This year marks the Philharmonic’s 30th anniversary season. Of course, this doesn’t look like a normal season for us, so we go into the archives today to Fox29’s coverage of PSNJ’s 25th anniversary gala concert, as we take a moment to think about how far this orchestra has come!
PSNJ cellist Matan Mintz is about to dazzle you, not only with his playing, but with his incredible video skills. Please enjoy composer Julius Klengel’s Hymnus for 12 Cellos, Op. 57.
Vienna: home of the waltz, schnitzel, and coffee house. Composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, and Mahler called it home. Even our own music director, Matthew, lived there for a year while pursuing a postgraduate diploma program in conducting. Today, PSNJ cellist Emily Carroll Kwak takes us to the City of Music with a little Billy Joel.
A Gopak is an energetic Ukranian dance in duple time. Enjoy this version, which Mussorgsky wrote for his opera The Fair at Sorochyntski, performed by PSNJ members Bruce Erwin (violin), Mary Jo Zahradnik (violin), Jayne Weiner (viola), and Joanne Erwin (cello).
Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano was written in 1962, dedicated to the memory of Sergei Prokofiev. Enjoy this performance by PSNJ members Emily Meyer and Norma Weintraub Meyer.
It’s cold outside! Let’s travel to Brazil to warm up with Bruce and Joanne Erwin!
It’s a Bach sort of day!
Enjoy violinist Lucia Lostumbo playing the Preludio from Partita No 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
Today is a twofer!
Principal 2nd Violin Ian Hoblitzell plays Corelli’s Trio Sonata Op. 3 No. 2.
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was an Italian violinist and composer whose music was instrumental in the development of the modern sonata and concerto.
PSNJ Horns Andrey Sabayev, Frank Stroble, Dawn Augustino, and Mary Manion lead us in a socially-distant Evening Prayer, from Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic holiday opera, Hansel and Gretel.
div>We can’t let a holiday season go by without hearing our perennial favorite, Hanukkah Habañera, performed here by PSNJ members Bruce Erwin (violin), Mary Jo Zahradnik (violin), Jayne Weiner (viola), and Joanne Erwin (cello).
This weekend wasn’t the same without our annual Holiday Pops concert, but PSNJ second violinist Mario De Santis is ready to put us in the holiday spirit!
To kick things off, travel back with us to our 2015 performance of Carl Orff’s CARMINA BURANA.