November 10, 2015 > Music at the Mission announces 11th Season
Music at the Mission announces 11th Season
Submitted By Vickilyn Hussey
Richly textured, boldly cinematic and brilliantly performed, itÕs chamber music outside the box in Fremont! Music at the Mission is proud to announce its 11th Season at Old Mission San Jose. ÒAll of us are looking forward to Opening Night on November 21 with ÔImages de Paris,ÕÓ said Aileen Chanco, Director and Co-Artistic Director of Music at the Mission. ÒThe concert program features not just the rich music of France, but music surrounding one of the most beautiful instruments Ð the harp Ð with our special guest, Dan Levitan.Ó
Images de Paris is a stunning program saturated with the rich colors of French music spanning the late romantic to the impressionist. With Franck's superb ÒSonata for Violin and Piano,Ó the flashy virtuosity of Ravel's ÒTzigane,Ó and Debussy's masterpiece ÒSonata for Flute, Viola and Harp,Ó the legacy of Conservatoire de Paris reigns eternal!
Music at the Mission Chamber Players Ð esteemed soloists Rhonda Bradetich, flute; Steve Huber, violin; Adelle-Akiko Kearns, cello; and Aileen Chanco, piano Ð will also perform Saint-SaensÕ ÒFantaisie for Violin and HarpÓ and the ÒChant de LinosÓ by Andrˇ Jolivet (of the famed Comˇdie-Fran¨aise), a work considered to be one of the most difficult in the flute repertoire.
ItÕs All About That Bass in April as double bassist Bill Everett, along with the Music at the Mission Chamber Artists, explores the many facets and virtuosic possibilities of the largest of string instruments. ÒIt's all about that bass as a compelling voice with universal appeal, from the baroque to the contemporary. There's even a little humor sprinkled in!Ó quipped Chanco. ÒBill included Tom JohnsonÕs ÔFailing, A Very Difficult Piece for Solo String Bass.ÕÓ Everett, co-artistic director of Music at the Mission with Chanco, is principal bass of San JoseÕs Symphony Silicon Valley and was an acting member of San Francisco Symphony for three years.
San Francisco Classical Voice deemed EverettÕs playing, "Graceful and bold,Ó and his virtuosity will most certainly be on display in a program featuring SchnittkeÕs ÒDuo for Cello and Bass,Ó BachÕs ÒViola Da Gamba Sonata No. 2,Ó MozartÕs ÒPiano Trio K564,Ó M’?ekÕs ÒBass Sonata No. 2,Ó and ÒGrand TangoÓ by Piazzolla.
In May, Chaplin in Concert tips a hat to comic genius Charlie Chaplin, who put Essanay Studios on the map in 1915, filming silent movie classics in our own backyard (Niles). ÒFollowing silver screen tradition, we will be screening ChaplinÕs benchmark films ÔThe ChampionÕ and ÔThe TrampÕ accompanied by dynamic new scores composed by Mark Fish, commissioned by Music at the Mission.Ó
In addition to the evening concerts at Old Mission San Jose, Music at the Mission offers The Salon Series, dazzling concerts in January and March at private residences. The two Salon Series afternoon events are filled with intriguing music and camaraderie, accompanied by wine and delicious hors dÕoeuvres in truly sublime settings.
Classical Jam: Vivaldi to Hendrix is ÒEye opening, genre bending and surprising (in a good way)!Ó explained Chanco. Piano Brilliance features Leonard Bernstein's ÒWest Side Story Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos,Ó an electrifying instrumental narrative of star-crossed lovers. Tickets for The Salon Series are limited and must be purchased in advance through www.musicatmsj.org.
Music at the Mission evening concerts at Old Mission San Jose begin at 8 p.m. with Pre-Concert Talks at 7:15 p.m. For information and tickets, visit www.musicatmsj.org. A Season Subscription is $80 (General) or $65 (Student/Senior 65+). Individual concert tickets are $28/$23 in advance or $30/$25 at the door. Old Mission San Jose is located at 43300 Mission Boulevard in Fremont.