Tuesday (1/4) on the Sacramento Bee (California) entertainment blog 21Q, Edward Ortiz writes, “Typically, the Sacramento Philharmonic makes its Community Center Theater dress rehearsals open only to certain schools and select groups. For its upcoming ‘French Flair’ concert on Jan. 22, the orchestra is opening its dress rehearsal to the public in the form of a ‘Backstage Jazz Bistro.’ The dress rehearsal takes place Jan. 21 as an exclusive preview of the French Flair concert, which will feature noted pianist Jeffrey Kahane. During the event as many as 150 guests will be able to see the interesting process that is the orchestral dress rehearsal. After the rehearsal, guests will be welcomed backstage for a private jazz concert with Kahane and Little Charlie Caravan, with dinner prepared by Stephanie LaMour, who trained at the Cordon Bleu in France before becoming an instructor for the Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute of Sacramento.”

Posted January 5, 2011