4th Annual “Romancing the PAC” Concert Scheduled for Feb. 8th
-- Astoria --
On February 8, at 3:00 p.m., Kim Angelis and The Bohemians will perform in concert at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, at 16th and Franklin, in Astoria.
Angelis is the internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso whose gypsy-inspired music has been featured on network TV, PBS, NPR, and during the 2000 Olympics when world champion gymnast Kui Yuanyuan used Kim’s music for her floor exercise. The film Sweet Nothings features her music, which was nominated for Best Original Score by the California Independent Film Society and Best Score by the International Independent Film Tour. Her 1996 CD, Esperanza, was selected as a “Choice Recording” by Strings magazine and received a nomination by Just Plain Folks for Best Instrumental Album. Kim’s most recent CD, Gypsy’s Odyssey, has made Top Ten lists from Santa Cruz, CA, to Herford, Germany. In 2007, her song, “Zingaro!”, won Global Rhythm Magazine’s international songwriting competition.
New for this year’s concert will be The Bohemians, a group consisting of Josef Gault on nylon string guitar, with Jim Dwyer and Lorell Stoneman on gypsy percussion.
All of the “Romancing the PAC” concerts have been benefits for Clatsop Community College’s Arts & Ideas program, or for the Performing Arts Center (PAC) itself. Last year’s concert raised over $1,000 for the repair of the west stained glass window, which was blown out in the December 2007 storm. Subsequently, the window was completely restored. The proceeds from this year’s concert will go towards the repair of the PAC’s historic pipe organ. According to Josef Gault, who is also the college’s new Cultural Events Coordinator, the Estey organ was originally installed in the Portland residence of Dr. John Sellwood in 1916. Eventually, the organ was purchased by the Guenther Organ Company of Portland, and sold to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Astoria in 1936. In 1975, Trinity Lutheran Church merged with Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church to form Peace Lutheran Church at a new edifice. Trinity’s former building was purchased by Clatsop Community College and remodeled into the Performing Arts Center. It is Gault’s vision to repair the organ to playable condition, with the goal of presenting occasional organ concerts on Sunday afternoons.
Admission to the February 8 “Romancing the PAC” concert will be $10.00; tickets will be available at Bach ‘n’ Rock or at the door. Also on Feb. 7, at 2:00 p.m., Kim Angelis will offer a violin workshop at the PAC. The cost is also $10.00; violinists of all ages and abilities are welcome.
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