Here are photos from our Fall Opening Concert at the Fair Lawn Community Center - we so enjoyed our new performance space - be sure to catch our next concert!
This past Sunday PV enjoyed a beautiful afternoon performing for some of their best friends at the home of composer Steve Perillo. Our concert was a successful fund raiser enabling us to continue our "Mission to Commission" throughout the the fall! Here are some photos from the day...
Check out the SCHEDULE page for more information about our upcoming concert dates!
Fall Fund Raiser - Private House Concert
Sunday August 30 - 3:00pm
First Series Concert
Friday October 2, 2015 - 8:00pm
"Finding Our Voice"
-a century of American music-
Also appearances in November at:
The MacDowell Club - Mountain Lakes, NJ, Church of the Savior - Paramus, NJ and Glen Ridge Community Concerts - Glen Ridge, NJ
Our concert last night was well-received! We were presented by the Cafe Society Concert Series at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, managed expertly by Mark Meding and Kristin Plumley. Kristin is also a phenomenal soprano (http://www.kristenplumley.com) and she delighted our audience as a surprise guest on the second half of our program! Our usual practice of having a concert following the reception was changed for this event. The Cafe Society Concert Series hosts local businesses who provide the concert with a dessert & coffee reception at the beginning of the evening. While folks were helping themselves to goodies & beverages we had a chance to mingle and visit. We spent a few minutes talking about the works on the program at our PreConcert talk and then began the concert at 7:30. Beethoven's "Spring Sonata", originally for violin & piano, works well in our transcription for flute, clarinet & piano. We have performed the 1st movement before but this was the first time we performed the entire work and it was very satisfying to present the piece in its entirety. Our trademark commissioned work was a new trio by renowned composer and flutist Gary Schocker. What a great piece! We are so happy with this work! Other works on the program included Four Short pieces by Frank Bridge for clarinet and piano, "D'un Matin de Printemps" by Lili Boulanger for flute & piano, American Beauty Rag by Joseph Lamb for solo piano and the final movement, "Mexican Hat" of Eric Ewazen's Wildflowers for piccolo, clarinet & piano. Here are some photos!!
Please enjoy our picture video: Highlights from 2014
PV is excited to announce its 6th Annual Holiday Gala Concert on December 6 at 7:30pm!
Make Palisades Virtuosi a part of your Holiday tradition. Join us for our 6th Annual Holiday Gala Concert at the beautifully decorated First Presbyterian Church of Englewood! Enjoy festive fanfares, holiday favorites and music for all ages with a delicious goodies at our reception following the concert.
Special Guest artists this year will be violinist, XIAO WANG, YILAN XU, boy soprano and First Presbyterian's own wonderful organist and music director, DAVID MACFARLANE. Festive Fanfares beginning at 7:15 will be performed by BRASS FORCE FIVE from Montclair State University. PV will also announce its 2014 YOUNG ARTIST RECOGNITION AWARD given to a Bergen County High School Senior who exemplifies excellence in both music and leadership qualities. This year's award will be presented to a student from Paramus High School.
We have held our ticket price to $25 per person which includes the post-concert reception AND a $5.00 tax-deductible contribution to PV's "Mission to Commission" responsible for over 70 new works of music for flute, clarinet & piano.
SPECIAL GIFT FOR YOU: If you purchase 4 or more tickets through our online ticketing site below you will receive a free CD from us with our thanks!
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See you on December 6th!
We had such fun at our concert last Friday! Here are some photos ...
Read about the music for the concert this Friday,
November 7th @ 7:30pm
Anna Ciccone Theatre - Bergen Community College
"Music Born of Adversity"
Over the past twelve years Palisades Virtuosi has created many concerts that bring together pieces of music to illustrate a theme. "Music Born of Adversity" includes works that were inspired by a multitude of life's emotions and that run the gamut of life experience from illness and situational conflict to unrequited love and racial subjugation.
Our first work,“L’Operation de Taille” by Marin Marais (1656-1728), tells the story of one person’s trepidation upon facing an 18th Century (YIKES!! - where’s the anesthesia??) bladder stone operation, complete with narrator to tell the tale and PV’s own interpretation of the existing continuo parts. The operation is described throughout a recitativo-like section and then once the patient has gone to rest, a joyous finale ensues.
We are delighted to present selections from Michelle Ekizian’s (b. 1956) new opera, Gorky’s Dream Garden, on the life of Arshile Gorky, the Armenian-American painter (b. 1904, Van, Turkey, d. 1948, Sherman, Ct.)--a founding father of abstract-expressionism and child witness to.... continue reading ....