Palisades Virtuosi to Present PV GOES TO THE OPERA! at Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
The Palisades Virtuosi flute, clarinet and piano trio presents their season-opening PV Goes to the Opera! concert on Saturday October 7 at 8:00 PM (with a pre-concert talk at 7:15) at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood, NJ.
The program includes Songs of the Laurel Tree, a newly commissioned work for mezzo soprano, flute, clarinet and piano by Dr. Thomas Juneau (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 (www.northernlightsmusic.org/barbara-dever).
Tickets are $25 - General Admission, $20 - Senior Citizens & Students, $10 - 12 and under, available at pvopera.brownpapertickets.com. Advance purchase discounts are available. For more information, call 201-488-4983 or visit 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 www.palisadesvirtuosi.org.
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.