In keeping with the Soper-Reese Community Theatre’s goal of providing a venue for our community to present local talent, we are looking ahead to partnering once again with an important nonprofit organization.
The Allegro Music Scholarship Program provides scholarships to young music students to support their ongoing music education.
A concert on Sunday, Nov. 4, is focused on young music students who have attained a high level of proficiency in their performance. They have become “Young Music Masters,” and we are honoring their success by featuring them in the concert.
A reception will be held at 2 p.m., with the performance starting at 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Allegro Scholarship Program.
This month we again highlight a local musician. Andy Rossoff is a Lake County resident who is highly committed to his music and his community.
By day he is an attorney with the Senior Law Project, providing free legal services to seniors. The Senior Law Project was incorporated in 1983 as a tax-exempt agency. Funding is provided by the Area Agency on Aging, the State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund, public and private grants, and client and community donations. The program serves Lake and Mendocino Counties from its Lakeport Office.
By night and weekends, Andy is committed to his music. Increasingly you will see him playing at community events and sharing his passion for his beloved New Orleans jazz.
He has played at the theater’s Third Friday Live and Lake County Live programs, the Pear Festival and the Arts Council’s First Friday Fling.
He also has performed around the lake at local wineries and restaurants. Andy travels often to New Orleans to develop his music, and in doing so has made friends with many jazz greats.
For the past several years, at his own expense, Andy has hosted a house party featuring one of New Orleans’ great jazz pianists, Tom McDermott.
This year it is Andy’s wish to share Tom’s visit to Lake County with the broader community. With Andy’s help, the Soper-Reese Community Theatre will host Tom McDermott playing jazz on Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at 7 p.m. The Soper-Reese Community Theatre will be transformed into a New Orleans Jazz club.
Tuesday Classic Movies, “1776,” July 10, 6 p.m.
Third Friday Live “After the Park” on July 20, 9 p.m. After the concert in Library Park, enjoy more music at the Soper Reese with the group “Short Stax.” Doors will open at 8:30 pm, and the music starts at 9 p.m.
Lake County Live radio broadcast on KPFZ 88.1 FM on Sunday, July 29, 6 p.m. Arrive by 5:30 p.m. to join the live audience and play a part in the broadcast.
August events include Miss Teen Lake County Pageant on Aug. 4; Golden Follies on Aug. 11 and 12; New Orleans Jazz on Aug. 18; Cheating Daylight on Aug. 25.
Tickets are available at The Travel Center in the Shoreline Shopping Center, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The theater box office, 275 S. Main St., will be will be open again on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is always open two hours before show time on the day of any event.
Tickets also can be purchased on line at www.soperreesetheatre.com .
For all the latest in information, tickets and more go to www.soperreesetheatre.com , and we’ll see you at the theater.
Kathy Windrem and Mike Adams are part of the large volunteer group that run the Soper-Reese Community Theatre in Lakeport, Calif.