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Outdoor Garden Concerts

Grand Music in Outdoor Settings

The Symphony of the Redwoods presents a series of outdoor concerts at the
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and outdoors at the Mendocino Presbyterian Church.
All concerts will be professionally miked to enhance the outdoor music listening experience.
There is no charge for the concert at the church. Concerts at the Gardens are free with Garden admission.

July 25th at 2:30pm at the

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Opus Concert

Paul McCandless with
Charged Particles

This concert will feature GRAMMY award winner Paul McCandless with the celebrated Bay Area Trio Charged Particles. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer McCandless is known for beautiful performance on oboe, English horn, clarinet bass, soprano saxophone, and a collection of folk flutes. Downbeat Magazine said recently about this group: inventive, invigorating, mesmerizing, beautiful, and joyful.

August 1st at 2:30pm at the

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Opus Concert

Kathleen Reynolds and Friends

Kathleen Reynolds, principal flute of the Symphony of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa Symphony, and flutist with the Mendocino Music Festival, will perform a program with violinist Marcia Lotter, cellist Corinne Antipa, and viola player Jeff Ives. Mozart's Flute Quartet in D-Major, as well as other classical trios and quartets for flute and strings, will fill the air in the beautiful Garden.

August 8th outdoors at 2:30pm at the

Mendocino Presbyterian Church
Opus Concert

The Arcata Bay String Quartet

The Arcata Bay String Quartet is the professional faculty quartet at Humboldt State University Music Department They will present a program including Beethoven’s Quartet in G Major, Brahms’ B-flat quartet, and the famous 8th quartet of Dmitri Shostakovich. Hear this music accompanied by bird song and the distant sound of the waves at the Mendocino Presbyterian Church outdoor stage.

August 15th, 2:30pm at the

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Opus Concert

Brass Music in the Garden

Trumpeter Scott Macomber, trombonist Bruce Chrisp, and pianist Sharon Lee Kim will present a fun summer concert of brass and piano selections. Baroque, light classics, jazz selections and lyrical favorites will be offered. Works of Bach, Bernstein, Gershwin, Handel, and others.


CONCERTS at the GARDENS – July 25, August 1 and August 15

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.


The concert will be held on the plaza overlooking the ocean behind the Mendocino Presbyterian Church. Please plan to arrive early as there will be a limited number of chairs available. This concert is a gift to our community and free of charge. Bring a warm jacket!

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