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Palisades Virtuosi presents "Finding Our Voice" - a century of American music
Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation.
Fair Lawn, NJ
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PV is proud to announce a new partnership with the town of Fair Lawn for its concerts at the Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation.    

Palisades Virtuosi
Margaret Swinchoski, flute
Donald Mokrynski, clarinet
Ron Levy, piano

Friday October 2, 2015
7:15 Pre Concert Talk with artists and composer
Reception following the performance

"Finding Our Voice"
-a century of American music-

Join us for an evening of music that tells the story of how American music grew from European tradition to find its own remarkable and unique voice.  The concert will include works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Charles Griffes, John Hewitt, Charles Ives, Joseph Lamb, Horatio Parker and  John Philip Sousa.

Our featured commissioned composer is Gary William Friedman (bio & photo below) who has written a new trio for PV entitled "Reflections".

Gary William Friedman is a versatile composer best known for his groundbreaking score for the TONY nominated, OBIE award winning musical THE ME NOBODY KNOWS. His Outer Circle Critic's Award winning off-Broadway musical TAKING MY TURN, was chosen for presentation on PBS Television's Great Performance Series.His orchestral, operatic and dance works have been commissioned and performed at venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lancaster Music Festival and the Columbus Symphony. Recent premieres include Butterfly: A Musical Journey of Hope, Friedman's orchestral settings of poems written by children incarcerated in Theresienstadt, which was performed at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, in Bexley, Ohio. The Raven, a second movement for chamber orchestra, of a projected triptych inspired by works of Edgar Allan Poe, was commissioned and premiered by The Pit Stop Players, at St. Stephen's Church, in New York City. A selection of his symphonic works is available on the CD Colloquy. He has co-produced, and composed original material for several internationally-acclaimed jazz recordings by his wife, Stevie Holland.  Gary served as Music Director for T.V.'s "The Electric Company", for which he wrote many songs including the popular "Spider Man Theme Song". Fanfare Magazine's review of Colloquy, described Friedman as "a composer who has mastered his craft", and whose "music successfully combines accessibility with artistic integrity, lyricism with abstraction, and abundant heart with refined design."
Friday Oct 02, 2015 7:15 PM - Friday Oct 02, 2015 10:00 PM | $10.00 - $20.00


Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation. (View)
10-10 20th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > World

Minimum Age: 7
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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