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Kate Wells has been studying violin for the last ten years and loves the variety of classical music that Sacramento area offers. She has worked as a river guide, lighting specialist, martial arts instructor, and is currently teaching English at Charter University Prep in Placerville.


Interview: Americana Legend Robert Earl Keen

A Robert Earl Keen song is like a Larry McMurtry novel. You might find pickup trucks and beer in his music, but you’re going to see trucks and beer differently after he’s done. And you won’t be alone...


ARC Orchestra, Stories Through Music

All music tells a story. Composers know what message they are trying to send and part of the art of performance is interpreting and delivering that message. On March 15th and 16th, The American River...

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Double the Beethoven on ARC Theater Stage

The American River College Orchestra brings one of Beethoven’s most uplifting symphonies and most optimistic piano concertos, featuring soloist Natsuki Fukasawa, to the ARC Theater on November 2nd...


ARC Orchestra and the Best of Tchaikovsky

Moving from pensive to ecstatic, Tchaikovsky’s final symphony is an emotional rollercoaster, much like the composer’s turbulent life. The ARC Orchestra presents his Symphony No. 6 and Jean Sibelius’...


Rising Stars at American River College

After countless hours of lessons, practices, and rehearsals, the American River College Concerto and Aria Contest winners will take the stage on March 9 and 10. Seven students will perform music that...


The Alpha and Omega of Oratorios

Do you remember the first time you heard “The Hallelujah Chorus?” With its soaring oratorio, familiar and well-loved, the chorus featured in George Frideric Handel‘s Messiah is a cornerstone of...

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Arts Music

A Toe-Tapping Holiday Concert on Nov. 30

The American River College Orchestra will fill the air with festive spirit as they perform a variety of familiar holiday pieces on Wednesday, Nov. 30th. Dr. Steven Thompson, director, has chosen some...

Community Voice

A Teacher’s Tale: On Being Bad

As a teacher, most public schools ask for hours of continuing education to maintain credentials. Sometimes, what is allowed seems odd to people. I, for instance, teach English and my time...


Celebrating UC Davis’ Viral Carmina Burana

Go to YouTube. Search Carmina Burana. The video with the most views, almost 15 million, is UC Davis’ production of the piece from 10 years ago. On June 3rd, the Pacific Boychoir joined the UC...

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