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October 8, 2013

Free Popsicle Classical Music Concert at Hudson School in Hoboken Sunday October 20 at 3pm

The latest free musical performance from the Hudson School features Pamela Ross and friends present an afternoon of POPSICAL MUSIC for the entire family, with selections from Brahms to Broadway and Bach again! The concert is at the Hudson School on Sunday October 30th at 3pm. Details are below:

Where: The Hudson School, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken NJ
When: Sunday, October 20, 3 PM
Admission: FREE
For information and reservations: Evelyn Bonilla: 862-373-0806

Hudson School Popsicle Concert Hoboken 10-20-2013

Pictured below, left to right: Michael Midlarsky/cello, Christina Bouey/violin, Isabel Hagen/viola, Pamela Ross/piano

Christina Bouey

Violinist Christina Bouey has been hailed by the New York Times for playing “beautifully,” by the New York Post, which wrote “when violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, I thought I died and went to heaven,” and by Opera News for playing “with exquisite, quivering beauty.” Among her awards and prizes are the Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, the Canadian National Music Festival, the Queens Concerto Competition (NYC), and the Balsam Duo Competition. Christina has performed as soloist with the Prince Edward Island Symphony, Shattered Glass in New York and the Hemenway Strings in Boston. Her solo and chamber performance credits include Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Harvard Club of New York. Christina had the privilege of playing the role of the Demonic Violinist in the musical “Heaven and Hell,” which had its world premiere at the Boston Conservatory Music Festival. She has degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of music. Christina is also a seasoned coloratura and has won many prizes for her vocal expertise.

Michael Midlarsky

Cellist Michael Midlarsky has performed extensively as a chamber musician and soloist over the course of his career. He received his Masters of Music as a Collins Distinguished Fellow from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music. He has won numerous awards and distinctions including the Howard Hanson and Linda van Voorhies Awards for study at the Eastman School, the National School Orchestra Soloist Award, Queens College Cultural Heritage Competition, NJ American String Teachers’ Association Competition, East Brunswick Orchestra Competition, and prizewinner in the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra Competition. Michael has premiered many new works as well as recorded for the Naxos, Innovo, New Dynamics, Heavenly Records, and NBC labels. He has collaborated with great artists across the entire musical spectrum, from John Cale and Guy Berryman (Coldplay), to Osvaldo Golijov and Mark O’Connor. He is currently on the music faculty of the St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn.

Isabel Hagen

Violist Isabel Hagen is an active chamber musician and avid performer of new music. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree .Isabel is co-principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra and has performed with new music ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and the Wordless Music Orchestra. A member of the Kleio Quartet, Isabel has appeared in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, BAM, and le Poisson Rouge. A two-time recipient of Rosemary Glyde Scholarships given by the New York Viola Society, Isabel also enjoys singing in many styles, and received vocal training while attending the pre-college division of the Juilliard School.

Pamela Ross

Pianist Pamela Ross is a Hoboken-based pianist/actress/writer whose award winning one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and performing arts venues around the world. She has appeared as soloist with major orchestras and is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs. Many of her programs can be seen on public television, the Arts & Entertainment Television Network, and heard regularly on classical radio stations. Miss Ross has been on the faculty of several universities, and is presently teaching in the Department of Music Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Association of Film, Television, and Recording Artists, Screen Actors’ Guild, and The Dramatists Guild. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com.

The Hudson School

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college-preparatory curriculum with strong emphasis on the arts. For information about the admissions process, please contact Mrs. Newman, founder and director, at 201-659-8335 ext. 107.

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June 17, 2013

New Jersey Symphony at Pier A Park in Hoboken Thursday June 20 7:30pm

Here is a free cultural event in Hoboken with a view of New York city and a quality orchestra. This program was created several years ago by the current Mayor Dawn Zimmer. This year’s selection has a variety of composers from different periods and is similar to a Boston Pops concert….

