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Folsom Symphony season opens with unfinished symphony

Violin soloist Rebecca Corruccini will perform Mendelssohn’s "Violin Concerto in E Minor," widely considered the finest violin concerto ever written. She is an alumna of the Sacramento Youth Symphony, now a violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra and concertmaster with the Bloomington (Minn.) Symphony Orchestra. Courtesy photo

Many composers leave unfinished works, but none is more shrouded in mystery than Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, to be performed at the Folsom Symphony’s season opener Oct. 20. Most unfinished symphonies are cut short when their composers die, but that isn’t the case with Schubert. He wrote a ninth symphony after leaving his eighth […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The best of Europe’s devotees pay homage to the gypsy jazz master Django

The Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project has an extensive international touring history. The group combines its talent with other gypsy jazz musicians in the concert In The Footsepts of Django, coming to Three Stages Oct. 11. Courtesy photo

Django Reinhardt introduced a passionate style of Gypsy Jazz guitar that was astonishing in the 1930s and is still revered today. In The Footsteps Of Django brings together the best of the new Gypsy Jazz masters of Europe: Lulo Reinhardt, a third generation master, whose Latin Swing Project combines gypsy jazz with Latin rhythms; Les Doigts de […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

This is the ’60s … 50 years later

"This Is The '60s" brings together the music of a turbulent and adventurous decade. The show comes to Three Stages Oct. 15-17. Courtesy photo

The 1960s was an exciting, innovative decade in the history of popular music. Through a creative blending of live music performance, film, dance, lighting, computer-generated imagery and high-concept stage design, “This Is The ’60s” offers an evening’s immersion into the pop culture of the 1960s. Utilizing everything from TV commercials, retro dance numbers, vintage fashions […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

FLC faculty artwork on display

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College hosts the 12th annual exhibition of Folsom Lake College Visual Arts faculty in the Bank of America Gallery through Oct. 28, with a special artists’ reception set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. The Folsom Lake College visual arts faculty includes professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing […]

No Comment / September 25, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cosmopolitan Cabaret ‘changes’ things up with lively musical

The hit musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Off-Broadway’s longest running musical filled with catchy original songs and biting humor, opens Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 18 at the intimate Cosmopolitan Cabaret. Preview performances are Sept. 26 and 27. The show is a hilarious look at personal relationships, with all-too-relatable scenarios […]

No Comment / September 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Danza Floricanto/USA celebrates classic novel through folkloric dance

Danza Floricanto/USA is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Southern California. Courtesy photo

Danza Floricanto/USA, Los Angeles’ most acclaimed Mexican folklorico ensemble, now 38 years old, blends the vocabulary of traditional Mexican folk dance — indigenous, African, influenced and contemporary movement expressions — to create a contemporary evening length dance work. Alma Llanera-Spirit of the Plains is a 90-minute dance work inspired by the well-known Chicano classic novel “Bless Me Ultima,” written by Rudolfo […]

No Comment / September 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Elegant dance, elegant sets take center stage

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company comes to Three Stages with “Dynasties & Beyond.” Elegant, sensual and captivating, the company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles. This performance is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. “In inviting three dance companies — […]

No Comment / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »