Community Band Performs in Spring Concert
Laguna Community Concert Band will hold its only formal concert of the year on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets $5 at the door.
Founding conductor William Nicholls will conduct Norman dello Joio’s “Scenes from the Louvre.”
Edward Peterson will conduct an encapsulated version of “West Side Story.” Peter Fournier will conduct “Satiric Dances,” written for a comedy by Aristophanes.
The performance will include soloists Charlie Warren on tuba, Brent Anderson on trombone, and vocalists Linda Hughes and Ginger Hatfield. Lona Ingwerson will be the mistress of ceremonies.
Program includes music by Leonard Bernstein, Norman dello Joio, Tommy Dorsey, and three brass choirs will play Gabrieli’s Canzon Quarti Toni and others.
Open Mic Night at No Square Theatre
Don’t just sit there! Join Local Vocals open mic night this Friday, May 6, from 7-10 p.m. at No Square Theatre. The entertainment is terrific with Roxanna Ward at the piano and familiar faces at the mic.
Food and drinks available at Legion Hall, 384 Legion Street. $5 at the door.
For more info 949.715.0333 or www.NoSquare.org
Anneliese School Hosts Concert
Classical and new music will be performed at the Anneliese Willowbrook campus in Laguna Canyon on Saturday, May 7, from 7-8:45 p.m.
Titled “Moonlight at Anneliese’s” the concert will feature pianist Wan-Chin Chang, double bassist Chris Hornung, and soprano Kirsten Ashley.
Tickets available. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174078 or at the door. Website: www.sonatasia.org
Local Musicians Turn it Up
Laguna native and consummate guitarist and composer Eric Henderson, will perform a demanding three-layered version of “Pipeline” (it sounds like he’s playing three guitars) in two concerts next weekend, fundraisers for his brother.
The concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15, both in Bridge Hall at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive.
Chris Henderson, a local skimboarding standout, recently underwent surgery to have a benign tumor removed from his spine. “It was not malignant and he is back to work, but in quite a financial hole,” said Tex Haines, owner of Victoria Skimboard.
Henderson’s hard-fought-for intensity will be stoked when more fuel is added to the rock-classic pyre by locals Beth Fitchet and Steve Wood, whose band, Honk, gained fame in the 1970s with its “Pipeline Sequence” and soundtrack for the surf-culture movie, “Five Summer Stories.” Rock guitarist Bob Hawkins will also sit in.
Advance tickets (recommended) are $20 at Sound Spectrum, 1264 S. Coast Highway, and Laguna Leather, 577 S. Coast Highway. Tickets are $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are half-price at Sunday’s matinee.