Performing Arts

June 2017

  • 06/25/2017 - 7:00pm

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for two Sunday performances:  June 11 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    Two for Two Pianos and Percussion

    The Marin County based Not Mr. & Mrs. Smith Piano Duo (Jean Alexis Smith and Paul Smith) open the program with Michael Daugherty’s paean to the great tradition of the American cocktail piano followed by the London based Szervanszky/Cavaye Piano-duo (Valeria Szervanszky and Ronald Cavaye) performing Bartok’s stunning masterpiece.

    Michael Daugherty - Lounge Lizards for 2 Pianos and Percussion Bela Bartok - Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

    FREE admission.

July 2017

  • 07/15/2017 - 7:30pm
    John Korty, Marin County’s Oscar-winning filmmaker will entertain with anecdotes, stories and insights from fifty years of making a wide variety of motion pictures. He is the only American director to have gained recognition in all three arenas---animation, documentaries and feature films. Short clips will be shown from each of these areas of work. 
     
    Even working with a range of actors from Cicely Tyson to John Lithgow to Vanessa Redgrave to Alan Arkin to Debbie Reynolds to Jack Lemmon, he managed to stay independent of the Hollywood lifestyle and not leave Marin.
     
    Tickets $15

     

  • 07/23/2017 - 7:00pm
    Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community! Come to 10x10 PerformanceLab!  At this experimental variety show & performance lab, up to 10 artists perform for up to 10 minutes each.  You never know what you'll see.  It's a place to do brave work and take risks.  The audience is encouraged to stick around after the show to give feedback to the performers.

    CALL FOR ARTISTS:  We are looking for artists of all ages.  To sign up for a slot, please visit 10x10performace lab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab.com  

    October 23, 2016; January 22, 2017; April 23, 2017; July 23: 2017 and October 22, 2017, 7 PM, $10 at the door.

     

August 2017

  • 08/26/2017 - 8:00pm

    $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $33 seniors

    Inspired by the changing seasons and various topographies, George Winston’s music is instantly recognizable. Since 1972 George has released thirteen solo piano albums, and his latest album, released in March 2017, is SPRING CAROUSEL-A CANCER RESEARCH BENEFIT.  This concert will feature George’s Winter Show, which will include melodic fall and winter type songs from his recordings, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and more.  Also, please join George in support of our local food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert.

September 2017

  • 09/16/2017 - 7:00pm

    $25 general.  Children and seniors $20.

    Original Jazz composer and pianist Eric Muhler presents new works for the first time ever performance at the Dance Palace.  

     

    All of Muhler's compositions are like little journeys, road trips that twist and turn and reward listeners with surprises around every corner.”

    -Paul Liberatore
    Marin Independent Journal
    Enjoy the depth and breadth of Muhler highly personal style of improvisation on “great musical conversations that are lyrical, haunting, and inviting to all the audience.”  (MarkMcLeod)
  • 09/24/2017 - 3:00pm

    Thomas Schultz returns to the Dance Palace for yet another amazing performance.  This time, he will perform the music of Schubert (B-flat Sonata, the “Wanderer” Fantasie), and “Variations” by the Korean composer Hyo-shin Na.  

     

    Mr. Schultz has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition – particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt – and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time. Among his recent engagements are solo recitals in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, Ghent, Seoul, Taipei and Kyoto, and at the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Piano Spheres series in Los Angeles, Korea’s Tongyoung Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento and the April in  Santa Cruz Festival. He has also appeared as a soloist at the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco, and in chamber music performances with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Da Camera Society of Houston, Robert Craft’s 20th Century Classics Ensemble and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. In 2005 and 2010 he gave masterclasses on the piano music of the Second Viennese School at the Schoenberg Center in Vienna.

     

     

  • 09/26/2017 - 7:00pm

    West Marin Choir (formerly known as Common Voice Choir) sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, American folk music, spirituals and a variety of world music. No music experience is needed and you do not need to know how to read music. West Marin Choir began in 2013 in Point Reyes and has grown to two chapters totaling 80 members throughout West Marin.

    West Marin Choir: Fall Season 2017
    Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
    with Tim Weed
    $150 if paid by Sept. 7, $165 after

    Sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org or mail check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Questions can be directed to 415-663-4018 or mail@soundorchard.org.