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken proudly present

 NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PIER A PARK IN HOBOKEN

Free  – No tickets required

Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:30pm

Bring a blanket or low back chair and a picnic

NJ Symphony Pier A Park Hoboken

Take a seat on the lawn of Pier A Park where Music Director Jacques Lacombe leads the Orchestra in a concert of light classics and popular favorites—with a patriotic flair. As night falls, the New York City skyline lights up and is reflected in the Hudson River, making this a very unique and romantic summer symphony concert destination.

The Orchestra performs selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Copland’s Rodeo and Bernstein’s West Side Story, alongside favorite tunes from Gershwin and movie classics like John Williams’ Raiders March. Patriotic tributes include “America the Beautiful” and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and the Orchestra honors servicemen and women with the moving Armed Forces Salute.

Jacques Lacombe is the Conductor.

Program:

  • KEY – The Star-Spangled Banner
  • SUPPÉLight Cavalry Overture
  • FALLA - Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve
  • BIZETCarmen
    • “Song of the Toreador” from Suite No. 2
    • “Aragonaise” from Suite No. 1
    • “Les Toréadors” from Suite No. 1
  • COPLAND – “Hoe Down” from Rodeo 
  • MONCAYOHuapango   
  • BERNSTEIN/MASONWest Side Story Selections
  • INTERMISSION
  • WILLIAMSRaiders March
  • BERLIN/HEALY – “God Bless America”
  • ARLEN - “Over the Rainbow”
  • GERSHWINGirl Crazy Overture
  • ALFORDColonel Bogey’s March
  • LOWDEN – Armed Forces Salute
  • DRAGON – “America the Beautiful”
  • SOUSA - “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
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May 2, 2013

Classical Music Concert on May 19 Sunday 3pm with Pamela Ross and Friends at the Hudson School

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For music lovers here is another Hoboken classical music concert on May 19 Sunday 3pm with Pamela Ross and Friends at the Hudson School

Event: Pamela Ross and friends present “More Beauty and the 3 B-sters!” (Bach/Beethoven/Brahms ) an enjoyable family program of quartets, trios and duos by popular composers past and present.
Date and Time: Sunday, May 19, 3 PM
Location: The Hudson School at 601 Park Avenue Hoboken NJ
For Information and Reservations: Evelyn Bonilla at 973-943-7396
Admission:  Free

Concert May 19 2013 Hudson School

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Pamela Ross, Katherine Liccardo, Isabel Hagen, Joseph Gotoff

About the performers:

New York-based cellist Joseph Gotoff is rapidly gaining attention as one of the leading musical voices of his generation. Recent accomplishments include performances with world-renowned composer and pianist Lowell Liebermann of the composer’s own works, and well-received concerts in venues ranging from the City Museum of New York to Christie’s auction house. Currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Mannes College studying with Barbara Stein-Mallow, Joseph studied evolutionary biology as an undergraduate at Princeton University. Previous cello teachers include Tom Kraines and the renowned pedagogue Orlando Cole, as well as chamber music studies with members of the Brentano and Juilliard string quartets. An accomplished chamber musician, Joseph has been a participant at numerous summer festivals, including Kneisel Hall and the Castleman Quartet Program.

Violinist Katherine Liccardo is finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at Mannes College of Music studying under Laurie Smukler. As the concertmaster of the Mannes Orchestra and an avid chamber musician, Katherine has performed in venues throughout the New York area such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, the Salvation Army Theatre, Christie’s Auction House, the Museum of the City of New York, among others. Katherine has participated in chamber music festivals around the country including the Manchester Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. Katherine is a certified Suzuki violin teacher and is on the faculty of the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College. She will be starting her Master of Music degree in the Fall of 2013.

