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VALLEY TALENT PROJECT
GCA FY20
VALLEY TALENT PROJECT

It's the 10th Anniversary of the show that puts the spotlight on homegrown talent while benefiting the non-profit Gallo Center! Join us for another rousing celebration of the singers, dancers, musicians and other wonderful artists who come from across the valley—Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Stockton, Manteca, Lodi and more. They'll be competing for big cash prizes, including the $3,000 E. & J. Gallo Winery Grand Prize. Extra special guests from past Valley Talent Project shows will be performing, too!

This Year's Contestants

Male Vocalist
George Costa, Jr.
Quinn Harrison
Horatio Monroe
Chad Van Rys

Female Vocalist
Patty Castillo Davis
Katie Elson
Kalea Jackson
Zoey Rae

Dance Solo/Duet
Ava Archibeque
Emma Manzanares
Lauren Velasco

Dance Group/Ensemble
Juline Regional Youth Ballet
Luso-American Youth Council #24
Unique Visions Dance Company

Instrumental
Jack Douglass
Rick Ramirez
The Big Fish Band

Specialty
Brian Cassady
Bennett Vickery
Jacob Hass

Band
Esoteric
Out of Control
us4love

Original Composition
Esoteric
Horatio Monroe
Patty Castillo Davis
us4love

Sat 8/24/19 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE FOUR FRESHMEN
GCA FY20
THE FOUR FRESHMEN

The Four Freshmen are America’s most enduring vocal group. From the moment they step on stage The Four Freshmen will thrill you with pure energy and great songs from the past and present. The Four Freshmen deliver a world of music that will take listeners back to the bygone era of their youth while introducing others to a brand of vocal harmony entertainment unique to the legendary Four Freshmen. This is the group Brian Wilson tried to emulate at beginnings of The Beach Boys!

Sun 8/25/19 5:00PM Foster Family Theater


MERCURY
GCA FY20
MERCURY

MERCURY: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC & LIFE OF QUEEN'S FREDDIE MERCURY

This elaborate musical production is a two-act extravaganza that is at once intimate and personal as well as operatic and explosive. It’s a story about fame, decadence, triumph and tragedy. It's a story about music that made the world shake, stomp, chant and cheer. And it stars Terry Barber, formerly of the Grammy Award-winning group Chanticleer, who possesses a four octave range (like Freddie) and has been hailed as one of the world’s best countertenors.

Fri 9/6/19 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


PICNIC AT THE POPS!
MSO FY20
PICNIC AT THE POPS!

Please note: e-Tickets are unavailable for this offsite event. Once you open in My Tickets Mobile, they will not be available in will call. Please contact the Ticket Office.

PICNIC AT THE POPS!  CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR

Martin Herman, conductor

Location:
E. & J. Gallo Winery Grounds
4:00PM – Grounds Open
7:30PM – Concert Starts

Join the Modesto Symphony and the Classical Mystery Tour for the 25th annual Picnic at the Pops! This year’s Picnic will have you grooving to your favorite Beatles hits like Penny Lane and Yesterday as well as a special salute to the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary album, Abbey Road! Pack a picnic and bring your friends as we celebrate The Beatles on the beautiful grounds of the E. & J. Gallo Winery.

Sat 9/7/19 7:30PM Gallo Winery Grounds


LUIS FONSI VIDA WORLD TOUR
GCA FY20
LUIS FONSI VIDA WORLD TOUR

This Grammy Award-nominated and five-time Latin Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer, one of the leading Latin music figures of his generation, is best known as “The Voice of Pop.” From his 1998 debut album “Comenzaré” to his 2019 studio album “Vida,” Luis Fonsi has continuously broken sales records while leading the charts. His undeniable and unique talent, as well as his extensive list of radio hits, have allowed him to break barriers, cross borders and seduce millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time and as only he can, Fonsi will seduce a Gallo Center audience. If you hope to be at this extraordinary event, please do not wait to purchase tickets!

VIP UPGRADE EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE!

After you purchase your ticket to see Luis Fonsi in concert at the Gallo Center, make sure you upgrade to become a Luis Fonsi VIP today by selecting one of his exclusive VIP experiences: 
 
Luis Fonsi VIP Soundcheck + Meet & Greet Upgrade:

  • Early venue entry
  • Invitation to Pre-Show Soundcheck
  • Meet & Greet with Luis
  • Photograph with Luis
  • Exclusive VIP Merchandise

Luis Fonsi VIP Soundcheck Upgrade:

  • Early venue entry
  • Invitation to Pre-Show Soundcheck
  • Exclusive VIP Merchandise

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • Upgrades DO NOT include a seat ticket.
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  • The Gallo Center does not sell the VIP packages or manage the VIP events. This is done by OMGVIP. 
Thu 9/12/19 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MARK SCHULTZ
GCA FY20
MARK SCHULTZ

This contemporary Christian music artist has been nominated for numerous Dove Awards, winning his first in 2006 when the CD/DVD Mark Schultz Live: A Night of Stories & Songs was named Long Form Music Video of the Year. Over his career, Schultz has sold more than two million records, including ten No. 1 singles. His latest album, Follow, has been acclaimed for its new energy and perspective. This is a solo performance by the artist.

