Music

Journey through Oz

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
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Christopher Niemann is no stranger to composing. His first work was premiered by the South Valley Symphony in 2013 while he was still a student at Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill. “I was writing music and one of my former scout masters, who also plays in the orchestra, had [...]

Violinist performs in festival’s preview concert

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
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The perfect music for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend is, in the opinion of violinist Gabriel Anker, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in D Major. “For me, personally, no other piece for the violin represents love more purely,” said Anker, who will perform the concerto on Feb. [...]

Concert series underway

The Santa Clara County Library District welcomes two musical acts in February.  Caribbean singer Asheba is the featured musician for the Family Concert Series, while Black Cedar Trio reimagines classics with their three-piece ensemble. “We are happy to introduce [...]

Passion for home

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
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International prize-winning pianist Astrid Morales Torres will present a program she calls a “musical journey” through Europe, America, Russia and Mexico as the second in a series of preview concerts for the forthcoming Coyote Creek Music Festival. Morales, who is presently [...]

Classical duo kicks off series

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
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The first in a series of concerts to benefit the inaugural Coyote Creek Music Festival will feature the Ghaderi-Focks Duo Nov. 23 in Morgan Hill. The duo—violinist Kimia Ghaderi and pianist Andrew Focks—are members of the artistic advisory committee to the chamber music [...]

Morgan Hill’s Polo Jones reflects on a life in music

Wallace Baine

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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Quick: Who was the first Western rock star to play the Kremlin in Moscow after the fall of the Berlin Wall? McCartney? U2? Springsteen? Prince? None of the above. It was, in fact, Zucchero Fornaciari, the Italian blues rocker popularly known by his first name, a childhood [...]

Summer concert series begins in South Valley

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to get rockin’ in the South Valley. The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Friday Night Music Series beginning June 14, 6-9:30pm at the Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey St. The [...]

NorCal Music Festival makes stop in Morgan Hill

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
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The second annual NorCal Music Festival comes to a close June 6-9 with chamber music and orchestra masterworks, including guest artists the Ghaderi-Focks Duo. The pair—Kimia Ghaderi, violin, and Andrew Focks, piano—will perform a program of works by Bach, Telemann, [...]

Guest soloist joins South Valley Symphony

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
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When Leyla Kabuli was 6 years old, her mother took her to the Mondavi Center at UC Davis where internationally famed violinist Itzhak Perlman was performing. But Kabuli had eyes only for the pianist accompanying Perlman. At the end of the concert, she insisted that she must [...]

Day on the Ridge

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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With an entire wall of his office is adorned with eclectic guitars it was more than apparent that the director of St. Joseph’s Family Center (SJFC), David Cox, is an avid music lover. So why did the idea of a daylong music concert as an SJFC fundraiser cause him concern? Last [...]
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