Arcosanti Site Coordinator, Mary Hoadley, thanked everybody for attending, and introduced a very special pasta delivery system to the 2011 Italian Night guests: Wheelbarrows! 

 

[photo & text: Logan Bier]

Here we see construction crew leader, Guy Flagg, giving the hold signal to the café staff on wheelbarrow duty as Mary finishes her introduction. 

 

[photo & text: Logan Bier]

The wheelbarrows were rolled out into the Vaults, and Arcosanti volunteers began serving the guests with metal ladles. Here we have diligent workers Andrea Speed [public relations], Julie Pedtke [planning intern], and Toni Fragiacomo [maintenance]. 

 

[photo & text: Logan Bier]

The night made a smooth transition into the Colly Soleri Amphitheater, where classical pianist Sonya Lee performed alongside vocalist & actress Melina Kalomas for the 2011 Italian Night audience. 

 

[photo & text: Logan Bier]

2011 marks Sonya Lee’s 10th appearance at the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. Ms. Lee has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician at world-renowned concert halls including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Create Center Hall and Aoyama Hall in Osaka, Japan, the Salles de Colonnes in Fontainebleau, France, The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO, at the home of comedian Victor Borge in the U.S. Virgin Islands, at the French Consulate in Washington, D.C. ,and was presented in her Orange County recital debut to a sold-out crowd at the Earl Miller Burns Japanese Gardens at Cal State Long Beach. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with pianists Emanuel Ax and Oxana Yablonskaya. 

 

[photo & text: Logan Bier]

 

Melina Kalomas has performed at major theaters and concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, The Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago, and the Boston Opera House. Melina earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after being accepted to the prestigious Musical Theater program at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Many thanks to all the Arcosanti volunteers and visiting musicians that made this event possible!

 

[photo: sue & text: Logan Bier]

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