Tribute for long-time pianist Joanne Connor-Metzger

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Joanne Connor-Metzger

 

Musicworks!Sonoma is presenting a celebration of life for Joanne Connor-Metzger at St. Francis Solano Church on Sunday, March 15, at 4 p.m. Conner-Metzger, who passed away earlier this year, was the long time pianist for the Sonoma Valley Chorale and many other local music groups. The show is called “Angels Arise” and is directed by James Griewe and accompanied by John Simon and will feature guest choirs from the Vintage House Choir and the First Congregational Church Choir. There is no charge for the show and all are welcome, but donations will be accepted to help fund the Jo Anne Connor-Metzger Music Scholarship Fund.

In the on-going effort to maintain the facility, the Sonoma Valley Womans Club is having another fundraising dance party with the Plan Be band on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The venue is a landmark and now on National Register of Historic Places in California. The almost 100 year-old clubhouse is home to many events throughout the year, including memorials, concerts and shows and the Sonoma International Film Festival. Tickets will be available at the door.

The “Winter Music Series” continues on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center on Saturday, March 14, with a performance from the Free Spirits Gospel Choir. The choir, which boasts no religious affiliations, is directed by music director Cynthia Tarr and practices weekly at the center. This is their annual performance. Showtime that night is 7:30 p.m. with doors at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the center box office or at svbo.org.

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library will be presenting chambr music in two shows on Saturday, March 14, when the Santa Rosa Symphony Brass Quintet will be performing. The first performance, at 1 p.m., is geared towards children and will be held in the library’s forum room with the program taking a fun look at the workings of a chamber music ensemble. The children will be introduced to the instruments, learn how they produce sound and about their role in an orchestra. The 2:30 p.m. concert is geared for adults and will be held in the main room of the library and will feature music from well- known composers and some not so familiar. Four hundred years of classical music will be covered, including works from composers Giovanni Gabrieli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gioacchino Rossini, and Enio Morricone. The shows are free and open to the public, but donations to the library will be gladly accepted.

The “Listening Room” at HopMonk Tavern Sonoma will present Peter Case on Sunday, March 15, at 8 p.m. The grammy-nominated singer-songwriter arrived in the Bay Area in 1973 and eventually made his way to Los Angeles and formed the Plimsouls in the mid-‘80s. Tickets, if still available, will be at the door.

T Luke and the Tight Suits will be at Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood for another “Uncorked and Unplugged” on the tasting room porch today, March 13, playing Cajun and zydeco, starting at 5 p.m. Admission includes a glass of wine.

Rossi’s 1906 presents DJ Trius tonight, March 13, for the “Soul Train Sistahs’ Dance Party” Uzette Salazar from Radio Alice will be presenting a “Girlfriends’ Getaway Dance Party” to help you get down to all those great tunes from Soul Train. The event is part of the Wine Country Girls Weekend and it’s preferred that women only attend. Admission includes dinner, dancing and more. Tickets will be available at the door. Saturday, March 14, it’s an all-day early St. Patrick’s Day party, starting at 2 p.m. with Jon Williams on the patio, followed by Rewind, at 7 p.m. with DJ Saucy 1 finishing up the night. There will be food throughout the day, as well as “Feats of Strength” a bad dancing and kilt contest as well. For tickets and more info on both shows, point your browser to rossis1906.com.

Burgers and Vine presents Train Wreck Junction tonight, March 13, for the 9:30 p.m. start. Saturday, March 14, it’s the debut of the Adrian Trevino Trio. That show also kicks off at 9:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Craig Corona tonight, March 13, playing originals and folk standards and maybe even some John Denver, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, it’s Calvin Ross and Friends which also kicks off at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only. For more info, point your browser to annexwinebar.com

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, March 13, with Ron Dubin and the Rosetown Ramblers. Saturday, March 14, it’s Charlie Hickox, Tim Eschliman and Luis Rodriguez. Sunday, March 15, it’s “Diva Singer Night and Community Jam – A Celebration of Famous Female Singers” hosted by vocal coach Dallis Craft and drummer Karla Downey. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover any night, but there is a $10 minimum.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes the Bryan Girard Quartet tonight, March 13, for a 7 p.m. start. There is no cover.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Aaron Redner tonight, March 13, for an 8 p.m. showtime. Saturday, March 14, it’s Kyle Williams, also for an 8 p.m. start.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Kith and Kin tonight, March 13, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, it’s bluegrass night with Larry Carlin’s Mostly, Simply Bluegrass, also kicking off at 8 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents Kevin Russell and his So-Called Friends tonight, March 13, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Saturday, March 14, it’s Garen Patterson, Bob Baeyen and mark Dennis, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, March 15, it’s an early show from Misty Adana, kicking off at 1 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows.

B. R. Cohn Winery has Jason Bodlovich on the tasting room lawn for a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, March 15. The public is invited, bit no outside alcohol is allowed.

The Barking Dog Roasters in Boyes Hot Springs welcomes Joe Chaplian singing “Hurdy Gurdy Man – the Love Songs” on Sunday, March 15, starting at 2:30 p.m. He will also be performing songs from Sandy Denny, Donovan, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, George Harrison, Lucinda Williams and more.

The El Verano Inn presents Mike Marshall Live, along with performances from Devious, Superdub, Dash, E-Money and Big Sess tonight, March 13, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The Moose Lodge welcomes Showcase the Band for a dance party on Sunday, March 15, at 4 p.m. Tickets will be at the door.

Sonoma Soul will be at the Hotbox Grill on Sunday, March 15, for a 6 p.m. show.

Olde Sonoma Public House has karaoke on Sunday, March 15, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Salon has Karaoke on Saturday, March 14, starting at 9 p.m. It’s the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, March 15, starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover.

 

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