January 4, 2010

The West Valley Symphony is expecting a capacity crowd for an exciting Hollywood  Meets Broadway concert on January 24th.  The concert will feature melodies by show business legends such as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Leonard Bernstein.  Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg will lead the full orchestra in a performance of audience favorites from “The King and I”, “The Sound of Music”, “West Side Story” and other hit productions. 
 “Listening to these timeless melodies is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The audience is in for a real treat,” says Barbara Lashmet, Vice President of the Symphony’s Board of Trustees.  “Ticket sales have been brisk since we announced this program in September, and we may well see a sell-out crowd.”  
The concert begins at 3:00PM at Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 North Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City.  Tickets are $25 for adults and youth (18 years and under) tickets are available for $15.  All seating is general admission.  Tickets are expected to be available at the door.  However, to ensure a ticket purchase for this popular concert, contact the Symphony at (623) 236-6781regarding ticket availability.  

The West Valley Symphony 2009-2010 season will conclude on March 14 with guest artist Tessa Gotman performing Brahms’ Concerto for Violin during the Melodic Masterpieces program.
In addition to its concert series, the Symphony and Rio Salado College’s RISE Learning for Life have developed for the first time a series of educational and fun events. On January 15th, Maestro Kellogg will lead attendees in a program titled “A Day at the Opera”. The session will get underway at 10:00am with a discussion of Opera history and development.  A break after the morning session will offer participants an opportunity to support Interfaith by visiting Birt’s Bistro and Bookstore, located next door on the Interfaith Campus.  Birt’s offers specialty coffees, freshly made sandwiches and salads.   At 1:00pm, participants will reconvene to hear a performance by some up and coming young opera singers from Arizona Opera’s Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio.    The final community event will take place March 5th and will explore rhythms. Both community events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however; to sign up call RISE at (480) 377-4251.  They will take place on the Rio Salado/RISE campus at 12535 W. Smokey Drive in Surprise. 



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