José's performance includes selections from various traditional operas, and selections from the Latin American style of Boleros. In collaborations with Latin American composers and musicians, José has been transcribing bolero music, which traditionally requires a full mariachi band, to the classical piano. Audiences have enjoyed his pairing of the beauty of classical opera arias with the charm of mariachi bolero. Jose will be accompanied for portions of the performance by members of YAMA, who will also receive a portion of the nights' proceeds.
Featuring Hal Ott, Principal Flautist in the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, this program is sure to delight. Anne Schilperoort on piano and tenor vocalist Justin Raffa round out the bill of performers that will be delivering a variety of both classical and light American jazz. Thematically centered around New York, this amazing collection of pieces, including Broadway baby, Give my Regards, New York New York, and excepts from West Side Story, are sure to transport you to a magical era in the greatest city in the world.
Gathered from across the Northwest, the Goodenberger/Dillenbeck family and friends are converging for their debut as Sage Rendezvous. Yakima Symphony Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck, and Percussionist Mark Goodenberger are familiar to Yakima audiences as DuoDG, and they expanded the group to include pianist Nick Caoile, and the spice and sweetness of vocalists Noelle and Sophia Goodenberger.