2017 Fall Concert Annoucement! 
ESS proudly presents The Kinetic Winds
Saturday, November 4th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mammoth Lakes
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Amber Wyman - Bassoonist and Sergio Coelho - Clarinetist...met with music students of MUSD music teacher Michael Hammers in Mammoth on Friday October 26 thanks to a generous grant from Mono Arts Council. They spoke about their background, addressed practice routines, answered student questions and presented a Beethoven duet for bassoon and clarinet. They are two members of the woodwinds quintet, THE KINETIC WINDS, that will be presenting our fall concert on Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mammoth Lakes.

Amber Wyman - Bassoonist and Sergio Coelho - Clarinetist...met with music students of MUSD music teacher Michael Hammers in Mammoth on Friday October 26 thanks to a generous grant from Mono Arts Council. They spoke about their background, addressed practice routines, answered student questions and presented a Beethoven duet for bassoon and clarinet. They are two members of the woodwinds quintet, THE KINETIC WINDS, that will be presenting our fall concert on Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mammoth Lakes.

 

 

Meet some of our 2017 Summer young artists: 

Cecilia McIntyre Student Musician

Eli Reisz Student Musician

Scarlet Chen Student Musician

Alex Mirzabeigi Student Musician

Andrés Engleman Student Musician

Aimée McAnulty Fellow

Deanna Badizadegan Fellow

Jacqueline Ching Fellow

Naoya Kanai Fellow

The Sierra Summer Festival is the oldest summer festival in Mammoth Lakes.  When it started, it encompassed many different genres of music and even some other arts, but it has recently coalesced into a professional symphony orchestra festival.  The Eastern Sierra Symphony 2016 concerts were, by all reports, the highest quality symphony concerts ever heard in Mammoth Lakes.  This summer, thanks in part to the funds from the TOML, SSF/ESS was able to invite three times as many professional musicians as had ever performed there before. In addition, the Symphony was able to expand the orchestra fellowship program which brings talented pre-professional musicians up to Mammoth to sit side-by-side with the seasoned professionals.  The combination of the youthful enthusiasm with the professional’s experience produced a feeling of electric excitement felt by all of the audience.

This program is not only unique to the Eastern Sierra, it is practically unique to the country.  There is no other side-by-side program that we are aware of that keeps the professionals, the pre-professionals, and the students all working together for the entirety of the festival.  In the summer of 2015, the youngest member of the orchestra was 9 years old, and the oldest was in his 70s.  Creating this unique dynamic and learning experience has been a goal of the Sierra Summer Festival for several years, and it is gratifying and rewarding that SSF was able to create this quality learning experience and concert week.

 

Students performing at The Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa during a special viewing at the 2016 Summer Music Festival.