedrich and Doug Moody of North Coast Brewing Co., sponsor of many of the MMF concerts, and Deborah Moody. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band played a marvelously innovative jazz concert in the MMF concert tent Friday Night. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in the MMF concert tent. Rehearsal for the final orchestra concert. Orchestra view of Maestro Pollack during rehearsal Saturday July 21, 2012, for the grand finale concert that night. Rehearsal for the final orchestra concert. Rehearsal for the final orchestra concert. Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta in rehearsal Photographer Richard Comen did portraits of the ten Emerging Artists. Emerging Artists portraits and information by photorapher Richard Comen. Emerging Artists portraits and information by photorapher Richard Comen. Peter Pearson from Detroit MI practicing in the dressing room before performance in the Emerging Artist concert Saturday July 21, 2012. MMF Orchestra Concertmaster Roy Malan introduces the Emerging Artists concert at Preston Hall. Emerging Artists concert at Preston Hall. Emerging Artists concert at Preston Hall. Emerging Artists concert at Preston Hall. Mendocino, California, occupies a rocky headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean. The giant big top tent houses the Mendocino Music Festival's 850-seat concert hall during July each year. Mendocino, California, occupies a rocky headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean. The giant big top tent houses the Mendocino Music Festival's 850-seat concert hall during July each year. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Julian Waterfall Pollack performs his new piano concerto with the MMS Symphony Orchestra conducted by  Maesto Allan Pollack. Maestro Allan Pollack in this rapid-fire sequence conducts the climax of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with the MMF Orchestra to end the 2012 season, the festival's 26th year. Maestro Allan Pollack in this rapid-fire sequence conducts the climax of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with the MMF Orchestra to end the 2012 season, the festival's 26th year. Maestro Allan Pollack in this rapid-fire sequence conducts the climax of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with the MMF Orchestra to end the 2012 season, the festival's 26th year. Maestro Allan Pollack in this rapid-fire sequence conducts the climax of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with the MMF Orchestra to end the 2012 season, the festival's 26th year. Maestro Allan Pollack in this rapid-fire sequence conducts the climax of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with the MMF Orchestra to end the 2012 season, the festival's 26th year.

 


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