Moke Hill Music Festival

May 27, 2015 by

Moke Hill Music Festival
The Moke Hill Music Festival will take place June 5-7, 2015.  Eminent professional musicians will be coming to Moke Hill for this celebration of fantastic contemporary music.  This event is being organized by Allen Biggs, whose family has had a home in town for 50 years, and is a professional musician in the Bay Area.  Preliminary schedule of events:
Friday, June 5th:
  • 12:30 p.m.  Bucket Drumming with Allen Biggs at the Library.  Students from Moke Hill School, and all young people, are invited to participate.  This event is free.  Buckets and sticks will be provided. The public is welcome.
  • 7:00 p.m. Opening night concert.  Taiko and Duos. Ritualistic Japanese drumming featuring Susan Jette. Next, Mark and Cindy Lemaire perform their unique compositions on guitar and vocals. Then Allen Biggs and Kathy Marshall-Biggs round out the evening on violin and percussion.

Saturday, June 6th:

  • 1:00 p.m.   Come meet composers, performers and musical inventors. See and hear a musical instrument invented in Moke Hill!  It is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about music! A singing dog may perform.
  • 7:00 p.m. Concert:  Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale versus The Devil Went Down to Georgia.  Stravinsky’s master-piece will be performed with narration and actors, and then a more recent rendition of the same story will be performed.

Sunday, June 7th:

  • 5:00 p.m. Final Concert at the Town Hall.  Quartet Rouge, and Percussion Ensemble.  You have never heard a string quartet make these amazing sounds!  The composition “Vessels” features the sound of water sloshing in gold pans, and  composer Walter Anderson will be on hand to introduce it.  The sonority of different sized pieces of wood is explored in Music for Pieces of Wood by minimalist master Steve Reich.

Single day tickets are $20.00 each, or a three day pass is $50.00.  Tickets are available at the library, Petroglyphe Gallery, and on-line at Brownpapertickets.  Visit for additional information.

If you can help with housing musicians, please contact Cinny Cowgill at:

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