Fri 9/13/19 8:00PM Foster Family Theater


DEJA
GCA FY20
DEJA

Déjà is a true music revivalist fusing classic R&B, Soul and Alternative genres. Her vocal sound is reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, while her music style has Erykah Badu and Aaliyah vibes. She is electric in live performance, and can easily captivate an audience either with a live band (as in this show) or simply by singing a cappella. Déjà is a force of nature. So is her uncle, the legendary Peabo Bryson.

Sat 9/14/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


ANDREA BOCELLI TRIBUTE
MCCA FY20
ANDREA BOCELLI TRIBUTE

Enjoy a 90-minute vocal spectacular of your favorite Andrea Bocelli classics! Chris Pucci’s world-class voice has warmed the hearts of people throughout the world. The Italian tenor, who studied at the Julliard School, made his Carnegie Hall debut at 26, and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Sun 9/15/19 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


THE GATLIN BROTHERS
GCA FY20
THE GATLIN BROTHERS

Larry, Steve, & Rudy, the Gatlin Brothers, are the award-winning country trio who have dazzled audiences for more than sixty years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including stacks of awards (Grammy, ACM, CMA, Dove, AMA, People’s Choice). Such recordings as Broken Lady, All the Gold In California, I Don’t Wanna Cry, I Just Wish You Were Someone To Love, Love is Just a Game and more have cemented their place in the pantheon of country music giants.

Sun 9/15/19 4:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


JOSH TURNER
GCA FY20
JOSH TURNER

With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. He’s also scored multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Awards nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, topped more than 1.5 billion in global streaming and populated radio with such memorable hits as “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Long Black Train.”

Wed 9/25/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


DIONNE WARWICK
GCA FY20
DIONNE WARWICK

2019/20 Season Opener!

Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of Dionne Warwick, a six-time Grammy Award-winning superstar who has earned more than 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961,and went on to record 18 consecutive Top 100 singles (“Don’t Make Me Over,” Walk on By,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Heartbreaker,” “Déjà Vu,” among countless others). She was honored in a 2018 PBS Television Special, Then Came You, and is a 2019 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  She has devoted an extraordinary amount of her  time to causes including AIDS research, children’s hospitals, world hunger, disaster relief, and music education for young people.

Join us for this very special season opening event!

VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE!

“An Evening with Dionne Warwick ”has two VIP Packages from which to choose.  See below for details.  To purchase prior to June 17, please call or visit the Ticket Office:  (209) 338-2100 or 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.  To purchase on or after June 17, please call or visit the Ticket Office, or go online and use promo code: VIP1Packages for VIP1 and VIP2Packages for VIP2.

VIP Meet & Greet Package: $249

  • Premium reserved seat located in rows 1 & 2
  • Priority VIP entry into the venue
  • Access to an intimate preshow soundcheck
  • Exclusive meet & greet with Dionne Warwick
  • Personal photograph with Dionne Warwick
  • Collectible tour poster; autographed by Dionne Warwick (limited print)
  • Specially designed Dionne Warwick tote bag
  • Custom commemorative ticket
  • Exclusive VIP merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics & Entrepreneurship

Limit of 45 packages available. VIP Meet & Greet participants will receive event instructions via email. 15% discounts are not available on VIP Packages.

VIP Soundcheck Package: $189

  • Premium reserved seat located in rows 3-15
  • Priority VIP entry into the venue
  • Access to an intimate preshow soundcheck
  • Collectible tour poster (limited print)
  • Specially designed Dionne Warwick tote bag
  • Custom commemorative ticket
  • Exclusive VIP merchandise item
  • Official soundcheck laminate
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics & Entrepreneurship

Limit of 55 packages available. VIP Soundcheck participants will receive event instructions via email. 15% discounts are not available on VIP Packages.

Fri 9/27/19 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


HOLLYWOOD REVISITED
GCA FY20
HOLLYWOOD REVISITED

It’s the only singing, dancing extravaganza featuring authentic, spectacular, eye-popping costumes from your favorite Hollywood films! This scrumptious revue is set to the music of the Golden Age of Hollywood. You’ll see up to 40 real costumes worn by such icons as Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly, Barbra Streisand, Mae West, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carmen Miranda and more, all while a superb cast of cabaret performers takes you on a memory-filled trip through great movie music!

Sat 9/28/19 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


JOHN MCEUEN
GCA FY20
JOHN MCEUEN

JOHN MCEUEN & THE STRING WIZARDS:
WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

John McEuen brings with him 50+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as ‘the String Wizard’, he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us through where his musical path has led him. A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John instigated the classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, (inducted in to the Library of Congress as one of America’s most important recordings). He has earned Emmy nominations, Grammy Awards, CMA acclaim, The Western Heritage Award, and many other accolades.

Sun 9/29/19 4:00PM Foster Family Theater


LOS LOBOS
GCA FY20
LOS LOBOS

LOS LOBOS CELEBRATES 45 YEARS . More than four decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that they are “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award-winning band by the time they recorded How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984. Two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (La Bamba) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is celebrating 45 years in the business and touring in support of their first new studio album in nearly a decade, Gates of Gold.

Wed 10/9/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


GET THE LED OUT
GCA FY20
GET THE LED OUT

GET THE LED OUT
A Celebration Of "The Mighty Zep"

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Thu 10/10/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


TAJ EXPRESS
GCA FY20
TAJ EXPRESS

TAJ EXPRESS : THE BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE

Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.

Fri 10/11/19 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


SHARON MCNIGHT
GCA FY20
SHARON MCNIGHT

SHARON MCNIGHT - RED HOT MAMA: THE SOPHIE TUCKER SONGBOOK

PG 13

Modesto native and Tony Award nominee Sharon McNight gives the "performance of a lifetime" (L.A. Times) in this remarkable story of the first lady of show business whose career spanned 60 years. Sophie Tucker was the consummate performer on stage and film, a part of the Ziegfeld Follies, a radio and television star, and a musical recording artist. The concert is a virtual history the music and style of Burlesque, Vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas. McNight performs more than two dozen songs made famous by Tucker, including timeless standards by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, and Henderson, DeSylva & Brown. Among them is Tucker’s unforgettable 1928 million-seller, My Yiddishe Mama. Recommended for audiences 18 years and older.

Sat 10/12/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


JASON MRAZ & RAINING JANE
GCA FY20
JASON MRAZ & RAINING JANE

Sold out or only scattered single seats remain for this show. If "Buy Now" appears on this page, you will be able to purchase from this limited selection. If sold out and you hope to purchase tickets should they become available, please add your name to our waiting list by clicking here.

It’s been 15 years since Jason Mraz made his platinum-certified debut album, Waiting For My Rocket To Come.  Since then, while amassing a global fan base for his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound, Mraz has earned numerous diamond and platinum certifications for his various releases, including his classic singles “I Won’t Give Up,” “Lucky,” and the record-breaking “I’m Yours.” He has sold out such fabled venues as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena.  Along the way, Mraz and Raining Jane also sold out their March 2014 performance at the Gallo Center.  You can expect that to happen again.

Wed 10/23/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


GRUPO INTOCABLE
GCA FY20
GRUPO INTOCABLE

GRUPO INTOCABLE PERCEPCIÓN TOUR 2019

One of the most influential bands on the music scene today, Grupo Intocable is returning to the Gallo Center for the third time, this time with their Percepción Tour 2019! They were founded by friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez, who expertly fused Tejano conjunto music, Norteño folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock. Twenty years later, with such #1 hits such as “Robarte un Beso,” “Prometí,” “Te Amo (Para Siempre),” “Culpable Fui (Culpable Soy),” and “Tu Ausencia,” this great band continues to entertain and delight audiences in both the United States and Mexico!

Fri 10/25/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


RIGOLETTO
OM FY20
RIGOLETTO

A father’s love. An innocent girl. A lecherous Duke. A father’s curse.

From the first notes until the last Verdi’s opera is heartrending. It follows the story of Rigoletto, a damaged jester who first aids the duke in his grim pleasures and then plots to stop him forever. Presented as a proscenium opera in the Foster Family Theater, Opera Modesto’s production features Roy Stevens as Rigoletto.

Fri 10/25/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 10/27/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


BEETHOVEN & DVORÁK
MSO FY20
BEETHOVEN & DVORÁK

Symphonic Heroes

David Lockington, conductor
Gabriel Martins, cello
Featuring a side-by-side performance with the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra

PROGRAM
Brahms | Hungarian Dances No. 5 & 6*
Dvorak | Cello Concerto in B minor
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

*Featuring the MSYO side-by-side

Description:
Join David Lockington and the Modesto Symphony Orchestra as we kick off our 89th Classics Series with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica. This symphony redefined symphonic music forever and continues to be one of the most popular symphonies of all time. The opening weekend will also feature Gabriel Martins on Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor. Martins has performed internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and brings a maturity and nuanced colors well beyond his years.

