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>Special Benefit Piano Concert

>Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church Announces a
Special Benefit Piano Concert at Forte Piano
with piano virtuosos
Dean Tomanelli and Vladimir Zaslavsky

Paramus, NJ – January 29, 2010 – The piano duo of Dean Tomanelli and Vladimir Zaslavsky will perform a benefit concert of standards from the “great American songbook” by Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and others, at 7:30 p.m. on January 29, at the Forte Piano store,
385 Route 17 Southbound in Paramus.

This is a benefit for barrier-free access at Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church. Tickets at $25 can be ordered from the church office: (201) 445-1832

Forte Piano musicians

Vladimir Zaslavsky, the owner of Forte Piano, is a native of Abkhazia and a graduate of the University of Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia. He spent nine years as music director of the Chamber Jewish Musical Theater in Moscow while also playing piano at jazz festivals across Russia. He wrote the music for the children’s opera “Wise Man from Helom,” which received 120 performances in Eastern Europe. He then became assistant to the conductor at Italy’s Opera di Roma, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1990.

Dean Tomanelli began exploring the piano at age 3. By high school he was directing musicals for his school and local theater groups, and doing cabaret performances taken from the “great American songbook.” He studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Virginia. For the past 20 years he has been a bandleader and solo pianist in the New York area at such prestigious venues as the Rainbow Room, the Plaza, Tavern on the Green, the Waldorf Astoria, and Windows on the World.

A sampling of this duo’s performances is available for viewing on the Forte Piano website–

About Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church

Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church is a community of people drawn together by Jesus Christ. Our life as a church is built around worship, ministry and fellowship, and marked by praise, commitment to truth, commitment to neighbors and each other, servanthood, mutual caring, and hope.

You are invited to visit us and to join in our church’s life of faith and service.

About Forte Piano

Forte Piano was founded in 1995 by the Zaslavsky family. They have come a long way, from a small local showroom to one of the largest single store piano operations in the country. Forte Piano represents the best piano brands in every quality and price They have earned the highest reputation in the industry for having a large selection of the finest new and pre-owned pianos and for providing the closest personal attention and the highest quality customer service.

Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church

Pastor Craig Broek

271 Lincoln Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church
Forte Piano

Vladimir Zaslavsky

385 Southbound Route 17
Paramus, NJ 07652
Forte Piano

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