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October 3, 2018

Barbara K. Jackson Rising Stars of Opera Playlist

By Rob Tocalino

Each year, the Barbara K. Jackson Rising Stars of Opera concert pairs stunning vocal talent with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra for an evening of vocal artistry. This year is made extra special as we celebrate Barbara's life in music on the 100th anniversary of our benefactor's birth with seven singers whose careers she supported. 

Program in hand, we've created a Spotify playlist of the evening's entertainment, both to get prepared for the evening, and to return to following the performance.


Author Bio:  Rob Tocalino is the Director of Marketing at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis. In his current role, he is responsible for all external organizational communications and strategy including advertising, public relations, and ticket office operations. As part of his work overseeing the ticket office, Tocalino has built successful revenue management and patron loyalty initiatives. He previously served as the Associate Director of Marketing for SFJAZZ, during which time he led a Wallace Foundation-funded effort to attract a younger audience for jazz. The resulting program, SFJAZZ Hotplate, is still in place at the new SFJAZZ Center. Prior to SFJAZZ, Tocalino served as the Managing Director of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.