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April 9, 2013 > Fremont Symphony Orchestra announces Spring Gala

Fremont Symphony Orchestra announces Spring Gala

Submitted By Fremont Symphony Orchestra

Fremont Symphony Orchestra celebrates the magic, glitz and neon lights of the Entertainment Capital of the World at their spring fundraising gala "Viva Las Vegas!" on Saturday, April 20 at Central Chevrolet, in Fremont. The evening will honor Elinor "Dede" Smith and Dale Hardware, Alvin and Caryl Dockter, and feature a performance by renowned entertainer Richard King, with all proceeds benefitting Fremont Symphony Orchestra.

Festivities begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner, live and silent auction, and Las Vegas-style spread and ambiance provided by Splurge Catering. Las Vegas entertainer and celebrated attorney Richard King will pay homage to some of the great Las Vegas idols, with Fremont Symphony Board President Steve Pietkiewicz on piano.

King, a Fremont resident, has been a trial lawyer for over 50 years. He has played the leading roles in many West Coast Equity Productions of Broadway musicals including "The Music Man," "Paint Your Wagon," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "Carousel," "Oklahoma," "South Pacific," "Guys and Dolls," "No, No Nanette," "No Strings," "Brigadoon" and others. King has performed serious dramatic roles in Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and "Night of the Iguana" as well as entertaining audiences in his own Cabaret shows across the U.S., and at Las Vegas' Desert Inn.

"We are excited to be hosting this amazing event," said Executive Director Lee Foster. "We are very fortunate that Central Chevrolet stepped forward to host this event. Splurge Catering will transform the place and everyone will feel the specialness of the evening. It is an evening not to be missed as we celebrate the revitalization of this beloved Symphony and ready the company to usher in the 50th Anniversary Season this fall."

This fundraiser is the final step of Fremont Symphony's five-step revitalization plan, 5 Steps to 50 Years, a year-long movement that began with a fundraiser in Fall 2012, a series of meetings and parties scheduled throughout the year to ask for public opinion, a performance by the virtuoso piano duo Anderson and Roe in February, and the Annual Young Composer's Concert (Children's Concert) in March, all to meet the goal of re-engaging the community and raising $100,000 to kick off the 50th Anniversary Season in October 2013.

Individual tickets for "Viva Las Vegas" are $100. For tickets or more information, visit or call (510) 371-4860.

Viva Las Vegas!
Saturday, Apr 20
6 p.m.
Central Chevrolet
4949 Thornton Avenue, Fremont
(510) 371-4860
Tickets: $100

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