Performers announced for next Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe season


By Sharon McDonald

Tickets are on sale now for the 15th consecutive season of Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, which will begin Friday, Sept. 19, at the newly remodeled Village Church Fellowship Hall.

“Early bird” pricing is $200 for the four-concert series, good through June 30.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for all season concerts, with catered hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine, sponsored by Northern Trust. Performances begin at 7 p.m., with coffee and dessert served at intermission.

The first performer will be Fernando Varela,

a modern tenor, who spans the musical repertoire from opera to pop. Offering classical and popular appeal, Varela is under the tutelage of renowned star-maker David Foster. Barbra Streisand commented “You are going to be a pretty big star.” Recently, he performed at The Bridges to rave reviews.

Actress and singer Susan Egan,

an electrifying “Belle of Broadway,” will perform Friday, Oct. 24. Her credits are many; most notably, she received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress as the original “Belle” in Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast.” The Broadway veteran entertains with energetic songs and anecdotes of her career.

“Virtuosity and sophistication” aptly describes the team of Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyos,

who will perform Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. DePue was Grammy-nominated and certified gold with famed guitarist Steve Vai and is a world-renowned violinist/fiddler. DePue and De Hoyos play a range of styles with “high-flying fingerboard pyrotechnics.” Their credits include a performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the International Bluegrass Music Association.

The regular season ends with Good Company

on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. They will present a kaleidoscope of vintage and current music including rock, R&B, gospel and bluegrass. They spotlight iconic American music with their live band, playing “definitive sounds of NYC-Nashville-Detroit-LA.”

A special performance on Saturday, May 9, 2015, will be Simply Sinatra,

featuring Steve Lippia. More information on tickets for this concert will be coming soon. Save the date!

To hear and see videos of each performer’s work, visit For information, email, or call President Gail Kendall at 858-248-0892.