Feb
29
Sat
The Black Irish Band in concert @ Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Black Irish Band in concert @ Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns | Benicia | California | United States

Join us on Saturday, February 29, when the Black Irish Band returns to the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns!

Hailing from historic Gold Rush Country, the Black Irish Band has a storied history of more than 30 years of progressive folk music, over 700 musical performances, and the release of 27 recorded albums. In May of last year, the band headlined as the official band of the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad – linking the United States from coast to coast – at Promontory Summit, Utah. This concert includes songs from their latest CD release, “Promontory Summit”, recorded in celebration of that Anniversary.

An evening with the Black Irish Band features a mix of Celtic, Spanish, and Americana music, creating an original sound like no other, capturing the spirit of the immigrants of America – the men and women who tamed the Wild West.

The Black Irish Band are:
PATRICK MICHAEL KARNAHAN: banjo, melodeon, octave mandolin, trumpet, guitar, concertina, vocals
STEVE MCARTHUR: accordion, guitar, piano, vocals
JAMES DEAN NELSON: banjo, guitar, vocals
STAN EMMONS: bass, vocals

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns presents
The BLACK IRISH BAND in concert
Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM
No-host Bar
Tickets $25

Tickets on sale now at:
Benicia Historical Museum Gift Shop and Office
2060 Camel Rd.
Benicia, CA 94510
707-745-5735
info@beniciahistoricalmuseum.org

Bookshop Benicia
636 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
707-747-5155

and online at BrownPaperTickets.com

Vallejo Symphony Concert II – Iconoclast @ Empress Theatre
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Concert II - Iconoclast @ Empress Theatre | Vallejo | California | United States

Saturday, February 29, 2020@8pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020@3pm
Marc Taddei, conductor

Harris Symphony No. 3
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Amalia Hall, violin
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Premiered by the Boston Symphony in 1939, Roy Harris’s Symphony No. 3 set the bar for a unique American sound, with spacious textures and gorgeous harmonies that evoke our wide-open landscapes. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, another masterpiece from the 1930s, features one of the most beautiful slow movements ever composed. We are excited to present international violin virtuoso Amalia Hall as our soloist. We finish with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, deeply inspired by Czech folk traditions. Underneath its sunny and genial nature, a new form of composition takes shape, where melody dictates structure.

Mar
1
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Concert II – Iconoclast @ Empress Theatre
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Concert II - Iconoclast @ Empress Theatre | Vallejo | California | United States

Saturday, February 29, 2020@8pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020@3pm
Marc Taddei, conductor

Harris Symphony No. 3
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Amalia Hall, violin
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Premiered by the Boston Symphony in 1939, Roy Harris’s Symphony No. 3 set the bar for a unique American sound, with spacious textures and gorgeous harmonies that evoke our wide-open landscapes. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, another masterpiece from the 1930s, features one of the most beautiful slow movements ever composed. We are excited to present international violin virtuoso Amalia Hall as our soloist. We finish with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, deeply inspired by Czech folk traditions. Underneath its sunny and genial nature, a new form of composition takes shape, where melody dictates structure.

Apr
18
Sat
Benicia Yacht Club Opening Day 2020 @ Benicia Yacht Club and Benicia Marina
Apr 18 all-day
Benicia Yacht Club Opening Day  2020 @ Benicia Yacht Club and Benicia Marina | Benicia | California | United States

Benicia Yacht Club and Benicia Marina opening day 2020 on the Carquinez Strait. Club Open to the public. 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Vendor booths by the Marina. Blessing of the fleet. Kids Games. Raffle, Band Music. Food and beverages available for sale. Live music and dancing afternoon and evening. Come join us for a fun day by the bay.

Apr
19
Sun
Vallejo Symphony Concert III – New World @ Empress Theatre
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm
Vallejo Symphony Concert III - New World @ Empress Theatre | Vallejo | California | United States

Saturday, April 18, 2020@8pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020@3pm
Marc Taddei, conductor

Ives Symphony No. 3 (Winner f the 1947 Pulitzer Prize)
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31
Zhengyi Bai, tenor
Meredith Brown, horn
Dvořák Symphony No. 9

Our closing concert features the most famous symphony ever written— Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” composed in the U.S. and inspired by African-American folk traditions. American maverick Charles Ives wrote his Symphony No. 3 just 15 years later, but it was not premiered until 1947, when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Last, it is a great pleasure to welcome one of our orchestra’s own, Principal Horn Meredith Brown, to join Adler Fellow Zhengyi Bai in one of the great song cycles of the 20th century: Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.