The richness and diversity of California’s culture will be put to music in honor and celebration of California Arts Day, hosted by YoloArts in Woodland. “Keys and Breeze,” an area piano and flute duo, will perform a noon and 7 p.m. concert on Friday, October 7.
The free concerts, EUREKA! Golden Works by California Composers, will feature unique and contemporary works for solo piano, solo flute, and flute/piano by California-born and California-based composers including Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Alexis Alrich, John Adams, Peter Scott Lewis, and Adrienne Albert. The performers, Jana Olvera and Alice Lenaghan, will briefly introduce each work as a way of helping the audience understand more about the music to be performed. This will be the first concert to feature the grand piano recently donated to YoloArts by the 88 Keys Foundation and housed at Gallery 625, in Yolo County’s Warren Meier Administration Building.
Flutist Lenaghan and pianist Olvera have successfully collaborated as “Keys and Breeze” on a series of concerts in recent years, delighting audiences in Woodland, Davis and Sacramento with their fresh approach to live classical music performances. The duo enjoys performing both a standard and “off-the-beaten-path” repertoire, and the artists seek to make classical concerts more audience-friendly through the use of humor, engaging verbal commentary, and well-balanced and intriguing repertoire choices. The concerts are designed for the enjoyment of adults and children alike.
Both concerts are free and are expected to last approximately forty-five minutes. Seating is on a first come, first served basis in the atrium of the county administration building located at 625 Court St., in Woodland. The concerts and California Arts Day celebration is made possible by a grant from the California Arts Council.
YoloArts will also be hosting the opening reception for the October ‘Art Farm’ exhibition at Gallery 625, with wine and appetizers being served before the concert. For more information call YoloArts 530-406-4844, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.