2200 Broadway Street
Redwood City, California 94063

The Peninsula Symphony, a 90-member community orchestra led by Music Director and Conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein, provides unique and first-class music to the Bay Area community. In addition, as part of its “Bridges to Music” outreach programs, the Symphony shares its passion for music by offering programs in schools, providing free or discounted tickets to students and their families, hosting two music competitions for students, and presenting a free family concert and outdoor summer concert.

Featured in this performance will be Emily Ford Dirks, soprano, a Bay Area native who currently divides her time between Berlin, Germany and San Francisco. Her roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan Tutte), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Michaela and Frasquita (Carmen), Elettra (Idomeneo) and Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief). Since graduating from Manhattan School of Music, Emily has performed at Opera Memphis, New Jersey Opera Theater, the Lidal North festival in Oslo, the Intermezzo festival and Peninsula Symphony.

The weekends bring an incredible variety of themed concerts and entertainment to Downtown Redwood City, showcasing musical talent from around the world. Starting on June 27th with the Peninsula Symphony, you can revel in the discovery of a unique culture through its music and movement with four very special events through September 12th, including East Indian, Argentinean and Basque.

8/01 Kailash Kher · Bollyrock / Jam Band Sufi Music
8/15 Los Pingous · Argentinean / Spanish Guitar / Peruvian Cajon /
Latin Rhythms
9/12 Kepa Junkera · Basque Accordian MasterMore info on the entire series at:

Other Events at Downtown Redwood City's 2009 Summer Series
Along with our Featured Cultural events, other exciting FREE evening events include: Jazz on Main on Mondays, Dancing on the Square on Tuesdays, Movies on the Square on Thursdays, and Music on the Square on Fridays. Other ongoing events in the coming months include six special outdoor exhibits featuring Art on the Square, Monday and Wednesday afternoon performances with Lunchtime on the Square, Sunday Swing Dancing with Lindy on the Square, as well as weekend Shakespeare performances, and Sunday Target Family Days.
Full details at http://www.redwoodcityevents.com

Official Website: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/cultural.htm

Added by Hope Insite on May 28, 2009

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