Sinatra at Siletz – July 2018

Sinatra at Siletz – July 2018

‘My Way’ is “Sultry” and “Charismatic” – Step into an era of glamour, sultry romance and electrifying glances from across the room… The ensemble plays off each other with glorious harmony and a moving rendition of “It Was a Very Good Year” passing verses back and forth with elegant transitions, moving into a toe-tapping gospel style chorus for “That’s Life.” Infused with poetic passion, Cinnabar’s production is, as Sinatra would say, “the good...

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2017 Siletz Bay – Post Festival Musings

2017 Siletz Bay – Post Festival Musings

10 years ago, Cascade Head Music Festival under the direction of Sergiu Luca, from Rice University, decided to retire as the artistic director and maestro of this long running chamber music festival on the Central Oregon coast.  Gallery owner, Lee Freed of the Freed Gallery in Lincoln City recruited Yaacov (Yaki) Bergman to take over the festival.  The name was changed to SoundWaves and for three years operated under the non-profit...

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2017 Siletz Bay Music Festival

2017 Siletz Bay Music Festival

WOW, it’s Summer 2017 already and has been a busy year to date and Summer continues the trend. The Siletz Bay Music Festival is an series of concerts I look forward to every year. With each new festival season, the dedicated participants and patrons of the Siletz Bay Music Festival demonstrate their dedication to bringing high quality music performances and education to the Central Oregon Coast. This year I am excited to be a part of...

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Irving Berlin Showcase – A Fundraising Show

Irving Berlin Showcase – A Fundraising Show

Irving Berlin is one of the most famous, prolific and enduring songwriters of the 20th century. “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “White Christmas,” and “Blue Skies” are just a short sampling of the more than 1000 songs Irving Berlin wrote during his long career. Irving Berlin (1888-1989) had a scandalous courtship in the early 1920’s.  Berlin, a 36-year-old immigrant Jew from Belarus, Russia and the Ellin Mackay, a...

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Winterfest 2016 – Siletz Bay Music Festival

Winterfest 2016 – Siletz Bay Music Festival

Siletz Bay Music Festival’s Winterfest 2016 is the kick-off to the Oregon Coast social season and a wonderful evening of entertainment and fundraising in support of musician expenses for the Summer Music Festival. If you have been to the festival, you already know about the phenomenal talent bound to grace the stage. And if you are new to the area and have a soft spot for all things music, you are in for a real treat!   An Evening of...

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In Just a Few Short Hours

In Just a Few Short Hours

Don’t let the absence of blog posts fool you – it has been a busy summer. In fact, it has been SO chock full of events and performances, that I’ve not been much time for writing! Just take a look at the Calendar Page and you will see what I mean. And I’m not even sure we got them all! One of the highlights of Summer 2015 was a song I performed at the Siletz Bay Music Festival. At the impromptu invitation of Jazz legends,...

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