Re "City can't thrive without the arts (Viewpoints, Aug. 16): Classical music and opera are not totally dead in Sacramento. The Camellia Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Christian Baldini, will be starting its 52nd season with four concerts in the Performing Arts Center at Sacramento City College on September 27. CSO's programs will offer a variety of music by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. One program will feature Malcolm MacKenzie performing celebrated arias from Verdi, Rossini and Mozart.
Baldini is an internationally known conductor, composer and music director. He also conducts the orchestra at UC Davis. The 71 CSO professional and talented musicians feel privileged and honored to play under the baton of Baldini.
Sacramento, our beautiful state capital city, is fortunate to have the Sacramento Ballet and a few choral groups keeping arts alive. Let's continue to enjoy classical symphonic music and opera by supporting the CSO.
-- Elaine Myer, Sacramento