By Marlene Robershaw
Ramona Concert Association’s 2010-11 season promises to be as exciting as the past 25 years.
As usual, gifted musicians will provide a wide spectrum of musical styles, and next year also will feature a fifth concert, giving season ticket holders even more for their money.
Season memberships for the coming season are available for $25 for adults, $55 for entire families, and $10 for individual students and children. These prices will be an additional $3 each after July 1.
Tickets for each concert are sold at the door for $15 for adults and $5 for children and students.
Starting the concert season on Oct. 16 will be The San Diego Chorus. This women’s a cappella chorus of 100, singing four-part barbershop style harmony, has a 60-year history in San Diego. They have won a host of local, state and national awards and perform in gorgeous customs with stunning choreography.
Violinist Linda Wang will perform on Nov. 20. Since her debut with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic at the age of 9, Wang has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in solo and orchestral concerts. She attended the Julliard School of Music and the famed Salzburg Mozarteum.
On Feb. 26, in celebration of Presidents Days, there will be a joint concert with the Ramona High School Symphonic Band, the RHS Percussion Ensemble and the Ramona Town Hall Brass Band. The Ramona High School musicians are led by music teacher Daniel James, this year’s Ramona Unified School District teacher of the year, and the Town Hall Brass Band is directed by bandmaster Kenneth Serfass, retired Marine and Marine musician. These groups plan entertaining surprises for the audience as they musically celebrate the United States.
Next on the roster will be a “Family Affair” on March 12. Anna and Kirill Gliadkovsky will perform solo and duo piano joined by their 11-year-old daughter, Anastassia. Anna has her piano degree from the most prestigious schools in Russia, and Kirill earned his piano performance master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University.
The last concert of the season will be the “We Five” Folk Rock Revival on April 9. This will take the audience back to the 1960s, when the group’s first single record, ”You Were on My Mind,” sold a million copies.
They went on to do six albums, a Grammy nomination and television appearances with a host of stars including Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Their current shows are at the Hollywood Bowl, Performing Art Centers and Nevada Casino showrooms.
Season membership includes all of the above concerts, considered quite a bargain. For a 2010-11 membership, send your remittance to Ramona Concerts, P.O. Box 1273 Ramona, CA 92065.
If you would like a season brochure sent to you, call 760-789-7474.
All performances are on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., in the Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center at Olive Peirce Middle School at 1521 Hanson Lane.