2020 Cabaret Concerts

Tickets are not currently on sale pending confirmation of the event in light of COVID-19 regulations. Single VIP tickets are $50 each (table seating), General Admission are $30, and Student Admission is $20 with a valid ID. CCAA members may purchase VIP tickets for $40 at the gallery only.

TBA: Lady in a Bow Tie

Karolina Syrovatkova, an award-winning child actress from Czechoslovakia, and concert pianist has merged her talents to create dramatized musical concerts focused on the lives of women who were trailblazers in their field but often overshadowed by the men and events in their lives. As a prelude to our celebration of the 19th Amendment (Women’s Suffrage), Karolina will return, performing her “Lady in a Bow Tie” which is about Vitezslava Kapralova, a composer and conductor who died in 1940 at age 25 ”on the cusp of greatness.” 

The Bengocheas in performance

September 12: Chris and Sandra Bengochea

Professor Sandra Bengochea is a current addition to the San José State University Department of Voice. Soprano, Professor Bengochea has earned rave reviews for her spirited interpretations of the lyric coloratura repertoire. Christopher Bengochea, Tenor, has been praised as having “power, sure intonation, and fine diction that come in a package tied with a ribbon of natural sound.” He has delighted audiences with his unique combination of vocal and dramatic interpretations in performances ranging from art song to opera around the world. Together they bring a high level of excellence, personality, and entertainment to our September cabaret. A little opera, a little Broadway, a little pop. Chris says the idea is to have fun – no “snooty nose in the air” when he’s on stage.

November 7: The Rykert Trio

Joe Rykert was a lead singer with Townsend Opera for many years. Son, Joseph, often tours internationally with Jeremy Stolle in their Broadway based show, The Unreachable Stars. Daughter, Noel Rykert-LaRosa, is reputed to have the best voice in the family. Together they won the Audience Favorite and Grand Prize awards at the Valley Talent Project in 2016. Joe is also a cancer survivor and their show is scheduled to be a part of our Healing Arts exhibit, sponsored by Memorial Medical Center’s Complementary Therapy program. Their show is an eclectic blend of contemporary and inspirational music.

Shows take place at Mistlin Gallery. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30. Champagne and dessert included.

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