Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Calaveras Arts Council announces the 2014 Ovation schedule

Calaveras Arts Council Announces Ovations 2014 Schedule and Performing Artists

For over 30 years, Calaveras Arts Council has brought a variety of concerts to the rural residents and guests of the Gold Country.  Ovations 2014 Performing Arts Series features five high quality, affordable performances at Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center located at Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp.  Four of the performances are on a Sunday at 3:00 pm and one is on Saturday at 2:00pm

This year’s lineup is:

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Michela Macfarlane and Cantamos

Local Musical Protégé Michela Macfarlane along with Cantamos bring together the spirit of Bel Canto with their arrangement of several arias and cantatas.  Macfarlane is famous for singing in seven different languages songs from around the world.  The five-some are experienced musicians who have performed their special type of music throughout the foothills for many years

Sunday February 9, 2014

The Family Crest
Calaveras grown, Liam McCormck and his “The Family Crest” members, John Seeterlin, Charlie Giesige, Laura Mergmann, George Mousa Samaan and Charly Akert fuse rock, classical, folk, and jazz together creating a versatile style that has become a favorite of music lovers around the world.  The Family Crest harbors affection for Burt Bacharach-style swingin’ romanticism that is sure to impress lovers of classical pop.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Mandelring Quartet
As winners of several major international competitions the Mandelring Quartet has emerged as one of the important string quartets of today.  Their remarkable homogeneity of sound, intonation and phrasing has become its distinguishing characteristic; four individuals who play as one in their shared determination to always seek out the innermost core of the music and remain open to the musical truth.  All this combines to make the Mandelring Quartet one of the most high-profile ensembles on the international chamber music scene.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lily Cai Chinese Dance

For over 20 years Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company has entertained audiences with a unique blend of ancient Chinese dance with American modern dance.  Cai, who no longer dances but continues to serve as choreographer and artistic director, blends ballet and modern dance into her shows that introduce some of the traditional dances of her country.  These striking dancers have performed across the country, amazing audiences with dance from various Chinese eras and cultures. Lily Cai Chinese Dance is performing a special dance routine for this family matinee.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dave Stamey

Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today.  He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association.  He received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists and has delighted audiences in twenty states.  He’s delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.  

Season tickets are on sale now and individual tickets are available November 30th.  Go on-line to or call (209) 754-1774.

The non-profit Calaveras County Arts Council operates Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main Street in San Andreas.  Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The gallery offers free parking both in front and in back and is handicapped accessible. The current gallery art show and sale is "The Affordable Gifts of Art” which will runs through January 4th, 2014.   Become an Arts Council member and receive a 10% discount on all your gallery purchases.  For more information, call the Calaveras Arts Council at (209) 754-1774 or visit END

Mary Jane Genochio
Executive Director

Wendy Muster
Office Manager/Admin

Calaveras Arts Council
22 N. Main Street
PO Box 250
San Andreas, CA  95249