Thursday, Nov. 19
Thursday, Nov. 19
Douglas ross: The guitarist will perform at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Agate Ridge Vineyard, 1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. Admission is free. Call 830-3050.
BORDERLINE: The Ashland-based alt-country group featuring Sam Cuenca, Bob Evonuik and Emy Phelps, will present a reunion concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. The group formed in 1990. The members will reunite for a show to benefit 19-year-old leukemia patient Reid Honeywell of Ashland. Donations to the Reid Honeywell Leukemia Fund also may be directly made at any Rogue Valley branch of People's Bank and at www.supportreid.org. Tickets to the show at Paschal Winery cost $10 and will be available at the door. Call 535-7957.
2009 harvest tour: Solja Sound and Reach Productions will present reggae recording artists Pressure Buss Pipe and Perfect Giddimani, along with State of Jefferson and Soul Medic, on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets to the all ages show are $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. See www.myspace.com/reachproductions for more information.
Friday, Nov. 20
another anthem: Songs from the punk rock band's new CD will highlight an all-ages show to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Tom's Guitar Warehouse, 1103 N. Riverside Ave, Medford. Also performing will be The Hollowbodys and Private Ryan. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
rebel baroque ensemble: The New York-based ensemble will present "Kingdoms and Viceroys: Music of Spain and its Dominion," featuring music by a range of composers — including Scarlatti, Marin, Hidalgo, Sanz, Quiroz, Castellanos and others — from the Baroque period, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Rebel will be joined by Spanish soprano Marta Almajano. Almajano is professor of historical singing at the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña in Barcelona, Spain. The ensemble also will present a short performance and lecture at 1 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall. Both programs will be presented by Chamber Music Concerts, and admission will be free. See www.chambermusicconcerts.org or call 552-6154.
mary youngblood: St. Clair Productions will present Grammy winner and American Indian flutist Mary Youngblood at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Center, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Drum group Whistling Elk will open the show. Youngblood blends her native flute music with New Age and contemporary music. In 2008, Youngblood released her sixth CD, "Sacred Place," a collection of 15 pieces from her earlier albums. Youngblood earned two Grammy awards for Best Native American Music Album. She also won Flutist of the Year in 1999 and 2000 from the Native American Music Awards. Youngblood will hold a workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the center. Tickets to the concert cost $20 in advance, $22 at the door and $10 for ages 12 through 17. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at Music Coop in Ashland, at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 535-3562.
Saturday, Nov. 21
EVONIUK-MAKHIJANI VIOLIN DUO: Shaina Evoniuk of Ashland and Natasha Makhijani of Washington, D.C., will present works by Boccherini, De Beriot, Prokofiev and Bartok at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Evoniuk and Makhijani are graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and founding members of the Ganesh String Quartet. Tickets cost $15, $10 for students and are available at Music Coop in Ashland. Limited premium seating will be available for $25. Call 482-3115 or 488-1548.
Cavatina Duo: The Jefferson Classical Guitar Society will present flutist Eugenia Moliner of Spain and guitarist Denis Azabagic of Bosnia at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The duo will perform music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods, along with music inspired by the folk traditions of their native countries. Cavatina Duo has five albums to its credit, the newest one is "5 Versos" on the Orobroy label. Admission to the show is $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Visit www.jeffersonguitar.org for more information.
Sunday, Nov. 22
hymn festival: The Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a hymn festival, "Rhythms of Life," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The organists will include Desmond Armstrong, Don Black, Linda Borecki, Margaret Evans, David Frick, Linda McGuire, Andrew Ulrich and Dawn Wille. St. Mark's Handbell Ensemble and several percussionists will participate. Everyone will be invited to sing. Admission is free. Call 482-3075.
EUGENE SKOVORODNIKOV: The Russian-Canadian pianist will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Skovorodnikov's program will include Schubert's "Wanderer" and Tchaikovsky's "Dumka." Born in Ukraine, Skovorodnikov is a winner of the N. Lisenko National Piano Competition. His post-graduate studies were at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, where he remained teaching until 1990. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in musical arts by Kharkov State University of Arts in Ukraine for his achievements in performance and teaching. Skovorodnikov now serves as president and artistic director of the Music Encore Concert Society, organization that presents concert seasons of solo recitals and chamber music performances in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since 1991, Skovorodnikov has taught at the University of British Columbia. Many of his students have become winners of national and international competitions. Tickets for Skovorodnikov's recital cost $15 for general admission, free for students and are available by calling 552-6101. Visit www.sou.edu/music.
HANNEKE CASSEL: The Celtic fiddler, along with cellist Natalie Haaz and guitarist Christopher Lewis, will present acoustic Scottish and Cape Breton music at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Cassel, is a native of Oregon and won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship in 1997. She holds a bachelor's degree in violin performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and China. Cassel tours regularly with the Baroque Celtic group Ensemble Galilei and has performed with the Cathie Ryan Band, Cherish the Ladies, Alasdair Fraser and Matt Glaser and the Wayfaring Strangers. She is a member of Boston-based band Childsplay — featuring more than 20 fiddles made by Bob Childs — and co-founder of the Celtic chick band Halali. She teaches at Fraser's Valley of the Moon and Sierra fiddle camps, the Boston Harbor Fiddle Camp and the Club Passim School of Music. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit www.hannekecassel.com. Call 499-2511.
Saturday, Nov. 28
family holiday pops: The Rogue Valley Symphony will ring in the holiday season with a holiday pops concert featuring guest conductor David Mackenzie, with shows set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Performing Arts Center at Grants Pass High School, 830 N.E. Ninth St. Musical selections will include contemporary and classical favorites, including "Christmas at the Movies," "Sleigh Ride," "Fantasia on Greensleeves" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." In addition to the musical program, Don Matthews will read "T'was the Night Before Christmas," and members of Rogue Ballet will perform excerpts from "The Nutcracker." Before each concert and during the intermissions, patrons may shop for holiday gifts at a silent auction. Artwork, vacation packages and other items will be available. All proceeds will support RVSO. All seating will be reserved. Tickets cost $32 premium, $22 general and $8 for ages 16 and younger. To reserve tickets, call 552-6398. Information about the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra is available at www.rvsymphony.org.
Sunday, Nov. 29
SASSY!: "Stage and Screen Sing-along, Yeah," a musical theater sing-along led by Laura Derocher and David Gabriel, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Mountain Meadows Community Clubhouse, 857 Mountain Meadows Drive, Ashland. Darcy Danielson of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre will be the accompanist. The theme for the sing-along will be classic Broadway songs, film songs and festive holiday songs. The event will be open to all ages. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for students. Bring sheet music and sign up before 7 p.m. Call 552-0910.