LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Lake County Friends of Mendocino College, in partnership with the Soper-Reese Community Theatre, is presenting the third annual Professional Pianists Concert on Sunday, March 10.
The afternoon begins at 2 p.m. with a no-host reception, followed by the concert at 3 p.m.
Performing will be six well-known professional pianists from Lake and Mendocino counties.
These musicians will combine their talent and years of experience to benefit fundraising efforts for the arts and education in Lake County.
Lake County artists Tom Aiken, Tom Ganoung, and David Neft will be joined by performers Spencer Brewer, Elena Casanova, and Elizabeth MacDougall from Mendocino County.
The concert will feature all the pianists on stage throughout the afternoon as they trade stories and play a variety of musical selections. Young pianist Hana Consterdine will be special guest performer.
Tickets are $25 for regular reserved and $30 for premium reserved and may be purchased at the box office on Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or by phone to 707-263-0577.
The Soper Reese is located at 275 S. Main Street in Lakeport. Tickets may be purchased online at www.soperreesetheatre.com .
The presenters announced the sponsors for this year’s concert and expressed their gratitude for their support of education and the arts in Lake County.
Being recognized as major sponsors and friends are Peggy Campbell, CPA; Tom Lincoln, Lincoln-Leavitt Insurance; Mendo Lake Credit Union; Rick and Judy McCann; Pam Scully, Lakeport Furniture; John Tomkins Tax Consultants; and Wright Contracting Inc.
Other sponsors include David Browning, OD; Susie LaPointe, Pat and Lori McGuire, and Jim and Wilda Shock.
Students and programs at the Lake Center of Mendocino College will benefit from the sale of tickets for a chance to win bountiful baskets of Lake County products, including wine and tickets to special events.
Basket and wine donors include Cheating Daylight, Judy Conard, Gloria Flaherty, Tim and Jamey Gill, Wally Holbrook, Lake Family Resource Center, and Susie LaPointe.
Other donors are the Mendocino College Foundation, Trena Pauly and Polestar Computers, Wilda Shock, Margaret Silveira and the Tallman Hotel.