Past Concerts and Events

Saturday, 5/19/12
Crossroads: Intersections of 20th Century Music and Film

7:15pm Pre-Concert Talk / 8:00pm Concert

Old Mission San Jose

43300 Mission Blvd. in Fremont

Tickets: $25 General, $20 Student/Senior


Robin Mayforth Violin - Karen Shinozaki Sor, Violin - Mike Corner, Clarinet

Emily Onderdonk, Viola Michael Graham, Cello - Bill Everett, Double Bass

Aileen Chanco, Piano - Loren Mach, Percussion

PROGRAM

A multi-media performance and film screening. If there's any art form born of the twentieth century, it is cinema. Along with this new genre came the film score. "Crossroad" explores the music of four composers who wrote for both the classical stage and the silver screen: Dmitri Shostakovich, Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann and Nino Rota. This program will present both classical chamber works and viewings of film excerpts accompanied live by our chamber players, and will explore the huge effect these classical composers had on the art of movie making.

Crossroads: Intersections of 20th Century Music and Film is made possible through 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 Grant for the Arts

 

 

Sunday, 6/3/12
Salon Series Performance: "Jazz meets Classical"

3:00-5:00pm

Tickets: $75

Steve Pietkiewicz, Piano and Aileen Chanco, Piano

To conclude the season, join us in an exciting piano display of classical and jazz music, wine and appetizers. Enjoy an afternoon basking in Music at the Mission's matchless setting of The Salon Series Performances. Proceeds will help support Music at the Mission and bring you a delightful afternoon of music..unstuffy and unpredictable! Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brubeck and more!

Salon Series Performances take place in beautiful homes within the Tri-City Area. Advanced reservations requested.

 

 

Saturday, 11/19/11
Written in the Stars...Existentialist Poetry, Zen Buddhism & the American Song

7:15pm Pre-Concert Talk / 8:00pm Concert

Old Mission San Jose

Sherri Phelps, Mezzo Soprano & Rachel Taylor, Pianist

This engaging and colorful, multi-media performance will explore the music and life of famous Kentucky composer and balladeer, John Jacob Niles with a mixture of live performance, photographs and video highlighting each era of the composer's life from his early popular songs through the rarely performed Niles/Merton Songs.

 

Sunday, 2/12/12
Salon Series Performance "Poignant & Provocative!"

3:00pm-5:00pm

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pietkiewicz

SUONO: Ertan Torgul, Violin & Aileen Chanco, Piano

Suono is "Polished and superb!" -The San Antonio Express. Come away for an afternoon and treat yourself to a performance of violin/piano works from the poignant to the provocative, complete with champagne, appetizers and chocolates. The program will include works by Saint-Saens, Brahms and Piazzolla. Salon Series Performances take place in beautiful homes within the Tri-City Area. Advanced reservations requested.

 

Saturday, 3/11/12
One Year After, A Benefit for the Children of Tohoku

6:00pm Pre-Concert Activities/ 7:00pm Concert

Old Mission San Jose

Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble

Music at the Mission Chamber Players:

 

Saturday, 3/24/12
An Invitation to a Voyage

7:15pm Pre-Concert Talk / 8:00pm Concert

Old Mission San Jose

Karen Shinozaki Sor, Violin - Ertan Torgul, Violin - Rhonda Bradetich, Flute
Ray Furuta, Flute - Aileen Chanco, Piano - Chad Kaltinger
Viola Michael Graham, Cello - Bill Everett, Double Bass

PROGRAM

In remembrance...Sendai 2011

 

Friday, 4/27/12
The 2012 Venetian Masquerade Ball

6:00 pm-Midnight

The Grand Ballroom at

The Hilton Hotel, Newark/Fremont

39900 Balentine Dr. in Newark

Tickets: $75 | $700 for Table for (10)

Music at the Mission's annual Mission Masquerade Ball will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Newark. This year's theme will embrace the magic of Venice! The 2012 Venetian Masquerade Ball will include an elegant dinner, masks, prizes, silent auction, lively entertainment and dancing to the velvety and vivacious voice of jazz singer Cheryl Morrell who has appeared in New York, Seattle and, other select cities on both coasts, and has sung with the likes of Jack Jones, Brooks Hartell, Alan Pennay, Bruce Innes, Chad Stuart, and Paul Tillotson.

This year, Music at the Mission will be honoring the founders of the TRI-CITY VOICE NEWSPAPER, Sharon and Bill Marshak for their commitment to the people they serve, their steadfast pursuit of truth and their love of the Tri-City Community. Their extended news coverage and unwavering support of organizations such as Music at the Mission have helped the performing arts in the local community thrive. Come celebrate with us, enjoy an elegant evening with friends and help support Music at the Mission!

For more information CLICK HERE and see pictures from last years' ball!

 

Sun, 9/13/09
SALON SERIES Sunday Afternoon Performances

Wine, Savories, Sweets, Music and great company...!

Hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Steve Pietkiewicz of Fremont

 

Michael Graham, cello

Aileen Chanco, piano

 

Program: Igor Stravinsky "Suite Italienne" & Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano in g minor.

