2017 Annual Awards Mixer
Posted: June 20th, 2017
Voting for the College Area Choice Awards is just about over, with a lot of love and support shown for the businesses. Thank you to everyone who voted!
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2017 Annual Awards Mixer
Now it’s time to mark your calendars for our Annual Awards Mixer where the efforts of your votes will be revealed, unveiling the winners of; Business of the Year, Best New Business, Best New Restaurant, Best Storefront Makeover, and Best Long-Term Business.
Join us for the presentation of the awards at our Annual Awards Mixer on Wednesday, July 12th, at 5:30 pm located at Balgonte Galeria (5527 El Cajon Boulevard). A special performance by the world renowned, Fred Benedetti is in store for you as you enjoy refreshments, artwork, and the celebratory nature of the evening
When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Where: Balgonte Galeria (5527 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Much thanks to our College Area Businesses for refreshments for this evening:
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Born Fred Masataka Benedetti in Sasebo, Japan, Fred Benedetti began playing the guitar at age nine.
In 1986, he was one of twelve guitarists chosen worldwide to perform in the Master Class of Andrés Segovia at USC, where Guitarra Magazine wrote, “Fred Benedetti amazed the audience with his performance of the Bach Chaconne.”
Benedetti has performed locally with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera, the Starlight Opera, the American Ballet Company, the Old Globe Theatre, and with Luciano Pavarotti. As of 2009, he is a full-time professor of music at Grossmont College, where he is chair of guitar studies and is head of the guitar faculty at San Diego State University with George Svoboda, Robert Wetzel, and Celin Romero.
In addition, he has recorded on the SBE label and Domo Records with several ensembles: Camarada (chamber ensemble), Keltik Kharma (a Celtic band), the Odeum Guitar Duo, and the Benedetti/Svoboda Guitar Duo. His album The Guitar Ensemble II includes performances of compositions by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Mozart.
He has performed for dignitaries such as the King & Queen of Malaysia, Mikhail Gorbachev, and President Jimmy Carter.
We are happy to have Benedetti back for the evening, as his performance was breathtaking at this year’s inaugural year of ART Street (all those in attendance know exactly what we are talking about). For all those who have yet to listen to his talents, you are in for a treat!