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Palisades Virtuosi Presents PV CELEBRATES NJ

Palisades Virtuosi Presents PV CELEBRATES NJ

The critically-acclaimed Palisades Virtuosi flute, clarinet and piano trio will present PV Celebrates NJ, a concert on Sunday, March 10 @ 3:00 pm at Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC), 102 State St. in Hackensack, New Jersey. There will be a pre-concert talk with the artists and composers at 2:15.

The trio will perform music that is either written by a NJ composer, or about some aspect of NJ, including the Premiere of Paterson, composed by Bergen County resident, Jeffrey Kaufman, based on the poem by Rutherford native William Carlos Williams. The work will include narration by renowned opera singer Frank Basile, who will also sing two songs by PV pianist/composer Ron Levy.

A 3-time Grammy Award nominee, Jeffrey Kaufman attended and received degrees from The Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School of Music. Among his teachers were Nicolas Flagella, Ludmilla Ulehia and David Diamond. Recent performances of his work include The Houston Brass Quintet premiere of his Brass Quintet on Original Sea Shanties and time as Composer in Residence at the opening of Bar Harbor Music Festival. Visit him at https://www.kendormusic.com/cc6/composers/composers-k-l/jeffrey-kaufman.html.

The concert also includes commissioned works by other local composers, including Anatolian Dance by Hackensack's Godfrey Schroth, performed in his memory, Sonata by Teaneck's Patrick D. Finley and George Washington Slept Here! by John Lampkin, member of the board of the Professional Music Teachers Guild of New Jersey.

Also performing are nationally known cellist Marisol Espada and dancers from Montclair University Dance Department.

This will be PV's first performance at HACPAC, "the crown jewel of Hackensack's emerging Downtown Renaissance".

Tickets in advance - $20.00/$15.00 for seniors/students and $10 for children 12 and under, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pv-celebrates-nj-tickets-55413229461. More event information at http://www.hacpac.org/event/pv-celebrates-nj/.

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 http://www.palisadesvirtuosi.org/. For photos of the ensemble, visit http://www.palisadesvirtuosi.org/Downloadable%20photos.html.

Funding for PV's commissioned works and this 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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