MASKS ARE REQUIRED. In accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Directive 047, performers will not be masked on stage; however, all others must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
PATRONS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a show and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket.
In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a government or school-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
For additional information please visit RLT’s Health & Safety Protocols page.
Dallas Smith is a woodwinds master who is a skilled performer of Western classical and jazz styles, as well as being a disciple of Ali Akbar Khan and G. S. Sachdev in Hindustani classical music. His instruments include silver flute, clarinet, saxophones, Electric Wind Instrument (EWI), and bansuri.
Dallas’s early musical years were spent playing classical clarinet in symphonies and chamber ensembles. He began his study of Hindustani classical music in 1975 at the Ali Akbar College in San Rafael, California (founded in 1967 by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan). He has performed regularly in India, starting in 1982 with keyboardist Louiz Banks, recording under legendary producer R. D. Burman, concert tours with the late Kathak dancer Chitresh Das, tours with the Indian-Jazz fusion group Mynta, and concert appearances with noted Indian performers Vikku Vinayakram, Shankar Mahadevan, Sivamani, and Fazal Qureshi.
Dallas is an active jazz musician, performing around the US, having toured with pianist Ahmad Jamal, as well as with his wife, renowned jazz harpist Susan Mazer. (www.mazerandsmith.com) Dallas is a decade-long member of the Reno Jazz Orchestra (of which he serves currently as president of the RJO Board of Directors).
Together with his wife, Susan Mazer, Dallas founded Healing Healthcare Systems, Inc. (www.healinghealth.com), the world’s largest producer of relaxation media for hospitals. Founded in 1992, HHS produces The C.A.R.E. Channel, a 24-hour television channel, which is broadcast in over a thousand hospitals in the US and internationally.
Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D. is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding jazz harpists. Susan has a long performing career, ranging from playing with the Detroit Symphony under the batons of world-renowned conductors to performing as a soloist at Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where she held a solo position for over 15 years. She has also performed with jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal at the Village Vanguard club in New York City, with Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr., as well as other well-known musicians. After many years of classical performance, including two degrees in music, Susan chose to move into jazz and world music.
In addition, Susan is a pioneer in the development of and performance on an Electro-acoustic harp.
Susan has recorded over twenty albums, both solo and in collaboration with her husband, woodwinds performer Dallas Smith. Susan holds a doctoral degree from the Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Development, and is the co-founder, with Dallas Smith, and CEO of Healing Healthcare Systems, dedicated to bringing music into healthcare institutions via The C.A.R.E. Channel.
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