Parnassus

Society

 

Supporting Young Artists & Musicians

Parnassus

Society 

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.

WELCOME TO

PARNASSUS SOCIETY

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

2019

PARNASSUS SOCIETY AND SOKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENT

PASSION

Milena Kitic – Messo-Soprano
Emily Uematsu – Violinist

Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Bizet: Carmen excerpts

Meddelssohn Symphony no. 4 “Italian”

Parnassus Chamber Orchestra 
Stephen Karr, Conductor
Saturday, November 23, 2019 7 PM
SOKA Performing Arts Center

 

Concert Info

2019

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 tme
Milena Kitic – Messo-Soprano
Bruce Sledge – Tenor
Julie Makerov – Soprano
Aaron Pendleton – Bass Baritone

Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Dance Company

Maggie Liu

Elizabeth Minerman

young artists of OCSA

Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices

 
Sunday, February 16th, 2020 3 PM
SOKA Performing Arts Center

 

Concert Info

2019

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 tme
Milena Kitic – Messo-Soprano
Bruce Sledge – Tenor
Julie Makerov – Soprano
Aaron Pendleton – Bass Baritone

Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Dance Company

Maggie Liu

Elizabeth Minerman

young artists of OCSA

Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices

 
Sunday, February 16th, 2020 3 PM
SOKA Performing Arts Center

 

Concert Info

AWARDS

PAST RECIPIENTS

Emily Uematsh

2017 Recipient

Winner of the 2017 Parnassus Society Award in Orange County, California, violinist Emily Uematsu has performed throughout the United States and Europe and is building an active career as a soloist and chamber musician. 

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Hae Ji Chang

2015 Recipient

Hae Ji Chang, soprano, has been described as “an exciting young artist on the rise” (Opera Boston) with a voice “full of silvery color and nuance” (Boston Globe). Recently she performed Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Opera…

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Vijay Venkatesh

2015 Recipient

Hailed by the Herald-Tribune for his “dazzling pianism verging on the impossible, effortless technical command and authority with a sense of poetry and refinement that belies his years,”Indian-American pianist Vijay Venkatesh

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