Violist Isabel Hagen is an active chamber musician and avid performer of new music. She is currently persuing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School where she studies with Masao Kawasaki. Isabel is co-principal of the Juilliard Orchestra and performs with new music ensembles such as Signal and The Wordless Music Orchestra. Her string quartet, (the Kleio Quartet) recently performed in the Metroplolitan Museum of Art as part of the Young Arts at the Met series and was selected to participate in the 2013 Robert Mann String Quartet Institute at Manhattan School of Music. Isabel was recently chosen as alternate in Juilliard’s Don Quixote competition. She also enjoys singing and studied voice with Cynthia Sanner at Juilliard’s pre-college division from 2006-2009.

Pamela Ross is a Hoboken-based pianist/actress/writer whose award winning one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and performance arts venues around the world. She has performed as soloist with major orchestras and is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs. Many of her programs can be seen on public television, the Arts & Entertainment Television Network, and heard regularly on classical radio stations. Miss Ross has been on the faculty of several universities, and is presently associated with Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken,New Jersey, in the Department of Music Technology. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Association of Film, Television, and Recording Artists, and Screen Actors’ Guild. Visit her website at www.pamelaross.com.

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April 4, 2013

Pamela Ross Presents a Free Bach Beethoven and Brahms Concert at Hudson School April 21 3PM

Accomplished local pianist Pamela Ross and friends will be performing “Beauty and the 3 B-sters!”(Bach/Beethoven/Brahms) an enjoyable family program of trios and duos by popular composers past and present. The concert is on Sunday, April 21, 3 PM at the Hudson School located at 601 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ. The concert is free. To make reservations contact Evelyn Bonilla at 973-943-7396.

Pamela Ross Beauty and the Three B-sters Hudson School Hoboken 2013

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Joseph Gotoff, Katherine Liccardo, Pamela Ross -Photo by Norbert Wagner

About the artists…

New York-based cellist Joseph Gotoffis rapidly gaining attention as one of the leading musical voices of his generation. Recent accomplishments include performances with world-renowned composer and pianist Lowell Liebermann of the composer’s own works, and well-received concerts in venues ranging from the City Museum of New York to Christie’s auction house. Currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Mannes College studying with Barbara Stein-Mallow, Joseph studied evolutionary biology as an undergraduate at Princeton University. Previous cello teachers include Tom Kraines and the renowned pedagogue Orlando Cole, as well as chamber music studies with members of the Brentano and Juilliard string quartets. An accomplished chamber musician, Joseph has been a participant at numerous summer festivals, including Kneisel Hall and the Castleman Quartet Program

Violinist Katherine Liccardo is finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at Mannes College of Music studying under Laurie Smukler. As the concertmaster of the Mannes Orchestra and an avid chamber musician, Katherine has performed in venues throughout the New York area such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, the Salvation Army Theatre, Christie’s Auction House, the Museum of the City of New York, among others. Katherine has participated in chamber music festivals around the country including the Manchester Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. Katherine is a certified Suzuki violin teacher and is on the faculty of the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College. She will be starting her Master of Music degree in the Fall of 2013.

Pamela Ross is a Hoboken-based pianist/actress/writer whose award winning one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and performance arts venues around the world. She has performed as soloist with major orchestras and is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs. Many of her programs can be seen on public television, the Arts & Entertainment Television Network, and heard regularly on classical radio stations. Miss Ross has been on the faculty of several universities, and is presently associated with Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken,New Jersey, in the Department of Music Technology. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Association of Film, Television, and Recording Artists, and Screen Actors’ Guild. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com.

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October 9, 2012

Naked in F Sharp : An Un-Dress Rehearsal at Hudson School October 3rd 3pm

Here is a free concert coming up at The Hudson School in Hoboken featuring a very talented local pianist in Pamela Ross and renowned cellist Adrian Daurov.  TheBoken.com assure readers this is a family event and has nothing to do with nudity but rather a an “undressed” approach to classical music.

