A&E

Sunday: Concert benefits school's music program

Music by African-American composers will be featured by local musicians in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Performing Arts Center of Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto.

Proceeds from the fifth annual concert will benefit the tuition-free school's music programs.

The concert will feature music drawing from African-American traditions – spirituals, jazz, blues – and other American, European and world sources. It includes works by Duke Ellington, Valerie Capers, William Grant Still, Margaret Bonds, Joshua McGhee, John Robinson and others.

There will be a musical tribute to the memory of Trayvon Martin and a new piece by Ms. Capers, based on the life of Ruby Bridges, who in 1960, at age 6, integrated the schools of New Orleans.

Performers include soprano Yolanda Rhodes, pianist/vocalists LaDoris Cordell and Deanne Tucker, violinist Susan Brown, cellist Victoria Ehrlich, pianist Jodi Gandolfi, clarinetist Carol Somersille, bassist John Robinson, trumpeter Fred Berry, trombonist John Monroe, and percussionist Jim Kassis. The Eastside choir, with David Chaidez as director, will also perform.

Eastside College Preparatory is located at 1041 Myrtle St. in East Palo Alto.

Tickets at $20 general, $5 for students and seniors, may be ordered online at Brown Paper Tickets or purchased at the door. For information, call 688-0850.

Related story: Reclaiming history through music

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

I Told My Mom She's Dying
By Chandrama Anderson | 13 comments | 2,687 views

Grab a Bowl of Heaven soon in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,128 views

Quick Check List for UC Applications
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,488 views

Palo Alto and Bay Area Election Facts and Thoughts on the Implications
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,061 views

“I live near Sunset”
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 546 views