Music, Dance and Theater



December 2006

MUSIC
1 Coachella Valley Symphony presents Amahl and the Night Visitors featuring Janet Hopkins and Holiday Pops. Sun City Palm Desert

3 Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Scholarship Competition. Annenberg Theater

9 West Coast Opera presents A Christmas Journey. Christmas songs, operatic arias, and musical selections from other lands. Sacred Heart Catholic Church

16-17 Caballeros, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Palm Springs presents Palm Trees and Mistletoe. McCallum Theatre

18 Christmas With the Chorale. California Desert Chorale and Children’s Choir annual holiday concert. Sacred Heart Catholic Church

DANCE
3 Desert Youth Ballet presents Nutcracker Tea Suite. Royal Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts Center

THEATER
1-31 The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Gogi Grant headlines. Historic Plaza Theatre

7 Playwrights’ Circle Free Thursday Readings. Staged readings of We Call Him Joe Bottles by Kent R. Brown and The Waiting Room by Jeff Freydl. Black Box Theatre

7-April 28, 2007 Senior Class ’07 — A Revue of the Golden Years. Musical comedy featuring Steve Rossi, Ana Maria Alberghetti, Ronnie Schell, Ruta Lee, Gary Collins, and Marcia Rodd. Annenberg Theater

January 2007

MUSIC
7 Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic presents The Los Angeles Philharmonic. Gustavo Dudamel conducting; featuring Yefim Bronfman, piano soloist. McCallum Theatre

18 Coachella Valley Symphony presents Mara Getz and Richard Leibell. Broadway and cabaret favorites. Sun City Palm Desert

23 Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic presents the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic. Lorin Maazel conducting. McCallum Theatre

23 Pianist Frederick Moyer. Rancho Mirage Public Library

28 Mormon Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

THEATER
4 Playwrights’ Circle Free Thursday Readings. Black Box Theatre

4-28 Senior Class ’07 — A Revue of the Golden Years. Annenberg Theater

10-31 The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Gloria Loring headlines. Historic Plaza Theatre

11-21 Joslyn Players present An Evening With Mark Twain. Starring Michael Mauldin. Re-creation of a lecture by the humorist and author during his world tour. Joslyn Center Theater

25-28 Palm Springs National Short Play Festival from Playwrights’ Circle. Black Box Theatre

FILM
4-15 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Awards gala Jan. 6 at Palm Springs Convention Center.

February 2007

MUSIC
3 Pianist Eric Himy. Palm Springs High School Auditorium

5, 7 Musical Chairs presents The Night and the Music: A Tribute to New York Cabaret. Feb. 7 at Indian Wells Theatre. Feb. 7 at Annenberg Theater

11 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition Black and White Ball. 773-2575.

11 Frankie Avalon. Sun City Palm Desert

13 Pianist Stepan Simonian. Rancho Mirage Public Library

15 Opera Showcase of the Desert presents Winners of the Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Auditions.
Annenberg Theater. Followed by a dinner dance at Le Vallauris.

17 West Coast Opera presents From Opera to Broadway. Sacred Heart Church

18 Coachella Valley Symphony presents Happy Birthday Mozart! With Martin Chalifour, principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish” and Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter.” Sun City Palm Desert

23 Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic presents the National Philharmonic of Russia. Vladimir Spivakov conducting; featuring Olga Kern, piano soloist. McCallum Theatre

24 Bernstein and Brahms with the California Desert Chorale. Duo pianists join the chorale in a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Also on the program, Johannes Brahms’ Leibslieder Waltzes. Indian Wells Theatre

THEATER
1-25 Senior Class ’07 — A Revue of the Golden Years. Annenberg Theater

1-28 The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Gloria Loring headlines. Historic Plaza Theatre

8-25 Joslyn Players present A Grand Night for Singing. Songs from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma, The King and I, and others musicals. Joslyn Center Theater

