Jacaranda Ensemble
Summer Season 2000

Friday, September 1 - 12:00 noon
The Jacaranda Ensemble
New classical music with a quirk factor guaranteed to fascinate: five brilliant young musicians, all principals with the Brandenburg Symphony, step outside their traditional training to make an experimental musical bridge playing Austrian Alpenhorn, Australian didgeridoo, saxophone, and percussion instruments from the world over.

Friday, September 1 -  8:00 p.m.
Cesaria Evora took the young Francelina Durâo Almeida under her wing, invited her to share the stage and introduced her exquisite voice to the world.  Fantcha sings the Cape Verdean morna with a style and energy that is familiar, yet completely her own.

Saturday, September 2 - 8:00 p.m.
A Huey P. Newton Story starring Roger G. Smith
A Music, Movement, Meaning series event with Post Performance Discussion
History and theater meet in this intimate portrait of the mythic rise and tragic fall of the late co-founder of the Black Panther Party.  This Obie and NAACP award winng work was assembled from Newton’s own writings and interviews, depicting the charismatic 1960's revolutionary leader with harrowing intensity.

Friday, September 8 - 12:00 noon
Laurel Canyon Ramblers
You just can’t beat a lunch accompanied by acoustic bluegrass, folk, country and Appalachian-influenced music.  You’ll hear guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and bass fiddle, along with close harmony singing and lots of infectious rhythm.

Friday, September 15 - 12:00 noon & 8:00 p.m.
Sarah Jones - Surface Transit: More Sketches of Ordinary People
A Music, Movement, Meaning series event with Post Performance Discussion for the evening performance only.
This 26 year-old actress/poet is celebrated within the underground poetry scene for her ability to blend wit, honesty, outrage, compassion and an authentic hip-hop sensibility.
A self-proclaimed ‘zebra' (Black father, European/Caribbean mother), Jones spent a lifetime switching roles.  She brings to the stage, victims and perpetrators of hate ranging from a white supremacist looking for positive publicity to a Russian woman with a knack for making cornrows.

Saturday, September 16 - 8:00 p.m.
Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers
 Locally-based choreographer Hae Kyung Lee draws upon training from Ewha University in Seoul, UCLA and Martha Graham to create works which combine the aesthetic and spiritual strengths of her Korean ancestry with a contemporary and post-modern sensibility.  Her new site-specific work, “Ancient Mariner” will feature an original score performed live by award-winning composer Steve Moshier and his acoustic/electronic chamber ensemble, Liquid Skin.

Thursday & Friday, September 21 & 22 - 8:00 p.m.
Culture Clash Coast to Coast
Music, Movement, Meaning series events each with Post Performance Discussion
Our nation’s premiere Chicano-Latino Theatre group (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza) has written and performed critically-acclaimed site-specific works about Miami, San Diego, New York and San Francisco.  Each work examines and celebrates diverse voices, erasing the boundaries between comedy and commentary.  “Culture Clash, Coast to Coast” is a “best of” compilation of these four hilarious shows.  An evening of exciting, exuberant, unshackled theater - not to be missed.

Friday, September 22 - noon
David Zasloff
This world musician, multi-instrumentalist and comedian brings us an hour of traditional and contemporary Jewish music performed on the shofar (including Hatikva and Kol Nidre), trumpet, shakuhachi, guitar, autoharp and piano.

Sunday, September 24 - 3:00 p.m.
Fourth Annual Marcia Berman Family Sing-A-Long
Join Jacki Breger, Marcia Berman and their musician friends for a fun-filled afternoon of singing, clapping, dancing and jumping for joy!  Great for the whole family.  Children (ages 2 to 10) bring your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friday, September 29 - 12:00 noon
Qi Jazz
Contemporary jazz based on the music of the Beijing Opera?  Liu Qi Chao is a renowned Chinese musician both here and around the world.  How about an excursion to China on the jazz train?  It’s a trip worth taking!
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