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Tingstad and Rumbel, Music for the Holidays, 12/3


Tingstad and Rumbel Music for the Holidays, guitar and double reeds
Saturday, December 3, 2011 • 8pm
Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland

Eric Tingstad, a classical guitarist, and Nancy Rumbel, who plays oboe, English horn, and ocarina, began their association after meeting at a music festival in the Pacific Northwest in 1985. They were drawn together by a shared interest in applying their instruments outside their traditional settings, integrating ethnic, jazz, rock, and other contemporary influences into their classical backgrounds. Their neo-classical instrumentals mixed with a warm folk treatment has been called “Northwestern Impressionism.”
For more information, please go to St Clair Productions.

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Workshops: Blues Guitar with David and Ben


Blues Guitar Workshops with David and Ben
Sunday, November 20
Workshops – $40–60
Place: Geos Building 85 4th St., Ashland
Cost: $40 each or $60 both
Workshop with David – 10am-Noon
Workshop with Ben – 1pm-3pm
We’ve scheduled these guitar workshops at different times so you have the option of learning blues guitar techniques from both David Jacobs-Srain or Ben Rice, or just from one. They both play a unique slide guitar as well as finger style and rhythm. Ben also plays the electric guitar.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please see St Clair Productions

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David Jacobs-Strain and Ben Rice, Acoustic Blues — 11/19



David Jacobs-Strain and Ben Rice, Double Bill of Acoustic Blues
Saturday, November 19, 2011 • 8pm
Tickets: $18/advance, $20/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
David Jacobs-Strain outrageous guitar work jumps from wild fingerstyle to slide and percussive drive produce enough tone to rival an electric jam band. And his voice carries an emotional intensity that his songs demand. David’s newest record Live from the Left Coast is built on the raw energy and stripped down vibe that fans have been asking for: David on guitar, vocals, Bob Beach on harmonica are all it takes to bring this set of mostly originals to life.
Ben Rice says the biggest influences of his music are artists like Carlos Santana and B.B. King. However, he is inspired by music from a large range of varying genres – everything from blues to rock, soul, and even eastern African music. In addition to having the voice of a Southern black blues singer, Rice is an amazing guitarist. He picked up his first guitar, a 1981 Washburn A10, when he was only five years old. At the age of seven, he began taking lessons, and now, at the prime age of 22, Rice says that he can “convincingly play four instruments” – the guitar, bass, trombone, and drums.
For more information, please see St Clair Productions

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Cabaret Christmas at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, 11/16 thru 12/31/11


The Cabaret celebrates the holiday season in our own unique way with original songs and stories about this most festive time of the year. In addition to brand-new songs and sketches we will also be reviving some songs from our previous holiday hit ‘Tis The Season, including The Promise of New Light, The Best Christmas Yet, All I Got For Christmas (Was This Cold) and our hilarious online-shopping parody of The 12 Days of Christmas. Join with family and friends to enjoy the holidays in the beautiful ambiance of the Cabaret, spruced up and sparkling for the holidays.

November 18 – December 31
Previews November 16 & 17

Performances nightly @ 8:00 except:
Nov 21, 24, 28, 29; Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 24, 25

Saturday & Sunday brunch matinees @ 1:00

For more information go to: Oregon Cabaret Theatre

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So. Oregon Repertory Singers “Charms & Delights”, 10/30/11


Charms and Delights” Sunday, October 30, 2011 – 3:00pm
SOU Music Recital Hall, S. Mountain Ave., Ashland
Free pre-concert lecture one hour prior to each performance.
Tickets: $20, $5 students with ID

The Southern Oregon Repertory Singers begin their 26th year with a concert dedicated to early music: small concerted works by Baroque and Renaissance masters. Featured will be pieces by Monteverdi and Johann Sebastian Bach as well as the Mass for Four Voices of William Byrd. Joining the choir will be an intimate Baroque ensemble including Joanna Blendulf, cellist, and traverso player Sherril Kannasto Wood.

