The Redmond Community Concert Assoc. (RCCA) is gearing up for its 2014-15 season of five concerts which runs from October to April. About to begin its 31st season, RCCA will continue to present quality live entertainment at an affordable cost to the Central Oregon community.
For the opening show on October 19, RCCA will present the Broadway Tenors featuring musical theatre’s best leading men. They will transport the audience to the New York stage to enjoy some of Broadway’s most beloved hits including songs from Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, South Pacific and many more.
Victoria Robertson, an accomplished and versatile soprano, will be featured on November 16. Her show ranges from classical to pop and everything in between. She has appeared with numerous symphony orchestras and was Miss USO for seven years — you can expect some patriotic songs as well.
Next in the lineup is the Swingle Singers appearing February 22, 2015. This amazing a’cappella group of young and talented voices push the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve by making their voices sound like musical instruments. They deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with precision, passion and captivating showmanship.
To add diversity, RCCA will present a country western band with a city twist. Arriving from New York City will be Shotgun Wedding, slated for March 15. They will entertain the audience with standards by Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams and others. This group of five musicians are talented instrumentalists who create beautiful vocal harmonies.
The season will close on April 19 with Quartetto Gelato. Their genre ranges from classical to folk with unique interpretations that are full of musical beauty, sophistication and surprises. This group of four virtuosos promises the perfect finish to this eclectic season.
The subscription campaign is underway and sales have been brisk. Tickets are sold by season subscriptions only; the cost for five performances is $60 for adults, $25 for students under 21 and $125 for a family with students.
Loie Boero, RCCA president, advises, “We often sell out, so I urge the community to purchase their tickets soon. Because seats are not reserved, late subscribers have the same chance to secure good seats.”
RCCA is able to keep its subscription cost affordable because it’s an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Boero adds, “We have more than 40 dedicated volunteers in addition to many generous patrons and advertisers who support us. Our donors are enthusiastic about our Outreach Program to the community and particularly to our local schools.”
All performances are held at Ridgeview High School’s Performing Arts Theatre in Redmond. Concert times are 2pm and 6:30pm.