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November 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$15 – $20
One of New Jersey’s premier chamber music ensembles performing works for this delightful combination of instruments.
Dubbed “The Commissioners” by Chamber Music America magazine, Palisades Virtuosi has established an enviable presence in the chamber music world since its inception fourteen years ago. The founders are three friends, all who had hitherto enjoyed considerable success as individual performers, and who also shared a love of ensemble playing. After performing a few concerts together as a trio, they discovered that they had virtually exhausted the existing repertoire for flute, clarinet and piano. In the midst of gathering frustration an idea presented itself: why not begin commissioning new works [by American composers] written specifically for their instrumental configuration? The concept was enthusiastically embraced and implemented. Now, to date, PV’s portfolio boasts over eighty new pieces, acquired either directly through PV’s “Mission to Commission”®, or by a work being gifted to PV by several and various composers. The collection, taken as a whole, exhibits an astounding richness and depth; the ages of the composers range from sixteen to eighty, displaying a staggering array of styles and approaches.
Featuring: Margaret Swinchoski (flute), Donald Makrynski (clarinet), Ron Levy (piano)
The Farmstead Arts Center is a center for fine, practical, and performing arts in Basking Ridge, NJ. The Center operates under the Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, a 501c3 organization. This program will be held in the Farmstead’s wheelchair accessible main building. Parking is available on the Farmstead property, as well as at the parking lot for the Farmstead Park (a two minute walk through tall grass to the barn).