STRAUSS TO SONDHEIM: A SUMMER EVENING LAWN CONCERT WITH SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY

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Sunday, August 22, 2010, 5 p.m.

VENUE: Great Lawn

George Cleve, Conductor  -  Lisa Vroman, Vocalist

About Lisa Vroman:

"Captivating! Her voice is a beautiful one - full, sensuous, and pure" -Steve Winn, San Francisco Chronicle

"One of American Musical Theater's most beautiful voices!" -Cameron Mackintosh

"An accomplished, imaginative artist!" -F. Paul Driscoll, Opera News

"Vroman is a musical and theatrical marvel, capable of moving between the worlds of Opera and Broadway with unnerving ease." -Joshua Kisman, San Francisco Chronicle

"Few ladies singing today possess the exquisite voice, clarity, and range of Lisa Vroman." -Harold Prince

Spend a delightful summer’s eve under a canopy of stars as Symphony Silicon Valley, Maestro George Cleve, and Broadway star Lisa Vroman perform on the great lawn at Montalvo Arts Center.

The waltzes of Strauss, Sondheim, and friends set the backdrop reflecting Cleve’s Viennese heritage. The beloved strains of “Die Fledermaus” and “The Blue Danube” will mingle with Sondheim and Gershwin favorites to reflect the air of a delightful summer outing. Picnic and dine on the lawn as Lisa Vroman leads us through a medley of Broadway tunes written with a Viennese dance tempo in mind. This special Strauss to Sondheim concert celebrates the renewal of Montalvo’s annual summer lawn concerts. Bring the family and enjoy one of the South Bay’s most beautiful places!

Gourmet Box Dinners ($20) are available to order in advance or to purchase at the event. Choose from:

  • Pesto stuffed sliced chicken breast with basil aioli; Wild rice salad with cranberries & almonds; Fresh seasonal berries; Lemon bar
  • Portabello mushroom with red peppers and mozzarella on focaccia with sundried tomato caper mayo; Tortellini salad with fresh veggies & red wine vinaigrette; Fresh seasonal fruit; Lemon bar
  • Jack Daniels marinated sliced steak with crumbled blue cheese and garlic aioli on ciabatta bread; Country potato salad; Fresh seasonal fruit; Brownie
  • Cheese & Fruit Option: Creamy brie, soft blue cheese, & dublin cheddar; Baguette; Strawberries & grapes; Chocolate truffle cookie

Sweet Pea's will also be on hand selling homemade sweet and savory crepes and fresh salads.

Reserved seats: Lawn chair provided

Unreserved seats: Open seating, bring low lawn chairs or a blanket. Come early to stake out the best area for your picnic dinner and enjoy the concert.

Free parking and shuttle service from West Valley College. Limited on-site parking ($25 per car) available.

This program is a joint production of Montalvo Arts Center and Symphony Silicon Valley.

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TICKET PRICES : $69.50 (400 seats); Unreserved Seating: $49.50 Box Dinners ($20) available to order in advance or to purchase at the event.

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