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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Kaleidoscope annual dinner

  • On Saturday, September 15th, with the theme of "London 2012", Kaleidoscope will present their annual dinner and program at the Community Center on East Spruce Street. After a traditional English dinner has been served, 16-year-old Niko Alino, a young concert pianist, will play several classical pieces for the audience.
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  • On Saturday, September 15th, with the theme of "London 2012", Kaleidoscope will present their annual dinner and program at the Community Center on East Spruce Street. After a traditional English dinner has been served, 16-year-old Niko Alino, a young concert pianist, will play several classical pieces for the audience.
    Niko is the son of Ramon and Alice Alino and resides in Oroville with his parents.  He has been playing piano since he was four-years-old and has performed in the Chico Monster Piano Concert for nine consecutive years.
    Having also mastered the violin and the guitar, Niko concentrates on the piano in addition to carrying an ambitious academic load.  As a high school senior, he is taking college level courses through Butte College, CSU Chico and Stanford University.  With a passion for video games Niko still finds time to perform for benefit concerts, entertain weekly at an extended care facility and keep a 5.0 GPA.
    The second half of the program will be an additional musical experience for the event.  A community orchestra, organized under the direction of Carol Brown, will present selected favorites with some ties to 'Merry Olde England.'
    Dazzling glass art from the Sutherland Gallery in Gridley, will be on display throughout the evening.
    Dinner reservations are required and may be made by calling 846-4808.  Dinner is $15.. Tables of eihjt may be reserved.  Kaleidoscope is an arts council of volunteers.  All benefits raised support our local arts.

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