The Redmond Community Concert Association (RCCA) announces its 2015-16 season of five concerts which runs from October to April. About to begin its 32nd season, RCCA continues to present quality live entertainment at an affordable cost to the Central Oregon community.
The season will kick off on October 11 with Quattro Sound, an ensemble blending Latin, pop, jazz and classical. They have dubbed their genre “Popzzical” for their fresh and innovative musical style. This accomplished quartet, combining violin, cello, guitar and percussion with sparking lead vocals has been thrust into the international spotlight.
On November 15, pianist Mike Strickland will return by popular demand. He is a versatile pianist whose expertise ranges from pop, Broadway, jazz, to classical. Strickland thrills his audiences by gliding effortlessly between styles, and plans to surprise us with some backup musicians as well.
Kuba Kawnik and Rebecca Lowe are the featured artists slated for February 21, 2016. This unique duo has garnered rave reviews from Europe to the Americas. Kuba plays multiple instruments including vibraphone, violin, and guitar while Rebecca’s voice captures the beauty of songs from many genres.
Next in the lineup on March 13 is Alpin Hong, a highly accomplished classical pianist. He has performed in many prominent venues ranging from Walt Disney Hall to the White House and is also known as an avid musical education advocate. Between his youthful vitality and virtuosity, Hong brings audiences young and old to their feet.
The season will close on April 17 with The StepCrew who present a brilliant visual and musical display combining dance with vocals and world-class fiddlers. This Canadian group features a troupe of dancers who combine several styles of step and tap along with a five-piece ensemble.
They are certain to bring a high-energy performance.
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. Tickets have sold out for the 2pm shows, but are still available for the 6:30pm performances. All seats are general admission.
“RCCA is able to keep its subscription cost affordable because we are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization,” explains Jay Jantzen, RCCA president. “We also are fortunate to have the generous support of patrons and advertisers who are enthusiastic about the quality of music we present as well as our emphasis on student artistic outreach to Redmond Schools and music Scholarship Program for our youth.”
All performances are held at Ridgeview High School’s Performing Arts Theatre in Redmond. www.redmondcca.org