Orchestra Music and Italian Food Help Send Students to New York
The cultural epicenter that is the Big Apple comes to life on Saturday, May 14 as the Arcata-McKinleyville High School Orchestra presents Mangiamo, A Tribute to the Music of New York for its annual gala fundraising dinner at the Arcata Community Center.
Enjoy the music made famous by such artists as Louis Armstrong, savor a glass of wine or a beer with friends along with a delicious, lovingly prepared four-course Italian-American meal while perusing an array of merchandise offered in both silent and live auctions.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Come early to enjoy an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and to bid on silent auction items. Following dinner and dessert, the award-winning ArMack Orchestra will perform under the direction of Conductor Cassandra Moulton.
Presale tickets are $35 and can be purchased from orchestra members or by calling (707) 633-5551. Order early, as the gala dinner is one of the orchestra’s most popular fundraising events. Tickets will also be sold at the door based on availability. Visit armack.org for more information.
Hosted by Tigers, Inc., proceeds from the gala will ensure that all of the roughly 80 members of the orchestra, as well as the Arcata High School Madrigal Choir, can visit New York next year in a cultural/musical exchange in which it is anticipated the orchestra will play at Carnegie Hall.
The ArMack Orchestra has been an integral part of the Humboldt County arts community since the early ‘90s and has seen many of its members go on to play at the Eureka and Humboldt Symphony Orchestras, as well as ensembles outside the area. In addition to planning for the New York trip, the orchestra is also eagerly anticipating the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art performing arts center at Arcata High School.