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November 15, 2016 > Slavic Dreams opens Music at the Mission season

Slavic Dreams opens Music at the Mission season

Submitted By Vickilyn Hussey

Music at the Mission opens its twelfth season of Chamber Music Outside the Box with ÒSlavic DreamsÓ on Saturday, November 19, at Old Mission San Jose. ÒSlavic communities spread throughout Eastern Europe, each with a distinctive art, yet united by language and culture. Explore the music of the Near East, Russia to the Czech Republic, and the Balkans with Jan‡?ek, Martin?, Schulhoff, and the lyrical Tchaikovsky ÔSerenade for Strings,ÕÓ said Aileen Chanco, Music at the Mission Artistic Director. ÒIt is a night of brilliance, passion, and beloved folksong motifs!Ó

Steve Huber, violin; Karen Shinozaki Sor, violin; Ivo Bokuli?, viola; Gianna Abondolo, cello; Bill Everett, double bass; Rhonda Bradetich, flute; and Aileen Chanco, piano, are the featured Music at the Mission Chamber Players for ÒSlavic Dreams.Ó As an audience member, you couldnÕt be in better hands.

And thatÕs only the beginning. In March at ÒSouthern Exposures,Ó let the music of South America sweep you away to the Andes with the haunting flute tours de force ÒMiami Flute and Piano SuiteÓ by Miguel de Aguila and Gabriela Lena FrankÕs ÒSue–os de Chambi.Ó Then itÕs off to the streets of Brazil and the tango halls of Buenos Aires as Quinteto Quilombo performs Astor PiazzollaÕs incendiary tangos and milongas.

ÒThe Golden Door,Ó Mark Fish's new work to be performed in May, was commissioned by Music at the Mission with an accompanying documentary by local filmmakers celebrating the immigrant experience in Fremont. Flavors of the Philippines, Mexico, China, India, Pakistan, and the Middle East blend with classical themes in this inspirational multi-media World Premiere. This performance project is made possible by a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Musical Grant Program.

Music at the Mission concerts at Old Mission San Jose will begin at 8 p.m., with Pre-Concert Talks at 7:15 p.m. Meet the artists and wrap up your evening at the After-party Receptions sponsored by J.R. Griffin Construction.

In addition to the three evening concerts at Old Mission San Jose, Music at the Mission presents The Salon Series, two afternoon concerts with dazzling performances by Music at the Mission Chamber Players and guest artists, accompanied by wine and delicious hors dÕoeuvres in beautiful private homes.

Appearances on Broadway with Ray Charles and the San Francisco Opera attest to Autris PaigeÕs incredible versatility and appeal. DonÕt miss the opportunity in January to hear Òa local treasureÓ in an intimate recital setting, especially in the company of the superlative Cˇsar Cancino and Music at the MissionÕs Bill Everett at The Salon Series ÒSong and Jazz: Schubert to Ellington.Ó

Check your preconceptions at the door to get the most out of AprilÕs unique Salon Series experience, ÒClassical JamÓ with the Music at the Mission Chamber Players. Elegant and outrageous virtuoso strings and piano in an exceptional program of favorites, new arrangements and improvisation. Eye opening, genre bending and wonderfully surprising!

The Salon Series tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for $55 through Music at the Mission. Sample grand opera and jazz with Page, Cancino, and Everett at a free community concert, ÒSong and Jazz, Abridged,Ó in January at The Dominican Center in Fremont.

Save the date Ð April 7 Ð for ÒCeltic Odyssey,Ó The Mission Masquerade Ball, an evening of great music and ÒOutside the BoxÓ entertainment, delicious food, and masked merriment in support of live music! The proceeds will benefit Music at the Mission, a nonprofit organization that brings extraordinary chamber music to the Tri-City area in concerts, community outreach and youth education programs.

Information and tickets for the Music at the Mission 2016 Ð 2017 Season, including Season Subscriptions with Premier Seating at Old Mission San Jose, will be available at

Slavic Dreams
Saturday, Nov 19
7:15 p.m.: Pre-Concert Talk
8:00 p.m.: Concert
After-party Reception
Old Mission San Jose
43300 Mission Blvd, Fremont
(510) 402-1724
Tickets: $15 Ð $50


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