Rhonda Bradetich, Flute
Michael Corner, Clarinet
Aileen Chanco, Piano
~ PROGRAM ~
Carl Maria Von Weber: Trio in G Minor, Op. 63
Leroy Ostransky: Divertissement #2
Miguel del Aguila: Malambo Trio
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer
Timothy Goplerud: It Takes Two for Bass Clarinet and Double Bass
Camille Saint-Saens: Tarantella, Op. 6
Maple Leaf Rag
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Flutist Rhonda Bradetich lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she substitutes with the San Francisco Symphony as well as other ensembles. She is also the booking agent for Goldenflute Arts and has toured around the country with her chamber music ensembles. In 2009, she played piccolo for the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theater, living on Waikiki. In 2012, she received a Fellowship Award from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. She was able to use this for a tour of Southeast Asia and to attend a conference in Java where she was a US Delegate for the Conference for Asian Cultural Arts Promotion. She also spent time in Solo, Java and Ubud, Bali studying gamelan music.
In 1994, she was chosen as a featured soloist for the Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts. She currently performs with Music at the Mission: Chamber Music Outside the Box. She is also on the board of that organization. Ms. Bradetich frequently plays with the jazz group Shades of Gray, based in Piedmont, CA. She has a strong interest in contemporary music and has premiered many works by new composers, appearing at the Northwest Bach Festival and in the Zephyr Chamber Music Series in Spokane, Washington, as well as with the Adorno Ensemble, which was the contemporary Ensemble in Residence at San Francisco State University.
In 1993, she was chosen as the winner of the Northwest Young Artist Competition. She has performed regularly with the Orquestra de Monterrey, Mexico, Symphony Silicon Valley, the Boise Philharmonic, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. With the Festival at Sandpoint, she has frequently been a soloist with the Spokane Symphony and appeared in many chamber music concerts, also studying chamber music and jazz there with Pulitzer Prize-winner Gunther Schuller.
Ms. Bradetich is very interested in education and served as Adjunct Professor of flute at North Idaho College from 1995-2006, and flute instructor for the Lionel Hampton School of Music Summer Program at the University of Idaho. She has coached the San Francisco Youth Orchestra as well. She has toured extensively in residencies around the United States with guitarist Paul Grove, the Bradetich-Grove Duo. This included a 2 week tour of Montana where she worked with children from Native American cultures. As a recording artist, she has released several recordings on the Goldenflute label; Reflections, Mosaic, and most recently, the Church Sessions.
Michael Corner is the Principal Clarinetist of Symphony Silicon Valley. He served as the Principal Clarinet of the former San Jose Symphony since 1983 and was regularly featured as soloist in works by Debussy, Weber, Copland, Mozart, and others. He has served as both Principal Clarinet and soloist with San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia San Francisco, Midsummer Mozart, Mendocino Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, and Marin Symphony. He has performed with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Stockholm Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and many others.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Corner appears regularly on the Music in the Mission, the Santa Cruz Chamber Players, and the Sierra Chamber Music Society Series', and has performed in such venues as Kohl Mansion, San Jose Chamber Music Society, Old First Concerts, Legion of Honor, Palo Alto Cultural Center, and many others.
An active theater musician, he serves as Principal Clarinet for Ballet Silicon Valley. He also performs regularly on clarinet, saxophone and flute for American Musical Theatre of San Jose, and for the theaters in San Francisco -- including Principal Clarinet for Baz Luhrmann's recent production of Puccini's La Bohème. An accomplished jazz musician, he has appeared at such Bay Area venues as Yoshi's and Kimball's, and recorded with Radio Big Bands in Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland.
Mr. Corner maintains a state of the art teaching studio in Los Altos, California. He has provided private and group instruction on clarinet and saxophone for over 30 years. His students can be found in all of the major Youth Symphony Orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have regularly appeared as soloists with them. He is currently serving as Woodwind Coach/Coordinator for the California Youth Symphony, the Peninsula Youth Symphony, and the San Jose Youth Symphony Senior Orchestras . After High School, his students regularly attend pretigious institutions such as Yale, Princeton, Columbia, MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley, and have been accepted as Music Majors at leading music schools such as Northwestern, USC, UCLA, Indiana University, and the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
Mr. Corner attended the University of Southern California, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and was an award winner at both the Music Academy of the West and the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood. While a student at USC, he won First Prize in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. He later received a Soloists Diploma from the Basel (Switzerland) Conservatory. His primary teachers are Mitchell Lurie and Hans Rudolf Stalder.
