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New spin on classical tunes

Melodius Notes, featuring clarinetist Sue Collado and company, perform Saturday, at San Juan Community Theatre.   - Contributed photo / SJCT
Melodius Notes, featuring clarinetist Sue Collado and company, perform Saturday, at San Juan Community Theatre.
— image credit: Contributed photo / SJCT

After two successful concerts that wowed San Juan Community Theatre audiences, clarinetist Sue Collado has again gathered a diverse group of island musicians for a one-of-a-kind classical concert, Saturday, March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Since moving to the island from California three years ago, Collado (former principal clarinetist of the La Jolla Symphony) set out to uncover the many island musical talents she’d heard so much about. For this edition of Melodious Notes Over the Harbor, she will collaborate with pianists Dorothy Baker, Carol Hooper, and Sonja Zarek; flutist Pam Stewart; bassoonist Pat Nelson and cellist Sasha von Dassow.

Collado’s goal has been to create a “not your typical” chamber concert that presents a  variety of “unique bites of great music.”  The program expands the group’s horizons to include works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Chabrier, Piazzola, Tchaikovsky and Dutilleaux. Plus, they’ll showcase island composer Richard Hieronymus’s piece, “The Wounded Hawk” from the American Folk Ballet, Moon of the Falling Leaves.

“It’s always great to work with the musicians, get to know them, and make the pieces come alive for the audiences,” Collado said.

The Business Partners for Melodious Notes Over the Harbor are PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center and Islanders Insurance.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $8 for student reserved and $5 student RUSH at the door. The SJCT box office hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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