Vocalist Deborah Rosengaus and accordionist Ron Borelli collaborate with dancers Stefan Trandafirescu and Carolyn Barreno for an afternoon of music and entertainment, cabaret-style. Selections are taken from classical, Broadway and folk repertoire, with a mix of popular favorites made famous by artists like Edith Piaf and Louis Armstrong, to re-imaginings of works by composers from around the world. The energetic and lively variety show will keep you on your toes.
A San Francisco native and son of well-known bandleader Al Borelli, Ron began playing the accordion at age seven. As an accordionist, he performs in a wide variety of musical settings. He has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, performed on stage with the San Francisco Opera (Wozzeck), and was the accordionist for the Three Tenors in their 1999 Bay Area concert. In 2015 he again appeared on stage with SF Opera's Two Women production accompanying tenor Pasquale Esposito. In 2017 he played for John Adams Opera Girls of the Golden West and in 2018 played for the SF Opera Gala opening night, music by Astor Piazzolla. Other symphonic performances include the Berkeley Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony and Diablo Ballet. He has worked with noted composer Stephen Swartz in the production of My Antonia at TheatreWorks. From 2001 to 2009 Ron instructed and performed at the Las Vegas International Accordion Convention. In addition to the high-profile orchestras mentioned, Ron performs solo or with his own trios and orchestra for private, corporate and public events. He is well versed in jazz, opera, American standards, Italian and French styles of music. Ron lives in San Mateo, California.
Deborah is a versatile Mezzo Soprano having studied opera, theater, music and dance. She is known for her exciting, high-energy performances and for creating memorable and endearing characters. With a uniquely flexible voice, as comfortable in Verdi as it is in Handel, she has delighted audiences around the world with her rich timbre and sparkling coloratura.
Ms. Rosengaus has performed across the US and internationally at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, Beijing Center for the Performing Arts and Santori Hall in Tokyo. She's performed locally with: West Edge Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Lamplighters, Opera San Jose, Island City Opera, Teatro Vision, Pocket Opera, Hillbarn, Los Altos Stage and Solo Opera. Recent roles include Jo in Little Women by Adamo, Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, Berta in Barber of Seville and Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the world premier opera version of Pride and Prejudice by Kirke Mechem. She is also the recipient of several awards for her work in both opera and theater and can be heard on the soundtracks of several independent films. For more information visit www.DeborahRosengaus.com.
and Carolyn Barreno
Stefan and Carolyn are a professional competitive ballroom dancing couple in
the American Rhythm style. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, they have 35 years combined dance experience and 32 years teaching
experience. Together they operate The Rose Ballroom in San Jose, a dancing
school offering classes and private lessons in all styles of partner dancing
(e.g., salsa, ballroom, swing, bachata, nightclub). Carolyn also teaches classes
in San Mateo and San Francisco. For more information visit: TheRoseBallroom.com
Monthly Music at Noon concerts include a delicious hot buffet lunch before the concert.
Daytime Adult Learning and Culture Programs are made possible in part by the John R. Schwabacher Family as well as a grant from the Maimonides Fund at the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for their generous support.
Need a ride?
The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip with the Community Tuesdays punch card. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741.
Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.
Tuesday, October 29
12:00–1:30 PM | Early admittance at 11:40 AM for those who RSVP by October 27
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$25 or two punches of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card. Pay at the door.
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]