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May 18, 2012 > Music at the Mission presents Crossroads

Music at the Mission presents Crossroads

If there's any art form born of the twentieth century, it is cinema. Along with this new genre came the film score. "Crossroads: Intersection of 20th Century Music and Film" explores the music of four composers who wrote for both the classical stage and film. This multi-media performance will present both chamber works and viewings of film excerpts accompanied live. Film excerpts include "Psycho," "The Godfather," "The Adventures of Robin Hood," and "Battleship Potemkin."

Featured musicians are: Robin Mayforth, violin; Karen Shinozaki Sor, violin; Mike Corner, clarinet; Emily Onderdonk, viola; Michael Graham, cello; Aileen Chanco, piano; Bill Everett, double bass; and Loren Mach, percussion.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. with a Pre-Concert Talk at 7:15 p.m. by film composer George Burt and Bill Everett. Burt is the author of the renowned textbook, "The Art of Film Music" used throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Republic of China. Burt scored six feature length film, two by Robert Altman: "Secret Honor" (1984) and "Fool for Love" staring Kim Basinger and Sam Shephard.

This concert is funded by the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and supported by the Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts. For more information call (510) 402-1724 or visit online at

Crossroads: Intersection of 20th Century Music and Film
Saturday, May 19
7:15 p.m. Pre-concert talk
8 p.m. Concert
Old Mission San Jose Church
43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 402-1724
Tickets: $20 - $25

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