Symphony at Sunset: an evening of music and entertainment at Vina Robles Amphitheatre

On Sunday, August 20, fans of the popular Paso Pops concerts will delight in a second summer symphonic pops spectacle – this time at Vina Robles Amphitheatre! Symphony at Sunset will feature three acclaimed vocalists accompanied by the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra for an evening performance under the stars.

Conducted by OperaSLO Artistic Director, Brian Asher Alhadeff, this family-friendly program features soloists Julie Davies, Alba Franco-Cancél, Gregorio Gonzalez, and Karin Mushegain. These stars will perform familiar classics, current favorites, Hollywood hits, and Broadway tunes from James Bond to Oklahoma!, and more. The evening will also include a special Veterans honor enacted by the Central Coast Leatherneck Color Guard.

This concert is perfect for families, as well! Through a generous partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Offices of Education, free admission will be given to children under the age of 16 with each paid adult ticket. Don't miss this chance to experience the Hollywood Bowl of the Central Coast – one of the many wonderful Pasobilities!

Gregorio Gonzalez, one of the soloists, began his critically-acclaimed career in 2002 after being hired as a resident artist by Placido Domingo at the Los Angeles Opera. Since then, he has sung extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe.

Soprano Julie Davies enjoys an active stage career, performing with international orchestras and opera companies. Ms. Davies has sung in master classes with Marilyn Horne, Martina Arroyo, and Hoerst Guenter.

Deemed “superb” by the New York Times, Karin Mushegain is captivating audiences with her exciting, energetic portrayals, dramatic poise, and dynamic vocal sound. She has portrayed Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Seattle Opera and Opera San Jose.

Local soprano, Alba Franco-Cancél, is originally from Puerto Rico and continues to thrill audiences with her pure and silvery sound delivered with her magnetic stage presence in both operatic and concert appearances. She was a resident artist with the Lawrence Opera Theatre and finalist in the American Prize Vocal Competition.

Located on California's beautiful Central Coast since 1985, Opera San Luis Obispo is the region's only professional opera company. Season programs feature diverse events from elegant and intimate recital series to exciting educational experiences. These performers always put on spectacular grand productions of opera and musical theatre that are a must-see. OperaSLO complements each season with an ever-changing cascade of rising opera and Broadway stars of both national and international acclaim.

Symphony at Sunset promises to be a wonderful night of entertainment under the stars at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m. This is a general admission show with all tickets priced at $25.00, plus applicable service charges. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is located at 3800 Mill Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, 805-286-3680.

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