Past Concerts and Events...

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

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

- 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


*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"


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: