Parnassus Society Award Concert

Date: 08.30.2015

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

The Parnassus Society presents*                                                      Community Connections Logo

Parnassus Society Award Concert 

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Award concert only. Performances by the 2015 Prestigious Medal Recipients: Hae Ji Chang, Soprano, and Vijay Venkatesh, Piano.

Soprano Hae Ji Chang is the winner of the 2015 Parnassus Award, Korean. She has been hailed as “an exciting young artist on the rise” by Opera Boston with a voice “full of silvery color and nuance” (Boston Globe). Ms. Chang has sung numerous title roles in renowned opera houses and concert halls such as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro (Aspen Opera Theater), Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelleas et Mélisande (Opera Theater of Saint Louis), Ste. Marguerite in Honegger’s oratorio, Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Carnegie Hall), and made her LA Opera debut as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen conducted by Plácido Domingo.

Pianist Vijay Venkatesh has been praised for his “sublime phrasing, tremendous and powerful virtuosity, beautiful lyricism, and mature and sensitive interpretation”. Mr. Venkatesh has performed in renowned concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad including Walt Disney Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Hall, and Leo S. Bing Hall in Los Angeles, in Vienna, Canada, Italy and Turkey, and his performances have also been broadcast on NPR, KUSC, and KOCE-TV among others.

Tickets: $29.00 General; $20.00 Seniors (62+); $10.00 Student with I.D. or obviously of school age

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Community Connections Logo *This is a Community Connections event held at Soka Performing Arts Center and is not part of the regular Soka PAC season and therefore not available for ticket exchanges and regular discounts. Call the Box Office to confirm any special offers (949) 480-4ART (4278).

Come early for Dinner! Soka Bistro is open for dinner M-F 5:30-7:00 pm, Sat/Sun 5:00-7:00 pm. Only $10.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet. 

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