Black Tie Gala Concert Performers Announced
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.
*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
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
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