Climate Magazine – April 2020 Edition

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Downtown Redwood City Goes Dark

Climate’s Creative Director Jim Kirkland took a stroll downtown March 17—St. Patrick’s Day—which should have been overflowing with happy crowds. Instead, the streets were virtually deserted, the only restaurants open being for takeout only. It was a stark reminder of the lifestyle changes the coronavirus has introduced to the whole Bay Area. As the marquee of the Fox Theatre reminded people, “Stay Healthy and Flatten That Curve!”

Right: takeout bags await pickup at Sakura's.

Top: a lone diner carries her dinner home.

California Youth Symphony Presents Festival Concert Cañada College hosted the California Youth Symphony on March 1, with three orchestras performing: the Associate Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Intermediate Ensemble. The concert marked the Youth Symphony's 68th season since its founding in 1952. CYS has grown from a single orchestra to 7 ensembles involving over 500 young musicians from over 100 Bay Area schools. The organization has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation, including being the first youth organization ever to tour overseas, winning prizes at international competitions. CYS has also helped initiate and organize numerous collaborations in the Bay Area involving both local and international ensembles. Right: Conductor Pete Nowlen leads the Wind Symphony.

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