Sierra Nevada Winds
Dr. Robert Halseth, Conductor
The Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra provides its audiences with high quality
performances featuring the finest traditional and contemporary wind ensemble
music. Programs are chosen to educate, stir the spirit, and provide emotional
gratification for both musicians and listeners.
OUTDOOR CONCERT: Wine tasting at 3:30 P.M. Concert at 4:00 P.M.
VFW Park, Corner of Wentworth Springs and Eaton Road Georgetown
Carlos Reyes - Latin
Born in Paraguay, South America, Carlos learned to play many different
instruments including guitar, bass, mandolin, and keyboards as well as mastering
the use of a variety of electronic devices and special effects.
Carlos made his debut on harp with the Oakland Symphony and his debut
on the violin with the Oakland Youth Symphony at just 14 years of age. He
has shared the concert stage with Craig Chaquico, The Crusaders, The Rippingtons,
Roy Rogers, Charlie Daniels, Wynona Judd, Clint Black, Willie Nelson, John
Handy, The Doobie Brothers, and Steve Miller.
Golden Sierra High School
Gregg Isett / Special Student Concert
Gregg Isett, a master at Theater Organ, will bring several
silent films to life during two shows; one for junior high - high schoolers
and another for elementary school students. This will be the seasons
premier student concert.
Tracy Grammer - Folk
Tracy Grammer rose to acclaim as half
of the post-modern, mythic acoustic duo, Dave Carter & Tracy
Grammer. The duo last appeared at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Georgetown in 2000
and since then has toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and band
members. Sadly, Carter died in 2002 leaving Grammer to forge ahead alone.
Grammer says, Music for me is a language like no other; it is
my channel of authenticity. I know Id only be telling half the truth
Weimar Academy - Choral
Back for a second year, the Weimar Academys Choir brings together
angelic young voices from far and wide to provide audiences with a unique
celebration of the Christmas season. Their music program will include traditional
Christmas favorites as well as additional selections designed to evoke a
sense of seasonal joy. This is a wonderful opportunity to get into
the holiday spirit with these talented young singers and musicians.
James Garners Cash Tribute - Country
A classy and authentic production, The Cash Tribute Show featuring James
Garner, honors the life and music of the legendary Man in
BlackJohnny Cash. It is with strong conviction and stunning accuracy
that Garner and his band perform Cashs music, combining it with historical
accounts and personal anecdotes about Americas most beloved singing
storyteller. The show is a fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring
Cashs life and the sound of his longtime backup band, the Tennessee
YOUNG MUSICIANS CONCERT FREE!
This is a rare opportunity to witness the musical talent of youth from
the Georgetown Divide who range in age from 6 to 22 and play a variety of
instruments including piano, violin, french horn, and more. Music they perform
includes classical, jazz, folk, and pop. Each piece is played with youthful
enthusiasm and a passion for the performing arts. The only award they receive
for their efforts is audience appreciation, a medal, and a certificate of
participation from Music On The Divide.
Tom Rigney & Flambeau - Irish Cajun
Tom Rigney and Flambeau specialize in fiery Cajun and zydeco two-steps,
low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful
ballads and waltzes. Their high energy live show features tight ensemble
playing, deeply infectious grooves, and spectacular soloing. Most of the
repertoire is composed by Rigney, but they also mix in a few classics from
the Cajun/zydeco/New Orleans songbook. And if, along the way, you pick up
a trace of Rigneys Irish roots, or a little Swing from his roots in
Rock and Roll, it just makes the musical gumbo that much tastier.
Web Site: www.tomrigney.com
Thomas Pandolfi - Classical Piano
Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso whose orchestral appearances often
feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov
and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein
and Moszkowski. Additionally in the Pops genre, Thomas is considered
a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.
Season Finalé and Gala
Dr. Bach & The Jazz Practitioners - Variety
This is an ultra-high-energy group of talented and experienced musicians
who show their enjoyment while playing Dixieland, Swing, Dance, Blues, and
Gospel. They perform with eight musicians whose motto is: We make a
Party. They are definitely tuned-in to playing FOR the audience, making
them one of the most popular bands in the Sacramento area.