2017 SEASON

Old Friends & New
Songs of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Geroge Gershwin, plus a few newer musical pals
Featuring Mary Munger Taylor & Glenn Ward

Saturday, January 28, 7:00pm

LA JOLLA COMMUNITY CENTER

6811 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

FREE Valet Parking

 

Love Letters
Featuring Priti Gandhi
& Ines Irawati

Saturday, May 13, 7:00pm

ST JAMES BY-THE-SEA EPISCOPAL CHURCH

743 Propsect Street, La Jolla, CA  92037

Spend an evening with Broadway singer and local favorite Mary Munger Taylor along with pianist Glenn Ward and his band who take on Cole Porter...and friends, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin plus a few newer musical pals. Guaranteed to bring down the house, you will not want to miss these local treasures share their favorite songs and stories from lives spent in the theater! The profits from this concert will be donated to The Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation. Through awareness, education and action, their mission is to influence families, educators, elected officials and the medical community to recognize the incidence of youth SCA/D and the importance of preventative heart screenings, and to support equipping schools with automated external defibrillators (AED) plus CPR/AED training. The Great American Songbook, free valet parking and amazing local artists - not to be missed.

 

 Jacques Brel & Friends
Featuring
Walter DuMelle, Priti Gandhi, Shirley Johnston, & Joe Savant

 

 

Saturday, June 3, 7:00pm

LA JOLLA COMMUNITY CENTER

6811 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

FREE Valet Parking

 

Take a journey of love, protest and peace from the pen of this Belgian troubadour/poet. Jacques Brel blended words with music in a daring way. He invented words, exaggerated meanings and ideas and created characters which he played with unequaled passion - although we are going to give it a try. Jacques went through life, pen in hand, in search of other people’s dreams - love, hopefulness, peace, non-violence and understanding. Sounds just right for Bodhi Tree Concerts. Four outstanding, completely unique local artists will bring his amazing words and stories alive, retelling messages that have just as much power & meaning as when he first wrote them. This cabaret concert will benefit the Tariq Khamisa Foundation's Forgiveness Project / Restorative Workshop - a ten-session educational series with lessons focused in teaching skills to be mindful and manage emotions, be accountable for one’s actions, and comprehension of making amends, practicing compassion and forgiveness. Perfect for Jacques and perfect for Bodhi Tree.

Join soprano Priti Gandhi (New York Philharmonic, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Seattle Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Diego Opera) and pianist Ines Irawati (Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music, the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, Orchestra Nova) for an evening of songs by Jake Heggie, Reynaldo Hahn, W. A. Mozart, Gene Scheer, and Antonin Dvořák, among others – in a tribute to the many kinds of love letters we write during our lives – to memories, to a partner, to life itself. The concert will benefit a non-profit very close to Ms. Gandhi's heart, The Seany Foundation. The core mission of the Seany Foundation is to bring happiness to kids affected by cancer. They provide immediate impact, healing and life-long support for kids affected by cancer and their families. Treat yourself to an equisite evening of song for a great cause.

 

Gilbert & Sullivan's
TRIAL BY JURY
plus..
Favorite G&S Choruses

 

Sunday, September 24, 4pm

ALL SOULS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH

1475 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma, CA

As with most Gilbert and Sullivan operas, the plot of Trial by Jury is ludicrous, but the characters behave as if the events were perfectly reasonable. There are pointed barbs aimed at hypocrisy, especially of those in authority, and the sometimes base motives of supposedly respectable people and institutions. Sounds like a perfect escape from today's news or maybe too close for comfort? In either case, enjoy our annual romp through the G&S Canon with the added bonus of an Act II of your favorite G&S Choruses! All you folks, super crazy about Gilbert & Sullivan, and you know who you are, you may even be able to make requests! This silly concert will benefit a very serious and timely cause: The Immigration Justice Project. The mission of the IJP is to promote due process and access to justice at all levels of the immigration and appellate court system, through the provision of high-quality pro bono legal services for those in immigration proceedings in San Diego. What's not to like - a great cause, hilarious proceedings and you get to sing with the local stars!

8 SONGS

FOR A MAD KING

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

 

Featuring Walter DuMelle

& Instrumental Ensemble

 

As a part of the

SD International Fringe Festival

 June 23- July 3, 2017

 

Tickets only $10 & available soon

 

Stretch your ears and open your mind to madness with the San Diego premier of this boundary pushing work by Sir Peter Maxwell Davis - a musical maverick til the end.

 

To benefit Diversionary Theater

ALL IS CALM - The Christmas Truce of 1914

By Peter Rothstein

With musical arrangements

by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

 

Stay tuned for a reprise of our popular production of the historical, beautiful new San Diego holiday tradition!

Our 2017 Community Partners

100% of profits go to benefit each concert's charitable organization!