Fri 11/1/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 11/2/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MSYO - SEASON OPENING
MSYO FY20
MSYO - SEASON OPENING

CONDUCTORS AND COACHES

Ryan Murray, Music Director, Symphony Orchestra Conductor, and Chamber Ensemble Coach
Donald C. Grishaw, Concert Orchestra Conductor
Ella Webb, Wind Specialist and Chamber Ensemble Coach

Founded in 1976, the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) serves over 100 young musicians and their families from more than 40 public and private schools in the Central Valley. Led by a deeply engaged leadership team, the youth orchestra attracts a diverse group of outstanding musicians. Members are presented with the opportunity to share their gift of music in an inspiring and challenging orchestral setting alongside their peers from all social, economic, cultural, and geographical backgrounds. As a program within the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association, members also have the invaluable experience of interacting with our professional musicians, conductors, and visiting guest artists through workshops, side-by-side performances, and clinics.

Sat 11/2/19 2:00PM Gallo Center Rogers Theater GA


HANNEKE CASSEL BAND
MCCA FY20
HANNEKE CASSEL BAND

Retaining the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel is an international performer, teacher, and composer. With Mike Block on cello/vocals and Keith Murphy on guitar/vocals, the band brings their award-winning blend of contemporary and traditional music to our series.

Sun 11/3/19 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


FOREVER MOTOWN
GCA FY20
FOREVER MOTOWN

Direct from New York, it’s Forever Motown—a blast from the past with your favorite songs from all the great ones! This flashy full-stage production features an all-star live band and the show’s original cast of nine terrific performers: G.C. Cameron, original lead singer of The Spinners; Glenn Leonard, a former lead singer of The Temptations; former members of The Marvelettes, and more! If you love the music of The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and other Motor City legends, this show is for you!

Sun 11/3/19 4:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


A TOAST TO BREAD
GCA FY20
A TOAST TO BREAD

These wonderful musicians meticulously re-create all the hits of the great 70s band Bread—as well as the solo work of its founders David Gates and James Griffin. With a surprising fidelity rarely heard from a live tribute band, their sound is often described as "spot on" to the original recordings. You know and love the hits: “Make It With You,” “Sweet Surrender,” “Baby I'm-a Want You,” “It Don't matter to Me” and much more!

Thu 11/7/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


JUST IMAGINE
GCA FY20
JUST IMAGINE

A Celebration of John Lennon

This is an extraordinary rock 'n roll celebration of the life and music of John Lennon. Tim Piper captivates the audience with his likeness, artistry, musicianship, and vocals, channeling John Lennon in an intimate multimedia concert. Just Imagine intertwines Lennon's songs with the stories behind them to create a unique and electrifying ‘rockumentary’ revealing Lennon’s outlook on his life, music and career. Piper’s unique brand of storytelling allows the audience to connect on an emotional level with a uniquely human John Lennon.

Sat 11/9/19 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


LOS CHICOS DEL 512
GCA FY20
LOS CHICOS DEL 512

Los Chicos del 512 is a mind-blowing experience, an immersion into the music of the beloved Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the “Queen of Tejano Music.” What separates this tribute band from others is the spectacular performance not only by the lead singer Evelyn Molina, but incredible the showmanship of all the musicians. This is the finest Selena tribute that you can possibly imagine. Get ready to sing, dance and relive Selena!

Sun 11/10/19 5:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


BJ THOMAS
GCA FY20
BJ THOMAS

BJ Thomas has one of the most distinctive, recognized and respected voices of the American musical landscape. He has impacted many areas of popular music with 15 Top 40 pop hits, 10 Top 40 country hits and a galaxy of awards. BJ’s signature hits include the Oscar-winning “Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head,” the million-selling “(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” and his career-igniting cover of Hank Williams' “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

Thu 11/14/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


RICHARD GLAZIER
GCA FY20
RICHARD GLAZIER

RICHARD GLAZIER, Pure Imagination.

Join award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier on a musical tour of Broadway and Hollywood. Glazier’s program is based around selections from his brand new recording Pure Imagination: Great Songs from The Screen and Stage. The performance features songs written by everyone from George Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch and Leonard Bernstein. Glazier is famous for combining his unforgettable musical program with fascinating stories, rare video clips, and hilarious anecdotes. The program includes “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “That’s Entertainment,” “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, “One” from A Chorus Line, and medleys from the immortal Broadway shows My Fair Lady and West Side Story. Glazier concludes the show with his signature piece Rhapsody in Blue.

