Two evenings of piano music will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Andrews Hall of the Sonoma Community Center. The concerts, billed as “A Grand Night,” are part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s Sonoma Nights Showcase series.
The July 23 concert will feature four accomplished pianists – Deborah Knapp, Jack Power, Esfir Ross, and Alexia Stevens – playing selections ranging from ragtime to classical. The program of the second concert will be announced later.
Monica McKey, coordinator of the Sonoma Nights Showcase – and producer of the two piano concerts – describes the series as “intimate performances” showcasing regional talent in a variety of genres. “Our calendar includes music, staged readings, one-person shows, dance, and cabaret acts – basically anything can fit in the hall while our main stage productions are in progress.”
TA, a coalition of six member theatre companies, is presenting eight major shows this year as part of its Festival of Theatre. These shows are presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons.
“Our performance schedule makes it possible for STA to offer performers the opportunity to sublease Andrews Hall on our ‘dark’ nights – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – to stage their own smaller shows,” McKey said.
Tickets to the piano concerts are $12 at svbo.org or by calling the Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1.