A new and international music series is making its debut appearance in Ukiah. The Mendocino International Summer Music Academy (MISMA), a newly established music program at the Dharma Realm Buddhist University (DRBU), is thrilled to unveil the “Virtuoso Concert Series”, featuring four concerts—the highly anticipated Artist Faculty Concert, two piano solo concerts, and a saxophone solo concert. This concert series, which occurs this July, will showcase a stellar lineup of performances by the exceptional MISMA artist faculty including acclaimed guitarist and composer Alex de Grassi, often cited as the world’s top fingerstyle guitarist. Also appearing will be versatile saxophonist and conductor Dr. Wenbo Yin, who has held principal sax roles in leading national chamber groups, jazz groups and orchestras.
As a prominent highlight of the two-week program, the series will feature award-winning pianists Yaoyue Huang and Scott Lowell Sherman. This distinguished group of musicians, hailing from various parts of the globe, will create an extraordinary musical experience for the audience. All four concerts will take place at the new Sudhana Center Recital Hall located at 225. South Hope St, Ukiah, CA.
Concert #1- Piano Solo Concert, Scott Lowell Sherman, Tuesday, July 11, at 7pm
The Virtuoso Concert Series opens on Tuesday, July 11, at 7pm with a piano solo concert by pianist and composer Scott Lowell Sherman. Sherman’s program will feature his original compositions, and the works of Johannes Brahms, the esteemed contemporary composer György Kurtág and Franz Schubert. Sherman’s works have premiered at the Competition d’Orleans and Porto Pianofest Portugal, where he was a guest artist. He has been invited to lecture at universities in the US and Asia, and has won awards at international piano competitions. Sherman will also give a public piano lecture on “Great Piano Works from the Baroque to the Impressionists” on Thursday, July 13, at 7pm.
Tickets are donation based. To register, or for more information about the Virtuoso Concert Series and the Mendocino International Summer Music Academy, please visit misma.drbu.edu/virtuoso-concert-series, email [email protected], or call 707-376-8731.