Sun 11/17/19 4:00PM Foster Family Theater


CLASSIC ALBUM LIVE: TOM PETTY
GCA FY20
CLASSIC ALBUM LIVE: TOM PETTY

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes

We all miss Tom Petty. He had the touch, the songwriter’s touch. It’s the craft of writing a song that gets the whole world singing along. It’s been 40 years since Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers released Damn the Torpedoes. Punk, disco and new wave were all exploding, but Tom Petty stayed the course and wrote a perfect rock album. Now you can experience this masterpiece in all its glory—LIVE—thanks to the superb studio musicians from Classic Albums Live, one of the most popular recurring acts presented by the Gallo Center. As always, they give the music the respect that it deserves, playing it note for note, and cut for cut.

Fri 11/22/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


LITTLE TEXAS
GCA FY20
LITTLE TEXAS

As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas shook up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre. For their efforts, country fans the world over richly rewarded the band, buying up over seven million of their albums, while critics showered them with recognition, with three Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year).

Sun 11/24/19 4:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS
GCA FY20
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award-winner Davis has created a show that features Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in the intimacy of the Gallo Center. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

Sat 11/30/19 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 11/30/19 6:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
GCA FY20
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y'ALL! Ten-time GRAMMY award winners Asleep at the Wheel are proud to announce the return of their popular holiday-themed concert series Merry Texas Christmas Y’all. The Wheel continues to bring Christmas cheer to theaters with their western swing holiday concert. Past highlights include performances at the Nashville Symphony’s Schermerhorn Center, Austin’s Paramount Theatre, the 1894 Grand Opera House in Galveston and Augusta’s Imperial Theatre. Expect a wonderful evening that combines Asleep at the Wheel’s most popular songs, new material, and holiday favorites such as “Christmas in Jail” and “Merry Texas Christmas Y’all.” Don't miss a fun-­filled evening with these Texas legends performing holiday music inspired by the Lone Star State.

Mon 12/2/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


JOHN TESH: ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS
GCA FY20
JOHN TESH: ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS

After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh has earned six Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven TV specials and sold more than eight million records. Whether at the solo piano, with a 12-piece ‘big band’ or an 80-piece orchestra, Tesh’s ability to create a unique journey for concert fans with music and storytelling has made him a welcome presence on stages all over the world. A sold-out Gallo Center audience thrilled to his big band Christmas show in 2013. This holiday season, he embarks on an intimate, acoustic trio performance that will entertain both loyal and new fans alike. Get ready to enjoy all your holiday favorites as only John Tesh can perform them!

Tue 12/3/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


HOLIDAY POPS!
MSO FY20
HOLIDAY POPS!

Ryan Murray, conductor
Guest Vocalist
MSO Chorus – Dr. Daniel R. Afonso, Jr., chorus director
MSO Youth Chorus

Get in the holiday spirit with the Modesto Symphony! Come hear all your holiday favorites along with the MSO Chorus and Youth Chorus.

Fri 12/6/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 12/7/19 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
MSO FY20
HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT

Please note: e-Tickets are unavailable for this offsite event. Once you open in My Tickets Mobile, they will not be available in will call. Please contact the Ticket Office.

Daniel R. Afonso Jr., conductor
MSO Chorus – Dr. Daniel R. Afonso, Jr., chorus director
MSO Youth Chorus
Opus Handbell Ensemble, Richard Colla, director

Location:
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church

Description:
The Modesto Symphony’s Holiday Candlelight Concert is the perfect way to slow down and enjoy the holiday season. The beautiful St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and your favorite traditional Christmas hymns and carols are the perfect way to performed by the MSO, MSO Chorus, Youth Chorus and the Opus Handbell Ensemble make for a perfect. This community favorite regularly sells out, so get your group together and find your seats today!

Tue 12/17/19 8:00PM St. Stanislaus Assigned


JEFFREY SIEGEL
GCA FY20
JEFFREY SIEGEL

Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations: Happy Birthday, Beethoven!

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to the Gallo Center with his unique Keyboard Conversations program—a combination of exquisite recital performance with lively, entertaining commentary. In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Siegel is celebrating the 250th birthday of the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven! He will perform and informally discuss Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata, the humorous Variations on God Save the King, the deep personal meanings of his Farewell Sonata and the short Bagatelles, written after deafness engulfed the composer.

Fri 1/10/20 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


DAVID VICTOR'S SUPERGROUP
GCA FY20
DAVID VICTOR'S SUPERGROUP

David Victor’s SUPERGROUP is former Boston vocalist/guitarist David Victor's all-star San Francisco Bay Area rock band. SUPERGROUP features a stellar lineup of musicians including former members of Y&T (bassist Brad Lang), Creedence Clearwater (guitarist Tal Morris) and drummer Jeff Campitelli, formerly of Joe Satriani's band. This band packs a punch with a powerhouse repertoire and captivating stage performance, performing originals and hits from their former bands as well as classics from Led Zeppelin, Journey, The Eagles and Tom Petty.

