“The performance of Moods of Intimacy is breathtaking – wonderful nuances and musicality in the interpretation that exceed the composer’s imagining.”
– Michael Young, Composer, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
“It’s rare to find a performer so ready and eager to help with promotions, publicity, and all other preparatory facets of a show.”
Executive Director, Panida Theater–Sandpoint, Idaho
These programs are duo or trio performances featuring flute with piano, guitar, or double bass.
The Ledge Trio
FROM CLASSICAL TO TANGO
Trio in D Major: Franz Haydn
Hungarian Dances: Brahms
Trio in G Major: Carl Maria Von Weber
Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio: Claude Bolling
Escualo: Astor Piazzolla
SLAVIC HARMONIES: The Music of Eastern Europe
A timely program of ethnic folk and classical music from the countries involved in such turmoil today. Researched in New York City and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. by an Award from the Idaho Commission on the Arts.
Sonata in D Major: Sergei Prokofiev
Hungarian Peasant Suite: Béla Bartók
Sonatina, op.100: Antonín Dvorák
Rumanian Folk Dances: Ferenc Farkas
Hungarian Children’s Songs: Emil Petrovics
Gypsies for Flute & Tambourine: Danjel Bukvic
From My Home: Bedrich Smetana
Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy: Franz Doppler
For flute and guitar:
MUSIC FROM THE SOUTH: Warm Weather Composers
Ethnic, jazz, and classical pieces from the Deep South, South America, and Southern Europe.
Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 85: Mauro Guiliani
Aria from Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Entra’cte: Jacques Ibert
Hush You Bye: Robert Beaser
Serenata al Alba del Dia: Joaquin Rodrigo
History of the Tango: Astor Piazzolla
Gymnopedie #1: Erik Satie
Le Basque: Marin Marais
For flute and harp:
MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD: A Musical Excursion
A variety of music from countries as diverse as Japan, South America, and Ireland. A lively program for all ages.
Sonata in C Major: J.S. Bach
Piece en Forme de Habanera: Maurice Ravel
Sonata for Flute & Harp: Jean-Michel Damas
Acrostic Song: David Del Tredici
El Quintapesares (The Consolation): Traditional Brazilian
Berceuse: Gabriel Faure
Hebrew Song for Alto Flute: Modest Moussorgsky
Haru no Umi (The Sea in Spring): Josef Molnar
Brian Boru’s March for Piccolo: Traditional Irish
Fantasia on Greensleeves: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Education is an important part of touring and traveling into new communities. Rhonda Bradetich feels very strongly that it is important to introduce children to art and music at all stages in their development. An appreciation for music, developed young, is a gift that can bring them a lifetime of enrichment and enjoyment.
These are 45 minute programs and up to 3 can be scheduled in a one day school residency.
MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE
A program for grades 1-6 that mixes short music selections with an introduction to instruments and sound production, rhythm and meter, and a history of music.
MUSIC FROM SOUTHERN CLIMATES
A program for flute and guitar that features musical selections from various countries. Our “musical anthropologist” Dr. Paul Grove, discusses the similarities and differences between music from this continent as well as Latin and South America.
FROM BACH TO JAZZ
A program for grades 7-12, a Musical Journey Through Time. Includes music from various eras and genres, showing the development of harmony and rhythm.
Workshops for music students enrich the educational process and offer new ideas to teachers. Classes include ensemble playing, composition, and improvisation techniques.
For beginners to advanced flutists and other instrumentalists. Offers intensive individual training in segments of 20-30 minutes per student, allowing them to perform and to be coached on music they have prepared in advance.
WORKING WITH YOUR ACCOMPANIST
Preparing a solo and putting it together with your pianist, with tips for a good performance. For young students attending Solo and Ensemble Festival, playing for church, or other concert situations.
BREATHING TECHIQUES AND TONE PRODUCTION
For instrumentalists and vocalists both. Includes techniques for increasing breath capacity, improving tone, and vibrato production.
“My interest in jazz began very early. I learned to play the alto saxophone so that I could perform with the jazz band, first in high school, then in college at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. My studies with Gunther Schuller also nurtured my jazz interest, and he had me playing flute in bands with Joe Lovano, Max Roach, and his sons George and Ed. Paul and I also explored jazz and Brazilian choros in our flute and guitar duo and have enjoyed incorporating some of these tunes into our repertoire. I have studied with the great jazz flutist Ali Ryerson, and Mark Levine, master jazz theoretician. I now play casually with several ensembles and enjoy working with Piedmont’s Shades of Gray, where we play tunes from the Great American Songbook.”
“The tone and temper of the flute was brilliant, warm and effortless. The program itself was a well-chosen one, with pieces which showed the fine musical talents of both artists at their best.”
Ottomar Rudolf, Director Music Matinees
Reed College–Portland, Oregon