March 2007

MUSIC
3 Organist Hector Olivera. Palm Springs High School Auditorium

13 Pianist Ryan McEvoy McCullough. Rancho Mirage Public Library

13 L’Orchestre de Chambre Français. Featuring violinist Kyung Sun Lee. Palm Springs High School Auditorium

16 Coachella Valley Symphony presents the St. Patrick and St. Joseph Irish/Italian Dinner Concert. With special guest vocalists. Sun City Palm Desert

19 Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic presents the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell. McCallum Theatre

21 Vienna Choir Boys. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

25-30 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. Indian Wells Theater

29 Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic presents the Pittsburgh Symphony. Andrew Davis conducting; featuring Jonathan Biss, piano soloist. McCallum Theatre

29 Coachella Valley Symphony presents The Russians Are Coming! Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade
and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Sun City Palm Desert

THEATER
1 Playwrights’ Circle Free Thursday Readings. Black Box Theatre

1-31 Senior Class ’07 — A Revue of the Golden Years. Annenberg Theater

1-31 The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Gloria Loring headlines March 1-18; Mimi Hines headlines March 19-31. Historic Plaza Theatre

15-25 Joslyn Players present Annulla. A play by Emily Mann, starring Eileen De Felitta, about a Polish Jew who endured the hardships of Nazi Austria during the 1930s and rescued her husband from Dachau by pretending to be Aryan. Joslyn Center Theater

29-April 1 Playwrights’ Circle presents Pressure. Play by by J.L. Newman. Black Box Theatre

April 2007

MUSIC
1 Virginia Waring International Piano Winners Concerto. McCallum Theatre

1 Borealis String Quartet. Palm Springs High School Auditorium.

10 Pianists Michelle and Christina Naughton. Rancho Mirage Public Library

14-15 Caballeros, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Palm Springs presents It Ain’t Necessarily So. Palm Springs High School Auditorium

15 Opera in the Park. Presented by the Palm Springs Opera Guild. Sunrise Park

16 Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic presents the Cincinnati Symphony. Paavo Jarvi conducting; featuring Leonidas Kavakos, violin soloist. McCallum Theatre

22 Organist Frederick Swann. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

DANCE
27-28 The Seasons annual concert by the Royal Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts. Family night April 27;
gala fundraiser April 28. Royal Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts Center

THEATER
1-28 Senior Class ’07 — A Revue of the Golden Years. Annenberg Theater

1-29 The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Mimi Hines headlines. Historic Plaza Theatre

5 Playwrights’ Circle Free Thursday Readings. Black Box Theatre 9, 11 Musical Chairs presents The Best Things in Life Are Free: A Tribute to Tin Pan Alley.  April 9 at Indian Wells Theatre,  April 11 at Annenberg Theater

12-29 Joslyn Players present Second Summer. A comedy by Gary Richards. Joslyn Center Theater

MAY 2007

MUSIC
19 Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival. Hanson House benefit. Indian Canyons Golf Resort

THEATER
2-20 The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Mimi Hines headlines. Historic Plaza Theatre

3 Playwrights’ Circle Free Thursday Readings. Black Box Theatre

13 Les Dames du Soleil. Desert AIDS Project benefit. Location TBA.

FILM
31-June 3 Seventh Annual Film Noir Festival. Camelot Theatres.

June 2007

1-2 Musical Chairs presents Classical Chairs. June 1 at Indian Wells Theatre, June 2 at Annenberg Theater

23-24 Caballeros, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Palm Springs presents Metamorphosis. Featuring the composition composer-in-residence Robert Seeley and librettist Robert Espindola exploring self-acceptance. Orchestra and ballet accompaniment. McCallum Theatre

February 2007

ARCHITECTURE 

19 Frey II Tours. A Modernism Week event. Van shuttle from Palm Springs Art Museum

20 ADC Lecture and Reception. A Modernism Week event.Palm Springs Art Museum

22 ADC Film and Reception. A Modernism Week event. Palm Springs Art Museum

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