VIP EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE!

Purchase a top price ticket for $59 and you will receive a seat in the first two rows and the opportunity to meet, mingle and take a photo with the band after the show!

15% discounts are not available on these VIP seats.

Sat 1/11/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THEPIANOGUYS
GCA FY20
THEPIANOGUYS

In order to prevent scalpers from acquiring tickets to this performance, there is an 6 ticket limit on individual purchases. The Gallo Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel any or all orders and tickets without notice if they exceed this limit. This includes multiple orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

Since their serendipitous start in a Southern Utah piano shop, ThePianoGuys have proven to be a powerhouse group without limits. Arriving as a musical phenomenon seemingly overnight, the quartet of Jon Schmidt [pianist, songwriter], Steven Sharp Nelson [cellist, songwriter], Paul Anderson [producer, videographer], and Al van der Beek [music producer, songwriter] have delivered bold compositions that transcend boundaries of style and genre, a boundlessness that has since translated into a massively-successful career.

Since formally introducing themselves in 2011, ThePianoGuys have released five studio albums, two Christmas releases and a fan-favorite live album, earning six No. 1 debuts on Billboard’s Top Classical Albums chart and garnering an impressive 2 billion-plus global streams, over 1.6 billion YouTube views, and averaging nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. They have sold out concerts in almost every corner of the world, including four previous shows at the Gallo Center!

VIP EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE!

Purchase a top price ticket for $150 and you will receive a seat in the first two rows or in orchestra box seats, plus the opportunity to meet, mingle and take a photo with ThePianoGuys after the show!

15% discounts are not available on these VIP seats.

Tue 1/21/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


DAVID FOSTER: HITMAN TOUR
GCA FY20
DAVID FOSTER: HITMAN TOUR

Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster. He has created hit songs and award-winning albums for Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs, and Gloria Estefan. He has created culture-defining soundtracks for blockbuster films and crafted timeless holiday classics, and played a key role in career launches of Dion, Groban, and Bublé. In this intimate evening, accompanied by hand-picked vocalists and musicians, Foster will explore the music of his career as one of the biggest creative forces of our time.

SPECIAL GUEST KATHARINE MCPHEE JUST ADDED!

Renowned for her powerhouse presence and show-stopping performances, Katharine McPhee possesses a voice for the ages. Audiences first fell under the chanteuse’s spell during a storied run on American Idol Season 5 in 2006. Since then her hits have included “Over It,” “Unbroken” and “Christmas is the Time To Say I Love You.” McPhee also became a force on the big and small screens, co-starring with Debra Messing on Smash from executive producer Steven Spielberg as well as guest appearances on CSI: NY, Community, Family Guy, and more. Meanwhile, she has taken stage for PBS specials -- including her own special -- Soundstage: Katharine McPhee, and Foster and Friends.

PLEASE NOTE: Katharine McPhee was added to this event after the David Foster show was initially announced. As a result, ticket prices for this performance changed and those published in the Gallo Center's 2019/20 Season Brochure are no longer valid.

Wed 1/22/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


PIXAR IN CONCERT
MSO FY20
PIXAR IN CONCERT

Live orchestra w/film

Ryan Murray, conductor

Toy Story, Up, The Incredibles - Pixar revolutionized animated movies and created some of the most heartfelt and memorable moments in movie history. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your favorite characters in a multi-media concert featuring clips from Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. while accompanied live by the Modesto Symphony Orchestra!

Fri 1/24/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 1/25/20 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS
GCA FY20
THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS

CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including We’ve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days and Mondays, and of course Close to You.

Thu 1/30/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


SCHEHERAZADE
MSO FY20
SCHEHERAZADE

Russian Romantics & Storytelling

David Lockington, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

PROGRAM
Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov | Scheherazade

Description:
February brings us two Russian master composers, Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-Korsakov. The program begins with Stephen Hough performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Composer and award-winning pianist, Hough has appeared with most of the major European and American orchestras including the London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. The evening concludes with the ever popular Scheherazade. Based off of the legendary tale, “Arabian Nights,” the princess Scheherazade uses her storytelling to outwit the murderous Sultan each night for 1,001 nights. This thrilling musical adventure will transport you through the princess’s mesmerizing tales with the vivid colors of Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterful score.