Naked in F Sharp : An Un-Dress Rehearsal

a comedic musical presentation featuring pianist Pamela Ross and cellist Adrian Daurov

Where: The Hudson School, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken New Jersey
When: Sunday, October 28, 3 PM
Admission: Free

About The Show:

Naked in F Sharp : An Un-Dress Rehearsal , featuring Pamela Ross/pianist and Adrian Daurov/cellist will be presented on Sunday, October 28th, at 3 PM at The Hudson School, 601 Park Avenue at Sixth Street, Hoboken. New Jersey. After the performance, the audience is invited to participate in an informal conversation with the artists/creators. Vintage tap water will be served in environmentally friendly paper cups. The show was conceived after two successful back to back duo concerts at Lincoln Center this past December, where the two performers realized that the audience was laughing a lot. Not knowing whether the attendees were laughing at them or with them, they decided to take the chance that either way, they’d come out ahead if they moved into the realm of “theater” and took themselves and their friendly and unfriendly detractors into the world of musical “fantality” – a combination of fantasy and reality. Come join them as they serve up ample portions of tangos, Brahms, the late Marvin “A Chorus Line” Hamlisch and others in a musical sundae on a Sunday.

Photo: courtesy of Steve Mack www.stephenamack.com

About Pamela Ross:

Pamela Ross combines the drama of great theatre and the passion of great music to create unique and memorable evenings of musical theatre. Her one-piano shows, “Carreno!” and “Goodbye, Harry” have thrilled audiences in the U.S. and abroad.  She studied music at Juilliard and holds a B.A. degree from Queens College, NYC. Ms. Ross received a master of music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and pursued her doctoral studies at Yale University. She has held teaching positions at Yale University, Goucher College, Emory University, and is currently on the music technology faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology.

She has a long career as a recitalist, piano soloist and chamber music player and has performed with some of the greatest conductors of our time including Arthur Fiedler, Jorge Mester, and Gustav Meier. She is also a recording artist, with several CDs and videos. A&E Television presented her live recitals on two of their prestigious series: Breakfast With the Arts, and A&E Classroom. Her award winning Off Broadway one piano show, “Carreno!”, filmed for television and video by Georgia-Pacific Television Productions, has won recognition world-wide. She is member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and The Dramatists Guild. A survivor of 9/11, Pamela Ross has remained dedicated to the teaching profession throughout her performing career. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com.

About Adrian Daurov:

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, cellist Adrian Daurov is one of the most dazzling artists of his generation. At age 15 he made his debut as soloist with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, he earned top honors at three international competitions – Bulgaria’s 1st International Music Competition “Coast of Hope” (First Prize, 1996); The Netherlands’ Peter De Grote International Music Competition (Grand Prix, 2002); New York City’s L.I.S.M.A. International Music Competition (First Prize, 2004). In 2004, he toured as soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, performing in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw and throughout Germany, and was appointed to the dual position of principal cellist and soloist with the Bayreuth Youth Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Peter Gulke. 2008 heard him as a featured participant in a gala Carnegie Hall concert celebrating Russia’s Independence Day, a program that included the distinguished Russian singers Yelena Obratztsova and Vladimir Galouzine.

After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Adrian Daurov was awarded the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship for advanced studies at The Juilliard School with the renowned cello pedagogue David Soyer (of the Guarneri Quartet). At Juilliard, he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, graduating in 2009. While still in school, he was appointed principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York;and a year later, in 2008, he formed his own ensemble – now the award-winning Voxare Quartet, with which he still tours. Mr. Daurov has also collaborated in chamber music programs with pianist Alexander Ghindin, violinist Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman.

Passionately devoted to the music of our own time, Adrian Daurov has already presented the world premieres of two important works – In 2008, Fountains of Fin for flute, violin and cello by the Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran and, in 2009, The Epistle – Concerto for Cello & Chamber Choir by the Siberian composer Yuri Yukechev, written for Mr. Daurov and the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov, Artistic Director. Adrian Daurov performs on a magnificent 1989 cello crafted by John Terry in Florence, Italy. Visit Adrian at www.adriandaurov.com.

