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Mozart in Mendocino

When Mozart was composing in the 18th century, the clarinet was still a fairly new instrument. The musician was quite taken with its sound, writing for the woodwind right up until his death. Local clarinetist Eric Kritz will be bringing some of that music to the stage of Mendocino’s Preston Hall when he and other local musicians, including a violinist and cellist, will perform the work of not only Mozart but also Prokofiev and Françaix. In addition, the ensemble will present a new piece by local composer Jeff Ives. A part of the Symphony of the Redwoods Opus series, the concert, Eric Kritz and Friends, will be held on October 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25; admission is free for youth ages 18 and younger. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to enter; seating will be socially distanced. Purchase tickets at