Fri 2/7/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 2/8/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MSYO - SPRING CONCERT
MSYO FY20
MSYO - SPRING CONCERT

CONDUCTORS AND COACHES

Ryan Murray, Music Director, Symphony Orchestra Conductor, and Chamber Ensemble Coach
Donald C. Grishaw, Concert Orchestra Conductor
Ella Webb, Wind Specialist and Chamber Ensemble Coach

Founded in 1976, the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) serves over 100 young musicians and their families from more than 40 public and private schools in the Central Valley. Led by a deeply engaged leadership team, the youth orchestra attracts a diverse group of outstanding musicians. Members are presented with the opportunity to share their gift of music in an inspiring and challenging orchestral setting alongside their peers from all social, economic, cultural, and geographical backgrounds. As a program within the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association, members also have the invaluable experience of interacting with our professional musicians, conductors, and visiting guest artists through workshops, side-by-side performances, and clinics.

Sat 2/8/20 2:00PM Gallo Center Rogers Theater GA


JOE BARRETTA
GCA FY20
JOE BARRETTA

JOE BARRETTA & THE MODESTO ALL-STAR BAND!

Featuring the music of Joe Barretta, the 2017 winner of Best Male Vocalist at the Gallo Center’s Valley Talent Project, this performance will showcase Joe’s exceptional artistry as a singer, songwriter and guitarist on recordings as well as his compositions for television and advertising. As a huge bonus, Joe will be joined by a line-up of Modest music all-stars—pianist/vocalist Tim Allen, bassist Steve Ashman, guitarist/vocalist Patty Castillo Davis, and drummer Dave Rogers. These superb, award-winning musicians will help Joe deliver an unforgettable evening of blues, soul and rock. Don’t miss this special night of music celebrating and supporting homegrown talent!

Sat 2/8/20 8:00PM Foster Family Theater


CELEBRATION OF RAY CHARLES
GCA FY20
CELEBRATION OF RAY CHARLES

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES – CLINT HOLMES, TAKE 6 & NNENNA FREELON

What an extraordinary show this will be! Emmy Award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time Grammy winners and Gospel Hall of Famers Take 6, and award-winning vocalist Nnenna Freelon will perform a 90-minute, feel-good, soulful extravaganza saluting “the Genius” Ray Charles. You’ll hear "Hit the Road Jack," "What’d I Say," "I Got a Woman," "I Cant’s Stop Loving You," "Baby It’s Cold Outside," "Georgia on My Mind," many more classic Ray hits!

Sat 2/15/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


THE FLYBOYS
GCA FY20
THE FLYBOYS

The Flyboys are a unique four-piece vocal group featuring effortless vocals and sublime harmonies reminiscent of the Four Freshmen and Take 6. Their sound and class will whisk you back to the golden age of big bands and jazz groups of the 30s and 40s, but this is where vintage meets modern. In a fusion of unforgettable showmanship, Pharrell Williams croons with Judy Garland, Ricky Martin meets Cab Calloway and Maroon 5 groove with Ella Fitzgerald. The FlyBoys features world class performers from London's West End who have appeared in shows such as Evita, Spamalot, Mamma Mia, Once, Ghost and many, many more! Four amazing singers - one unique sound!

Sun 2/16/20 5:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


SHEILA E.
GCA FY20
SHEILA E.

One of life’s constants for Oakland native Sheila E. comes down to a simple phrase: follow the beat. And her impeccable inner rhythm is the pulse behind a trailblazing career that still knows no bounds. She is a world-class drummer and percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book. Sheila has performed with Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, George Duke, and, most famously, with Prince. And, of course, the Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter was behind the seminal hits “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre.”

Sat 2/22/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


SELAH
GCA FY20
SELAH

Unmatched talent, a passion for ministry and a deep love for the Church—for 20 years these have been constants for the musical tour de force known as Selah. Amassing more than 4 million units in sales; eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards; a Gold-certified album and eight #1 singles, the group’s signature hits include “You Raise Me Up” and “Wonderful, Merciful Savior.” Todd Smith, Allan Hall and Amy Perry have together graced the stages of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, all the while carrying a message of hope and healing for those who pause and listen.

Fri 2/28/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


ULTIMATE 70S TOUR
GCA FY20
ULTIMATE 70S TOUR

ULTIMATE 70S TOUR with Orleans, Poco & Pure Prairie League

Ultimate 70s Tour is right! This show includes three of the greatest groups from the 1970s, all of them Grammy Award winners who produced huge hits: Orleans ("Still the One," "Love Takes Time," "Dance with Me," "Let There Be Music"); Poco ("Crazy Love," "Heart of the Night," "A Good Feelin’ to Know," "Keep on Tryin'") and Pure Prairie League ("Amie," "Two Lane Highway," "Let Me Love You Tonight"). You’re gonna have one rockin’ great time on this night!

