Cabaret & Cabernet with Katy Stephan & Michael Wells
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About the Event
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join pianist Katy Stephan and Wine Director Michael Wells for an evening of enchanting songs and luscious wines—perfectly-paired together. This unique experience is sure to get you smiling and singing along.
$20 all Non-Member invited guests; discounted for Academy Members. Includes a curated flight of (3) Cabernet Sauvignons, with additional glasses or bottles available for purchase.
This event will be held in The Academy's Club Level with first come, first served seating.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase, in addition to the flight included in the ticket price. Club beverage selections free for Members, per usual.
CLUB INFORMATION (FOR MEMBERS)
The Club will also be open during regular hours for Members and their guests not attending this special event. Regular Club guest policy applies.
ABOUT MICHAEL WELLS
Michael Wells is The Academy's Wine Director and Sommelier. He got his start in wine after moving to New York and starting work at City Winery, a winery, restaurant, and concert venue. During his five year tenure he pursued the Court of Master Sommeliers certification as well as interning for Wine & Spirits Magazine and leading Wine Tours for City Wine Tours. Despite being one of the youngest people in the certification program when he took the level 2 exam, Michael was the top scorer and also received the Walter Clore Award for excellence in wine.
After many years spent working the floor as a sommelier, one of Michael’s favorite parts of his job now is education; helping people discover new wines and feel confident in their selection, eliminating the pretension that has marked the wine industry for many years.
Michael's goal at The Academy is to share his passion and experience in the industry with Academy Members to create informed wine consumers. He aims to do this by offering wine programming that is engaging yet educational and curating a balanced wine list that offers both classics and hidden gems.
In addition to overseeing The Academy’s wine program, Michael also dances professionally for Diablo Ballet, where he debuted a new choreographic production in 2021.
ABOUT KATY STEPHAN
Katy Stephan is a pianist, vocalist, and composer. She has composed and performed live original music for theatre (Porchlight Theatre, Word For Word, Upon These Boards, Azeotrope Theatre), dance (Project Agora, Copious Dance, Theatre, Counterpointe, and Requisite Dance), as well as burlesque and circus.
A collection of original songs that Katy recorded at home for National Solo Album Month was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Best Local Releases” of that year; and for three straight years she wrote, recorded and posted a new original song every week on her website.
She has performed in Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, the U.K. and the U.S. with various groups and projects. Stephan has been a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony for their concert versions of Candide, Follies and Leonard Bernstein's Mass, and appeared with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble as a soloist and chorus member on the Grammy- nominated recording of Mass with Kent Nagano and the Deutsche Symphonie. Her voice can be heard in several motion picture soundtracks, a TV sitcom theme, and in educational toys by Leapfrog and Fisher Price. Her original music is available on iTunes and at bandcamp.com.
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