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Walnut Creek Magazine

Opera in the Park

presented by Festival Opera and the City of San Ramon

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016 Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: Central Park, Bollinger Canyon Road at Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA Opera in the Park is going on the road in 2016 and heading south... to one of the Bay Area's most dynamic cities. Festival Opera will partner with the City of San Ramon to present a family-friendly summer afternoon of fine music, picnic lunches, and a Community Fair featuring childrens' activities. And, of course, it's all still FREE. Conductor and emcee John Kendall Bailey takes you through a program with dramatic baritone Zachary Gordin and dazzling soprano Shawnette Sulker singing familiar arias and popular songs. Be sure to mark your calendar now for a late-afternoon/early evening concert of favorite arias and familiar pops. Bring your blanket and enjoy music al fresco as Festival Opera artists perform some of the world's finest music, live and in-person. Central Park is located in San Ramon, at Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Boulevard. From I-680, take the Bollinger Canyon exit east to Alcosta, and free parking is available. The program gets underway at 4:00 p.m. in the amphitheater, so arrive early to stake out a good spot. Chairs, blankets, coolers, non-alcoholic beverages and food are all welcome, but please note that no alcohol or cooking gear is permitted in the park. So, make plans to join Festival Opera and the City of San Ramon for a delightful early-summer program of operatic favorites.