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By Allen Payton
A small gathering of East County residents enjoyed a wonderful concert by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Saturday night at Los Medanos College
The concert opened with Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein with the full orchestra, which was then reduced to just seven instruments for a condensed, six-song version of L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) by Igor Stravinsky.
It was followed by the full orchestra, again, playing Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in A minor, with Dr. Jonathan Knight providing a superb performance on trumpet, to round out the first set of the evening.
Led by Music Director and Conductor Timothy M. Smith, who was Professor of Music at Cal State East Bay for 22 years, the orchestra is made up of volunteer musicians ranging in age from under 20 to over 80, who come from various fields of employment, as well as students.
Two Antioch residents, a husband and wife team of violinists, Stuart Gillespie and Jennifer Baston, recently joined the orchestra.
Gillespie has been playing violin since he was in third grade, and Jennifer, a violin teacher in Pleasant Hill, started playing six years, later.
If you missed Saturday night’s concert, you can catch the orchestra performing the same one on Sunday night, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
The orchestra will be performing at Antioch’s El Campanil Theater on May 10th, 2014. For more information about the orchestra, visit www.ContraCostaChamberOrchestra.org. For tickets to the El Campanil concert, visit www.ElCampanilTheatre.com.
Begins Saturday, October 5
The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is proud to present the works of artists living in and around the Delta at the Lynn House Gallery. With the many hills and valleys, along with East Bay Regional Park properties, artists have an abundance of opportunities to capture nature and all its wonders in many art forms. The Nature’s Canvas Exhibit, will feature nature, in all mediums. The Lynn House Gallery is located at 809 West 1st Street in downtown Antioch. The exhibit begins on Saturday, October 5th, with an artist reception from 2-4 PM. Nature’s Canvas exhibit continues through October 26th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM. The artist reception and exhibit are free to the public. |
Participating artists are: Nordyn Anderson, Gary Augustino, Lori Azzolino, Steven Bloom, Gloria Cannon, Prudence Capelle, Sandra Carrigan Berkson, Jo Cotarelo, Clyde Cox, Jean Cucuel, Laurie DiMaggio, Michele Eakin, Ezra J. Engle, Betty Espindola, Sandy Gangwer, Lon Givens, Easy Gonzales, Danny Grace, Kathleen Henderson, Carol Jurczak, Karen Kelly, Kay Kirby, Jolynn Lacasse, Ellen LaVaccare, Julia Offord, Patricia Puryear, Alma Renko, Nancy Roberts, Lisa Salazar, Paul Schorr, Carol Sideman, Julia Starr, Joel Summerhill, Ken Tomlin and Beverly Turner.
For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/Nature’s_Canvas.asp, email: Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Executive Director Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.
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The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch’s continuing partnership with Antioch’s Umpqua Bank, located at 3700 Lone Tree Way, continues as a venue for local artists to showcase their work. The exhibit changes every two months. The second exhibit for the ongoing display opens October 3rd and ends on November 22nd. Art can be viewed from 9 AM to 5 PM (Umpqua’s operating hours) . There is a free artist reception on Thursday, October 17th, from 5-9 PM. The featured artists for the October / November Exhibit are: Sherry Cummings, Mary Lamb, Jeannie Wallen, Joel Summerhill, Ken Tomlin. For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/UmpquaBankExhibit-Oct-Nov2013.asp or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925.325.9897.
Currently seeking artists for the ongoing exhibit.
Exhibit changes every two months. If you are interested in participating, please email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.
The annual Delta Blues Festival returns to Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown this Saturday, September 21st in Waldie Plaza on 2nd Street, starting at Noon and running until 8 p.m. Best of all it’s FREE!
So bring your lawn chair and get their early for a good spot to watch and listen to all the bands they have lined up, for this year’s show.
For details please visit www.deltabluesfestival.net.