From the time pianist Aileen Chanco made her stunning debut with the San Francisco Symphony at the age of thirteen, she has continued to enthrall audiences and critics alike with her instinctive brand of virtuosity and sensitivity. She caught the notice of then up and coming conductor, Kent Nagano who chose her to solo with him during an engagement with the Boston Pops. After the success of this east coast debut, Aileen was named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts and presented with a medal at the White House by the President, following which she made her debut at the Kennedy Center.
Determined to pursue a career as a performing artist, Aileen immersed herself in musical studies with Herbert Stessin at the Juilliard School where she received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music. Since then, she has appeared as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Concerts have included performances in New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Cultural Center for the Performing Arts in the Philippines. She has performed with orchestras including the Shreveport, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, York Symphony Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra and Berkeley Symphony Orchestra among others. Appearances with festival orchestras have included the Banff Festival Chamber Orchestra in Canada, the Desert Music Festival Orchestra of Arizona and Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra in California.
In 2003, Aileen made a highly anticipated return to the Philippines, the land of her birth to debut with the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra. “We were unbelievably awed with her rare expressive musicality. Her performance is something the Manila audience at the Philam Life Theater will never forget – it was a shining moment for our country.” –THE MANILA TIMES. The collaboration was so successful that Aileen returned at the request of the Cultural Center of the Philippines to perform the Philippine premiere of John Adam’s “Century Rolls” with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. Her performance was hailed as a tremendous achievement” and critics described her as an “astonishing pianist”.
Aileen has received numerous awards and honors including first place in the Young Keyboard Artist International Competition, the Pepsi-Cola Young Artist Competition, and the Seventeen Magazine-General Motors National Concerto Competition. She was recipient of the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Award and she is an alumnus of the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the Banff Centre Resident Artist Program, the Moscow Conservatory in America and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Aileen resides in California with her husband, double bassist Bill Everett. She is both founder and Artistic Director of Music at the Mission Concert Series whose performances are held in one of California’s famous historic missions, Mission San Jose. Her passions are traveling, hiking fencing.
Bill Everett serves as principal bass of Symphony Silicon Valley, after holding the same position for San Jose Symphony since 1998. He also spent three years as an acting member of the San Francisco Symphony, performing on numerous recordings and in halls throughout the United States and Europe. He has appeared as a free-lance musician with ensembles throughout the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Opera and the New Century Chamber Orchestra.
As a soloist, Everett has been featured at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Nevada City and Desert MusicFest in Carefree, Arizona, as well as appearing in recital in the Bay Area with his wife, pianist Aileen Chanco. He has specialized in the music of Giovanni Bottesini, as well a pursuing a deep interest in 20th century music. He has also transcribed numerous pieces from the Romantic cello repertoire for the double bass. As a composer, he has had his music performed by the Worn Chamber in San Francisco.
Everett received his BM degree under Homer Mensch at the Juilliard School, and also studied with Edwin Barker at Boston University. As a student, he performed as principal bass with the New York String Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, as well as at festivals in Canada, Germany, Japan and Israel. He appeared as a concerto soloist as a teenager with the Mannes Precollege Orchestra in New York. A resident of Castro Valley, Everett is an avid traveler, a fine chef, and a skilled photographer, specializing in black and white landscapes.
ABOUT WEDNESDAY NOON CONCERTS
The community is invited to our complimentary Wednesday Noon Concert series. As part of our ongoing mission to use the transformative power of the arts to inspire and enrich our community, we have opened our doors for the past two years, every Wednesday at Noon, and presented concerts performed by talented musicians that are free of charge to the public. These free noon performances offer listeners the opportunity to discover the beauty of music in an intimate accessible setting, while providing the community with cultural enrichment and exposure to talented performers.
Concerts are in a one-hour format and performances take place in the intimate Tivoli or Crescendo where both audience and musicians can sit in vibrant, close proximity. Musicians often stay after the performance to informally speak about the program and their upcoming concerts.