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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents NEUBAUER-McDERMOTT FAMILY CONCERT

April 29,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 6, the stellar Neubauer-McDermott Family will bring our eleventh season to an exhilarating conclusion. Violist Paul Neubauer (of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society), violinist Kerry McDermott (of the New York Philharmonic), and their children, violinists Oliver and Clara Neubauer, will be joined by Kerry’s sister, CMS pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, in music of Bach, Dvořák, Ravel, and Schumann.

The concert will include the World Premiere of Gilad Cohen’s* Quintet for Three Violins, Viola, and Piano, commissioned by PCC especially for this event. Inspired by the familial theme, Cohen’s work will focus on children’s songs from Israel and America.

*Gilad Cohen is a Ridgewood resident and a music professor at Ramapo College. A Princeton Ph.D., he is the winner of the 2016 Barlow Prize and the 2010 Israeli Prime Minister Award for Composers.

Johann Sebastian Bach Preludio from Partita No. 3 arranged for 3 violins & viola
Antonín Dvořák Terzetto in C, Op. 74 for 2 violins and viola
Maurice Ravel Tzigane for violin and piano
Gilad Cohen World Premiere for 3 violins, viola and piano
Robert Schumann Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 for violin and piano
Mark O’Connor F.C.’s Jig for violin and viola
Charles Dancla Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman for three violins and viola
Y. Donbon Zowie! Goes the Weasel for 3 violins and viola

Parlance Chamber Concerts:
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Adults $40, Seniors $30, Young Adults $20, Students $10.
for more info call 800-838-3006

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 AT 3 PM NEUBAUER-McDERMOTT FAMILY CONCERT

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Neubauer-Mcdermott Family Concert
Sun, May 06, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Cost: 40

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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Danish String Quartet

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parlance chamber concerts presents danish string quartet
Sun, April 08, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Cost: 40

March 18,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Danish String Quartet: On April 8, it will be a thrill to introduce the sizzling Danish String Quartet to our community. The Danes’s rare combination of rock star charisma, ensemble perfection, and consummate artistry have made them one of the most in-demand quartets of our time. Their All-Beethoven concert will feature three masterpieces from his early, middle and late periods.

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C# minor, Op. 131

Parlance Chamber Concerts:

West Side Presbyterian Church
6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Adults $40, Seniors $30, Young Adults $20, Students $10.
for more info call 800-838-3006
http://www.parlancechamberconcerts.org/2017-2018-season/april-8-2018.
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Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Violinist Benjamin Beilman & Pianist Orion Weiss

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Sun, March 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450

March 4,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Parlance Chamber Concerts Presents Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Orion Weiss:
Duos From Four Centuries
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time:3:00PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Cost: Adults: $40; Seniors: $30; Young Adults:$20;Students:$10

Our March 11 event will spotlight two of today’s fastest-rising stars, violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss. Their deeply communicative performances go far beyond technical mastery and have won them worldwide acclaim. Their far-flung musical journey will range from the 18th to the 21st centuries, including music by Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók, and a newly composed work by the renowned American composer Frederic Rzewski.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in G major,K. 379 (1781)
Frederic Rzewski: Demons (2017)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.10 in G, Op. 96 (1812)
Fritz Kreisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta (1947)

Parlance Chamber Concerts:
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Adults $40, Seniors $30, Young Adults $20, Students $10.
for more info call 800-838-3006
http://www.parlancechamberconcerts.org/2017-2018-season/march-11-20018.

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Parlance Chamber Concerts: Duo Painists Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung at West Side Presbyterian Church

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

Sun, December 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Cost: 40

Ridgewood NJ, Parlance Chamber Concerts presents the pianistic partnership of Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung. Their musical marriage has been described as one “of wondrous colors and dextrous aplomb, subtly balanced to make a musical performance sound as one.” Their virtuosity, passion, and artistic chemistry will be on display in glittering duets by Mozart, Shostakovich, Lutoslawski, and Rachmaninoff.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in C, K. 521 for piano 4-hands Program Notes
Dmitri Shostakovich Concertino in A minor, Op. 94 for two pianos Program Notes
Witold Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme of Paganini for two pianos Program Notes
Sergei Rachmaninoff Suite No. 2, Op. 17 for two pianos Program Notes

Parlance Chamber Concerts:
Duo Pianists Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung
Sunday, December 7, 2017 at 3:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Adults $40, Seniors $30, Young Adults $20, Students $10.
for more info call 800-838-3006
http://www.parlancechamberconcerts.org/2017-2018-season/december-17-2017.
http://www.parlancechamberconcerts.org

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Ridgewood Arts Foundation Honors Parlance Chamber Concerts and Art of Motion

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February 4,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Arts Foundation Honors were held on Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4-6pm, at Fish Restaurant in Ridgewood. Honorees for this inaugural event are Parlance Chamber Concerts and Art of Motion, two iconic Ridgewood performing arts organizations.

The event was hosted by former deputy mayor Albert Pucciarelli, now president of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation. Pucciarelli opened the evening by acknowledging those in attendance, including members of the Board of Education, council members and you guessed it former mayor Paul Aronsohn.

