North SLO County Concert Association announces 2017-18 season

North SLO County Concert Association (NSLOCCA) has announced a quartet of concerts that will perform over the 2017-18 concert season. The nonprofit organization is part of a national Community Concert Association, which hosts professional artists’ performances from all throughout the country.

Guests may attend a diverse selection of four concerts with a nominal subscription with reciprocity to 16 other Concert Association locations in California, Nevada and Oregon. All local performances are held on Sundays at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 940 Creston Road in Paso Robles. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., concerts begin promptly at 3 p.m.

North SLO Comm. Concerts, Thomas Pandolfi

Thomas Pandolfi

To open the season on September 17, concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform the underrated contributions of “Burt, Barry and Beyond: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow.” A graduate of Julliard, Pandolfi has amassed accomplishments beyond his years. Considered a spectacular crossover artist by his peers, Pandolfi’s transcriptions range from Andrew Lloyd Weber, Marvin Hamlisch to, more recently, Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow.

North SLO Comm. Concerts, Judy Philbin

Judy Philbin

On November 5, American jazz fans can join vocalists Dawn Lambeth and Judy Philbin on a “Sentimental Journey” to hear genres in jazz, pop and musical theatre spanning into the ‘70s. Raised in a musical family environment, Philbin connects with her audience on a personal level through lyrical storytelling and spans a variety of genres.

Los Angeles-based jazz violinist Doug Cameron will appear on March 4 to energize audiences with his vast arsenal of reinterpreted songs as a solo and leading symphonic orchestra performer. Cameron’s early classical roots in violin laid a superb foundation along with an ability to master his instrument, improvise and fluidly cross over between classical, jazz and pop styles.

To round out the early 2018 season, Presidio Brass will return to perform on April 8. For over a decade, the lively five-piece American chamber group has delighted audiences with an engaging and unpredictable repertoire. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the “007 Theme,” “Peter Gunn” and a tongue-in-cheek rendition of West Side Story favorite, “I Feel Pretty,” are but several examples.

NSLOCCA thrives solely on the work and commitment of two dozen volunteers, annual subscriptions, in-kind donations, fundraisers and the generosity of dedicated sponsors. For complete concert details and tickets, visit www.nslocca.org. Single ticket prices are $25 at the door. Series subscription costs are $65 for adults and $70 for single parent families, $135 for families, and $15 for students. Pro-rated subscriptions are available, make checks payable to: North SLO County Concert Association, 914 Carner Court, Paso Robles, CA, 93446. Season tickets are mailed prior to the first concert. For more information, call (805) 239-2770 or (805) 237-8122.