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April 26, 2011 > Viva Carnival!

Viva Carnival!

By Janet Grant

A lively celebration, costumes, and masks... add that all together with the rhythm and beat of the Samba and Bossa Nova and its Viva Carnival! On Saturday, April 30, the festive sights, sounds, and sparkle of South America's Carnival comes alive in a very special way as Music at the Mission presents its annual Mission Masquerade Ball. This year the celebration will be showcased at the Newark Hilton Hotel.

This special benefit event includes a Brazilian-inspired 3-course dinner, a night of dancing, and features the music of the exciting Bay Area group, Receita de Samba.

Now in its sixth season, Music at the Mission is a Classical Chamber Music Series dedicated to the cultural vitality of the Tri-City Area. Its mission is to provide artistic excellence through the presentation of engaging and exceptional chamber music concerts in one of California's historic sites, Old Mission San Jose; to provide accessibility through outreach programs and educational pre-concert talks; and to help create a support system for young musicians to ensure the development and longevity of classical music.

To continue providing the community with chamber works that are new, different, and engaging, Music at the Mission is hosting the second of its fundraising benefits this season with its Mission Masquerade Ball. Along with the festive food and music, there will be a silent auction and raffle prizes. The auction items include unique artwork by artists, Adrian Susnea Litman, Antoine Cavalier, and Erasmo R. Acosta.

Easter festivities have ended, but Carnival continues at the Hilton Hotel. Mark your calendar and celebrate Brazilian-style with Music at the Mission's Mission Masquerade Ball. Fantastic food, music, masks, prizes, and more await you at the Hilton where the party is just getting started. Viva Carnival!

Mission Masquerade Ball - Viva Carnival!
Saturday, April 30
6 p.m. to Midnight
Hilton Hotel - Newark/Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr., Newark
Hotel: (510) 490-8390

Tickets: $75 per person
RSVP E-mail: (by April 27) or buy tickets online.
Advanced reservations required.

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