‘Tis the season to shop for those unique holiday gifts for those special “someones” from family to friends and those we care about. Well, South Shore Orchestra has a few ways to assist you and up the ante on “special” while helping out Valparaiso’s own community orchestra as well.
SSO has been honored to become the in-house orchestra for the 2015 Memorial Opera House season. Besides offering musical accompaniment to their theater productions, SSO will also offer two series of concerts to our regional audiences.
One series will be four themed concerts on Friday evenings at 7:30 beginning with Beethoven to a Night at the Opera (House), Fiesta and Holiday Pops. Featuring classical, romantic, operatic, contemporary, world and pops music, SSO has been entertaining and educating audiences throughout Northwest Indiana and abroad for the past 10 years and continues to consistently produce quality orchestral programming and cutting edge performances.
The other series will be a lunchtime chamber series offered on Wednesdays at 1:00. A variety of musical styles from classical to tangos will entertain and educate audiences offering something for every musical taste.
So for those with musical yearnings and the wish to enjoy and learn about music, you can go directly to the Memorial Opera House website and choose your gift of music—perhaps for yourself as well! Order the series for a really special treat or individually to fit your schedule or for a special birthday or anniversary. For concerts go to http://www.memorialoperahouse.com/events/sso For the lunchtime series go to http://www.memorialoperahouse.com/events/sso-lcs.
The other very special gift is a natural for those who love fine wine and food paired by an excellent chef.
A five-course dinner with five Italian wines from Valpolicella will be presented at Bon Femme Restaurant in Valparaiso on Saturday, January 31 at 5:30. There will be an option to purchase/order wine and bid for special wine accessories, jewelry and art in the live and silent auctions. Tickets are $95. per person and may be ordered at southshoreorchstra.net. This is the 10th annual wine dinner fundraiser presented by South Shore Orchestra as a special way you can help support the orchestra and its scholarship. Tickets go fast.
South Shore Orchestra looks forward to a New Year with promise and posterity and orchestrating a musical community with you. We hope you enjoy these truly unique shopping ops in time for the holiday. Or put it on your New Year’s to do list! We hope to see you all! We know you will be entertained!