2014 - 15 Season

The Latin Peppers at the Fortuna Concert SeriesThe Latin Peppers
September 13, 2014

Opening our 2014-15 season we are pleased to present The Latin Peppers, a Latin Jazz and dance music group, led by Jimmy Durchslag, that is creating quite a local buzz. The Latin Peppers' repertoire ranges from John Coltrane to Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club and Mongo Santamaria.

Chris Atzinger at the Fortuna Concert SeriesChris Atzinger
Classical Concert Pianist
October 11, 2014

Praised in Gramophone for his “abundant energy, powerful fingers, big sound and natural musicality,” pianist Christopher Atzinger, a native of Michigan, enjoys an expanding career and reputation for excellence throughout the United States, Canada, Austria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta and Spain.

Pastime Silent Orchestra at the Fortuna Concert SeriesPastime Silent Movie Orchestra
November 8, 2014

The Pastime Silent Movie Orchestra will appear to delight audiences with films before the days of sound. They’ll be performing to Buster Keaton’s 1920 film classic, "The Scarecrow" and Charles Bowers 1926 slapstick comedy, "Now You Tell One," both film shorts accompanied by the live orchestra consisting of Franklin Stover, arranger, composer, and clarinet; Allen Lesser on violin; Dana Christen on piano and Jimmy Durschlag on trombone.

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter at the Fortuna Concert SeriesLisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter
Celtic harps, rare instruments and
wondrous stories

January 10, 2015

Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter are a multi-instrumentalist duo blending Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. They tour extensively, enchanting audiences with their virtuosic and breathtaking music both traditional and original, with heartwarming and humorous stories combined.

The San Francisco Munich Trio at the Fortuna Concert SeriesSan Francisco Munich Trio
February 14, 2015

Returning to the Fortuna Concert Series stage we are pleased to present The San Francisco Munich Trio performing with pianist Dmitriy Cogan (formerly billed as Rebecca Rust and Friedrich Edlemann). Rebecca Rust, violoncello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, have played together in duo and larger chamber-music groups for over 30 years.

Huayllipacha at the Fortuna Concert SeriesHuayllipacha
March 14, 2015

Huayllipacha (pronounced: why-lee-pacha) was conceived in 1987 by several Peruvian youths from the Andes. As a tribute to their culture and their ancestors, these talented and dedicated musicians named the group using the ancient language of Inca-Quechua. "Huaylli" means "song of triumph," and "Pacha" means "the earth." To simplify, "Singing to the Earth."

The Compost Mountain Boys at the Fortuna Concert SeriesCompost Mountain Boys
April 11, 2015

Returning to our stage, by popular demand, The Compost Mountain Boys have been performing traditional bluegrass music in Humboldt County since 1991. They play most anywhere from major festivals, to local venues and personal events. The band has performed at CBA Festivals and has produced one C.D., "Compost Live!" at the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival.

Fortuna High School Camarada Singers & Jazz Express at the Fortuna Concert SeriesFortuna High School Camarada
Singers & Jazz Express

May 9, 2015

The Fortuna Concert Series is committed to supporting young musicians in our community. This year, to emphasize our commitment to support and to lend greater exposure to the talents of these young artists, we are highlighting the choral and instrumental musicians from Fortuna High School for this, our closing concert of the season.

Fortuna Concert Series
PO Box 1031, Fortuna, CA 95540