Soprano Teresa Parente and tenor Kris Wittry will perform ballads by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart, Jerome Kern and other composers of the 1920s and 1930s on Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Lanterman House ballroom, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada. The program will also include dancers from the Pasadena Ballroom Association.
The event will be held in conjunction with an exhibit of sheet music from the collection of the late Frank Lanterman. More than 5,000 scores were collected by Lanterman during his years as a theater organist and are housed in the Lanterman Archives.
As a teenager in New York City, Teresa Parente established herself as an actress and singer, performing music from Broadway to swing to classical. Moving to Los Angeles in 1992, Parente transitioned into film and TV, appearing in several major TV series. A La Cañada resident, she is a featured soloist with the Towne Singers and the Sisters of Swing.