Date:   2/15/2003

Howard Levy & Anthony Molinaro at Thrasher

Thrasher and Two Chez restaurant offer special Valentine Day package.


Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with an evening of fine dining and great music in beautiful downtown Green Lake.  The Thrasher Opera House and Two Chez restaurant have teamed up to create a special Concert and Dinner Package of exquisite dining followed by the brilliant music of Howard Levy and Anthony Molinaro on Saturday, February 15, 2003.


Two Chez will be offering two fabulous three-course dinner selections prepared just for concert attendees.  The special menu will begin with a glass of champagne and a first-course selection of Tomato Bisque with Basil Oil, or Organic Greens with Pomegranate Seeds, Goat Cheese and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette. The main entrée choices for the evening are Pine Nut and fresh Herb-Crusted Salmon with Pinot Noir Reduction or Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mango Chutney, each served with Baby Vegetables. A dessert of White Chocolate Brownie with Strawberry Compote will be a scrumptious end to this portion of the fabulous Concert and Dinner Package.


Following dinner, merely cross the street to the Thrasher Opera House to continue an evening filled with the delightful sounds of Howard Levy, universally acknowledged as the world’s most advanced diatonic harmonica player. Levy is not new to the Opera House. His stunning performance last year left audience members in awe of the multitude of talent he possesses. Playing the piano as masterfully as the harmonica, Levy received high praises from all those lucky enough to have attended.  Levy, truly a musician without limits, is the founding member of the trailblazing contemporary jazz group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and later the group Trio Globo. He has toured and recorded two albums with Kenny Loggins, has performed on hundreds of CD’s including Paul Simon’s latest, and has made guest appearances on Praire Home Companion.  Performances at the International Harmonica Conference in Germany, and The Harmonica Masterclass in California, lectures at various colleges and universities, and the creation of an instructional video are but only a few more of his many accomplishments of which are in fact, too many to list.  For more about Howard Levy, visit  


This year, famed pianist, Anthony Molinaro, will accompany Levy.  Molinaro, already being hailed a “one of the hottest young pianists in the world,” has captivated audiences and critics alike since his victory at the 1997 Naumburg International Piano Competition. Acclaimed for his “edge of the seat brilliance” and “musically imaginative mind,” Molinaro’s performances have taken him to major music centers throughout the country including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami and New York’s Alice Tully Hall.  Molinaro is a gifted composer and jazz artist, giving him a musical dimension uncommon to artists of his generation. Highlights of the 2001-2002 season included his many recital and orchestral engagements including solo jazz performances, and the release of his second recording, a Gershwin collection featuring his own solo version of Rhapsody in Blue titled “New Blue.”  His many jazz appearances in 2003 will include a series of concerts to celebrate his continued collaboration with Grammy-Award winning Howard Levy, with one of those performances here at the historic Thrasher Opera House on Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets for this Valentine’s Day Concert and Dinner at Two Chez restaurant are $41 each and can be purchased by calling Thrasher Opera House at 920-294-4279.  Tickets for the concert alone are $16 and can be purchased at Thrasher Opera House office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank, Bull Moose Mercantile, and Ripon Drug.


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