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42Five will perform this season at Three Stages in Folsom

Sounds of Glenn Miller, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Motown all part of 2012-2013 community concert calendar
By: Eileen Wilson, Telegraph Correspondent
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It’s never too early to start planning for next season. And with Folsom Lake Community Concert Association’s 2012-2013 season subscription sales beginning Monday, happy subscribers are penciling in the season’s performances in record time. FLCCA’s full season of shows start at $60. Celebrating their 18th season, FLCCA president Craig Burnett and his fellow board members have put together an impressive roster, offering music for a diverse audience. “We go to Nashville, to Vanderbilt University for a few days in the summer, and we, along with other community concert associations, audition around 40 acts, then our board votes on our favorites,” Burnett said. The group will head to Nashville in a few months to start the process over again for the following season; each member attending will pay his or her own costs — all in the quest to bring musical excellence back home to Three Stages. The audience responded to video clips of next season’s performance at the recent Four Freshmen Concert at Three Stages, starting with 42Five, an innovative a capella group. The sound of horns? No problem. Do you want some percussion? You got it. All these sounds are evident, and more, with nary an instrument in sight. Apparently an audience favorite, the thrilled crowd swayed with the sound when Glenn Miller Orchestra appeared as a video clip on the big screen. “That really brings back memories,” a woman said, as strains of Remember the Dance Hall floated through the air. When the big band clip of In the Mood appeared, larger than life, a woman said, “It’s so hard to stay in your seat.” It’s easy to see that the audience is thrilled with the new season selections. “Daniel Rodriguez was one of our favorites, and we really loved 42Five. And when the Masters of Motown came on the Vanderbilt stage, they received a standing ovation,” Burnett said. The recent audience was excited to hear Masters of Motown, as well. When videos of My Guy and Dream girls appeared, several fans sung along. The Daniel Rodriguez promo, however, got the biggest applause during the ten-minute video. Rodriguez, a New York City police officer, brought audiences a message of hope after 9/11, with God Bless America and other patriotic songs. Joined by his wife, soprano, Marla Kavanaugh, Rodriguez received a standing ovation on the Oprah show, and he is sure to do so again at Folsom’s Three Stages. The season will end with audience favorite, The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Bringing Broadway to You. With hits from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Phantom, the traveling Broadway stars are sure to thrill audiences of all ages. With an amazing season planned, Burnett encourages music lovers to purchase season tickets, right away. “While single tickets are $30 each, season tickets start at $60, and go up to $100 for box seats. As of today, we have almost 700 subscribers for the 850 seat theater, and each show this season has sold out,” Burnett said. “If the subscriber can’t make it to the show, they can ask us to donate tickets to area students.” In addition to providing an affordable venue to experience musical excellence, FLCCA offers an outreach program to share music with area schools. Burnett said they are looking for used musical instruments to refurbish and share with school children. * * * KNOW AND GO What: Folsom Lake Community Concert Association 2012-2013 Season Where: Three Stages Performing Arts Center at Folsom Lake College 10 College Parkway, Folsom When: Season ticket sales begin Monday Schedule • Saturday, Sept. 8, 42Five – Harmony and Heart • Sunday, Oct. 21, Glenn Miller Orchestra – big band • Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, Masters of Motown – Saluting greatest times in musical history • Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, Daniel Rodriquez – America’s 9/11 singing policeman • Sunday, March 24, 2013, The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Bringing Broadway to You Information: FLCCA.org