Lolo Gervais band headlines PV Cultural Center gala Saturday |

Lolo Gervais band headlines PV Cultural Center gala Saturday

The Lolo Gervais band, featuring popular Nevada City singer Lorraine Gervais, headlines Saturday's gala fundraiser for the Penn Valley Cultural Center.
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The Lolo Gervais band, featuring popular Nevada City singer Lorraine Gervais and friends, will headline Saturday’s Moonlight Magic Gala, a benefit for the planned Penn Valley Cultural Center.

The gala, at 18699 Indian Springs Rd., Penn Valley, begins at 4:30 p.m. with silent auction and hors d’oeuvres.

Harpist Lisa Stine and violinist Randi Soule will provide music before and during dinner.

Tickets are still available at $100 per person ($50 of which is tax deductible). Call to order: 530-615-1143.

The event kicks off fundraising efforts for the new Cultural Center, which, when completed, will be the first facility designed and built specifically for acoustic music in the community.

The hall is also designed to accommodate a variety of performing groups and other events.

“This will be a great Cultural Center for all of Western Nevada County with a state of the art performance and community hall and a proposed new county library,” said Louie Osterude, president of the Penn Valley Community Foundation.

InConcert Sierra, a nonprofit arts organization that presents classical and chamber music to the community, will anchor the venue with its third-Sunday concert series and special musical performances throughout the year, including Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra programs.

“I’m excited and honored to be included in the design process of this new performance hall dedicated to live acoustic music,” said said Ken Hardin, InConcert Sierra Artistic Director/Conductor/Pianist. “I’ve performed in spaces that we’ve had to make work for the 31 years I’ve lived and worked in this community… this is a dream I’ve had for Nevada County.”

Other features of the center will a new branch of the Nevada County Library and a permanent exhibit of historical artifacts by the Nisenan Indian Tribe.

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