PIANIST TO PERFORM AT FUNDRAISER
L’aureole’s annual benefit on March 6 will be a concert featuring Mel Dangcil, pianist and composer, rather than a fashion show.
Dangcil, a native of San Francisco, uses improvisation and changes notes from classical pieces, making them his own.
After moving to Southern California, he performed in concerts as a band pianist, ballet accompanist and vocal coach. He worked for 17 years with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera and retired from the Los Angeles City College Music Department, where he was music director of the commercial voice program.