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Ledge Trio
September 10, 2021
Ledge Trio

Original Performance January 8, 2018

Franz Joseph Haydn: Trio No. 2 in D Major

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for flute and piano in D Major, Op. 94

Miguel del Aguila: Malambo for flute, double bass, and piano, Op. 115 – F

Flutist Rhonda Bradetich performs with many ensembles in the Bay Area. In 2009, she was the solo piccoloist for the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Opera Theater.  In 2012, she received a Fellowship Award from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and was chosen as a featured soloist for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts. She is a performer and board member of Music at the Mission. Her interest in contemporary music and jazz has had her premiering many works by new composers, appearing at the Northwest Bach Festival, and in the Zephyr Chamber Music Series in Spokane. In 1993, she was chosen as the winner of the Northwest Young Artist Competition. She has performed regularly with the San Francisco Symphony, the Orquestra de Monterrey, Mexico, 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 chamber concerts, also studying with Pulitzer Prize-winner Gunther Schuller. She has toured extensively in residencies around the United States with guitarist Paul Grove and has released several recordings on the Goldenflute label; Reflections, Mosaic, and most recently, the Church Sessions.

Aileen Chanco, a lauded soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist, is widely recognized for her intense virtuosity and sensitivity. “Steeped in expressiveness!” – Mercury News, Chanco made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony at the age of thirteen and subsequently appeared with the Boston Pops the following year. After the success of this East Coast debut, Chanco was named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts, followed by her debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

After studying with Herbert Stessin at The Juilliard School where she received both her Bachelor’s and Masters’s degrees in Music, Chanco has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. She is founding director of the Fremont-based chamber music series, Music at the Mission where she appears regularly in concert. Her discography includes “Images of Three Centuries” CD on the Con Brio Recordings label.

Bill Everett, Double Bassist, currently serves as Principal Bassist of Symphony Silicon Valley and was also Principal Bassist of the former San Jose Symphony. He spent three years as an acting member of the San Francisco Symphony and appears with numerous other orchestras in the Bay Area. He has performed as a chamber musician with groups including the Adorno Ensemble, Ensemble Chiaroscuro, and Worn Chamber Ensemble, and on concert series’ including the Festival of New American Music; Desert Foothills Musicfest; Sun Valley Summer Symphony Chamber Concerts; Music at the Mishkan; Noe Valley Chamber Music; Notes from the Underground; and Symphony Silicon Valley Chamber Concerts.

Bill has also appeared as concerto soloist with Symphony Silicon Valley and Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra. Bill received his Bachelor of Music at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Homer Mensch and pursued graduate studies at Boston University under Edwin Barker.  An avid adventure traveler and photographer, he has visited over forty countries, dodging everything from riots in Cambodia to crocodiles in the Amazon.

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