2/16 - Old Mission San Jose, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont, will host “Mind and Muse,” a free organ concert featuring the Rosales Opus 14 organ on February 16th. St. Joseph Parish music director, Ronald McKean, will highlight the intense and sometimes wild dichotomy of the mind and the muse. He will perform organ pieces that are intricate and choral-like. Other pieces will be passionate and programmatic. Still others will incorporate both as in the great work “Ensalada” by Heredia.
Mr. McKean will give a pre-concert talk at 7:00PM to explain how the Rosales organ, one of only three in the US, authentically renders the music style of this period. The organ acts as a consort of instruments with one person…conductor, composer and performer, Renaissance style. The ensuing 7:30PM concert will be delivered within the inspiring and acoustically pure Old Mission Church. A reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages will follow in the historic setting of the Old Mission museum. Click HERE for more information.