City of Lakeport, California

Pianists Benefit Concert
3/4/2018, starts 3:00 PM

A diverse range of musical styles on the keyboard will be presented at the Soper Reese Theatre on Sunday, March 4, by seven well-known professional pianists from the region.  Musicians will combine their talent and years of experience to benefit fundraising efforts for the arts and education in Lake County.


The Lake County Friends of Mendocino College is partnering with the Soper Reese Theatre to sponsor the seventh annual Pianists Benefit Concert.  The afternoon begins at 2 p.m. with a no-host reception featuring fine regional wines from Lake and Mendocino counties, followed by the concert at 3 p.m.


A silent auction of items donated by businesses and individuals will be held during the reception and intermission.  All proceeds benefit the two sponsoring organizations.


Lake County artists Tom Aiken, Tom Ganoung, and David Neft will be joined by Mendocino County performers Spencer Brewer, Elena Casanova, Elizabeth MacDougall, and Ed Reinhart.  The concert will feature all the pianists on stage throughout the performance as they converse about their life experiences and play a variety of musical selections.


Persons or businesses interested in supporting this fundraising effort are welcome to become sponsors.  Please contact the Soper Reese Theatre at 707-263-0577. Sponsors to date include Peggy Campbell, CPA; Susie LaPointe; The Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Saloon; Jim and Wilda Shock; Pat and Lori McGuire; Jennifer Strong, Strong Financial Network; Law Office of Judy Conard; and Tomkins Tax Consultants. 


Tickets are $25 for regular reserved seats and $30 for premium reserved, and may be purchased online at or from the Travel Center, 1265 S. Main St. in Lakeport, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.  The theatre is located at 275 So. Main St., Lakeport.  For more information call 707-263-0577.


“The Lake County Friends, an affiliate of the Mendocino College Foundation, was created to benefit students and programs at the Lake Center.  We are delighted that proceeds from this benefit concert will enable us to continue support for the Lake Center campus in Lakeport,” said Wilda Shock, chairperson of Friends.


Proceeds from past concerts have funded scholarships for Lake County students at Mendocino College, a Chemistry laboratory and tutors at the Lake Center, and other programs benefiting local students. 


The Soper Reese Theatre is a restored performing arts venue operated by an all-volunteer management team under the auspices of the Lake County Arts Council.  “Concert proceeds will be dedicated to the theatre’s Restroom Re-do renovation project which will modernize and expand facilities, and meet ADA standards,” according to Mike Adams, executive director.


Image attached. Photo caption: 

From left to right, Elena Casanova, Elizabeth MacDougall, David Neft, Spencer Brewer, Tom Ganoung, and Ed Reinhart.  Not pictured: Tom Aiken.

For More Information: Soper Reese Website

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