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April 18, 2017 > Music at the Mission Classical Jam

Music at the Mission Classical Jam

Submitted By Vickilyn Hussey

Eye opening, genre-bending and wonderfully surprising is Music at the Missions forte. The upcoming Salon Series concert, Classical Jam, is an exciting demonstration of this chamber ensembles virtuosity and adventuresome spirit. From classical to rock, jazz and funk, youÕve never heard acoustic strings rock the house like these guys.

You might have anticipated Shostakovichs String Quartet No. 8 from the Music at the Mission Chamber Players; it is considered one of the most important string quartet works of the 20th century. But did you expect Fleetwood Mac, Cannonball Adderley, Joan Baez, and Blood, Sweat & Tears on the same program? For these musicians, it is the norm.

Patti Pages signature song The Tennessee Waltz, Astor Piazzollas Cafe 1930, and Louis Primas Sing, Sing, Sing share the Classical Jam program with ÒLandslide,Ó ÒGracias a la Vida, Spinning Wheel, Shake It Up, Money, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and, an emotional experience of a lifetime, ShostakovichÕs String Quartet No. 8.

Back by popular demand, Classical Jam features crossover works and arrangements from our two talented composers, Emily Onderdonk and Steve Huber, said bassist Bill Everett. Onderdonk (viola) and Huber (violin) join Everett, Matthew Szemela (violin), Michael Graham (cello) and Aileen Chanco (piano) in this fabulous musical fusion.

We will have some more surprises too, including a sneak preview of the featured commission for the season, The Golden Door, by our Composer in Residence Mark Fish, said Everett and Chanco, Artistic Co-Directors of Music at the Mission.

Following a classical tradition kept very much alive through Music at the MissionÕs The Salon Series, SundayÕs Classical Jam will be held in a private home. It is the perfect pairing of great food and music, surrounded by the fantastic views, extensive art collection and beautiful gardens of the Barrie residence. Reservations must be made in advance through

Classical Jam
Sunday, Apr 23
2:30 p.m. Ð 5:30 p.m.
Address provided upon reservation
(510) 402-1724
Tickets: $55

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