Thursday, February 28, 2019

Leonia Chamber Musicians Society's Season Finale to Spotlight Latin American Flavor

March Winds

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 7 p.m.
: All Saints Episcopal Church, 150 Park Avenue in Leonia
TICKETS: $30 adults, $25 seniors, and students under age 18 are admitted free. Refreshments are served after the concert and the audience will have an opportunity to meet and greet the musicians.

This concert spotlights the sonority of the woodwind instruments playing music of stunning virtuosity with a Latin American flavor and a nod to the theater.

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society's members Theresa Norris, flute and Marsha Heller, oboe are joined by Broadway's "Phantom of the Orchestra" members Atsuko Sato, bassoon and Norman Weiss, piano.

The music includes Weiss' new composition, Six Bagatelles for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano; the Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano by Madeline Dring; Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon by Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas; and the Duo for Flute and Bassoon by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

British composer and actress Madeline Dring was known for her lyrical writing, featuring the oboe in her compositions, as a tribute to her husband, who was the Principal Oboe for the London Symphony Orchestra. Chilean composer Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas taught at Indiana University, received the National Award of Musical Arts, and continues to compose and promote Latin American music. Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos utilized the vibrant rhythms and folk melodies of his native country.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional supported is provided by the Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation.

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 represent different periods and styles of music.  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 or call Daryl Goldberg at 201-947-3923. 

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