RENO — As part of the Healing Arts program, Reno Chamber Orchestra presents The Hollenbach Arts Ensemble, a brass quintet performing Sunday at 4 p.m., in the Tahoe Tower Lobby at Renown Regional Medical Center. The brass quintet of performers includes: Jason Altieri, trombone; Dwayne Hollenbach, trumpet; Emily Hollenbach, horn; Paul Lenz, trumpet; and Andy Williams, bass trombone. All Healing Arts program performances are free and open to the public.
The newly-formed group, started by Sparks residents Dwayne and Emily Hollenbach, has also played for the Reno Philharmonic. Dwayne received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the Manhattan School of Music and is currently the director of bands at Reno High School. Emily takes care of their three children and also offers private lessons for the French horn.
The Healing Arts program at Renown Regional began in the early 1990s. Since then, a book titled “The Harvest of Lesser Burdens: Art in the Field of Medicine” was published in partnership with the Nevada Museum of Art. Renown Regional Medical Center features more than 800 works of original art, including two works in each of the 190 private patient rooms in the Tahoe Tower and 222 works of original art in the Baby and Family suites. The program also includes regular performances at the patients’ bedsides on the pediatric and oncology units. Another integral component of the Healing Arts program includes Fianna’s Healing Garden. The garden is comprised of fountains, streams, a flowering landscape and three sculptures by internationally known San Francisco artist, Cork Marcheschi.
A local donor funds the Musical Art Series, including performances by the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra and the music at the bedside at Renown Regional Medical Center.
Good Luck Macbeth theater performs ‘Seascape’
RENO — Good Luck Macbeth, a theater group in Reno announced their third performance of the 2009 season, in conjunction with Artown Wednesday. “Seascape” is written by Edward Albee and directed by Jim Martin.
The theater is located at 209 W. First St. in the First United Methodist Church, and “Seascape” will be performed in the Sanctuary.
Performances will begin July 3 and continue Friday and Saturday nights until July 25. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There is one Saturday Matinee at 3 p.m. on July 4, with no evening performance that day.
Call 322-3716 for group sales or reservations. Tickets are available at the door for $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. A special sneak preview will be held at the West Street Market on June 24 at 7 p.m. with free admission.
“Seascape” won Edward Albee his second Pulitzer Prize and was originally performed in 1975 on Broadway. The play takes place on a beach and focuses on the relationships and interactions of two couples. Charlie and Nancy (played by Michael Peters and Holly Natwora) are an older couple who have a chance encounter with Leslie and Sarah (Scott Reeves and Lynn Lombardi) two human sized lizards. The older couple then attempts to guide these sea creatures through the complexities of life and emotions. While the play involves the suspension of disbelief it also tackles larger social and perceptual concepts.
Good Luck Macbeth was founded in June 2008 as a not-for-profit theater organization. The goal of this new theater company is to present well produced and performed theater in the growing cultural center of downtown Reno.
Sol’Jibe at Grand Sierra on Friday
RENO – The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino welcomes Reno’s favorite band, Sol’Jibe, 8 p.m. Friday in the Grand Theater.
Sol’Jibe has been a staple in Reno-Tahoe entertainment for three years and is making its stamp around the international touring circuit. Blending American roots, world beat and Latin rhythms into an inspired sound that has been dubbed “World Pop,” Sol’Jibe provides a high-energy performance that gives its audiences an irresistible desire to dance. The band’s eclectic sound draws from extensive travels to Spain, Cuba and Central America where the group studied folkloric rhythms and culture.
Sol’Jibe’s high-energy percussive sound and musical innovation was inspired by a trip to Spain in 2002 where classically-trained violinist, lead vocalist/songwriter and guitar player, Tim Snider had a clear vision of fusing diverse styles of music. His open approach to writing and arranging drove him to choose diverse and exceptional musicians from the acclaimed Jazz Department at the University of Nevada, Reno in pursuit of his goal. Members include saxophonist James Hoover, keyboardist J. Cowell, bassist Fernando Flores and drummer Justin Kruger.
A solid grass roots following and consistent touring have provided the foundation for Sol’Jibe to gain national momentum and international recognition. To support the upcoming release of the band’s fourth album, “Raices Nuevas,” Sol’Jibe will take its live show on the road throughout North America and around the globe. Sol’Jibe is not only maintaining its initial spark of inspiration and drive, but is further pushing the boundaries of independent music and fusion.
Tickets to Sol’Jibe’s performance at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-648-3568 or visit www.grandsierraresort. com.