Thursday, August 04, 2016


Dear Members and Friends of Sa Taronja,

The heat is on!  Now's the time to chill out in the the patio of Sa Taronja.  August brings old friends and new who will be playing in our restaurant re-baptised ALFRESCO by this season's chef Eduardo López. A great line up of musicians, from near and far, will be presenting music of very different genres every Friday and Saturday from now on. Details below.

And for those who want something more participative, we are delighted to present a night of great music to dance to in Sa Nau, in hommage to our late friend Arthur Vaughn Richards. Some of his friends and local musicians, members of his former band ORISHIRISHI, have teamed up to create an evening based on his songs. Orishirishi (in the Yoruba language of Nigeria, it means: "all kinds of.."), was the name under which Arthur toured with his English bandmates, long before he came to Mallorca.
On Sunday the band includes Patrick Shanahan, who was Arthur's drummer for many years, and bass player Jan Kobrzinowski. Both shared the stage with Arthur on many occasions and provided back-up vocals. As guest musicians we present guitarists Fernando Rubin and Ivo Jaklic and others. Arthur was not only a wonderful performer but also an extraordinary songwriter. His soulful ballads and groovy songs with their danceable mix of reggae, afro, rock and funk will be remembered by all who experienced ORISHIRISHI "live" in Mallorca from 2005 to 2010. Arthur's lyrics are both uplifting and thoughtful, often personal and biographical, sometimes melancholy, but always with a touch of humour. This concert is an opportunity for all these musicians and friends to bid goodbye to their friend in the very best way, and through his music, to keep him in our hearts. Arthur loved partying and dancing and so we aim to fill our great hall SA NAU, next Sunday night, with good vibes, good music and great joy, to celebrate the memory of our old friend and his talent. His latest CD is just out, and will be launched with this concert.

 ….  And later on in the month….another great dance opportunity on August 20th with the dynamite sextet "Balcan Bus" playing the joyful, fast-paced music of the Balcans.  In Sa Nau.

We hope you will come and support us again this summer, and tell your visitors and friends about us and about our little restaurant.
This is a critical moment for the association, and without your presence we have no reason to continue. Active members, please note: the Annual General meeting of the association – where we present the last year's accounts and review the current issues facing Sa Taronja – will take place on Wednesday 24th August at 8:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. To attend, make sure you are a paid-up member! (if you are not, click here to download the Membership form).  

We are preparing a music-filled August and September whose high point will be the SERENATA BERLIN chamber music concert on September 17th to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our collaboration with the musicians of the DSO, the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin.  
Full details in the next Newsletter and on the Serenata Berlin website:



We welcome a new cook and a new dining experience: Eduardo López is taking over the kitchen and will be presenting fresh, Mediterranean cuisine under the name “ALFRESCO”, based on local produce, with market specials that will change weekly. 

The restaurant will be open Fridays and Saturdays, with live music. 
Reservations (622 616 109) We look forward to seeing you soon!

Friday, August 5

ALFRESCO/ 8:00 p.m.


(Spanish guitar and vocals) presents music spanning from the Baroque era to today.

Sunday, August 7


 »…all kinds of...«

Memorial Concert for 
Arthur Vaughn Richards

A great band is playing some
of Arthur's songs
and a great night of dancing...

Patrick Shanahan, drums, vocals
Jan Kobrzinowski, guitar, vocals, bass
Fernando Rubin, guitar
Ivo Jaklic, vocals, guitar
plus other invited musicians. 

with video and photo projections

SA NAU 9.30 p.m.
Admission 5€.  Bar service and food from 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, August 12

ALFRESCO/ 8:00 pm.

Flamenco guitar with

Pablo Guevara's passion as composer and performer shine through his work on the flamenco guitar. His touch reveals both tradition and the cutting edge of modern flamenco, in perfect harmony.

Saturday, August 13

ALFRESCO/ 8:00 p.m.

Laid-back summer jazz with the


with guest artist Tamás Vásárhely 

from the Basel Chamber Orchestra on violin. 

Friday, August 19

ALFRESCO/ 8:00 p.m.

