Palisades Virtuosi to Present 'Finding Our Voice' Concert
The program will include the World Premiere of Reflections, a Palisades Virtuosi commission by Gary William Friedman. This is part of the ensemble's "mission to commission", which has so far resulted in more than 40 new works created for them since 2003.
Gary William Friedman is best known for his score for the Tony nominated, Obie award winning musical The Me Nobody Knows. Other musical theater credits include the award winning Taking My Turn, which was presented on PBS Television's Great Performance Series, Sheba, Platinum, The Last Supper and most recently, Treasure Island. In addition to the theater, his music spans the genres of jazz, film, symphonic and liturgical works. Visit him at http://garywilliamfriedman.com/.
Other composers on the program include Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Griffes, John Jay Hewitt, Charles Ives, Joseph Lamb, Horatio Parker and John Phillip Sousa.
Tickets for the October 2 concert are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 201-488-1149 or visit http://findingourvoice.brownpapertickets.com/. For directions, visit http://www.fairlawncommunitycenter.org/.
Funding for this concert is made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Dept. of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.
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 and Five of their New American Masters CD series are available from Albany Records. Visit them at http://www.palisadesvirtuosi.org/.