 

Sat, 11/14/09
"SUONO in  Concert"

Old Mission San Jose, Fremont


7:15/8PM @ Old Mission San Jose, Fremont
Critically acclaimed as "polished and superb" by the San Antonio Express News, this dynamic violin/piano duo, performed Beethoven's compelling "Kreutzer" Sonata op. 47, Brahms Sonata op. 108, no. 3 in d minor, Schnittke "Suite Am Alten Stil" and works by Erich Korngold and Astor Piazzolla!

Ertan Torgul, Violin

Aileen Chanco, piano

Sun, 2/7/10
THE MISSION MASQUERADE BALL

Best House-Palmdale Estates, Fremont

Music by Jonny Keigwin, Matt Montgomery, Steve Pietkiewicz, Pat Klobas, Jack Krouscup and Bob Scott.

Sponsors: UPrinting, Tri City Voice, Gael and Don Stewart of Mission Coffee and Fremont Flowers

      

 

Sat, 3/13/10
"MUSIC IN THE TIME OF TURMOIL

- From Conflict to Redemption "

Old Mission San Jose, Fremont


Armed conflict brings out the worst of humanity... And it has also inspired some of the greatest art this world has known. Program: Oliver Messiaen "Quartet for the End of Time" ~ Paul Schoenfield "Sparks of Glory" ~ Leos Janacek Sonata for Violin & Piano ~ Christos Hatzis "Dance of the Dictators"

Jeff Anderle, clarinet  |  Karen Shinozaki Sor, violin

Gianna Abondolo, cello  |  Aileen Chanco, piano

Sun, 4/25/10
SALON SERIES Sunday Afternoon Performances

Wine, Savories, Sweets, Music and great company...!

Hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Ganlin Wu of Fremont


Rhonda Bradetich, Flute

Bill Everett, Double, Bass

Aileen Chanco, Piano

 

Program: Haydn Trio no. 2, Deak "BB WOLF", J.S. Bach Cello Suite, Schubert Variations on a Theme "Trockene Blumen" and Widor Suite for Flute & Piano

Fri, 5/21/10

CD RELEASE PARTY for "Ferdinand the Bull and Friends" Music by Mark Fish

7:00-8:30 PM

Mission Coffee Roasting Co.

151 Washington Blvd, Fremont

Come to the official release party for "Ferdinand the Bull and Friends," a classical CD for children narrated by actor David Ogden Stiers. Food, Wine and excerpts from "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens, "the Mother Goose Suite" by Maurice Ravel, and "Ferdinand the Bull" by Bay Area composer Mark Fish.

David Ogden Stiers, Narrator

Chie Nagatani , piano

Paul Rhodes, Cello

 Also check out the "CD RELEASE PARTY & CONCERT PACKAGE": For purchasing tickets online to both events, this Special Offer gets you $7 OFF the price of our "Music and the Spoken Word" Concert!!  A weekend full of humor, literature, music, food and great fun!! Join Music at the Mission for it's last concert of the season on Saturday, May 22nd. "MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD" Concert, featuring David Ogden Stiers as narrator in the premiere of Mark Fish's "Winston of Churchill" based on the children's book by Jean Davies Okimoto, and meet the artists at our post-concert Meet-and-Greet Dessert Reception on Saturday, May 22nd! (Scroll further down for more details...)

 

Sat, 5/22/10
"MUSIC & THE SPOKEN WORD" Concert        


7:15 Pre-Concert Talk by composer Mark Fish

8PM Concert at Old Mission San Jose

43300 Mission  Blvd., Fremont

From the rantings of a frustrated night school teacher to the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes...From the tales of Jack London to a new recipe for "Peacock Turducken"... Music at the Mission explores the many facets of music with narration, from the comedic, to the tragic, to the absurd. Join us in this season's exciting final concert of literary delights and a Meet-and-Greet Dessert Reception will follow the concert!

 

David Ogden Stiers, Narrator  |  Bill Everett, Double Bass

Aileen Chanco, Piano  |  Karen Shinozaki Sor, Violin

Michael Corner, Clarinet  |  Michael Graham, Cello

Alicia Telford, Horn Loren Mach, Percussion

Program:

*Premier of a newly commissioned piece by Bay Area composer, Mark FISH entitled, "Winston of Churchill" based on the delightful children's book by Jean Davies Okimoto; Jon DEAK'S "The Wager at the El Dorado Saloon" for piano trio and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" for Solo Double Bass;

Harold MELTZER'S "Sindbad" for Piano Trio and Narrator;

and Barbara KOLB "Three Place Settings"

Acknowledgements:

This concert is made possible by the Zellerbach Foundation, the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Musical Grant Program, the Fremont Bank Foundation. Composer, Mark Fish's appearance is made possible by the METLife Creative Connections Meet The Composer Program. Leadership
support for Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program is
generously provided by MetLife Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Amphion Foundation, Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund, BMI Foundation, Inc., Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Jerome Foundation, mediaThe Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Virgil Thomson Foundation, Ltd.

Mr. Stier's stay in the Bay area is sponsored by:


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