Tap Your Toes! An Evening on Broadway.
Join us on April 15
Welcome to the Spring 2021 Season of the Virtual Virtuoso Concert Series! Nearly one year ago, the community at St. Ignatius developed this concert series just a few months after strict COVID-19 restrictions were implemented across the country. In San Francisco, local health ordinances required the closure of all concert halls and performance venues, and the performing arts community suffered devastating financial blows as a result of the cancellation of most public events. Our unique concert series, broadcast live at St. Ignatius has been able to provide very safe, creative and fun opportunities for local musicians to once again engage with a live audience. I was fortunate enough to host the first Virtual Virtuoso Concert on May 21st, 2020, and since then we've produced over 20 "Virtual Virtuoso Concerts" featuring incredibly talented educators, members of San Francisco Symphony & Opera, and even a Grammy winner.
This evening, we are thrilled to present something new: A NIGHT OF MUSICAL THEATRE!!! With the help and expertise of some very talented vocalists, we've been able to curate an incredible collection of songs and shows that represent the best of American Musical Theatre. You'll hear from Stephen Sondheim, one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Sondheim is recognized for "reinventing the American musical," with music and lyrics "of unprecedented complexity and sophistication." We'll bring back fond memories with one of America's most beloved musicals "Guys & Dolls," with classic songs such as "Luck be a Lady" and "If I were a Bell." We'll conclude the evening with Leonard Bernstein's classic "On the Town," which was based on Jerome Robbins ballet "Fancy-Free" and eventually became a film in 1949. The musical, which integrates dance into it's story telling, produced many instant classics including "New York, New York," "LonelyTown," and "I Can Cook Too."
Thank you so much for the incredible support you've provided us during this unprecedented time. We look forward to the day we can once again perform for a live audience, and until then we hope you enjoy the first of our Spring Virtual Virtuoso Concerts!!
Artist in Residence
Virtual Virtuoso Concert Series
St. Ignatius Parish
650 Parker Ave. San Francisco, CA. 94118
Date & Time
Thursday, April 15th
7:30pm PDT/10:30pm EDT