2017 Annual Awards Mixer
Join us THIS WEDNESDAY, July 12th, at 5:30 for the presentation of the College Choice Awards at our Annual Awards Mixer in Balgonte Galeria (5527 El Cajon Boulevard) .
The results of your votes will be revealed, unveiling your choices for:
♥ Business of the Year
♥ Best New Business
♥ Best New Restaurant
♥ Best Storefront Makeover
♥ Best Long-Term Business
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
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $10 Per Person (Advance tickets available below or cash & credit card at the door)
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Much thanks to our College Area Businesses for refreshments for this evening:
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!