The Hudson School

601 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-659-8335
www.thehudsonschool.org

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June 22, 2012

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Free Concert at Pier A Park June 28th at 7:30pm

The latest cultural offering from the City of Hoboken and it is free at Pier A Park on June 28th starting at 7:30pm! …..

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT PIER A PARK

Program features orchestral, film and operatic favorites

Vocalists from Opera New Jersey join NJSO on stage

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform a free outdoor concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken on Thursday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented by the City of Hoboken. Guests are invited to bring a blanket or low back chair and a picnic.

The concert, led by conductor Emil de Cou, will feature music from the stage and screen. Music from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Rodgers’ “Carousel Waltz” and the shipboard hijinks of Gilbert and Sullivan’s resoundingly popular H.M.S. Pinafore mingle with patriotic favorites and a salute to our Armed Forces. The program also features Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, Strauss’ Voices of Spring and more.

A trio of vocalists from Opera New Jersey—soprano Channing Connell, mezzo-soprano Leah Dexter and baritone Jeremy Moore—joins the NJSO.

The City thanks the Hoboken University Medical Center, Applied Companies, and Hoboken Family Alliance for their support.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is comprised of some of the country’s finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have Jacques Lacombe as its Music Director and Neeme Järvi as its Conductor Laureate. Artistic excellence, innovative programming and community engagement are hallmarks of its mission. To best serve the people of New Jersey, the orchestra brings its programs to seven outstanding venues throughout the state. Education and community engagement programs enrich the listening experience for children and adults alike. Select performances of the NJSO are broadcast regionally and throughout North America. United is the official airline of the NJSO.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s major fundraising initiative—the NJSO Comprehensive Campaign—has raised more than $35 million in support of the Orchestra. For more information about this historic campaign, contact Nicole Kagan, Vice President of Development, at 973.735.1720.

For more information about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, visit www.njsymphony.org or e-mail information@njsymphony.org. Tickets are available for purchase by phone 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra’s website.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s programs are made possible in part by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, along with many other foundations, corporations and individual donors.

 

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June 11, 2012

Hoboken’s Cantigas Choir to Perform in New York City Saturday June 16th at 7pm

Hoboken’s Cantigas Women’s Choir is preforming this Saturday in New York City at the United Nations International School with two other choirs for a night of International music this Saturday June16th at 7pm. Read below for details…

Choirs from Argentina, Manhattan and Hoboken Unite at the United Nations International School in New York City

Cantigas & UNIS Mothers Choir Host Argentina’s Coral Femenino de Caballito in their North American debut performance on Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m.

 They don’t speak the same language, they don’t live the same culture, and their lives are a hemisphere apart — but Cantigas Women’s Choir of Hoboken, N.J., and United Nations International School Mothers Choir of New York City are hosting Coral Femenino de Caballito women’s choir from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in their North American debut concert, FESTIVAL OF WOMEN’S VOICES, on Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the United Nations International School at 24-50 FDR Drive in New York, NY (between 23rd and 25th Streets). The suggestion donation is $10 ($5 for students and seniors).

The three choirs will individually perform an international repertoire celebrating the power of women’s voices, with music from Greece, Scotland, India, Iraq, Syria, and Argentina. The highlight of the concert will feature all three groups combining forces for Rollo Dilworth’s “Dream Keeper,” Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs,” and selections from Leonardo San Juan’s Magnificat, directed by Mr. San Juan himself.

“It’s a real blessing for us to be hosting the Argentine choir,” says Cantigas and UNIS Mothers Choir director Joan Litman. “All of the choirs are made up of ‘regular’ women who are lawyers, teachers, economists, and writers in their own time, but come together to share their love of music.”

