VERO BEACH — This year’s seventh Annual Kaleidoscope concert, presented on Thursday, April 15 by The Academy for the Performing Arts, will provide audiences a sparkling evening with lots of variety. Dr. Ray Adams will be playing his newly restored harpsichord, and the Atlantic Children’s Chorale will perform under the direction of Dr. Jose Daniel Flores.
The Academy’s professional and talented faculty in performance include: Kelley Coppage, composer – pianist, soprano soloists Terri Ellis and Leigh Seirafi, John Houpt on percussion, Marlene Andrews, pianist; and Will Collins, composer – guitarist. Joining the faculty is a shining showcase of the Academy’s voice and piano students.
Audiences are amazed at the variety and level of performance at the Kaleidoscope concerts. They tell us “every year is more astounding”, said Harriet Yemm, Executive Director of the Academy. This year we are honoring our “88 Magic Key” contributors who help sponsor our many scholarship students.
Faculty members are involved in the music scene through the Treasure Coast. Kelley Coppage and Terri Ellis recently headlined a benefit concert for Haiti relief. Leigh Seirafi starred as “Maria” in The Sound of Music at the Vero Beach Theater Guild – her second leading role at the Guild. Dr. Ray Adams is Artistic Director at the Schumann Visual & Performing Arts campus of the Indian River Charter High School and Co-directs the community “Choral Union” with Gary Miller. Other faculty members serve as directors of music at various area churches or as performers in a number venues. The Atlantic Children’s Chorale has been invited to participate in the chorale festival at the University of Colorado in Denver this May.
Concert Showtime at 7:30 pm, is free and open to the public. (An offering will be taken for the scholarship fund.)
A dinner before the concert is at 6:00 pm. Lasagna for adults – $12. Pizza for children $6 ages 10 and under. Reservations required by Friday, April 9 call (772)562-7265.
Dinner and concert will both be held at the Community Church in Vero Beach located at 1901 Information: Call 772-562-7265