Curators and founders of Artists at Albatross Reach Jennifer Beattie, a mezzo-soprano from Philadelphia and Adam Marks, a pianist from New York City, annually invite artists from varying fields and communities to collaborate and create new works at a retreat space on The Sea Ranch.
This year’s artists performing with Beattie and Marks include Conrad Freiburg, strings and sculpture; Jon Irabagon, saxophones; Zach Pulse, oboe, and English horn; Adam Tendler, piano; and Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet.
This eclectic jamboree of classically-trained, jazz and folk musicians will feature premieres of new pieces written by resident artists, multi-media improvisations, and a variety of pieces that captured the artists’ attention in the last year. The concert represents the culmination of the 2016-2017 residencies and encompasses highlights from the season’s informal salons, as well as new works.
The Artists at Albatross Reach program has been the catalyst for new works on the Mendonoma coast which are fresh, inventive, innovative, and, like the wingspan of the eponymous albatross, wide-spread and far-reaching.
These pieces frequently continue to have a life beyond their Gualala premieres. Last year’s Black Queen will receive a full production in Miami in the Spring of 2018, and The Hypno-Domme Speaks and Speaks and Speaks has been toured by multiple performers in the last season.
Tickets are $20 in advance; $5 more day of the event, youth 7-17 free with an adult.
For advance purchase, visit Brown Paper Tickets. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.