Sat 2/29/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


GOLDEN BOUGH
MCCA FY20
GOLDEN BOUGH

Celebrate 40 years of Celtic joy with acclaimed trio Golden Bough. From lively folk music and beautiful ballads, to beloved melodies passed down from generation to generation, Golden Bough weaves a tapestry of musical color. Join Golden Bough’s Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza, and Kathy Sierra for this special performance.

Sun 3/1/20 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!
MSO FY20
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!

Celebrating the Hollywood Film Musical

Lucas Waldin, conductor

Our Pops Series concludes with a salute to Hollywood Film Musicals! Conductor Lucas Waldin will lead the Modesto Symphony as we revisit some of your favorites including My Fair Lady, Les Misérables, West Side Story and more!

Fri 3/6/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


ABBA MANIA
GCA FY20
ABBA MANIA

ABBA MANIA is a modern day phenomenon! Unlike the Broadway hit “Mama Mia,” this is a hit-filled, exhilarating recreation of ABBA's last live concert, featuring seven performers and musicians. Brimming with great costumes and fabulous production quality reminiscent of ABBA’s actual performances, ABBA MANIA brings back to life the very best of the legendary Swedish group: a full two hours of hits ranging from "Dancing Queen" to “Waterloo” to "Fernando."

Sat 3/7/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MOZART & MENDELSSOHN
MSO FY20
MOZART & MENDELSSOHN

A Symphonic Tour of Europe

David Lockington, conductor
Ade Williams, violin
Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola

PROGRAM
Mozart| Overture to the Magic Flute
Mozart | Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola
Mendelssohn| Symphony No. 4 (Italian)

Description:
Music Director David Lockington described the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola as “one of the greatest pieces ever written!” Though Mozart composed the Sinfonia Concertante in Salzberg, it is heavily inspired by his time in Paris. Continuing on our journey through Europe, we’ll travel to Italy with Mendelssohn and his fourth symphony. The Italian Symphony explores the exquisite landscapes, art and culture of Italy.

Fri 4/3/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 4/4/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


AMERICUS BRASS BAND
MCCA FY20
AMERICUS BRASS BAND

From Civil War quick steps to Sousa marches, from the ragtime of James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters to Glenn Miller’s big band swing and a Salute to the services, experience music that inspires and entertains us all! Enjoy the brilliant sounds of brass (plus a few woodwinds) and song from America’s musical past. For brass lovers, veterans, and music fans alike. The Americus Brass Band performs on authentic 19th-20th century instruments, tours nationally, and has appeared in numerous movies and TV broadcasts.

Sun 4/19/20 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


THE MAGIC FLUTE
OM FY20
THE MAGIC FLUTE

A Prince and a Princess. A wicked Queen and a charming Bird-Catcher. This fairy tale by Mozart is a singspiel, a form of opera that includes both spoken and sung words. It is set in a magical land between the sun and the moon and is a favorite of opera-goers everywhere. Aided by a magic flute and magical bells, our heroes embark on a quest for true love. Will they live happily ever after?

Fri 4/24/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sun 4/26/20 2:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


CARMINA BURANA
MSO FY20
CARMINA BURANA

Fortune, Love & Fate

David Lockington, conductor
MSO Chorus | Daniel R. Afonso Jr., chorus director
MSO Youth Chorus
CSU Stanislaus Concert Chorale & Chamber Singers
Jennifer Bromagen, soprano
Timur, tenor
Lee Poulis, baritone

PROGRAM
Sydney Wang | Commission
Orff | Carmina Burana

Description:
Our biggest classics concert of the season will showcase one of the most well known pieces of the 20th century, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. This earth-shaking work combines powerful brass, rich harmonies, and the full force of the MSO Chorus and the CSU Stanislaus Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers.

Fri 5/1/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 5/2/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


LEA SALONGA
GCA FY20
LEA SALONGA

Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. If you’ve enjoyed Gallo Center performances by such Broadway mega-stars as Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald and Idina Menzel, do not miss this!

Ms. Salonga will be performing with a four-piece band.

Sat 5/9/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
MSO FY20
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

Your Classical Favorites with Dazzling Aerials and Acrobats!

David Lockington, conductor

PROGRAM
Selections by your favorite composers like Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Bach and more!

Description:
Our Classics Series concludes with the Modesto Symphony performing works by your favorite composers alongside spectacular aerial flyers, acrobats, strongmen and more!

Fri 5/29/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
Sat 5/30/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS
GCA FY20
ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS

It’s a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll music performed live and backed by an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Created and directed by John Mueller from the highly acclaimed show, Winter Dance Party, this show has met with the same accolades, sell out shows and audience standing ovations. Be a witness to a rock ‘n roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood the test of time--true American music featuring the hits "Blue Suede Shoes," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On," "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "Don’t Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," and many, many more!

Sat 6/6/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater