Minnesota native Danny Vitali has become a fixture in the West Marin music scene since he arrived in 2011. He spearheads three local bands and plays with seven others, and his point of view is that the more he mixes up both genres and band members, the more attractive the music will be for the staple multi-generational audience he draws.
Sunday, October 5
Sarah Cahill—recently called “fiercely gifted” by the New York Times and “as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of” by the San Francisco Chronicle—has performed recently at Merkin Hall in New York and at Cal Performances in Berkeley. Composers who have dedicated works to her include John Adams, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, and Pauline Oliveros. The trio will perform Schubert's B-flat major Trio. Mr. Canin and Ms. Cahill will perform Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata in F major, op. 24 and Mozart's Sonata in E minor, K. 304 and Ms.
Friday, October 17
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.
For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists - three theorists and three experimentalists - during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet.
Friday, October 24
West Marin's own "The Old Way" (Irena and Joshua Smith) kicked off the locals series last year. "The Old Way" return to the church space to host a double bill with some good friends, who happen to be musicians of the highest order, on tour from NY. The wonderful couple duo "Mike and Ruthy" (Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar) out of Woodstock, will be performing their impeccable harmonies, poignant instrumentals, and perfectly crafted tunes in a rare West Marin performance not to be missed! "Mike and Ruthy" are a mainstay of the American folk scene.
Saturday, November 8
Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy” movement, Makana’s song We Are the Many went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Saturday, December 13
The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks, the Christmas Jug Band are “Stalwart purveyors of the jugabilly mystique!