“We’re honored to host the Coral Femenino de Caballito from Argentina to share the jewels of their own musical culture. For many, this is their first trip to New York City. Much of their repertoire is based on traditional Argentine songs — this music is very rarely heard in the United States. Cantigas had the privilege of working with their conductor, Leonardo San Juan, two years ago for the North American debut of his Magnificat. All have agreed that his musicianship was the highpoint of working with him — now Cantigas will have the opportunity to sign with him again, joined by the women of his chorus.”

Coral Femenino de Caballito’s tour has been made possible with the institutional support of the Republic of Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Relations (Department of International Commerce and Culture), which has recognized this performance and his participation as being “of cultural and artistic interest”.

Cantigas Women’s Choir, named after a medieval Spanish song form called a “cantiga,” is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. The choir brings women of the community together to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing and performs a broad spectrum of global music, both ancient and contemporary. The Cantigas Women’s Choir advocates through song for those whose hearts need to be uplifted and whose voices need to be heard, performing regularly with the inmates of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, N.J., as well as at other community events like the Cancer Survivors Support Network in Bayonne, New Jersey, and the Empty Bowls hunger relief benefit in Hoboken. In the winter of 2010, Cantigas traveled to Philadelphia to perform in the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association. In May 2010, the choir performed the North American premiere of Magnificat by Argentine composer Leonardo San Juan, who traveled to the United States to conduct the concert. Cantigas is based in Hoboken, N.J.

Coral Femenino de Caballito (CFC) was founded in 2001 by director Leonardo San Juan. Since the group’s beginning, it has performed a great variety of classical music written for women’s choirs. The CFC has premiered works composed by Mr. San Juan includingMagnificat (2006) and Gloria (2009).  In 2008, the choir was invited to perform in Montevideo, Uruguay, as guests of the National University of Uruguay’s choir. San Juan has also organized a choral tour of the city of Buenos Aires for the Les Pastoureaux Choir of Waterloo, Belgium, highlighted by a concert with Coral Femenino de Caballito at the Basilica de Maria Auxiliadora, attended by the Ambassador of Belgium to Argentina. The choir has performed in a variety of religious and cultural venues in Buenos Aires and Uruguay. San Juan composed his own Magnificat and Gloria specifically for the choir.

Leonardo San Juan (Director, Coral Femenino de Caballito) was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. As a student in Argentina’s National Conservatory, Leonardo San Juan studied French horn, voice, piano, conducting, and composition. After completing his studies, he was named as Distinguished Professor of Choral Direction (Profesor Superior de Dirección Coral) at the Juan José Castro Conservatory in 2001. Mr. San Juan then entered and won the 2002 International Scholarship Prize Contest of the Italian-Argentine Society, enabling him to study choral and orchestral direction in Rome under internationally renowned Italian conductors. In 2004, after returning to Buenos Aires, San Juan won First Prize for choral composition in the prestigious competition organized by the Center for the Advanced Study of Contemporary Music (Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Música Contamporánea). Mr. San Juan is currently musical director of adult choirs in the greater Buenos Aires area, leading them in performances at the National Cathedral of Buenos Aires, The Teatro Coliseo, and Teatro Roma. He is currently on the faculty of the José Hernández Superior Institute of Music, in Vicente López.

Joan Isaacs Litman (Director, Cantigas Women’s Choir and UNIS Mothers Choir) is a native of Los Angeles and has directed choirs in the New York metropolitan area for 33 years. Her choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Juilliard School. Ms. Litman is a member of the music faculty of the United Nations International School in Manhattan where she also directs a children’s choir. Ms. Litman was the winner of the first Excellence in Teaching award from Westminster Choir College and was awarded Educator of the Year by the Organization of American Kodály Educators in 2009. With a longing to stimulate trust and enjoyment of often misunderstood cultures, Ms. Litman has focused her musical research on traditional songs of the Middle East, including writing the book Song Caravan: Songs of the Middle East. She has studied and taught both students and teachers throughout the United States, and was privileged to guest conduct (and learn from!) choirs in Damascus, Syria, Tripoli, Lebanon, and Tokyo, Japan in 2010 to 2011. Ms. Litman is a Founder and Music Director Emerita at Mustard Seed School, Hoboken, N.J.

