2018 Season

Angelina Réaux Sings Bernstein
"I HATE MUSIC"
Leonard Bernstein Centennial Anniversary
with Michael Sokol and Ines Irawati
 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7pm
The Scripps Research Institute Auditorium
10620 John J. Hopkins Drive, San Diego
 

Réaux is America’s most dramatic singer. She can sing with a disarming sweetness, gentle longing, passionate regret, deep anguish, white-hot rage, engaging wit, high hopes and a worldly-wise cynicism, the voice of innocence and the voice of experience-often in the course of a single song.”   Richard Dyer, THE BOSTON GLOBE.  Ms. Réaux has forged her own unique path and fits no conventional mold and commands a repertoire from Strauss to Sondheim. Join her along with BTC favorites Michael Sokol and Ines Irawati for an unforgettable evening of Bernstein!

 

Rob Thorsen Jazz Trio
 
with special guest Curtis Taylor, trumpet
plus Steph Johnson & Voices of Our City Choir
 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
St. James By-The Sea Episcopal Church
743 Prospect Street, La Jolla

 The award winning Rob Thorsen Quartet will perform a variety of
music which includes classic jazz, Latin music, original compositions and more. The band includes trumpeter Curtis Taylor, pianist Hugo Suarez and drummer Richard Sellers. Together they integrate many different music styles that contribute to their modern jazz sound. From Duke Ellington to Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, the Rob Thorsen Trio weaves together a
unique sound that honors the jazz masters while inspiring a fresh
approach to this great American art form.

 

Benjamin Britten's

THE LITTLE SWEEP

Michael Morgan, Conductor

Shirley Johnston, Stage Director

Joan Diener, Orchestra Preparation

Saturday & Sunday May 19/20, 7pm/4pm

Performing Arts Annex, City Heights Library

3795 Fairmount Avenue

Gilbert & Sullivan's
THE MIKADO

Michael Sokol, Koko

Sharmay Musacchio, Katisha

Walter DuMelle, Pooh-Bah

Janie Prim, Music Director

Sunday, September 23, at 4pm

All Souls' Episcopal Church

1475 Catalina Blvd. at Chatsworth Blvd.

Two of the major preoccupations informing Britten’s life and work, opera and music for children, come together in The Little Sweep. Yet despite the light-hearted approach, The Little Sweep is also a morality tale in which Sam the sweep boy is sold into service and bullied by his elders in a manner reminiscent of Peter Grimes. Thus the work embodies a rounded and involving theatrical experience, introducing young audiences to the conventions of opera by means of a simple yet affecting story with which they can sympathize and identify. Adult cast featuring Martha Howe and Michael Sokol and youth cast featuring young artists from schools across San Diego. Do not miss this SD premiere written by master composer and educator Benjamin Britten.

 Titipu has been sentenced to death for violating the Mikado’s law against flirting… And so begins arguably the most popular of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic and hilarious tales. Featuring G&S funnymen and BTC regulars Michael Sokol as Ko-Ko and Walter DuMelle as Poo-Bah along with rising star Sharmay Musacchio as the formidable Katisha—you will not want to miss our return to The Mikado and sing along with the local stars. “Three Little Maids”, “Tit-Willow”, and “I’ve Got a Little List” are just a few of the favorites from this ridiculous masterpiece. Sing a long with San Diego’s best and all for a great cause!

To benefit

ElderHelp

Music en la Calle

FREE Music Festival and Street Fair

Saturday, June 16

Noon-10pm

Fair @44

(Corner of Fairmount & El Cajon)

 

Featuring:

Tom Cunningham Bluegrass

MLK Jr. Comm. Choir

Irving Flores Latin Jazz

Opera de Tijuana

and many, many more!

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!