This concert will feature GRAMMY award winner Paul McCandless with the celebrated Bay Area Trio Charged Particles. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer McCandless is known for beautiful performance on oboe, English horn, clarinet bass, soprano saxophone, and a collection of folk flutes. Downbeat Magazine said recently about this group: inventive, invigorating, mesmerizing, beautiful, and joyful.
Kathleen Reynolds, principal flute of the Symphony of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa Symphony, and flutist with the Mendocino Music Festival, will perform a program with violinist Marcia Lotter, cellist Corinne Antipa, and viola player Jeff Ives. Mozart's Flute Quartet in D-Major, as well as other classical trios and quartets for flute and strings, will fill the air in the beautiful Garden.
The Arcata Bay String Quartet is the professional faculty quartet at Humboldt State University Music Department They will present a program including Beethoven’s Quartet in G Major, Brahms’ B-flat quartet, and the famous 8th quartet of Dmitri Shostakovich. Hear this music accompanied by bird song and the distant sound of the waves at the Mendocino Presbyterian Church outdoor stage.
Trumpeter Scott Macomber, trombonist Bruce Chrisp, and pianist Sharon Lee Kim will present a fun summer concert of brass and piano selections. Baroque, light classics, jazz selections and lyrical favorites will be offered. Works of Bach, Bernstein, Gershwin, Handel, and others.
All Gardens concerts are free with a regular Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens paid admission.
The concert will be held on the plaza overlooking the ocean behind the Mendocino Presbyterian Church. Please plan to arrive early as there will be a limited number of chairs available. This concert is a gift to our community and free of charge. Bring a warm jacket!