Erasmia Voukelatos (Assistant Director and Accompanist, Cantigas Women’s Choir) is a Canadian of Greek descent and has been active as a chamber musician and solo pianist, teacher, music director, and concert series presenter. Concerto appearances include Mozart Concerto in A Major and Haydn Concerto in D Major with the Canadian ensemble Mercredi Musique and Bach’s keyboard Concerto in D Minor, which was released on The Best of Brooklyn CD. She currently teaches piano and elementary and is on the music faculty at the Far Brook School in Short Hills, NJ. She enjoys collaborating with her husband, violinist Ashley Horne, and together they founded My Music Garden, a music enrichment program for schools. Voukelatos has been with Cantigas since its formation.

 Cantigas Official Web Site: www.cantigas.net

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May 8, 2012

Union City Opera Presents Viva Italia A Celebration of Italian Opera at St. Johns Union City May 26th 7:30pm

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Union City Opera is holding a public performance later this month! They  are proud to present "VIVA ITALIA, A Celebration of Italian Opera" on May 26th at 7:30 pm at The Arts At St. John’s Church 1516 Palisade Avenue in Union City. The performance will include selections from Puccini, Verdi, and many more are brought to life by a very talented cast of international singers. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.  Tickets can be purchased by going to www.UnionCityOpera.com or at the door.  The recently formed organization is hoping opera fans from Hoboken will attend!  The goal of the Union City Opera is to make opera more accessible to the people of Hudson County and eventually all of New Jersey.

UNION CITY OPERA PRESENTS-POSTER8-5X11-FLAT

 

About Union City Opera:

Founded in 2010 in Union City, NJ, UNION CITY OPERA endeavors to build a reputation as one of America’s leading opera companies. They are committed to diverse repertoire, original productions, a dedication to American artists, and a leadership within the arts sector regionally and the opera sector nationally. With extraordinary audience support, UNION CITY OPERA will soon become the fastest growing opera company in New Jersey. Productions will range in style from traditional opera to zarzuela to operetta and concert performances thus giving them the scope to present on their  stage the most exciting works possible in order to enlighten and entertain a diverse range of theatergoers. Their  aim is to make UNION CITY OPERA New Jersey’s finest and most recognized Opera Company – on par with any leading opera company in the country – by presenting relevant, compelling productions of classic works.

UNION CITY OPERA
514 23rd Street
Union City, New Jersey 07087
(201) 677-8265
admin@unioncityopera.com

 

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October 4, 2011

Cellist Robert deMaine to Perform in Jersey City October 23rd

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Robert DeMaine CellistThe very talented Cellist Robert deMaine of the Detroit Symphony will be in the area to perform a house concert to benefit symphony for Kidson Sunday October 23, 3PM at the home of Ruth Bonapace and family, 266 Montgomery Street, Jersey City. The home is very close to the Grove Street Path Line and Hoboken by car.

Details: Mr. deMaine will perform works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Gaspar Cassadó, as well as selections from his own Etude-Caprices.  Mr. deMaine’s January 2010 performance at the Three Seasons Chamber Music series in Hoboken produced several days of blogging by enthusiastic listeners. Admission is only $30. Seating will be limited to 50 listeners.

For reserved seating: call Save The Music, Inc. at 201.798.1099

Link for more information: http://sites.google.com/site/symphonyforkidsorg/

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About Symphony for Kids®:

About Symphony for Kids® is underwritten and managed by Save The Music, Inc. http://www.save-themusic.org, a tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of New Jersey.  Make your tax-deductible contribution online through PayPal (payee is Save The Music, Inc.).  To discuss underwriting an in-school performance, call  Wes Parker at 201.798.1099 or email weparker@save-themusic.org.

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