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Sunday, September 25 2016 @ 06:31 PM EDT

Leonia Chamber Musicians’ November Concert Features

Guest Artists from New York Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

--Special Student Rate Announced--

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. will present the Leonia Chamber Musicians in their first concert this season on November 3, 2013, celebrating the 40th anniversary year of chamber music concerts in Leonia.  The performance, featuring guest artists from the New York Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, begins at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue in Leonia.  The program features two of the great romantic works for chamber music, Franz Schubert’s Octet and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.

 Headlining the first concert will be resident musicians Cynthia Phelps, Principal Violist of the New York Philharmonic; Ronald Thomas, Principal Cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; and Alan R. Kay, Clarinetist and an Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. 
The Leonia Chamber Musicians will be joined by Cenovia Cummins and Roy Lewis, violins; Maggie Speier, viola; Daryl Goldberg, cello; Patricia Dougherty, bass; William J. Scribner, bassoon; and Richard Hagen, French horn.  All the musicians perform in the major concert halls of New York City with well-known orchestras, such as American Ballet Theater, American Symphony Orchestra, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Queens Symphony, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Pops.

The concert is open to the public.  Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors over 65, and students under 18 are admitted free.  Refreshments will be served after the concert, and the audience will have an opportunity to meet and greet the musicians.  All Saints Episcopal Church is fully handicapped accessible. 

A season subscription for the three concert series is $45 for adults ages 18 and over and $35 for seniors over age 65.  For a season subscription form, contact Daryl Goldberg at 201-947-3923 or dgcello@aol.com.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

About Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc.
The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, enriches the cultural environment of the community by presenting a series of high quality, affordable, and accessible chamber music concerts.  The members of the Leonia Chamber Musicians generate the excitement of a live performance with professional talent: all of them perform in the major concert halls of New York City.
Music for the programs is selected to educate the audience about different periods and styles of music.  Throughout the concerts, presentations are given about the music being played, the composers, the musicians and related subjects.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. are welcome and encouraged to continue the tradition of quality concerts at affordable prices.  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 added to the mailing list, send an e- mail to dgcello@aol.com or call Daryl Goldberg at 201-947-3923.  For more information about the Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., visit https://www.facebook.com/leoniachambermusic .

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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