TIMES December 31 , 2019

Petaluma, CA. ~ The music of Haydn, Schumann, Bee- thoven, Dvorak and Ginastera will resound in Petaluma’s “Carnegie Hall” as the 11th Annual New Years’ Eve Gala concert, presented by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Associa- tion, kicks off the New Year! Each year’s “Gala Concert” has been a sensation and has become a New Year’s Eve tradition, not only for Petalu- mans, but also for residents of nearby towns wishing to ring in the New Year with inspired artistry and great “live” classi- cal music. Violin virtuoso and Sonoma

native Nigel Armstrong re- turns this year as well as Dr. Kayleen Asbo, acclaimed mu- sician who many are familiar with from her inspiring Musi- cal Mondays series at the Pet- aluma Museum and her role as Cultural Historian to the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Other performing string

players are beloved high-cal- iber musicians from the San

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New Years Gala Sure to Please!

Francisco Symphony: Yun Chu – violin, Shu-Yi Pai – cello, and Nancy Severance – viola, as well as Elizabeth Walter

pianist – the series

creator and coordinator. They have been performing at this venue since the series’ incep- tion in 2009. This ensemble has been acclaimed for their insightful

interpretation and

marvelous cohesion. Seeing the need for local high-quality classical music events, Elizabeth Walter, in conjunction with Skyhill Cultural Alliance and the Pet- aluma Museum Association, have provided the community with many outstanding and in- spiring concerts.

Admission includes com-

plimentary wine and cheeses; balcony guests also enjoy fine wines, champagne and choco- lates. We encourage you to get

your tickets early, as this event SELLS OUT! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


December 5 through 15, 2019 Escanaba In Da Moonlight

Written by Jeff Daniels • Directed by Argo Thompson

Sonoma County, CA. ~ A special

event of the 2019-

2020 SEASON of Left Edge Theater. ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT, A comedy by Jeff Daniels. Plays through December 15, 2019! Directed by Argo Thompson. THE STORY: When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the fami- ly’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Ruby brings with her the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Es- canaba in da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, hor-

ror, and heart as she goes to any and all lengths to re- move herself from the wrong end of the record book. CAST INCLUDES: Rosie Frater, Sandra Ish, Kimberly Kalem- ber*, Chandler Parrott-Tho- mas, Paige Picard, and Anabel Pimentel. December 5, 6, 7 at 8pm, December 8 at 2pm, December 12, 13, 14 at 8pm, December 15 at 2pm SINGLE TICKETS: $42

Premium Reserved Seats, $28 General Admission, $15 for Thursday performances only. For tickets call

the Luther

Burbank Center for the Arts 707-546-3600 or visit

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • DECEMBER 2019 • Pg 19

Winter Spotlight Dance Gala

DECEMBER 2019 Upbeat Times in Santa Rosa!

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Dance Program presents its third an- nual Winter Spotlight Dance Gala on December 13 and 14. Its new Touring Dance Com- pany (TDC), is comprised of some of the program’s most promising dancers. In the Gala, they collaborate with dance faculty to create fea- tured dance pieces that honor the unique qualities of each performer. This performance includes contrasting musical theatre, contemporary, and abstract modern dance genres with a unifying theme explor- ing body, mind and the human spirit. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Tauser Gymnasium 951. Tickets are available at the door beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $12, Students $6, free for children under 10. For more information contact: Casandra Hillman. Phone: 707-527-4260

Michelle & Francis Mattos from Sonoma County, Califonia, at the National Heirloom Expo 2019 having an upbeat time!

A Warm Cup of Coffee, Holiday Wishes & Lots of Love! Special for you:

A Pound of True Trade Organic Coffee $10

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