For fifteen years, Career Bridges, a foundation established and administered by Barbara and Rotarian David S. Bender has provided financial assistance, guidance, coaching and counseling to aspiring professional opera and classic singers.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017 Barbara and David brought us together with seven of these young professionals for a Night of Opera and Broadway Love Songs.
The cast:
Melanie Ashkar
Robert Balonek
Teresa Castillo
Shana Grossman
LaMarcus Miller
Jon Tetelman
The repertoire:
Bizet, Donizetti, Mozart, Verdi, Victor Herbert, Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mitch Leigh, Steven Sondheim, Kurt Weill..
It was truly an amazing evening and the audience was overwhelmingly gratified and entertained! Much applause is given to the artists, the Benders, our Social Committee and Board of Directors for a program that rewarded and fulfilled the dreams of all Rotarians.