A benefit concert for the VITA Academy's Link Up! program will take place Sept. 18, with the concert offering a roster of noted local musicians from several ensembles.
The benefit concert will include Beethoven's Sonata No. 5 in F Major op. 24 "Spring," featuring Sacramento Philharmonic concertmaster Dan Flanagan and pianist Paul Perry.
Also on the program is Russell Peterson's Trio for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano, with flutist Maquette Kuper, saxophonist Keith Bohm, and pianist John Cozza.
Musicians to perform in the concert include french hornist Pete Nowlen, clarinetist
Deborah Pittman, and soprano Rona Commins.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Link Up! program. That program has the VITA Academy in partnership with Carnegie Hall and its Weill Music Institute on musical outreach to schools.
The program, which got its debut in Sacramento, and has since gone nationwide, and is a participatory music appreciation curriculum for elementary school students.
VITA ACADEMY BENEFIT CONCERT
WHEN: 3 p.m., Sept. 18
WHERE: Congregation B'nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento
INFORMATION: (916) 486-8538; www.vitaacademy.org