Rotary Club of Carlsbad fundraiser for seniors, literacy, mentoring programs
Carlsbad CA— Internationally acclaimed pianist Violeta Petrova will bring her renowned talent to Carlsbad on Saturday evening, November 3, when she performs a variety of works at Fall Flair: A Musical Journey of Discovery, a fundraising event presented by the Rotary Club of Carlsbad.
The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Carlsbad City Library’s Schulman Auditorium with cocktail hour and a silent auction. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a post-concert reception with a bar and finger foods. Ms. Petrova will sign autographs and engage in meet-and-greet following her performance. Silent auction winners will be announced between 8 and 8:15 p.m.
For the evening, Ms. Petrova will perform five works spanning the past 200 years: Beethoven’s Sonata Pathethiqe, Op. 13, First Movement; Chopin’s Barcarolle, Op. 60, Prokofieff’s Romeo & Juliet, Op. 75: The Montagues and Capulets; Shchedrin’s Humoresque in Style of Albeniz; and Vladigerov’s Dilmano Dilbero, variations on the theme of a Bulgarian folk song.
In addition to Ms. Petrova’s performance, the evening will feature an Opportunity Drawing and silent auction for gift packages and other choice items. Proceeds from the evening will go to support senior citizens in Carlsbad, reading/literacy and mentoring programs for Carlsbad youth, and support for the Marines on Camp Pendleton.
Tickets are $35 for general seating, and $45 for preferred seating. Those prices increase to $40 and $50 after October 28. Attendees can purchase tickets through Event Brite (https://bit.ly/2pMzxcM).
During her more than 50-year career, Ms. Petrova has performed as a soloist and in collaboration with international musicians for decades in a dozen nations throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. From 1997 to 2013, she was a piano professor at Sibelius Academy and Helsinki Conservatory in Finland, and frequently a visiting professor at Chungye University for the Arts in South Korea and Duluth University in Minnesota. She leads piano Master Courses in her native Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, South Korea, and the United States. She has also done numerous recordings for the Bulgarian and Finnish radio networks.
Now living in North San Diego County, where she moved in 2014, Ms. Petrova is an active member of the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, and a recipient of Rotary International’s distinguished Paul Harris Award.
Schulman Auditorium is located at the Carlsbad City Library, off Dove Lane.
The Rotary Club of Carlsbad is a leadership organization made up of local business professionals and civic leaders. It provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Rotary Club of Carlsbad’s very active members are involved in projects from local to international in scope, including projects in Mexico, South America and South Africa. In 2018, the Rotary Club of Carlsbad received the Best Club in District Award (mid-size category).
For more information, call Ava Payne at 760-500-5679.