Curtain Call Launches Concert Series with A NIGHT WITH RICARDO GARCIA, Now thru 1/20

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Curtain Call Launches Concert Series with A NIGHT WITH RICARDO GARCIA, Now thru 1/20

Curtain Call Performing Arts is proud to present "A Night with Ricardo Garcia," the first concert as part of the new CCPA Unplugged concert series. 'Unplugged' will feature talented musicians and performers in the intimate setting of the newly refurbished California Conservatory Theatre (CCT). The first show to kick-off the concert series features local talent, former CCPA actor, and remarkable Tenor, Ricardo Garcia (Castro Valley), running tonight, January 18-20 at the California Conservatory Theater in downtown San Leandro.

Currently a sophomore at the University of the Pacific majoring in Vocal Performance, Ricky trains under the teaching and coaching of Professor Daniel Ebbers. With many high profile and community performances on his resume, at The End of 2011 Ricardo competed and placed in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition, which opened many unique opportunities in his life. In April of 2012, Ricky was invited back to Palm Springs to perform at the Palm Springs Opera in the Park under the direction of Maestro Valery Ryvkin. The Palm Springs Opera Guild said of Ricky that he "enthralled the audience with his rendition of the romantic aria "Kuda, Kuda", from the opera Eugene Onegin". In September 2012, Ricky was invited to perform at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, receiving a standing ovation. Also in 2012, Ricky performed the title role of King David in the oratorio/musical King David.

Curtain Call is thrilled to have Ricky back on the stage, as he last performed as the Ghost of Christmas Present in the company's first production of "A Christmas Carol, the Musical" in 2008. He was a sophomore at Castro Valley High School at the time, and brought joyfulness and strength to the supporting role in the Broadway version of the Dicken's classic tale. Now more than four years later, it is only fitting that Ricky launches the first CCPA Unplugged concert.

"Having Ricky perform with us again is great. He has matured and grown so much as a musician and vocalist, I think our patrons will be blown away. And Ricky is the perfect performer to launch our concert series, as he was such a big part of our first musical ever back in 2008," said Andrea Gorham, CCPA Founding Artistic Director.

This January, Ricky comes full circle with a headlining concert featuring five (5) shows in the up close and personal setting of CCT. "A Night with Ricardo Garcia," runs January 18-20 at the California Conservatory Theater. For tickets and more information visit www.curtaincallperformingarts.org, or call The Box Office at (510) 909-9516.

The Vision of CCPA is to ensure that performance-based arts are accessible to everyone who desires to participate or attend performances by keeping both ticket prices low and class/workshop tuition affordable.

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