A Birthday Celebration of Chamber Music
All Seasons Chamber Players in Free Concert at FDU
Teaneck, NJ (August 3, 2006) — Celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday and the 100th birthday of Shostakovich with The All Seasons Chamber Players as they present a free concert at FDU on Sunday, September 10.
This free public concert, “A Double Birthday Celebration,” features Mozart’s beautiful Sonata in B Flat, K. 454 for Violin and Piano and Shostakovich’s powerful and moving Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67.
The program also includes Schubert’s entertaining and lively “Lebbensturme” for Piano Duet, D. 947 and Carl Maria von Weber’s early romantic Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 63.
All Seasons Chamber Players, one of New Jersey’s most popular and active chamber music ensembles, will perform this new program at Edward Williams Hall, FDU Hackensack, on Sunday afternoon, September 10 at 3 p.m. Edward Williams Hall is located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack and can be easily reached from Hackensack Avenue South off Route 4. Ample free parking is available.
Now in its 26th season, the All Seasons Chamber Players has performed 500 concerts in the metropolitan area. Performers are professional musicians who also play with major area orchestras, Broadway shows and summer music festivals. Performers include flutist Brenda Sakofsky, violinist Robert Lawrence, cellist E. Zoe Hassman, and pianists Yoojin Oh and Jean Strickholm. Steven Anderson is Program Consultant.
The ensemble welcomes Yoojin Oh as its newest member. Ms. Oh debuted at age 16 with the Seoul Philharmonic and won the Gold Prize at the Seoul Chamber Music Competition. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and has performed widely as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Korea and the United States. She is on the piano faculty of the City University of New York in Staten Island and performs frequently with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.
The concert is presented by the Cultural Arts Department of Fairleigh Dickinson’s Petrocelli College. The public is invited to come as early as 2 p.m. to enjoy an exhibit of landscape paintings by Suzanne Chamlin in the Edward Williams Gallery and a light reception.
The concert is one of the ensemble’s 14 free, public Community Concerts, supported by Bank of America and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts with grant funds administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Additional support is provided by the Bergen Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Datascope, Columbia Savings Bank, the Lillian P. Schenck Fund, Target, Shop Rite of Hackensack and Friends of All Seasons.
For directions to Edward Williams Hall call (201) 692-7028. A full schedule of All Seasons Chamber Players concerts is available by calling (201) 768-1331 or visiting www.allseasonschamberplayers.org.