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Comedy at the Symphony-Wayland Pickard

April 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 - $45

PIANO HUMORIST WAYLAND PICKARD SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT APRIL 11, 2015 COACHELLA VALLEY SYMPHONY SEASON FINALE CONCERT

 Rancho Mirage, CA – The Coachella Valley Symphony celebrates its 2014-15 season finale on Saturday evening, April 11 at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center in Rancho Mirage with the theme Comedy at the Symphony.  Enjoy an evening with award-winning instrumentalist, singer, entertainer, and humorist Wayland Pickard.  A true Renaissance man, this piano recording artist, stage performer, songwriter, composer, actor, author, lecturer, and Hollywood film maker has done it all. His unique versatility of combining comedy, music & celebrity impressions has made him a hit around the country.

 Wayland Pickard performs in the tradition of Victor Borge, Roger Williams and Liberace all rolled up into one.  Pickard presents a riotous and fun-filled program of symphonic piano music in a unique fusion of musical styles with hilarious comedic patter.

 Our Guest conductor is Marco A. Mejia, a talented emerging conductor and music director in Southern California.  He has conducted highly reviewed orchestral, pop, and opera performances throughout the region and abroad.

 Before the concert, there will be a special reception for VIP guests starting at 5:30.  Enjoy spectacular gourmet appetizers especially prepared under the guidance of Chef Howard Merrick by the award winning culinary students from the Culinary Arts Food Education (CAFÉ) Academy of Rancho Mirage High School; music by Coachella Valley Symphony’s youth ensembles; and a high energy live auction in an exclusive private area in the theater with special in-house access to watch the orchestra warm up.

 CVSymphony is a nonprofit community organization that promotes the development of music programs which entertain, educate, and actively engage the diverse citizens of the Coachella Valley in music experiences intended to encourage active learning and performing.  It also strives to make citizens aware of the importance of being involved in music, whether as listeners or as performers, that can promote well-being and contribute to the development of our youth.

 VIP ticket and reception donation costs $100 or for concert only $25, $35, $45 individual general seat admission pricing.  $55 if you would like to attend the reception and you already have a ticket.  Tickets may be purchased at www.hgpac.org or for more information please call 760.360.2222.  Coachella Valley Symphony information:  www.cvsymphony.com or 408-348-5815

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Date:
April 11, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$25 - $45
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Website:
http://www.cvsymphony.com

Venue

Helene Galen Performing Arts Center
31001 Rattler Rd.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Phone:
760-360-2222
Website:
www.hgpac.org