The Ridgewood Arts Foundation, a public charitable 501(c)(3) foundation, was created to provide funding for the many worthy artistic endeavors within our village, to encourage the further development of the arts in our community, and to establish a scholarship fund for art students from Ridgewood.

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Escher String Quartet to play in Ridgewood

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Editor’s Note – The fourth event of Parlance Chamber Concerts’ ninth season will take place this coming Sunday afternoon, March 6, at 3 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church. Michael Parloff, the event’s founder and former flutist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, gives us some background insight into what we can expect on Sunday.

 

http://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/music/world-famous-string-quartet-to-play-in-village-1.1522543

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Parlance Chamber Concerts brings world-class musicians to Ridgewood

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DECEMBER 11, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015, 12:31 AM
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Editor’s Note – The third event of Parlance Chamber Concerts’ ninth season will take place this coming Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Here concert founder Michael Parloff gives us some background to the musicians and the program.

The concert will feature three spectacular virtuosi, violinist Kristin Lee, pianist Gilles Vonsattel (both winners of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant) and the celebrated cellist Paul Watkins of the Emerson String Quartet.

In honor of Beethoven’s 245th birthday next Wednesday, Sunday afternoon’s concert will be devoted to three highlights of his chamber repertoire: the heroic A-major violin sonata (“Kreutzer”), the intimate cello sonata in C, and the ever-popular D-major piano trio (“The Ghost”).

http://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/music/chamber-concert-will-celebrate-beethoven-1.1472102

 

Parlance Chamber Concerts
All Beethoven Program – Sunday, December 13 at 3pm – West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood Free parking and Childcare Tickets at the Door – Adults $40; Seniors $30; Young Adults $20; Students $10

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Jazz great Paquito D’Rivera to play in Ridgewood

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Paquito D’Rivera is a world-class musician who composes and plays both the saxophone and clarinet. Stefon Harris plays the vibraphone and marimba and is one of today’s top jazz artists
APRIL 24, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 12:31 AM
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THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Editor’s note – Michael Parloff of Ridgewood is presenting the final event of the 2014-15 season of his very popular Parlance Chamber Concerts this coming Sunday afternoon, April 26, at 3 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church. Here he offers our readers some background on the world class performers.

The legendary sax and clarinet virtuoso Paquito D’Rivera, the reigning master of Latin jazz, will team up with special guest Stefon Harris, the blazing young star of the vibraphone and the marimba.

They will be joined by Paquito’s all-star Quintet, which includes the Argentinian trumpeter/trombonist Diego Urcola, the Peruvian bassist Oscar Stagnaro, and the American pianist Alex Brown and drummer/percussionist Eric Doob. Together, this stellar ensemble was awarded the Grammy award for best Latin Jazz Album of 2001.

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Parlance Chamber Concerts presents David Finckel, Cello and Wu Han

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Parlance Chamber Concerts presents David Finckel, Cello and Wu Han

World-renowned piano/cello duo to play in Ridgewood

February 6, 2015    Last updated: Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:31 AM
The Ridgewood News

Michael Parloff’s Parlance Chamber Concerts’ fourth event of the 2014-15 season will take place this coming Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Michael Parloff provided our readers with some background on the musicians and the program.

The concert will feature the esteemed cello-piano duo of David Finckel and Wu Han. Hailed as “2012 Musicians of the Year” by the magazine “Musical America,” the husband-and-wife team ranks among the most dynamic and influential forces in classical music today

David Finckel was the first American protégé of the legendary Russian cellist/conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich. In celebration of his close, longtime relationship with the revered master musician, he and Wu Han have designed a special recital entitled Russian Reflections. The concert will feature three groundbreaking 20th-century cello sonatas, culminating in Rachmaninoff’s beloved Sonata in G Minor.

http://www.northjersey.com/towns/world-renowned-piano-cello-duo-to-play-in-village-1.1265915

David Finckel, Cello and Wu Han, Piano Concert

Parlance Chamber Concerts presents David Finckel, Cello and Wu Han, Piano in a concert which tells the gripping story of 20th century Russian music – Sunday, February 8 at 3PM at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ. Tickets and information: 800/838-3006 or at the door.

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Parlance Chamber Concerts brings world-class musicians to Ridgewood

October 3, 2014    Last updated: Friday, October 3, 2014, 12:31 AM
The Ridgewood News

Editor’s Note – Michael Parloff, former longtime first flute at the Metropolitan Opera House, will open his very popular Parlance Chamber Concert Season this Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church. Here he offers us some background on the music and the musicians.

The concert will feature an extraordinary international ensemble. I am delighted to introduce the Minnesota Orchestra’s celebrated concertmaster, violinist Erin Keefe, and esteemed music director, Finnish clarinetist Osmo Vanska, to our audience. They will be joined by the Swiss-born pianist Gilles Vonsattel, the fiery French violinist Arnaud Sussman, the elegant violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and the Metropolitan Opera’s dashing principal cellist Rafael Figueroa.

These six remarkable artists will collaborate on three of the most beloved masterpieces of the chamber repertoire, Mozart’s E-minor violin sonata, Bartók’s Contrasts for clarinet, violin, and piano, and Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/music/parlance-chamber-concerts-opens-season-1.1101707#sthash.H7ljVyVA.dpuf