By Gail Kendall, President, CCRSF
Community Concerts of RSF is so pleased to present our 2014-15 Season. Tickets will go on sale beginning March 21 at the concert featuring Yang & Olivia Liu. As usual, all concerts will be held at the newly renovated Fellowship Hall of the Village Church. Please visit the Community Concerts website for online credit card sales and event information: www.ccrsf.org. Tickets may also be purchased by mail: Community Concerts of RSF, P O Box 2781, RSF 92067.
We have an exciting line-up of season concerts, plus one, sure to please all.
On Sept. 19 we begin with the exciting new pop-opera star, Fernando Varela. Fernando has been mentored by the best in opera, including Placido Domingo, and is described as an opera star, the likes of Andrea Bocelli and even Pavarotti in his younger years. However he is equally comfortable country, pop, and Broadway.
Susan Egan performs on Oct. 24. Susan is a veteran of the Broadway stage, winning critical acclaim as Broadway’s longest-running “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, and, most notably, has received both Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for “Best Actress” as the original “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Egan has a vast array of concert experience as well. She’s adorable, her voice and stage presence is beyond fantastic.
We present Alex DePue with Miguel DeHoyos on Jan. 23, 2015. DePue, a world-renowned violinist/fiddler, leads the duo through an array of styles – Classical, Bluegrass, and Rock – with blazing virtuosity and emotion. They are a supercharged, accessible, genre-crossing repertoire. Together, they produce an unparalleled sound—music that can speak to anyone’s soul.
Good Company is on our stage Feb. 27, 2015 to close out our “season” on a great high. Their new production, “Under the Influence of Great American Music,” explores the music that has inspired their own individual sound and approach, backed by a dynamic four-piece rhythm section. This incredible outfit exhibits the essence of Nashville’s songwriting, youthful Rock and Roll passion, and the exuberant spirit of Gospel-inspired sweet Southern Soul.
We are so excited to bring you the sounds of the Great American Songbook with Simply Sinatra, featuring Steve Lippia and his 10-piece orchestra. This is a non-series performance on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of the “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation. CCRSF will present this show also at the Village Church Fellowship Hall – a Saturday “date night” performance. Simply Sinatra on sale date for tickets TBA.
Community Concerts Season ticket prices remain the same, starting at $200 for the Early Bird pricing through June 30, $225 after. Single tickets will also be available at $75 per ticket. Community Concerts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. And all donations are tax deductible.