Mendocino Music Festival Announces 2023 Season

By Francisco Salazar

California’s Mendocino Music Festival has announced its 2023 season.

For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances.

The Ravel Chamber Music Series Program 1 will showcase musicians Susan Waterfall, Daniel Lockert, Carolyn Steinbuck, Keisuke Nakagoshi, Jenny Matteuci, Sam Weiser, and Evan Kahn. The program will include “Pavane pour une infante défunte,” “Oiseaux tristes,” “Une barque sur le océan,” “Cinq mélodies populaires grecques,” “Ma mère l’Oye,” “Mother Goose Suite,” and the Piano Trio in A minor.

Performance Date: July 17 & 18, 2023

Mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and pianist Jeffrey LaDeur will perform Ravel Histoires Naturelles.

Performance Date: July 19, 2023

Mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and pianist Jeffrey LaDeur will perform “Ravel Histoires Naturelles.”

Performance Date: July 20, 2023

Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” will be presented in concert version with Ryan Murray conducting.

Performance Date: July 21, 2023

The Ravel Chamber Music Series Program 2 will star Susan Waterfall, Daniel Lockert, Carlolyn Stinebuck, Sylvie Jensen, Mindy Rosenfeld, Eric Kritz, Tammie Dyer, Marcia Lotter, Susan Freier, Janet Witharm, Anna Marie Mendietta, Stephen Harrison, and Jeremy Preston. The program will include Sonatine, Deux melodies Hebraique, Introduction et Allegro , Chansons Madécasses,  and Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major.

Performance Date: July 24 & 25, 2023

Alicia Olatuja performs a program of music by Ravel.

Performance Date: July 27, 2023

The Festival Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Allan Pollack with soloists Sylvie Jensen and Angela Moser, and baritone Anders Froehlich. The concert will include Maurice Ravel’s Shéhérazade song cycle and Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2 as well as Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.

Performance Date: July 29, 2023