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YoloArts Series Hits Esparto

“Keys and Breeze” with Dr. Alice Lenaghan (flute, piccolo) and Dr. Jana Olvera (piano)

The next stop for the YoloArts musical tour concert series is in Esparto and will feature a live performance by “Keys and Breeze,” an area piano and flute duo performing Latin and Latin-inspired music.  The concert will be held at the Esparto High School Theater on Friday, February 11 beginning at 7 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Esparto High School’s Performing Arts Program.

“Keys and Breeze” is a classical duo featuring Dr. Alice Lenaghan (flute, piccolo) and Dr. Jana Olvera (piano).  They have successfully collaborated on a series of concerts over the last several years that have delighted audiences in Woodland, Davis and Sacramento with their fresh approach to live classical music performances.  The artists seek to make classical concerts more audience-friendly through the use of humor, verbal commentary, and intriguing repertoire choices.  Olvera has presented several solo programs at the Woodland Opera House, including the family-oriented recital “Animalia” and “Simply Romantic” as part of the Woodland Opera House concert series and maintains a private piano studio in Woodland.  Lenaghan has performed principal flute with the Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Napa and Oakland East-Bay Symphonies and the Sacramento and Michigan Opera Theaters.  Her solo performances include appearances with the Napa, Camellia and Battle Creek Symphonies, the Michigan Chamber Orchestra and on the central stage at the California State Fair.  

The Esparto High School Theater is located in downtown Esparto.  Tickets for the February 11, 7 p.m. show are $10 for general admission and $8 for students in advance and can be purchased at www.yoloarts.org/boxoffice, or by phoning 530-406-4844.  Tickets at the door are a $2 increase ($12 for general admission and $10 for students).  Doors for the show will open at 6:30 p.m.

The YoloArts Musical Tour concert series is made possible by YoloArts through a grant from the California Arts Council and the state Attorney General’s office, funded from the settlement of an anti-trust case.  The YoloArts Musical Tour project will be presenting nine concerts throughout the county through July, 2011.  This is the seventh concert of the series.

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