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A Klezmer Celebration (OUTDOORS)
July 9, 6:30-7:30 PM
Come and join Dr. David Podles on his soulful violin with friends Norbert Stachel on Clarinet/Flute and Ruslan Agababayev on Keyboard in their joyful showcase of the ever loving and ever delightful music known as Klezmer!
Dr. David Podles, Violin
Acclaimed International Concert Violinist Dr. David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and received PhD in music from conservatory in Riga. He performed in symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras both solo, in orchestra and on tour across Russia, including The Bolshoi and Kirov, throughout Europe and the U.S. David has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, 92nd Y and at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
Ruslan Agababayev, Piano/Keyboard
Ruslan Agababayev, a talented pianist and composer, made his world debut was in in 1995 at the Grand Hall of the Baku Music Academy in Baku, Azerbajian. He graduated from the the Baku Music Academy, then continued his education after moving to the US, at City College of New York, in the department of classical composition. At the same time he studied jazz he alsostudied the composition classes of David Loeb at New School University, where he received his Masters degree in Music. Ruslan is a stunning Jazz, Classical and Klezmer pianist.
Norbert Stachel, Clarinet/Flute
Norbert Stachel, a saxophonist and multi woodwind instrumentalist, is widely recognized for being a unique soloist and also for his strong ensemble contributions. Norbert has recorded, toured, and performed with a variety of known and established names. He is accomplished on all saxophones, clarinets, flutes, and ethnic wind instruments. Norbert has 30+ years experience playing Jazz, Classical, Rock, R&B, Afro Cuban/Latin, Salsa, Klezmer music.
July 23, 5:00-6:30 PM
This popular band performs a selection of music from the beginnings of rock-n-roll, featuring popular 1950s and ‘60s hits by famous vocal groups of the era.
E. Zoe Hassman is one of the most in-demand solo cellists in all genres. Zoe will perform an audience - friendly, fun, interactive solo cello recital: "A Conversation with Zoe & her Cello."
Zoe has performed with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Opera, New Jersey Symphony, The American Ballet Theater Orchestra, The Garden State Philharmonic, played at Avery Fisher Hall and at many other notable places.
August 20, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Long before jazz was cool, it was hot!
NOTE: Players may be substituted.
All Seasons Chamber Players
September 10, 2:00-3:00 PM
Classical Favorites for Flute and Strings
Featuring Serenades by Ernst von Dohnanhyi and Max Reger, cello solos by E. Zoe Hassman and the magnificent Orchestral Suite No. 2 by J.S. Bach. Each piece will be introduced to the audience with entertaining program notes by Program Director, Bob Lawrence. Performers will include flutist Lisa Hansen, violinist Bob Lawrence, guest violist Joel Rudin, and cellist E. Zoe Hassman.
The All Seasons Chamber Players is composed of professional musicians who also perform with area orchestras, Broadway shows and summer music festivals. Now in its 36th season, the ensemble has performed over 770 concerts in the NY-NJ metropolitan area and has been featured on several cable television stations.
Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
October 22, 2:00-3:30 PM
This non-profit performing group presents a concert version of Iolanthe.
Iolanthe a fairy is exiled for marrying a mortal. Twenty five years later she is pardoned. She has had a son Strephon. He is in love with Phyllis as are the members of parliament.
Phyllis is the ward of the Lord Chancellor who wants her for himself. All ends well as All the Lords marry fairies, Strephon gets Phyllis and Iolanthe is reunited with her husband, the Lord Chancellor who had thought she had died.
Humorous musical opera, performed in ordinary attire with only a few props. Although there is no dialogue, all musical numbers are included.
Karkowska Sisters Duo’s 90 minutes around the world
November 12, 2:00-3:30 PM
Anna and Kasha Karkowska, Violin & Piano
Will take the audience on a breathtaking journey-adventure around the world with unforgettable stories, a healthy dose of humor and an amazing program of the most beloved classical music hits including G. Gershwin’s Summertime (arr. by Jascha Heifetz), fireworks of Carmen Fantasy, Csardas by V.Monti, brilliant Souvenir d'Amerique (Variations on Yankee Doodle) by H. Vieuxtemps and MORE!!!
Graduates of Julliard (Anna) & Chopin Academy (Kasha), TV&Radio guests including PBS. Performed at Carnegie Hall & Gusman Center to standing ovations, encores and rave reviews: “amazing”, “stunning…better played than Itzhak Perlman’s own recording”, “breathtaking”.