Broadway star Lisa Vroman is scheduled to perform at Music for Minors’ fundraising event, “Carnival in Vienna,” 6-11 p.m. Feb. 6 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.
Vroman is best known for her performance as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera.” Her repertoire includes numerous other principal roles in productions such as “Die Fledermaus,” “Les Miserables,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I” and “Kiss Me Kate.” She is a regular guest artist with symphonies around the world, including in San Francisco, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit and Hong Kong.
“The appearance of a world-renowned soprano in this intimate setting lifts our event up and beyond the ordinary. We are thrilled to have the level of classic sophistication she will bring,” said Music for Minors Trustee Bill Hockett, who predicted that the event will sell out.
Vroman will serve as celebrity sponsor for Music for Minors, supporting the nonprofit organization’s mission to bring music to classrooms around the Bay Area. The singer hails from a family of music educators and is a passionate advocate for music in schools.
“Music is indeed a universal language that inspires our creative soul,” Vroman said. “Every child needs the chance to engage in music. When we are singing together, there is no competition – no winners and losers. There’s a place for everyone in music, and that includes the kids who might be behind in academics, or are dealing with special challenges in their lives. Through music, they can feel connected to each other, they can support one another. It can be emotionally healing and even lifesaving.”
Music for Minors, a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient, is a leading provider of music education programs in Bay Area elementary schools. Reaching 23,000 young students, the organization works with individual schools and districts to tailor the best solutions to the challenge of providing comprehensive and affordable music education. All Music for Minors programs align with the California Content Standards for Music and provide children with a variety of experiences through hands-on participation in many facets of music, including singing, theory and appreciation, movement and dance, use of rhythm instruments and musical games.
“Carnival in Vienna” will include dinner, a Fund-A-Need auction, festivities in the Viennese tradition, a 12-piece after-dinner dance band and a few musical surprises.
Tickets are $200. Table sponsorships at various levels are available for purchase.
For tickets and more information, call 237-9130 or visit mfm.org.