6th Annual “Romancing the PAC” Concert Scheduled for Feb. 13; Show Features CD Release and Special Guest Stars.
On February 13th, at 3:00 p.m., violin virtuoso and composer Kim Angelis will perform in concert at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, at 16th and Franklin, in Astoria.
Kim Angelis is the passionate violinist 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 2005 release, Gypsy’s Odyssey, made Top Ten lists from Santa Cruz, CA, to Herford, Germany. In 2007, her song, “Zingaro!”, won Global Rhythm Magazine’s international songwriting competition. In 2009, the violinist’s music was once again heard throughout the international sports scene, as Junior World Champion gymnast Amelia Racea of Romania performed her floor routines to a Kim Angelis recording.
The February 13th concert will celebrate Angelis’ first CD to be released in six years. The Prophecy, A Gypsy’s Journey, not only traces the musical footprints of the Romani (Gypsy) people from Eurasia to Great Britain, but it is also Kim’s journey through the Book of Isaiah. All of the music from the new CD will be performed at the concert. Accompanying Angelis will be her husband, Josef Gault, on gypsy guitar, pianist Debby Loyd, and Los Angeles-based percussionist Ramon Yslas, who has performed with super stars Christina Aguilera and Madonna. Also appearing on stage are the Astoria Arts and Movement Center Dancers.
For the first time ever, “Romancing the PAC” will include a very exciting opening act, The Gothard Sisters. The sisters (Greta, 24, Willow, 21, and Solana, 15) are three violinists, musicians and dancers from the Seattle area. The girls claim that they were inspired to start playing violin because of the numerous hours they spent dancing around in the living room to recordings by Kim Angelis when they were little! In addition to rigorous classical violin training, the three sisters have excelled at Irish Dancing, competing at the Irish Dancing World Championships (held in the UK). The Gothard Sisters have also developed their talents on various other instruments, including guitar, bodhran and voice. Their portion of the show will include fast fiddling numbers and lots of lively step dancing.
Admission to the February 13th “Romancing the PAC” concert will be $10.00; tickets will be available at Bach ‘n’ Rock or at the door.
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Kim Angelis, violin virtuoso and composer, will perform in concert at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 13th, 2011. Photo by Dwight Caswell.
The Gothard Sisters are three violinists, musicians and dancers from the Seattle area. They are the opening act for this year’s “Romancing The PAC” concert held on Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center. Submitted photo.