Jackson Heights Orchestra To Premiere New Work by Peri Mauer

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:30pm, the Jackson Heights Orchestra will premiere ALL ALONG THE HEIGHTS, a new work by composer Peri Mauer, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3350 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, New York. The Jackson Heights Orchestra, conducted by Patricia Glunt, commissioned Ms. Mauer to compose the piece, which reflects the upbeat rhythms and energy of the neighborhood.

Also on the program is Mozart Symphony No. 35 "Haffner", Krommer Clarinet Concerto with Thomas Piercyas clarinet solist, and Bach/Stokowski Chorale Prelude BMV 680.The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $10 and $5 for students and seniors. All are invited to a reception following the concert.The Jackson Heights Orchestra operates under the banner of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.http://www.jhbg.org/2016/12/03/jackson-heights-orchestra-2

Hailed as an "irrepressibly tuneful composer" by New York Music Daily/Lucid Culture, composer Peri Mauer has written works for solo instruments, chamber music ensembles, orchestra, and theater. A native New Yorker, she holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Bard College, and is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art. A two-time recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards in 2015 and 2014, she has recently received grants for her work from the Music Department of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts to compose her symphonic band piece Red Sky for the LaGuardia HS Junior Band, Illuminations of the Night for the New York Repertory Orchestra and Life on Earth for chamber ensemble for Music With a View from New Music USA, a Meet the Composer Award for her collaborative work as musical director, composer, and performer with Sidewalks Theater of New York, scholastic awards for chamber music composition from National Federation of Music Clubs and Composers Guild of Utah, a National Collegiate Music Prize, and was awarded membership into Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Honor Society of Music. Also a professional cellist, Ms. Mauer has performed with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Encompass New Opera Theatre, Darmstadt Ensemble, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, American Chamber Opera, The Chelsea Symphony, among many others, and can be seen playing her cello in the 2016 Golden Globe and Emmy award winning Amazon TV series Mozart in the Jungle.


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