French Music Lives On At NDNU with The Saint Michael Trio

A trip to France could set you back  a few thousand dollars, but a taste of France from The Saint Michael Trio, who will perform at Notre Dame de Namur University on January 30, is free. The concert, “Vive La France!” is at 4 p.m. in the historic Ralston Hall Mansion on the university campus, and celebrates the music of the great French chamber composers, from Debussy to Faure to the fusion jazz of Claude Bolling.

Established in 2007, The Saint Michael Trio is Silicon Valley’s update to the classical music scene. Hailed by the national press, they have vaulted to the front ranks of the music establishment, even though the artists (Russell Hancock, Daniel Cher, Michel Flexer) are Silicon Valley techies. In 2011 they were named affiliated artists at NDNU, where they teach master classes and provide concerts that are informative, engaging, and often funny.

The Saint Michael Trio will be joined for the jazz portion of this concert by Bill Greenwald (drums) and Miller Wren (bass).

The Ralston Hall Mansion is located at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont.