They’re finally here!! Concerts have started and everyone is doing their own private happy dance. I can just feel the excitement coming through the site!! The Guys were seriously jet lagged, I felt sorry for them! Ignazio in particular was needing his bed, poor guy.
Last night’s concert was at the Gallo Theater in Modesto, CA. By all accounts it was a sell out. I know Elaine had a great time. I probably am leaving some of you out, but you know who you are, tell us of your experience at the concert, we’ll be eager to hear it.
In spring 2001, architectural planning began to create a new community treasure, a performing arts center that promised to be one of the most important downtown projects in Stanislaus County’s history. Then in the spring of 2004 construction of a premier civic complex began in the center of this leading agricultural region. The programs at the Gallo Center for the Arts reflect the interests, diversity and history of the people that call the Central Valley their home. It is a landmark in the region for decades to come. The Gallo Center for the Arts opened in the fall 2007.
The Gallo Center for the Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts complex in downtown Modesto. The Gallo Center for the Arts is the focus of arts, entertainment, multicultural programming and social activities for the Central Valley for generations to come.
The Gallo Center for the Arts houses two performance venues, the 1250-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the 444-seat Foster Family Theater. Each is a proscenium theater with a legitimate stage and fly loft. Both theaters have orchestra pits, stage aprons, and scene docks, and are equipped with modern audio-visual, rigging, drapery, lighting control, orchestra pit lift, and orchestra shell systems, allowing a wide range of acoustical, scenic and staging manipulation. Architect: Nestor+Gaffney Architecture, LLP
Ron Nestor, AIA and Steve Gaffney, AIA and their award-winning firm have earned recognition as one of California’s leading architects. Their extensive experience in the design of innovative projects crosses many lines including office buildings, interiors, retail centers, mixed-use developments, large-scale planning projects, historic restoration, and cultural facilities. Among their recognized works are Modesto’s Tenth Street Place, the Los Angeles Headquarters of MTA, Howard Hughes Center, Headquarters for Oakley Sunglasses and Etnies Shoes, and the Orange County Museum of Art.
Elaine says concert was wonderful AND she had a front seat. Later on we’ll ask her to recount her experiences and show a few of her pictures!!
Twitters and Tweets
Ignazio sent a tweet last night that he was ready to go to the theater.
Piero sent a tweet last night “Modesto you’ve been amazing audience tonight, love u, thank you!”
Gianluca tweeted last night before the concert that he was nervous, but excited.
Here are a few photos from last night, thanks to Mundial.
Everyone enjoy tonight’s concert at Saratoga. Connie and Jeanine will be there!!
Love and Luck, Il Volo!!