PV @ Church of the Atonement 4-1-16

PV was delighted to perform "In Tribute", a program of anniversaries and commemorations, last Friday evening at the Church of the Atonement in Tenafly, NJ.  We were pleased to perform two of our previously commissioned works, "Wind Space" [2007] by the church's music director, Brian Schober and "Dog Tales"[2014] by Adrienne Albert.  In addition we performed the world premiere of Michael Rosin's "Elegy Suite" commissioned by Ron Levy for PV in memory of Raymond Wojcik and also our own transcription of selections from "Gorky's Dream Garden" by Michelle Ekizian.

As the opening concert for their Festival Week of the Arts we enjoyed a good turnout (despite the rain and thunder!)  The lovely reception afterward gave us the opportunity to meet members of the parish and also visit with our friends and patrons in attendance. Here are some photos from the evening!

PV receives Bergen County Award for Ten years straight!

We are thrilled to announce that we have once again been selected to receive a grant from the Bergen County Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to assist with the commissioning of new works in 2016. The funding for this grant comes from the State of New Jersey and is administered through the county. We are proud to say that we are celebrating our tenth award - each year the county has partnered with PV to help create new and varied works of music and bring them to the audiences in Bergen County. 

In addition to the works we have been able to commission with the assistance of the county, we have also received other works, both as gifts and as third party commissions over the years. So this year's grant is very special because it will help to fund our 75th new work for Flute, Clarinet & Piano!   Please Join us as we mark this historic moment with "Fire Diamond", Op. 18 by New Jersey composer, conductor & performer, Roger Stubblefield! SAVE THE DATE! June 10, 2016. Don't Miss it! (Tickets available at http://diamondinthesky.brownpapertickets.com)

PV is proud to announce its 2015 Young Artist Recognition Award Winner

Gina Lee, oboe  - Leonia High School

Gina currently attends Leonia High School as a senior. She attended Manhattan School of music and studied with professor Jennifer Raymond from 2010-2012. While studying there, she performed Hindemith Oboe Concerto, Telemann Trio,  Madeline Dring Trio at the Greenfield Hall. She began accompaniment in 2010 and still accompanies for LHS. She won outstanding accompanist award in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 at the Great Adventure Music Competition. She played in New Jersey Little Orchestra from 2010-2012.  She also started Bergen Youth Orchestra since 2011 and she is currently first chair in the Bergen Youth Symphony Orchestra.  She won 1st place in Northern Jersey Regional in 2012.  She was also part of Acphill (Academie Philharmonic) Orchestra under Jack Rosenberg from Juilliard College in 2013 and 2014. She was also participated in the Crescendo Competition and won 2nd place in 2013. She also performed Haydn Oboe Concerto in Carnegie Hall in 2013 and performed Albinoni Oboe Concerto in Bruno Walter Hall, Lincoln Center in 2014 accompanied by New York School of Music and Art Professional Orchestra. She participated in Music Heritage Festival in Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia in 2013, 2014, 2015 and won trophies for LHS music department. Currently, she is a piano accompanist for LHS choirs as well as LHS jazz band and an oboist in LHS wind ensemble and orchestra.


About the PV Young Artist Recognition Award

Mission:       To recognize outstanding High School music students in our area.

Award:         $100, a certificate and plaque and a chance to perform on a PV series concert.

Selection:  Winner is chosen by the chairman of a high school music department. PV’s Board of Trustees selects the chosen high school each year in a random process.

PV would like to thank The Trophy King for providing the award plaque. 309 Queen Anne Road Teaneck, NJ(201)836-1482 - www.trophyking.net 

We congratulate this year’s winner!

PV @ Fair Lawn Community Center - 10-2-15

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! 

PV @ Perillo's - 8-30-15

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...  

And don't forget to mark your calendars for our Fall Concert - Friday October 2, 2015 at the Fair Lawn Community Center! Tickets are on sale now!!

Upcoming Concert Dates!!

Check out the SCHEDULE page for more information about our upcoming concert dates! 

Fall Fund Raiser - Private House Concert

Sunday August 30 - 3:00pm

George Frey Center for Arts & Recreation

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

4-19-15 PV@USR - "Hope Springs Eternal"

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!!