The Mother Lode Friends of Music is the premiere organization of classical music performances in the central region of California’s historic gold country. Founded in the early 1990s, the organization presents several concerts of chamber music each season. Each season includes one or more “house concerts” where music is performed in beautiful homes in the region, followed by a food and wine service. Most of the concerts are presented in Amador and Calaveras counties. Occasionally, the organization complements its regular concert series with special events. These have included performances of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with the Sacramento Ballet, a fully stage performance of Menotti’s Amahl and Night Visitors, a program of Baroque choral music, and even a concert of the contemporary rock group the Family Crest. Supported by the dues and donations of its members, the organization offers several of its concerts to the general public without admission charge.

Chamber Music Concert

Mother Lode Friends of Music presents their first concert of the 2018-2019 season, on Sunday September 30th at the Main Street Theater in Sutter Creek. The concert begins at 3:00 pm. The program will feature music from the early 20th century. Works include the sensuous song cycle “Chansons Madecasses” by Maurice Ravel, and the extraordinary “Trio in C Major” by Croatian composer Dora Pejacevic. Performers include the brilliant Biljana Bojovic, Cello, and the MLFOM debut of Karen Solaegui, Mezzo Soprano. Returning MLFOM performers are Corina Stoian, violin, Ron Brickman, Piano, and Sandra Betti, Flute. This concert is free of charge.