“With A Song In My Heart II”

A Concert Celebrating Music of

The Great American Song Book

October 21, 2017 1 pm Marjorie Luke Theatre

The Center for Successful Aging has a strong track record of attracting audiences for highly entertaining shows at The Luke for the last five years. “We enjoy creating mission driven events that celebrate both the talents and the loves of artists who are seniors, alongside younger performers, presenting music that local seniors and their families love,” said CSA Board President Bobbi Kroot. 

We hope you will mark your calendar now and join us at the Majorie Luke Theatre on the campus of Santa Barbara Junior High for this exciting encore of music and an afternoon of fun! Come see these incredible musicians perform an all new set of classic music favorites.  Feel free right now to go to brownpapertickets.com to purchase your $25 tickets. If you would like to join this effort as a patron sponsor, please mail your tax deductible contribution of $100 or more to the Center for Successful Aging at 228 E. Anapamu, Suite 208, Santa Barbara, California 93101. Put the words With a Song in your Heart II in the memo section of your check.  Patron sponsors will also enjoy prime seating for this event.
“With A Song In My Heart I” – an elegant concert celebrating the rich and memorable music of The Great American Song Book took place at the beautiful Marjorie Luke Theatre on Saturday April 1, 2017.  It was the fifth annual benefit for the Center for Successful Aging, produced by Rod Lathim.
The concert featured and honored beloved pianist/entertainer Gil Rosas. Rosas performed and also received the “Spirit of Successful Aging” Award from CSA. Joining Gil onstage were eight of Santa Barbara’s finest professional musicians and vocalists including Tom Buckner – alto/soprano sax, Luca Ellis – vocalist, Kimberly Ford – vocalist, George Friedenthal – piano and vocalist, Jackson Gillies – guitar and vocalist, Chris Judge – guitarist, Tom Lackner – drums, and Randy Tico – bass.
Rosas, now 81, is best known for his years of playing at The Somerset Restaurant and Olive Mill Bistro in Montecito, and at The Port Royal and Pierpont Inn in Ventura. His virtuoso style of “orchestral” artistry at the piano and his extraordinarily extensive repertoire set him apart from contemporary artists.  “With A Song In My Heart I” was a feast for the ears as the artists explored traditional and contemporary arrangements of some of the most loved music from the golden era. It was a rare treat for the Center to assemble such a talented group of musical artists, all of whom love to perform the melodies that evoke cherished memories and have become the sound track to the lives of today’s seniors.  
The October 21st event will build on that tradition.  Same musicians but this time there will be a new program highlighting the talents of these special performers.  You won't want to miss this truly unique afternoon of music which will take you back to wonderful memories of the 40's and 50's.