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Symphony of the Redwoods

Symphony of the Redwoods has been bringing live classical music to the Mendocino Coast since 1983. During this time, the Symphony has evolved from a small community ensemble into the outstanding orchestra it is today, attracting fabulous musicians and world-class soloists.

*Programming and artists subject to change, please refer to the participating organization’s calendar listing for the most up-to-date program.

Performance Times

Saturday November 18th, 7:00PM

Sunday November 19th, 7:00PM

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California Festival

Symphony of the Redwoods presents a new work for small orchestra from composer Jeff Ives.



Program Notes

Says composer Jeff Ives, "The concept of unspoken water comes from Scottish folklore. It refers to water collected from under a bridge, over which the dead and under which the living pass. Most importantly, during the act of getting the water, the one who fetches it must remain silent and speak to no one. This ritual was thought to give the water healing properties and its use to avert the evil eye. I thought this was an interesting idea because this is a magic which works not through incantation but through silence. I invite the listener to contemplate the question; are our intentions most powerful and pure when they are not verbalized?"