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Outdoor Garden Concerts

Grand Music in the Botanical Gardens

The Symphony of the Redwoods is following up on last year's success. This time it will all happen on one day, July 31st. Roy Zajac, clarinet virtuoso, will perform a Mozart and a Gershwin clarinet quintet and additional pieces with a local string quartet; this concert is at 12 noon on the event lawn. Next, at 3 PM, we welcome you to enjoy vocalist Christiana Valentin and her tango ensemble. It will be a concert-style program with an option to dance on the side. Midsummer smiles and a bounce in your step! Refreshments will be available;
both concerts are FREE with Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens admission.

Coming July 31st

Starts at 12pm

Garden Concert

Clarinet and String Quartet

“Mozart was a genius!” Many people would agree with this statement. He was such an inventor in musical forms, and a writer of such wonderful melodies. The same might be said of George Gershwin. Both these composers will be featured on July 31st. The Mozart Clarinet Quintet (Clarinet and String Quartet) is a perfect piece for summer in a the park, and Gershwin’s 3 Piano Preludes, arranged for Clarinet and String Quartet with a slow movement that evokes “Summertime” will be featured on this concert.

Starts at 3pm

Garden Concert

Christianna Valentina

Christianna Valentina has performed throughout the Bay Area and Europe over the last 25 years. She has recorded for Warner Bro’s, Sony, and Disney Records throughout her career. Although she performs music of many genres, she is thrilled to be expressing her passion for Golden Era tango music for both listening and dancing pleasure in this enchanted location.



All Gardens concerts are free with a regular Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens paid admission.

  • Visitors who are not Gardens members may purchase Gardens admission tickets in advance or when you arrive at the Gardens on the day of the concert.
  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens members do not need to purchase an admission ticket. Instead, please show your Membership Card upon entry into the Gardens.
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