Spring 2022

2:00 p.m.
Wyant Morton, conductor
Samuelson Chapel
California Lutheran University

Areté concludes its 13th season with A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim.

Sondheim, who died in November, was the most influential composer-lyricist of the late 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows. He was praised for reinventing the American musical by tackling unexpected themes ranging far beyond the genre’s traditional subjects, using complex, sophisticated music and lyrics.

The program will celebrate the life of this iconic American musician by featuring songs from many of his most beloved musicals including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods.

Wyant Morton will conduct.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 if purchased online in advance; $10 for students with ID; and free for children younger than 12. For the safety of all, audience members of all ages must wear masksand show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Fully vaccinated musicians may perform without masks if they have obtained a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the concert.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit aretevocalensemble.org.