La cena è pronta: Joshua Arky, Ines Irawati, and Alexandra Rodrick in Recital

Next performances TBD Summer 2019

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La cena è pronta (“Dinner is ready”) is a fun, bizarre, and wonderful evening of song, food, and drink — a recital program exploring the many ways food enriches our lives, brings people together, and serves (sometimes) as our downfall. The musical selections range from Mahler, Vaughan Williams, and Duparc, to Bernstein, Porter, Sondheim, and more. And since we also want to share food and drink with you, we will include dinner and libations at the soirée.

But here’s the kicker: rather than wait to eat at a post-concert reception, we’re bringing the food into the recital. While we perform the recital, Josh will also be preparing and serving dinner. So come, relax, eat, drink, laugh, and be our guest.

Each ticket includes entry to the recital, snacks, drinks, a full dinner, and of course, dessert.



Early reservation WITH payment required
Admission: $TBA
Seating is limited
Please email Josh at or call/text 917-648-3672 to confirm seating availability before reserving

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Joshua Arky
3939 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
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Event Details

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About the Artists


Indonesian-born pianist Ines Irawati has received many top awards, including the Marilyn Horne Foundation Best Vocal Pianist Award, D’angelo International Piano Competition, and La Jolla Young Artists Competition.  She was invited to the International UNICEF Benefit in Japan, where she performed with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.  She has soloed with Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, Orchestra Nova, and California Chamber Orchestra. She spends her summers working for Dolora Zajick's Institute for Young Dramatic Voices as a coach and pianist.  She graduated from Cleveland Institute of Music and Yale University where she studied with Claude Frank.  An avid vocal coach and chamber musician, Ms. Irawati served as a vocal coach and collaborative arts faculty member at Point Loma Nazarene University (2004-2017), and is a founding member and pianist for the Aviara Trio.  She is the music director of San Diego Opera Young Artists and Community Programs: Opera On Track and Opera Exposed.

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Joshua Arky is a bass-baritone living in San Diego, CA. Recent opera engagements include Zuniga in Carmen with Denyce Graves and the Richmond Symphony, Ensemble in All is Calm with San Diego Opera, Vincent Jones in Street Scene with Virginia Opera, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sugar Creek Opera; Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Opera San José; Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West with Virginia Opera; Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Point Loma Opera Theatre; Hidraot in Gluck’s Armide with OperaNEO; Alidoro in an English version of La Cenerentola with Opéra Louisiane; and Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance with Palm Beach Opera. Upcoming performances include a return to Virginia Opera as the Sacristan in Tosca and a return to San Diego Opera as Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Joshua is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music (M.M. Voice) and Columbia University (B.A. Sustainable Development).