Program Contact: Colleen Bailey (831) 775-4724
The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture Announces Its Fall Performance Schedule
Second Performance is The World Famous Pasquale Esposito, Italian Tenor in Concert November 12th
SALINAS, CA (September 17, 2011) The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture, located at 940 N. Main Street (formerly known as Sherwood Hall), is a place for the Salinas community to experience a spirit of collaboration, share resources, and unify in a sustainable and respectful physical space. Under the direction of the National Steinbeck Center, The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture aims to unite the community by providing a space and opportunity to experience arts, culture, and entertainment.
National Steinbeck Center Executive Director Colleen Bailey announced today that the Institute will launch several events this fall due to the generosity of its presenting sponsor the Sally Hughes Church Foundation (board members: Anne C. Leach, President; W.B. Lindley, Vice President; Harry D. Wardwell, Secretary; Ross Merrill, Treasurer). As Bailey believes, “Art is essential to the social and spiritual nourishing of our lives. Music, song, dance, film, books, and visual arts are important to the health of our nation. The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture will use these events to create a genuine sense of community.”
The second performance is:
Pasquale Esposito, Italian tenor in concert
Opening performance by local singer Leticia Candelaria
Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 7:30pm
Ticket prices: $100 VIP includes reception at 6:30-7:30pm;
$25 students, military, educator, senior with ID
$25 groups of 12 or more
For tickets call: 831-775-
World-famous Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito will perform a concert comprising many Italian, Spanish, and English standards arranged uniquely for him. The program will include some of Pasquale’s original compositions accompanied by stunning choreography.
Pasquale Esposito was born and raised in Naples, Italy, the youngest of five children. Pasquale developed his love for music at a young age and further honed his skills singing in the church choir. It was at that early age that he noticed the miracles of music and that no matter how young or old, rich or poor, they all shared an affinity for music. He realized that music was the tie that binds us all and is the true universal language. He studied at San Jose State University’s School of Music under the direction of Joseph Frank. This fall, Pasquale will release his sixth full-length CD titled Time-Il Tempo and is proud to present its west coast debut at the Steinbeck Institute for Art and Culture.
Save the Date:
The Jungle Book, a ballet performed by State Street Ballet, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, original music composed by Milan Svododa, and choreography by Rodney Gustafson.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7pm
Students ages 4-16 with ID: $12
For tickets call: 831.775.4726 or at www.steinbeck.org.
Groups of 10 are welcome and will receive a discount.
A ballet based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling with original music composed by Milan Svododa, the leading Czech composer and recorded by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater in Prague, with choreography by Rodney Gustafson. The Jungle Book is performed by the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, a professional company of 20 dancers and Fresno Dance Theater.
Founded in 1994 as a nonprofit organization, State Street Ballet is a vibrant, innovative professional dance company known for combining the rigors and timeless beauty of classical technique with updated looks, special effects, and digital technology. The company produces original works that captivate today's diverse audiences and remains dedicated to promoting original dance through public performances and educational outreach. The company tours domestically and internationally, and State Street Ballet’s original touring productions also include Cinderella and The Nutcracker.
The Steinbeck Institute of Arts and Culture is administered by The National Steinbeck Center.
Background on the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck. The National Steinbeck Center is a museum and cultural institution whose mission is “to tell the story of John Steinbeck’s rich legacy, and to present, create and explore stories of the human condition.” The Center offers three visitor experiences:
For more information, please visit the National Steinbeck Center’s website at www.steinbeck.org. For more information on upcoming events or purchase tickets call (831) 775-4726