Hernan Livolsi 

Soundscapes created in real time fusing electronic and acoustic: Hang drum, flutes, primitive instruments and electronics.

Saturday, August 20

SA NAU/ 9:30 p.m.


a wonderful Band with the foot-tapping music of the Balkans. 

Nanko Kirchef, clarinet; 
Josep Sastre, sax and flute; Xema Borràs, trombone; 
Bastian Pohle, guitar; 
Pau Galiana, bass; 
David Subirana, drums.

Admission 5€. Bar and nibbles from 8.30 p.m.   Music starts 9:30 pm. Bar Service from 8:30 pm. 

If you'd like to eat before the concert (frm 7:30pm) in ALFRESCO, please reserve: 622 616 109

Friday, August 26

ALFRESCO/ 8.00 p.m.


Saturday, August 27

ALFRESCO/ 08:00 p.m.

The duo

presents a concert of Greek music. Instrumental and vocals.

Preview: Saturday, September 17

Kamila Glass     violin
Sheila Jaffe     

Keith Hamm    viola
Guillaume Artus     cello
Peter Longworth     piano

Josef Haydn: String quartet B-flat major, Op.33, No. 4

Allegro moderato
Scherzo. Allegretto


Robert Schumann: Piano quintet E-flat major, Op. 44

Allegro brillante
In Modo d´una Marcia. Un poco largamente
Scherzo. Molto vivace
Allegro ma non troppo

SA TARONJA - theatre, 9 p.m. / tickets: 20€ - (discounts available) 

You can eat before the concert in ALFRESCO (from 7 p.m.) 
Reservations: 622 616 109 




and acrobatic lifting
with Laura Trefiletti

A course in constant motion, for all ages.
This is a course that trains the body, developing dynamics, strength, balance and coordination, leading to confidence in oneself and one’s partner in the class.This exploration and sharing of bodily movement is fun aand dynamic and leands to a greater body awareness.

Free trial class.
Thursdays from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
(New time!)
Cost: 10€ per class, or 35€ per month
More Info: tel. 722 762 790

with Ruben Cano
Master Ceramicist Ruben Cano us back. This pottery workshop starts again in May.
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (new group)
Cost:  75€ / month (includes materials)
Places limited.
More information: Marta 699 561 567 or
971 698 644

with Dolores Acosta

Dance and Movement for adults.
An investigation of movement aimed at developing the body and its relationship with space, listening, and creativity.
Wednesdays from 7.00 to 8.30 pm.
Fee: 40 € /Month / Info: Dolores Acosta: 687 668 832

with Ana Puga

It’s tough but it works!!
Pilates strengthens, tones and lengthens your muscles. Gain balance and flexibility. Improve your physical and mental condition.
Contact: tel 658 850 444 or email:
Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 3 p.m.

"YOGA +"
Yoga and introduction to Hsin Tao
With Linda Wenzek-Barth

April 4 to July 4
Mondays 10a.m. to 12 noon.
€ 10 per class (All profits go directly to Sa Taronja)
 Come and practice Yoga using Anusara elements and experience the soothing and rejuvenating effects of Hsin Tao. The class will be taught in English but Spanish and German is spoken as well. You can join the group at any time. Bring water, a mat and a block or meditation cushion.
For more information please contact Linda Wenzek-Barth (German-American Naturopath) at 971-13 73 83 or by e-mail to

with Judy Ray

Yoga for all, from beginners to advanced.
Classic Hatha Yoga, meditation and relaxation with music. This popular form of Yoga stresses the connection, balance, and attunement between the physical and mental while moving through the exercises. We emphasize the importance of each person working at their own level, with their own individuality, while striving for greater strength, flexibility, and concentration.
Bring your mat and water.
Friday from 10:30 to 12:00 a.m. / Info: 630 917 190 /  Fee: 5 € per day

with Marta Bartolomé

Art classes for adults
Wednesdays from 6.30 pm to 9 pm;
Fridays from 10.30 am to 13 am.
More info: Marta Bartolomé 699561567

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