The River Cities Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 2009-10 concert season with a classical pops concert entitled "Romantic Interlude" Friday at the Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front St., Marietta.
The doors will open at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students.
Due to limited seating, reservations are required and may be made either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (304) 485-7068 or (304) 482-2985. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door only if seating is available.
Light refreshments will be served at intermission, and a cash bar will be available. For special accommodations and additional information, call (304) 485-7068.
The program includes a variety of music by composers Rossini, Mozart, Bizet, Albinoni, Puccini, Strauss, Albert and Rogers and Hammerstein. Several selections will include music suitable for dancing, and the audience will be invited to dance.
The featured soloist is soprano Tiffany CasaSante of Marietta, a veteran of vocal and operatic performances. West Virginia Youth Orchestra members Taylor Giorgio, violin, and Emily Peden, viola, will also be featured.
At her Carnegie Hall debut, CasaSanta received a standing ovation for her performance of "Angelus" by Wojciech Kilar, and gave an encore performance at Carnegie Hall the following year where Gorecki's "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" was added to the program. She has also been the featured soprano soloist in Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio," Handel's "Messiah," Vivaldi's "Gloria," Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" and Mozart's "Alleluia" with numerous New York and New Jersey orchestras.
In recent years, she has performed the role of Mother Abbess in the Mid-Ohio Valley Players production of "The Sound of Music" and has also been actively involved in benefit concerts for the renovation of the Colony Theatre.
This concert is sponsored by the Colony Theatre and Lafayette Hotel and funded in part by Artsbridge and West Virginia Commission on the Arts, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.