Archive for June, 2010

“Celebrate America” Benefit Concert Comes to the Mondavi June 20

June 13, 2010

Come Celebrate America!  On Sunday, June 20 at 3:00 p.m., the L17 Community Arts Foundation presents “Celebrate America,” a benefit concert supporting the Central Downtown Food Basket,* at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis.

With the music of Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony Orchestra, highlights of the program include George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue; William Schuman’s New England Tryptich; John Williams’ Olympic Fanfare and Theme; and of course, John Phillip Souza’s Stars and Stripes Forever, among numerous other works.

Special guest performers include the RSVP Reconciliation Singers Voices for Peace; Sacramento Children’s Chorus; Jeff Carnie and Spectrum; Yilin Hsu, soprano; Daniel Yoder, baritone; and the Community Arts Chorus.  The program will close with the Community Arts Chorus singing a rousing patriotic finale.

For tickets, please contact the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787 or 1-866-754-2787.  Or please go online to for tickets and ordering information.  Ticket prices are $25, $35 or $45 per seat.

And here is a surprise:  One of the organizers of this event is our neighborhood’s very own Alex Zabelin, a member of the Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association Board.  We’re privileged to have such talented people living right here in our neighborhood…so thanks for organizing this event, Alex!  Sounds like it will be a great show.

*The Central Downtown Food Basket is a local non-profit organization that provides food to the elderly and low-income residents.  Begun in 1983, the organization now feeds over 1,500 families and nearly 700 seniors a month, through its locations in downtown Sacramento and in the suburban Rosemont neighborhood.