Jason Tramm To Lead The Long Island Concert Orchestra In 'Music From The Stage And Screen'
Returning to the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival to lead the Long Island Concert Orchestra, following their opening concert of the festival's 59th Season earlier this season, Jason Tramm will conduct "Music from the Stage and Screen" with featured soloists Claire Leyden, soprano and Jordan Weatherton Pitts, tenor.
The concert celebrates Broadway and Hollywood with some of the most unforgettable music ever composed for the stage and screen. Included are works by George Gershwin; movie scores by John Williams; medleys from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, Bock and Harnick's Fiddler on the Roof and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera; themes from the 007 and Rocky films and from Mission Impossible. For five decades the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival has taken place in the magical setting of Morgan Park, nestled by the harbor in the historic city of Glen Cove a city known to cinematic audiences worldwide as the setting of director Billy Wilder's Sabrina. The site of Morgan Park was donated to the city of Glen Cove in 1932 by famed financier and resident, J.P. Morgan in honor of his wife.
Long Island Concert Orchestra (LICO), was established in September of 2016 by David Winkler, Executive Director of Sea Cliff Chamber Players. The orchestra's mission is to meet Long Island's growing need for a fully professional symphony orchestra. LICO fills a cultural vacuum by providing the Long Island community with professional symphony orchestral programs, free parks concerts, in-school Arts-In-Education programs and other vital endeavors. Completing its first full year of programming in May 2018 LICO has articulated its mission throughout Long Island with successful and well attended summer park concerts and impactful educational programs in performances at The Morgan Park Summer Festival, Tilles Center (Music to the "The Godfather", May 19, 2017) Huntington Arts Festival, Heckscher State (Johnny Mathis Holiday Celebration concert of December 9, 2017) and the Patchogue Theatre. Coverage of the Long Island Concert Orchestra (LICO) has been featured in Newsday and Broadway World.
Long Island Concert Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductors, Enrico Fagone and Jason Tramm, are performing artists with vast experience in both standard repertoire as well as popular fare. The orchestra consists of 60 outstanding young professional musicians and soloists. LICO's Board of Directors is composed of 14 civic and business leaders who also serve on the board of LICO's parent organization, the Sea Cliff Chamber Players. Established in 1971 the Sea Cliff Chamber Players is one of the country's first fully professional regional chamber music societies.
Jason C. Tramm's work in the symphonic, operatic, and choral repertoire has received acclaim nationally and internationally. Beginning his 12th season as Director of Music, in Residence, of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in the summer months, Tramm leads the choral, orchestral, and oratorio performances in the historic 6,500-seat Great Auditorium, which include the 64th Annual Ocean Grove Choir Festival. He has appeared on two National Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso Gordon Turk and symphonic orchestra.Maestro Tramm also serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with the MidAtlantic Opera with whom he made his Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) debut in 2015. The program, entitled "A Prayer for Peace," featured works of Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, and Saygun. The second concert of this critically acclaimed series took place on October 27, 2017 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, featuring works of Vasks, Schoenberg and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Metropolitan Opera baritone, Mark Delavan.
As Music Director of Teatro Lirico D'Europa, a touring professional opera company, Tramm's upcoming tour repertoire for the 2018-19 season includes fully staged performances of Puccini's Tosca and Rossini's Barbiere di Siviglia to take place in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Boston, Baltimore and South Carolina. Tramm is also the Principal Guest Conductor of both the Palmetto Opera (Columbia, SC) and Opera New Hampshire (Manchester, NH). He served as Artistic Director of the New Jersey State Opera from 2008 to 2012, where he collaborated with some of the finest voices in opera, including Samuel Ramey, Vladimir Galouzine, Angela Brown, Gregg Baker, and Paul Plishka. His 2009 HDTV broadcast with PBS affiliate NJN of "Verdi Requiem: Live from Ocean Grove," garnered an Emmy Award nomination. Tramm serves as Music Director of two excellent community choral societies, the Morris Choral Society (Morristown, NJ), with whom he will begin his third season and the Taghkanic Chorale (Yorktown Heights, NY) where he will begin his first season Fall 2018. A member of the faculty at Seton Hall University (Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities, College of Communication and the Arts) Tramm leads the University Choir, Chamber Choir and Orchestra.
Tramm's upcoming August engagements include conducting the premiere of Gabriel Chajnik's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Axelrod Ballet Ensemble (Deal NJ) August 30th and 31 with the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (Deal, NJ); The White Bird of Poston" on August 25 in two performances, Sacred Masterwork Concert August 26 at the historic 6,500 seat Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.