We will hear excerpts from Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo, also from his Vespers, one of the most important sacred compositions of the Baroque and from his Madrigals – Book VIII. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Aus der tiefe is a beautiful piece – a particular favorite of SORS conductor, Dr. Paul French.
William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices is considered one of the crowning achievements of the entire Renaissance. The dona nobis, in which Byrd (a practicing Catholic in a Protestant era) pours forth a heart-rending cry for peace, is especially moving.

Join us in celebrating the beginning of our second quarter century of vibrant, life-giving, artistic choral music.

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Bagpipe and Didgeridoo Workshop with Richardson & Reid, 11/13


Bagpipe and Didgeridoo Workshop with Angus Richardson and Drew Reid
Sunday, November 13 • Time: TBA
Place: Community Food Co-op Community Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer, Ashland
Cost: $35 includes making didgeridoo
$20 to be there and not make a didgeridoo
Come, settle in to the Celtic tribal trance of DidgeriDrew and Angus. Learn about two of Earth’s ancient instruments – the didgeridoo and the bagpipes – and how Angus and Drew weave them in to today.
With the soundscape set, get ready to make and decorate your own didgeridoo – a simple yet profound instrument. A gift from the timeless Aboriginal culture of Australia.
DidgeriDrew and Angus will then guide you and before long you will be playing the world’s oldest instrument. The playshop will finish with an all-in didg-jam with the fellas. Then go forth, and carry the buzz with you all day…
For more information, please go to St Clair Productions

 

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BROTHER, Celtic Tribal Fusion, 11/12


BROTHER, Celtic Tribal Fusion
Saturday, November 12, 2011 • 8pm
Tickets: $18/advance, $20/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
BROTHER was so popular last season that we just had to have them back again. Their music is high energy and unique. The audience kept wanting more.
BROTHER delivers a riveting performance – a Celtic and tribal fusion of contrasting instruments and sounds. Fusing signature vocals and guitar with the deep pulse of the didgeridoo, the soaring highs of the bagpipes, and tribal percussion, BROTHER is wholly original. The band’s powerhouse live performances are an energetic celebration, captivating and engaging audiences from the first song to the last.

For more information, please go to St Clair Productions

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Taking Steps” at SOU Theater


Southern Oregon University Theater – Nov 4–14, 2011
Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn

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Crooked Still, Non-traditional Bluegrass Quintet, 11/4


Crooked Still, Non-traditional Bluegrass Quintet
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
Friday, November 4, 2011 • 8pm
$20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Purveyors of the nu-folk, bluegrass movement, Crooked Still are equal parts ambassador and innovators as evidenced on their newest release Some Strange Country available on Signature Sounds. The musical prowess of this defiantly non-traditional bluegrass quintet is on display as radically re-imagined traditional fare blends seamlessly alongside four original compositions and a surprising take on the Rolling Stones’ “You Got The Silver”.
For their fourth effort, Crooked Still were snowed into the studio with Grammy award winning producer and engineer Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss and Union Station, Tim O’Brien, Dolly Parton) in Charlottesville, Virginia. The isolation left little room for distraction and fueled more ambitious collaboration – quasi-orchestral string arrangements and unique vocal distortion techniques. Special guest vocalists include Ricky Skaggs, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, and Annalisa Tornfelt.
For more information, please go to St Clair Productions

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The Scarlet Pimpernel” 11/30 thru 12/31/11 at the Camelot Theater


The Scarlet Pimpernel” Book and lyrics by Nan Knighton, music by Frank Wildhorn, based on the novel, The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy at the Camelot Theatre Nov 3 – Dec 31, 2011.
Celebrate the holiday season with this action/adventure musical about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. A love story that is funny as well as inspiring, moving and passionate. At the peak of the French Revolution, a beautiful French actress falls in love with an English lord after a whirlwind courtship. The actress’ former lover, a revolutionary official, is furious. On the night she is to leave for England and marriage, he blackmails her into giving him secret information. When the groom hears of his bride’s responsibility for the deaths of many, he persuades his compatriots to join him in a “private war” against the French regime. They call themselves The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel and work to save as many innocent lives as they can.
For more information: Camelot Theater

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