KPBX Kids' Concert: Sister Songs Saturday Sept. 28

The Bradetich-Grove Duo is composed of Rhonda Bradetich playing flute and Paul Grove on guitar.

Join us at River Park Square on Saturday, September 28 for “Sister Songs,” music from women composers. The Bradetich-Grove duo will play a variety of music by Price, Hoover, Walker and Coleman, with pieces inspired by Native American, Appalachian and Jazz themes.  The concert will begin at 1 p.m.

About the Performers:
Idaho native Rhonda Bradetich has premiered several works by Northwest composers and has appeared in the Northwest Bach Festival and the Zephyr Chamber Music Series in Spokane. She is a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and has performed with the Spokane Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, and the North Idaho Symphony. She has appeared regularly in the Festival at Sandpoint's Chamber Music Series where she studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner Gunther Schuller.

Paul Grove's love of music has brought him before enthusiastic audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, Brazil, and India. The Inlander raves that “Paul Grove plays with so much style, flare, and sparkle, it is just a delight.”  Grove  teaches at several regional universityies and has performed at many festivals and concerts over the years, including for Spokane Public Radio.

About the Bradetich-Grove Duo, Bradetich says, "Paul and I met almost 20 years ago, teaching at the same college in Northern Idaho. A colleague suggested we play together for a faculty recital and a duo was born, lasting longer than many marriages. Since then, we've toured around the US and performed on stages large and small.  The music we've been drawn to so far varies from Bach's Baroque sonatas, to Brazilian choros and the tango music of Astor Piazzolla, to contemporary atonal music like Joan Tower's Snow Dreams. We also began composing together a decade ago. Our concerts always have an informal dialogue, with comments ranging from Paul's musical anthropology to my emotional insights into the thoughts and feelings of the composers whose music we represent."

A sample of the Bradetich-Grove Duo.

Join KPBX in celebrating women composers with this special September concert.  Our thanks to event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center NorthNumerica Credit UnionRocket Bakeries, and a grant from the Johnston-Fix Foundation.