Throckmorton Theatre Noon Concerts presents
THE LEDGE TRIO
Rhonda Bradetich, Flute
Aileen Chanco, Piano
Bill Everett, Double Bass
~ Program ~
From Haydn to Tango
Franz Joseph HAYDN: Trio #2 in D Major, Hob.XV: 16
Andantino piuttosto Allegretto
Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Vocalize
Johannes BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances
Miguel DEL AGUILA: Miami Suite
Astor PIAZZOLLA: Escualo, arr. Bill Everett
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. In 2009, she was the solo piccoloist for the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theater. In 2012, she was awarded a Fellowship Award by 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. 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 has premiered many works by new composers, appearing at the Northwest Bach Festival, and in the Zephyr Chamber Music Series in Spokane, Washington. She has performed with the Adorno Ensemble, 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 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 regularly in chamber concerts, also studying 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 often 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 many Native American cultures. As a recording artist, she has released several recordings on the Goldenflute label; Reflections, Mosaic, and most recently, the Church Sessions.
Hailed as “an astonishing pianist” [Philippine Star] and “steeped in expressiveness and tastefulness to the core” [San Jose Mercury News], pianist, Aileen Chanco has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada and the Philippines. She has soloed with orchestras nationwide including the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Pops, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Lima Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Cruz Symphony and Berkeley Symphony. Internationally, she has also appeared with the Banff Festival Orchestra, the Manila Symphony Orchestra and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in a debut performance of John Adam’s “Century Rolls”.
An avid chamber musician, founding Director for Music at the Mission Chamber Music Series, and former Artistic Advisor for Music@Market, Aileen appears regularly in concert in the Bay Area where she calls home. Her solo discography includes “Images of Three Centuries” which was produced by the Con Brio Recordings Label and has been praised as “intensely virtuosic” by MusicWeb-International and “imaginatively worked out, beautiful delivered” by the American Record Guide.
Aileen received both her BM and MM degrees from the Juilliard School and attended the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the Moscow Conservatory in America Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Sommermusikfest and was a Winter Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts.
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.
WEDNESDAY NOON CONCERTS
The community is invited to our complimentary Wednesday Noon Concerts. 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 most performances take place in the intimate Tivoli 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.