Palisades Virtuosi Presents PV GOES TO THE OPERA! Concert
The Palisades Virtuosi flute, clarinet and piano trio presents a reprise of their PV Goes to the Opera! concert on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00 PM in the John J Cali School of Music's Leshowitz Recital Hall on the campus of Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ.
The program includes Songs of the Laurel Tree, a newly commissioned work for mezzo soprano, flute, clarinet and piano by Dr. Thomas Juneau (http://www.thomasjuneau.com/html/), and selections from Mozart's The Magic Flute for trio, Chopin's Variations on a Theme by Rossini (from La Cenerentola), the Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes and other works by Verdi & Puccini. Guest Artist will be Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Barbara Dever (http://www.northernlightsmusic.org/barbara-dever/).
The January 18 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 201-488-4983 or visit http://www.palisadesvirtuosi.org/.
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 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.