Michelle Matsumune, Heather Millette, and Christin Webb, as members of Ceora Winds, perform in intimate venues with as little coming between themselves and the audience as possible.
The flute, clarinet, and bassoon players interact with their audience and include them as they play classical standards, jazz arrangements, and new works by Los Angeles’ ﬁnest composers.
They return for a 7 p.m. concert at the Laguna Art Museum Thursday, Sept. 11, which is free to museum members.
For info: visit presenter lagunabeachlive.org or phone at 949-715-9713.
Chorale Performs in Classical Concert
Enjoy an afternoon of music with the Laguna Beach Chorale and Orchestra performing John Rutter’s “Requiem” and selections by Mozart at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary’s Church, 428 Park Ave.
Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for seniors and students. Free childcare is available during the concert.
Daniel F. Resch will lead the chorus and orchestra in this favorite work by John Rutter. Local soprano Kimberly Clark will sing the “Pie Jesu” in Rutter’s composition, as well as the “Laudate Dominum” from the Mozart Vespers.
Free Concerts Resume in Heisler Park
The Screaming Furniture Jazz Outlet kicks off the city’s free Sunset Serenades concerts at the Heisler Park Amphitheatre beginning Friday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, low-backed chairs and a picnic dinner for concerts that continue on Fridays throughout September
Trio of Keyboard Players Perform Together
Susan Boettger, director of keyboard studies at Irvine Valley College, joins fellow Juilliard alum David Lisker and USC-trained Joon Sung Jun performing piano trios at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the college theater.
The concert includes works by Maria Newman, sister to Randy Newman, Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla, Beethoven and Paul Schoenfield.
The $15 per person concert benefits the IVC Keyboard Department.
All Stars Close Out Summer Jazz Series
An all-stars ensemble made up of artists that have performed on the Laguna Beach Live! jazz series over the years will perform at this summer’s grand finale Wednesday, Sept. 10.
The band will be featuring the members’ original arrangements and compositions and is composed of Bijon Watson on trumpet and flugelhorn, Tom Luer on tenor sax, Adam Schroder on baritone sax, Josh Nelson on piano, Dan Lutz on bass and Bill Wysaske on drums.
The 6 p.m. summer shows take place outside at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 S. Coast Highway. Doors open at 5 p.m. and food and beverages are available. Show tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.
For info: lagunabeachlive.org or 800-595-4849. Message line is 949 715-9713.
Trio Revives Sinatra and Cole
Audiences should expect intriguing stories and memories from pianist and vocalist Mike McCaffrey along with guitarist Gill Orr and bassist Frank Schatz, who perform the music and stories of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole in concert Saturday, Sept. 13.
The 7:30 p.m. show takes place at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets: 949 715-0333.
Student Marlie Becker will also perform McCaffrey’s “Laguna” composition.
Don’t Miss ‘Menopause’ at the Playhouse
“Menopause The Musical,” returns to the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., in all its hilarious glory, previewing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and opening on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Celebrating women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “the change,” the show marks its 13th year of female empowerment through musical comedy. “Menopause The Musical” has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.
Running through Sunday, Sept. 28, tickets, $50 for all seats and can be purchased online at: lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling 949-497-2787.
Sapphire Introduces Fall Menu
Grilled pork loin chop paired with bacon roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and mustard essence is just one new dish coming up for the October- November menu at Sapphire Laguna, 1200 S. Coast Highway.
Chef Azmin Ghahreman has added 15 new items from the garden, land and sea, to the latest seasonal menu.