Season 26 of Sunday Afternoons at CBS will commence in September 2017.
Performers gracing our stage in the 2017-18 season are: Barrio Manouche, Leah Shoshanah, the Matt Eakle Band, Christine Capsuto, Gillian Grassie, and California Zephyr. More details will be available here as we freshen the site this Summer.
Our 26th season kicks off with Barrio Manouche, a San Francisco-based international septet.
Barrio Manouche plays music that will take you on a magical journey of “Flamenco Gypsy Jazz.” Recognized for their innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisation, their repertoire is instantly recognizable as deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions.
Call the CBS Office (209.571.6060) for info or tickets.
Our 25th anniversary season concludes with Genticorum, who bring their rousing repertoire of Musique du Québec to Modesto once again.
Last appearing at Sunday Afternoons in 2008, they have become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk, and Celtic music circuit. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor, and stage presence make them a supreme crowd pleaser.
“Love is in the air at this concert,” says Grace Lieberman. “I look forward to it every year. I just love to give good talent a voice.” Grace, along with Dorothy Baldauf, is a founding member of this concert series, and has been organizing the Valentine talent since 2000. Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2775301.
California Zephyr steams into Modesto for a rare appearance. The band, featuring Modesto natives Alan Arnopole and Steve Ewert, is celebrating its 41-year career with the release of their seventh album, Snakes ‘n Gators—praised as “The Rubber Soul of Americana recordings.”
Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.
Clive has released four solo albums, and has written music for television and film—most notably, composing the music for the film “Driving Lessons” (featuring Julie Walters and Rupert Grint of “Harry Potter” fame). Clive’s newest CD, The Furthest Tree, was released in May 2016 and is already being hailed as some of his finest work to date.
Modesto audiences may remember his appearance here in February 2015, opening for Tommy Emmanuel.
Thanks to all the artists and volunteers who made the 2015-16 season so memorable!
That said, we’re already planning to make next season special. It will mark the 25th year of this concert series, and will continue our tradition of bringing high-quality musicians that will entertain every taste and age. Acts will range from hometown favorites (California Zephyr, Patty Castillo Davis, and Grace Lieberman & Friends) to international talents (Clive Carroll, Genticorum).
It’s not too early to order tickets. Click here for a flyer in PDF format, which has an order form on the reverse–or call the Congregation Beth Shalom Office (209.571.6060).
Hebrew, English and Spanish poetry intertwined with electrifying improvisations, belly-dance rhythms and pulsing dub grooves
Named World Music GROUP OF THE YEAR at the 2013 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS and nominated for TWO JUNO AWARDS (2010, 2013), Jaffa Road is a highly-acclaimed Toronto-based world music group made up of some of Canada’s most exciting and innovative interpreters of inter-cultural music. They released their sophomore CD Where the Light Gets In to critical acclaim, a Juno nomination, and an enthusiastic, standing room only crowd at Hugh’s Room, one of Toronto’s premier music venues. Their music creates a unique sonic landscape that draws organically from the worlds of Jewish music, Arabic and Indian music, modern jazz, electronica, rock, pop, and dub. Their song, L.Y.G., off their debut album, Sunplace, won Grand Prize and the Lennon Award in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the band was also awarded Best World Music Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. They have traveled to many communities across North America and Brazil delighting audiences with their unique brand of genre-bending fusion.
Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany, and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular group on both sides of the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern-day minstrels has traveled great distances to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over.
Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments (Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle, and bodhran), they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released over 30 recordings. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.