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Palisades Virtuosi Presents PV & Friends Concert On December 2


Palisades Virtuosi Presents PV & Friends Concert On December 2

The critically-acclaimed Palisades Virtuosi flute, clarinet and piano trio will present PV & Friends, a concert on Sunday, December 2 @ 2:00 pm at The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

The trio will perform a concert of music with guest artists, including their newest commissioned work, Pentagrams by Benjamin Yarmolinsky, a suite of five dances. Holiday works will include Christmas Sweets by Roger Stubblefield, Variations on Adeste Fideles by TJ Dipple, and Wachet Auf by J.S. Bach (arr. for clarinet & piano). Also on the program, Leonard Bernstein's Trio (transcribed by PV) performed in honor of the composer's centennial celebration and the Ludwig Thuille Sextet Op. 6 with PV and guest artists Owen Davitt, oboe, Michelle Baker, French horn and Jill Collura, bassoon.

Pentagrams will be the Virtuosi's 81st commissioned work.

Ben Yarmolinsky, a resident of New York City and Cold Spring, is a singer/songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, accompanist, conductor and lecturer. He majored in music at Harvard and spent two years in Paris, studying guitar at the Ecole Normale de Musique and privately with Nadia Boulanger. In New York, Yarmolinsky studied composition with David Del Tredici, Lester Trimble, and Ned Rorem and received a doctorate in music in 1991 from the City University of New York. He is professor of music at the Bronx Community College and author of numerous musical compositions.

Tickets in advance - $20.00/$15.00; at the door - $25.00/$20.00. Available at

The Palisades Virtuosi, consisting of flutist Margaret Swinchoski, clarinetist Donald Mokrynski and pianist Ron Levy, is a 501 (c)(3) organization established to promote and enrich the repertoire for flute, clarinet and piano and present concerts that include existing and newly-commissioned repertoire for this configuration (each of their concerts includes a work commissioned by the ensemble), supplemented by solos, duos and larger works featuring guest artists. Volumes One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six of their New American Masters CD series are available from Albany Records. Visit them at For photos of the ensemble, visit

Funding for PV's commissioned works program is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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