January 9, 2018 > Experience the extraordinary with Ledge Trio
Experience the extraordinary with Ledge Trio
Submitted By Vickilyn Hussey
The passion and virtuosity of an extraordinary music experience is waiting for you at January?s Music at the Mission Salon Series concert featuring The Ledge Trio with Michael Corner. Classical, jazz, Latin, and folk-infused works by composers such as three-time Grammy nominated Miguel del Aguila, the legendary Prokofiev, Joplin ?The King of Ragtime,? and Saint-SaČns (delightful as always) become even more enjoyable in the exquisite setting of a private hilltop residence with an extensive art collection, beautiful gardens, and fantastic views. In tune with chamber music tradition, an extravagant array of delicious hors d'oeuvres (catered by Gael Stewart of Mission Coffee) and wine will be served.
The Ledge Trio ? flutist Rhonda Bradetich, pianist Aileen Chanco, and double bassist Bill Everett ? with clarinetist Mike Corner weave a magic carpet as exceptional as the surroundings, transporting guests into fabulous worlds of sound. The ?unearthly beautiful melody? of Flute and Piano Sonata no. 1 by Prokofiev is ?the definition of perfection.?
Aguila?s ?Malambo,? arranged for this performance by the composer, is ?sonically dazzling? with ?incendiary rhythms,? The Los Angeles Times proclaimed. Charming, lively, and graceful, Saint-SaČns? ?Tarantella? is lightly sprinkled with humor. And the tango "It Takes Two? by Timothy Goplerud, inspired by the sensational Astor Piazzola, is intriguing and "elegantly smoldering."
Everett doubles as arranger in a compendium of ragtime favorites by Scott Joplin, whom the groundbreaking ?Maple Leaf Rag? propelled to world fame. Ragtime crossed cultural barriers of its time to influence classical composers Dvorak, Satie, Stravinsky, and Ravel.
Reservations for the Sunday, January 14 event must be made in advance through Music at the Mission. The address and directions will be made available upon ticket purchase. The next event in the Salon Series is the eye opening, genre bending, classical and rock experience ?Classical Jam? on February 18.
Music at the Mission at Old Mission San Jose continues in March with ?The Mighty Danube.? From Haydn's melodic confection and Doppler's exquisite pastoral to the fearless intimacy and intensity of Smetana, culminating with Liszt's thunderous gallop and Dohnanyi's lush sorrowing emotion, this concert is poetry and storytelling at its finest
?All Strings Attached? in May, is symphonic in scale and ?conductorless?! The Music at the Mission Chamber Players will shake the roof off Old Mission San Jose with a daring program of large-scale chamber works: Dvorak?s orchestral Serenade for Strings in E Major, Mendelssohn?s masterpiece Octet in E-flat, Adams propulsive ?Shaking and Trembling? from Shaker Loops, and Golijov?s homage to the great tango composer Piazzolla, ?Last Round? (an absolute knockout!).
For these and other concerts, events and young musicians? programs, visit www.musicatmsj.org or www.facebook.com/musicatthemissionsj.
The Ledge Trio with Michael Corner
Sunday, Jan 14
2:30 p.m. ? 5:30 p.m.