WPO Golden Anniversary Events Kick Off With Roaring Twenties Gala
The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra launched its Golden Anniversary celebration with a Roaring Twenties Gala on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The event was held at the National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Avenue, NW, in Warren. Music was provided by the Shawn Marko Trio featuring nationally renowned cabaret artist Liz Rubino. Food was catered by Leo's Ristorante, and a cash bar was available.
Rehearsing for the Roaring Twenties Gala are Clay Colley piano (left), Shawn Marko bass, Liz Rubino vocals, and Bryan Teeters drums. Photo credit: Judy Solomon
Entertainment featured jazz, ragtime and dance music among the museum's classic cars, including one once owned by Al Capone. In the spirit of the gala, attendees were encouraged - but not required - to arrive in 1920s attire. Proceeds of the event will be used to fund the Golden Anniversary celebration for the community.
The Shawn Marko Trio includes Bryan Teeters on drums, Clay Collrey piano and Shawn Marko on bass. Trio members play with various ensembles, such as the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra and the Packard Jazz Band, and perform locally at many venues.
Liz Rubino is an Austintown native now living in Pittsburgh. But her professional reach extends much farther. Rubino is a national cabaret artist and stage performer, teaching artist and director of Liz Rubino Studios, and registered drama therapist. In addition to directing and performing, Rubino debuted her jazz/adult contemporary album Touch Of The Moon in 2008.