Supporting Young Artists & Musicians
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tokita, founders of The Parnassus Society, are longtime patrons of the arts and dedicated cultural leaders in Orange County, California. The Tokitas’ passion for the arts encompasses everything from classical and jazz music, to contemporary and Eastern art. Dr. and Mrs. Tokita have traveled the globe experiencing the art of numerous cultures, and have curated an exceptional private collection of works by internationally and locally renowned artists including over 150 paintings, drawings and prints by Los Angeles-based American artist, Ed Moses.
With the support of respected members of the local arts and academic community, Dr. and Mrs. Tokita continue their commitment to the growing cultural advancement of Orange County through The Parnassus Society, which was created to nurture the development and professional careers of promising young artists and musicians
PARNASSUS SOCIETY AND SOKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENT
Milena Kitic – Messo-Soprano
Emily Uematsu – Violinist
Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Bizet: Carmen excerpts
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4 “Italian”
The World of Opera
Stories of love
Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful love stories told through some of the most beloved opera music of all time.
Dancers from the Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Dance Company accompany the singers for added expression of the lyrics and music.
Milena Kitic, Mezzo-Soprano
Bruce Sledge, Tenor
Julie Makerov, Soprano
Aaron Pendleton, Bass-Baritone*
Young artists from Orange County School of the Arts:
Maggie Liu, Soprano
Elizabeth Minerman, Mezzo-Soprano*
*Members of Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices