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May 17, 2011 > Bon Appetit: Fun, Food, Wine and Music

Bon Appetit: Fun, Food, Wine and Music

Submitted By Sue Rose

Singing for your supper: arias for hors d'oeuvres and maybe some coloratura for cake. Indulge in a blended performance of comic opera and television cooking shows, where no one gets chopped and everyone has fun. Carole Klein, an accomplished singer and the principal trumpeter for the Fremont Symphony, will be accompanied by concert pianist Helene Wickett, in an afternoon of diverting entertainment on Sunday, May 22 at Mission Coffee.

Despite the serious, professional talents of the performers, their offerings fall in the amuse-bouche category, short and sweet. First, Klein and Wickett will present Bon Appetit! or How to Bake a Chocolate Cake, a comic opera based on Julia Child's TV cooking show. (I can't think of a more delicious pairing than Julia Childs and comic opera.) This delectable 20 minutes will be followed by a "coffee klatch" talk from our local maestro, David Sloss, Fremont Symphony Music Director, who will continue the fun with "Tournedos Rossini: A Gourmet Guide to Musical Styles," comparing the food and the music of various countries.

The delicious afternoon raises funds for the Fremont Symphony. Included in the price of admission will be wine, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee, laughter and culture. Not a bad combination and all for $45 before May17 or $50 at the door. Mission Coffee House will be hosting this event on Sunday, May 22 starting at 4 p.m. For reservations call (510) 371-4859 or (510) 793-6375, email or visit the Symphony website,

Bon Appetit
Sunday, May 22
4 p.m.
Mission Coffee
151 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 371-4859
$50 at the door

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