Concert association begins 29th season with ‘Neapolitan Nights’
By Marlene Robershaw
Ramona Concert Association’s 2013-14 season will open with Quartetto Gelato, an ensemble that tours worldwide.
After 2013 concert tours in Russia, Canada, and London — including the London Symphony — the award-winning musicians will end their year in Ramona. The concert will be in Olive Peirce Middle School Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center, 1521 Hanson Lane, Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
The musicians’ Neapolitan Nights program contains operatic arias, bagatelles and songs from Italy and other regions. The international entertainers have a reputation for thrilling audiences with their mastery of eight instruments, plus a bonus of an Italianate operatic tenor. Their eight CDs are shown on public radio and television shows and on movie soundtracks. More about them are at Quartettogelato.com
The next concert, on Nov. 16, will be the 3 G’s with a two-, four- and six-hand piano team, the Gliadkovskys. Not new to Ramona, this family of father, mother and 15-year-old daughter, will play favorite piano masterpieces by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Gershwin and more.
Doug Mattocks, Banjo Hall of Fame winner and perfomer in the Grand Ole Opry and Las Vegas shows, will entertain on Jan. 25. He is considered the only master of the three major styles of American popular banjo. His program includes humor, education, history and musicianship.
On March 8, the award-winning Ramona High School Symphonic and Advanced Jazz bands led by music teacher Daniel James will take the stage. These bands have won top awards in county and state competitions.
Ending the 2013-14 season on April 5 will be the San Diego Concert Band with 75 members playing show tunes, movie scores, marches and symphonic band concert pieces. Founded 25 years ago, the band is led by conductor Roy Anthony Jr. who in 2000 served as coordinator for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Australia. He also was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1995 from the State of California for his teaching.
Prices for season memberships are $25 for adults, $10 for students, and $55 for a family, which is considered two adults and all children and students living in the household. Season membership tickets include all five concerts.
Single tickets available at the door for each concert are $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Season tickets may be ordered by sending a remittance to Ramona Concerts, P.O. Box 1273, Ramona, CA 92065. For more information, call 760-789-7474 or see www.ramonaconcerts.com.
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