GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - St. Joseph Catholic Church will present "Endless Autumn," an evening of music with several local artists Thursday, Nov. 29, at the church, 230 N. Third St. It will start at 7 p.m. The concert is a benefit for the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund.Featured artists include Mary Lindsey Bailey, oboe instructor at Colorado Mesa University and principal oboe of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. Bailey was formerly principal oboe of the Senzhen Symphony Orchestra in Shenzhen, China and has performed internationally in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala lumpur, Jakarta and Turin.Violinist Alisha Bean will also perform. Bean is a classical violinist and has played in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Arizona, Italy and Spain. She is currently a member of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. She has also competed in fiddling competitions, and she plays bluegrass, Celtic and cajun music.Another featured artist is guitarist Javier de los Santos, first place winner of the "2009 Denver Classical Guitar Society Solo Debut Competition" and semifinalist at the 2010 "Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival." Javier has performed in Mexico, Spain and the U.S. He teaches guitar at Colorado Mesa University.Pastor Edmundo Valera will sing and emcee the event; Chris Klein will play piano; and the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Adult Choir will also perform.Works to be performed include the second movement from "Concierto de Aranjuez" for guitar and orchestra by the Spanish Composer Joaquin Rodrigo; "Three Tangos" for Violin and Guitar by the Argentinean composer Astor Piazzola; "Sonata in D" for Oboe and Guitar by the Italian composer Pietro Locatelli; "Malaguena Salerossa" by Mexican composers Elpidio Ramirez and Pedro Galindo; and "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by the English band Procol Harum, plus more.
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