Top line-up of performers announced for Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe

Following a successful season of full-house concerts, Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe is about to begin its 17th season on Oct 21 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall. The concerts, which feature world-class performers, begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. for social time with your friends. Enjoy a glass of wine, compliments of Northern Trust, plus light supper selections catered by Whole Foods.

George Bugatti presents “Portraits of America” – Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

It’s going to be a nightclub kind of feeling with George Bugatti singing and playing on the piano with visual displays in the background, and accompanied with drums and bass. Bugatti is a great crooner and a favorite of Tony Bennett. He has been described as a little bit of Sinatra, mixed with a bit of Harry Connick, and you’ve got George Bugatti. He will be singing a whole bunch of your favorites.

Tenore – Nov. 11, 2016

Classic tenor pop trio Tenore unleashes a glorious sound as they draw together diverse cultures and celebrate a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength. They are known for their powerhouse vocals and rock star charisma.

A powerful concert experience!

Melinda Doolittle – Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

An American Idol finalist, Melinda Doolittle has gone on to become a powerhouse pop vocalist and has garnered rave reviews from critics for her debut album, Coming Back to You (2009). Doolittle lights up the stage with her powerful voice and charming personality. She has wowed audiences everywhere from the White House to the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall.

Alina Kiryayeva – Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Professional concert pianist and chamber musician Alina Kiryayeva is globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound. She has won numerous awards and has been honored by the Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk with the State Award for Achievement in Arts. Brilliant light-classical music. This concert only will be performed in the Sanctuary following the social time in Fellowship Hall.

Short video clips of all the artists are available at; with more videos and information on the CCRSF Facebook page. Seating is general admission although donors of $500-plus will have reserved seating; donors of $1,000-plus will also have reserved parking. (CCRSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.) Season tickets are $225/adult, students, age 13-18, are $15/concert. Younger children no charge accompanied with a ticketed adult. The full season or single concerts can be purchased on the website or by mail with check or credit card at PO Box 2781, RSF 92067. Questions may be directed to Gail Kendall, president, CCRSF: 858-248-0892.