Orinda News Briefs: What’s Happening Around Town – June 2022

(Andrew Lee, Photographer)
Miramonte Varsity Tennis winners Liam Sullivan (left) and Leo Cardozo (center) won the Diablo Valley League (DAL) tournament in doubles, while Nishad Elias won the DAL tournament in singles.

Miramonte Boys Varsity Tennis Wins Big at Tennis Tournament
    The Miramonte Varsity Boys Tennis team took home trophies at a DFL Tourney April 29, with Nishad Elias winning the singles event and Leo Cardozo and Liam Sullivan winning the doubles event. In singles, (1 seed) Elias defeated (3 seed) Dibyam Dikhit (College Park) 6-4, 6-2. In doubles, (1 seed) Cardozo and Sullivan defeated (2 seed) Kiumars Koopah/Jake Hammerman (Campolindo) 6-7, 6-3, 10-6.
    The Mats’ mid-May record stood at 19-4, with highlight wins over arch-rival Campolindo, 7-2 and 6-3. Along with other Miramonte teams, the Boys Tennis team looks forward to spring semester post-league matches.

Rotary Hosts Aida Glimme
    The Rotary Club of Orinda will host OUSD Superintendent Aida Glimme Wed., June 15, who will present the new Mission Statement and Strategic Direction adopted by the OUSD Board of Trustees in May. The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend via Zoom. For more information and a link to the meeting, email rotarycluboforinda@gmail.com.

Summer Concert Presented by Festival Opera and The Rotary Club of Orinda
Festival Opera and The Rotary Club of Orinda present the Club’s 12th “Opera in the Park” free concert at Orinda Community Park, Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is an opportunity to hear Festival Opera’s artists performing hits that span both opera and musical theater genres.
    Festival Opera’s artistic director and master of ceremonies for the concert, Zachary Gordin, said he’s “thrilled to be taking opera to the people in a casual setting with no walls or barriers, where our communities can access a sampling of this incredible art form on their own terms.”
    Artists who have performed with some of the world’s most prestigious opera and symphony organizations, including San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, LA Opera, Opera San José and more, will perform. Pianist Chun Mei Wilson will accompany the singers.
    Organizers said Festival Opera’s mission is to take opera out of the theater and bring it to the people, introducing opera to children, friends who are opera curious, or people who have no idea that they already know and connect with so much of the music.
People are encouraged to bring their entire families, blankets or chairs and a picnic. Viewers can also enjoy selections from the food and wine trucks. Free parking is available. Both organizations are grateful to the City of Orinda Parks and Recreation, Realtor Melanie Snow, Realtor Pablo Tiscareno and Village Associates Realty for their generous support. For more information on Festival Opera or the concert, visit www.festivalopera.org or e-mail info@festivalopera.org.

Compiled by Charleen Earley, who can be reached at editor@theorindanews.com.

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