Black Tie Gala Concert Performers Announced

February 28, 2018

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre - June 3rd 

Gala 5:00 / Concert 6:30


Every year, Solano Music Conservatory, a division of Young Artist Conservatory of Music, hosts the Black Tie Gala Concert.  This concert event celebrates the standard of excellence associated with the highest vigor in musical training and performance quality amongst the students of Solano Music Conservatory.


Each June, the upcoming year’s Featured Soloists are announced at the Black Tie Gala. Our Featured Soloists represent a significant and professional level of musicianship and conviction in performance.  Please join me once again in congratulating our 2018 Featured Soloists in June 2017. 




Megan Albidress – Alto

Manuel de Falla’s “Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas


Jenna Kitzes-  Mezzo Soprano



Nina Martin – Cello

 Haydn Cello Concerto in C Maj


Tyler Smith  - Piano

 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto B Flat Major, No. 1 Mvmt 1: Allegro



Added to the Black Tie Concert Program are a select group of Highlighted and Outstanding Young Artists who have set themselves apart as notable and inspiring students of classical, jazz and theatrical music.  Please join me in congratulating Black Tie Highlighted and Outstanding Young Artists for June 3rd 2018. 


Listed in no particular order and with some music not yet finalized.  *Indicates student is performing more than once.


Highlighted Excellence  

*Elizabeth  Weber / Nina Martin / Kimberly Landes  - Piano Trio - Dvorak “Dumky” - 1st Mvmt

*Catie Whittet - voice TBD

*Abby West - marimba TBD

Elizabeth Weber  -  piano -TBD
Alex Toro-Quinones - piano - Beethoven Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1 - 1st Mvmt


Outstanding Young Artists (14 and under)

Rebekah Weber - cello  - Boccerini Minuet

Phillip Lee and Jaqueline Dobrei - piano duet -  TBD

Ethan Caro - classical guitar - TBD

Rowan Dalisay / Mychel Purtill - vocal duet - TBD


Jazz Combo

Ashley Jones - Saxophone  - Highlighted Soloist

Jarod Ricetti - Trumpet

*Alex Toro-Quinones - Piano

*Abby West - Drums

Singers - Mariana Gonzales / *Senzel Ahmady / *Catie Whittet

Bass Player - Chris Dietrich


Theatre Ensemble  “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof

*Senzel Ahmady

Taylor Kostal

Lexi Bartels


Once again congratulations to the students named above.  As Managing Artistic Director, I extend my deepest appreciation to the parents and families who support and empower these young people in pursuit of their potential.  The students listed here, represent the hope and reality that any of our earlier level students can look forward to achieving the skill, confidence and poise to be listed as a Black Tie Gala Concert Premier Performer. 



Wanda L. Cook

Managing Artistic Director


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