2012 Season – Official Opening

The park in full flower


The golden orioles, hoopoos and black woodpeckers have arrived so spring is fully (and finally!) underway. AMICS is hosting a group of artists as varied, colorful and fascinating as our resident birds this year. We have several exciting events planned for you this summer, starting with a concert on the 12th of May, featuring artist-in-residence, Lisa Lanza. A welcome blog about Lisa and her history as a pianist (as well a a gorgeous recording of her playing Lizst’s  St. Francis Walking on the Waves will be posted once she arrives next week. Lisa is teaming up with Nabi Cabestany, a Catalan cellist who has recently moved to the region to play the Brahms e minor Cello Sonata. Full details of the recital will be published in the days to come.

June brings us a dynamic group of flutists who will be immersing themselves in the music of Dutilleux, Sancan and Poulenc with teachers Deirdre McArdle-Manning and Nora Lee Garcia. On Friday June 8th, a masterclass will be opened to the public and everyone is invited to bring a platter to share and to stay to listen to an evening concert. Other guests in June and July include Icelandic composer Elin Gunnlaugsdottir and Californian landscape painter, Rebecca Stebbins. August hails the arrival of photographer/auteur Catherine Cameron – more details about her and Rebecca’s presentations as we get closer to the date.

Karl and I are so happy to welcome this group and share new experiences with them – we hope you’ll come and share with us!

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