Free Chamber Music Concert at FDU
“From Rach to Ragtime” with All Seasons Chamber Players
Teaneck, NJ (February 13, 2006) —The All Seasons Chamber Players, one of New Jersey’s most popular and active chamber music ensembles, will perform a new program of chamber music, “From Rach to Ragtime,” at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Edward Williams Auditorium on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m.
The free concert offers a variety of musical styles and content ranging from Rachmaninov’s soulful Trio Elegiaque in G Minor written as a tribute to Tchaikovsky to Paul Schoenfield’s entertaining Café Music, which features ragtime and other popular styles of the early 20th century. The program will also include Haydn’s Trio In G Major for Flute, Cello and Piano, Eugene Goossens’ Four Sketches for Flute, Violin and Piano, Op. 5, and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, arranged by the composer for cello and piano.
Now in its 25th season, the All Seasons Chamber Players has performed over 450 concerts in the metropolitan area. Performers are professional musicians who also play with major area orchestras, Broadway shows and summer music festivals. They include flutist Brenda Sakofsky; violinist Robert Lawrence; cellist Ellen Zoe Hassman; pianist Jean Strickholm of Demarest; and guest pianist Ron Levy of Teaneck.
The concert, presented by the Cultural Arts Department of FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, will be held at FDU’s Edward Williams College, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack. The public is invited to come early to enjoy a reception and art exhibit entitled “Landscapes” by Harold A. Nash of Harrington Park.
This concert is one the ensemble’s fourteen free public Community Concerts for Bergen County, which are supported by the Bank of America, with additional support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Datascope, Columbia Savings Bank, the Lillian P. Schenck Fund, Target and Friends of All Seasons.
For more information, call 201-692-7028. For a full schedule of All Seasons Chamber Players concerts, call 201-768-1331 or visit www.allseasonschamberplayers.org.