October 2017

  • 09/26/2017 - 7:00pm

    West Marin Choir (formerly known as Common Voice Choir) sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, American folk music, spirituals and a variety of world music. No music experience is needed and you do not need to know how to read music. West Marin Choir began in 2013 in Point Reyes and has grown to two chapters totaling 80 members throughout West Marin.

    West Marin Choir: Fall Season 2017
    Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
    with Tim Weed
    $150 if paid by Sept. 7, $165 after

    Sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org or mail check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Questions can be directed to 415-663-4018 or mail@soundorchard.org.

  • 09/26/2017 - 7:00pm

    West Marin Choir (formerly known as Common Voice Choir) sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, American folk music, spirituals and a variety of world music. No music experience is needed and you do not need to know how to read music. West Marin Choir began in 2013 in Point Reyes and has grown to two chapters totaling 80 members throughout West Marin.

    West Marin Choir: Fall Season 2017
    Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
    with Tim Weed
    $150 if paid by Sept. 7, $165 after

    Sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org or mail check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Questions can be directed to 415-663-4018 or mail@soundorchard.org.

  • 09/26/2017 - 7:00pm

    West Marin Choir (formerly known as Common Voice Choir) sings soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, American folk music, spirituals and a variety of world music. No music experience is needed and you do not need to know how to read music. West Marin Choir began in 2013 in Point Reyes and has grown to two chapters totaling 80 members throughout West Marin.

    West Marin Choir: Fall Season 2017
    Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
    with Tim Weed
    $150 if paid by Sept. 7, $165 after

    Sign up at www.westmarinchoir.org or mail check to Sound Orchard, PO Box 722, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    Questions can be directed to 415-663-4018 or mail@soundorchard.org.

  • 10/22/2017 - 7:00pm
     
    Support blossoming artists of all ages in our community! Come to 10x10 PerformanceLab!  At this experimental variety show & performance lab, up to 10 artists perform for up to 10 minutes each.  You never know what you'll see.  It's a place to do brave work and take risks.  The audience is encouraged to stick around after the show to give feedback to the performers.

    CALL FOR ARTISTS:  We are looking for artists of all ages.  To sign up for a slot, please visit 10x10performace lab.com.  For further info, contact Shelley at 10x10performancelab.com  

    October 23, 2016; January 22, 2017; April 23, 2017; July 23: 2017 and October 22, 2017, 7 PM, $10 at the door.

     

  • 10/22/2017 - 7:00pm

    The Music from Marin returns to the Dance Palace to celebrate Franz Lizst's birthday on October 22, 2017 at 7 PM.

    The Music from Marin brings FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace in Pt. Reyes Station for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, music director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangments of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE Admission.

November 2017

  • 11/05/2017 - 7:00pm

    The Marin Chamber Players perform the masters of the late 20th century classical music:  Stockhausen, Messaien, Kagel, HK Gruber and Judith Weir.

    Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers performed by the Music from Marin Chamber Players.

    Sunday, November 5 at 7:00pm - FREE admission

  • 11/05/2017 - 7:00pm

    FREE

    The Contemporary Opera Marin performas "Bolshevik Cabaret." Paul SMith, music director and pianist, continues his on-going series devoted to presenting free performing arts to West Marin.

     

     

December 2017

  • 12/16/2017 - 3:00pm

    $20 General Admission, $18  Seniors, $5 children and teens

    Conductor Dr. Magen Solomon will lead the audience through Handel’s classic masterpiece. Four professional soloists will help lead each section. Musical scores will
    be provided to the audience so singing along with this great holiday tradition could not be easier.
     
     
    Megan Solomon has been the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Choral Artists since 1995, Dr. Solomon brings a wealth of experience with University, professional and community choirs and many years experience as an innovative teacher and conductor. Under her leadership SFCA (a semi-professional chamber choir specializing in contemporary a cappella choral music) has premiered over 180 choral works, performed at conferences of Chorus America and the American Choral Directors Association, been awarded the ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, and has released three CDs: With Strings Attached (2011), Music Among Friends (2005), and So Gracious Is the Time (1999). The ensemble has collaborated with nationally known instrumental ensembles including The Alexander String Quartet, Veretski Pass, The Whole Noyse, Sonos Handbell Ensemble and others.

February 2018

May 2018