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October 6, 2011 Arts and Entertainment

Leonia Chamber Musicians 2011-2012 Season

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc.  is pleased to announce the  opening of the  2011-2012 season with the first of three concerts on November 6, 2011, 7:30 p.m., at the Civil War Drill Hall Theatre, 130 Grand Avenue, Leonia, New Jersey.  

    The concert will feature music of the great romantic composers Dvorak and Schubert and the ebullient French composer Jean Françaix. New York musicians currently performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, who live in Leonia and neighboring communities will perform. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults,  $15 for seniors over 65, and students under 18 are free.
Celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of his birth, the Quatuor à vents for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon by Jean Françaix will open the program. Written in 1933 this sparkling piece shows the influences of Ravel and Stravinsky. The masterful String Quartet Op. 29 in A minor of Franz Schubert will be performed next. Nicknamed the Rosamunde after music he composed in 1823, this work for two violins, viola and cello has the energy, emotion and beautiful melodies associated with Schubert. The final piece will be the Dvorak Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and bass. This unusual combination of string instruments produces a symphonic sound due to the rich low tones of the bass and features the folk dance rhythms and lyricism found throughout the music of Antonin Dvorak.

    The concert will be performed by the following professional musicians and members of the Leonia Chamber Musicians:  Theresa Norris, flute, William J. Scribner, bassoon, Daryl Goldberg, cello and Patricia Dougherty, bass.  They will be joined by guest musicians Marilyn Coyne, oboe, Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet, Martin Agee and Roy Lewis, violins, and Maggie Speier, viola.  All the musicians perform in the major concert halls of New York City with well-known orchestras, such as American Ballet Theater, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Queens Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and The New York Pops, in addition to teaching and performing throughout New Jersey. 

    Refreshments will be served after the concert, and the audience will have an opportunity to meet and greet the musicians. The Civil War Drill Hall Theatre is fully handicapped accessible.

Upcoming Concerts
    The two remaining concerts this season will be held February 12, 2012 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 150 Park Avenue, Leonia and April 15, 2012 at the Leonia United Methodist Church, 396 Broad Avenue, Leonia.  Both concerts begin at 7:30 pm.

    Subscription rates for all three concerts are $45 for adults and $35 for seniors.  Checks may be made to the attention of Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 473, Leonia, New Jersey 07605.  To be on the mailing list and receive subscription forms for the new season, send an e-mail to dgcello@aol.com or call Daryl Goldberg at 201-947-3923.

    The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a tax-exempt nonprofit, welcomes tax-deductible contributions to the organization to continue the tradition of quality concerts at affordable prices in the community.

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