at the Knickerbocker Mansion
eclectic concert of instrumental and vocal selections will offer a menu of classical,
standards, country and current hits by the Mountain Top Strings, Sunday afternoon
August 3. At the Knickerbocker
Mansion of Big Bear Lake, the Strings
& Sings Concert will begin at 3:00 P.M. with an incredible performance
to meet guests exquisite melodic taste.
In the atmosphere of the historic
mansion, the young musicians will perform selections composed by Bach to
Coldplay under the direction of Sharon Rizzo. The Strings & Sings Concert will feature the original Mountain
Marvelettes quartet—Jodi Cline, Tori Waner, Jessica Brasher and Kyler Carmody—
singing 60’s tunes, and Dakota Panczak, a country/pop vocalist who will soon be
touring with the Young Americans. All five vocalists received training at the
music studio of Diane Sloan.
A lively Mozart trio for voice, flute
and piano round out the program, featuring Diane Sloan, Lisa Waner and Barbara
King. Mountain Top Strings is a member of the The Lighthouse Project, that has supported
many cultural activities for ypung people of the Big Bear community.
Strings & Sings Concert tickets
are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Wine, beer and soda will be available
for purchase before the concert and during intermission. The Knickerbocker
Mansion is located in Big Bear Lake at 869 Knickerbocker Road.
Following the concert, the new owners of The Knickerbocker Inn welcome concert
guests to stay and dine at The Knickerbocker Bistro. A special menu with a
vegetarian alternative will be served at a cost of $25 per person plus an
automatic 20% gratuity. Reservations for both the concert and dinner are
recommended, and can be made online atwww.BigBearLakeArts.org or by calling The Arts Council at (909) 557-7467.
Music at the Mansion summer concert series is presented by The Arts Council of
Big Bear Valley, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural
life of the Valley with visual art and music, and supporting music and art in
the schools. Visit BigBearLakeArts.org for information on upcoming Arts
Council programs and events.