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Second Concert of the 26th Season:

January 16, 2016 Soloists On Stage
Russell Hoffmann, Music Director

The Soloists On Stage performance is supported by the musicians, who are graciously donating their time and talents to benefit the Newtown Chamber Orchestra.



 “A Jazz Medley”~ Karl Megules, Arranger
Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One
Trumpets-Ed Hirschman and Steve Schaffner
French Horn-Nancy Ciarcciarelli
Trombone-Peter Reichlin
Tuba & Artistic Director-Karl I. Megules
Percussion-Lennie Pucciatti

Deux Chanson For Violin and Piano ~ Edward Elgar
Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1
Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2
Meredith Laing, violin
Peter Lauffer, piano

Carmen Fantasie ~ Georges Bizet (transcribed and edited by Peter Simpson)
Aragonaise - Intermezzo - Danse Boheme

Erica Simon, flute
Avery Bree, bassoon
Clipper Erickson, piano

~      Intermission     ~

Little Pieces for Violin and Piano  ~ Shostakovich
1. Little March                   4. Dance                                  7. Romance
2. Street Organ                 5. Elegy                               8. Autumnal Waltz #2
3. Mechanical Doll            6. Autumnal Waltz #1        9. Waltz
Milton A. Schwartz, violin
Clipper Erickson, piano

from Eight Bible Vignettes  ~ Nathaniel Dett
Father Abraham
As His Own Soul
Madrigal Divine
Clipper Erickson, piano

LBN Jazz Quintet ~ John Kormanski, Bandleader

  1. Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
  2. Foolish Hear – Victor Young
  3. It Might as well be Spring - Richard Rodgers
  4. Mack the Knife-Kurt Weill/original music and arrangement by J. Kormanski

                                    Featuring Katrina Kormanski, Cello

  1. That’s a Plenty – Lew Pollack

John Kormanski, Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Brian Neukum, Trumpet
Stephen Hassinger, Keyboards
Charles DePalmo, Upright Bass
Jerome Mulhurn, Drums



We Need Your Support

Please consider supporting the arts in your community. This season, the Newtown Chamber Orchestra will perform again 3 concerts. Our musicians are paid, professional players. Keeping the music alive in Newtown is a joint effort of volunteers and members of the community which supports us with donations, ad placements and ticket purchases. Thank you, every amount, large or small counts.


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