Our good friends over at Solterra Strategies let us in on this excellent music and wine event! You get great music paired with great wine, right in the middle of Paso Robles wine country. Check it out!!!
Music in Familiar Spaces stops at kukkula Winery in Paso Robles Wine Country for an evening of Bach & Blends
Internationally-recognized cellist Steuart Pincombe and his wife Michelle left professional careers in Europe for a chance to live in a 1959 19-foot travel trailer on a yearlong journey around North America. Their mission: to bring the classical music experience of the highest level into the familiar spaces of cafes, breweries, bookstores, and homes across the country in a way accessible to a wide audience. At the end of September their trailer stops in Paso Robles Wine Country to present a concert in collaboration with kukkula Winery.
The concert – taking place on Saturday, September 24th at 5:00 pm on the winery crush pad – is entitled “Bach & Blends” and features three Bach Cello Suites paired with three of kukkula’s wines, each selected to compliment the unique character of each cello suite. The music will be interlaced with short explanations of Steuart’s historical, interpretive approach along with comments from the winery on the growing, aging and blending process for each of the wine selections.
Steuart and Michelle’s tour, dubbed Music in Familiar Spaces, has the aim of making high caliber classical music available to a wide and varied audience. Not only are performances in familiar, comfortable and untraditional spaces, but the audience is invited to experience the music in a new and engaging way, with an added focus on audience interaction and without rules of the traditional concert hall. Seating is limited so tickets must be purchased in advance through kukkula’s website. The wine pairing is offered for $25 (sold in advance) and audience members will be asked to “name-their-own-ticket-price” at the door for the concert, paying what they believe the concert is worth.
Steuart Pincombe’s career as a cellist has brought him to leading halls and festivals across North America and Europe and he has been named by the Strad Magazine as a “superb solo cellist” and a “gorgeous player [with] perfect intonation, imaginative phrasing” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Highlights of Steuart’s recent concert seasons include being a featured soloist with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (DE), festival appearances with Ensemble Ausonia (BE), performing with Holland Baroque Society (NL) for King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands, appearing as soloist at the Amsterdam Cello Bienalle (NL), and co-founding Oerknal! (a contemporary music collective, NL). His concert ‘Bach&Beer’ was selected by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as one of the ‘Top 10 Classical Events of 2014’ and a concert in which he appeared as soloist with Rene Schiffer and Apollo’s Fire was numbered in London’s ‘5 Best Classical Music Moments of 2014’ according to The Telegraph (UK). Steuart holds a BM in modern cello and a MM in viola da gamba and baroque cello from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Saturday, September 24th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
kukkula Winery (9515 Chimney Rock Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446)
$25 for the wine pairing (sold in advance at: www.kukkulawine.com)
name-your-own-ticket-price for the concert (at the door)