George Washington, the Hudson Valley Piano Club,
and Rockland composer
John Lampkin will join forces on Sunday, May 22, at 7 pm, at the Nauraushaun Presbyterian Church in Pearl River.
A gala fundraising event to support the
Hudson Valley Piano Club
Dead Pianists Society series
The concert will present the award-winning chamber music of Lampkin, and will feature George Washington Slept Here! a wild romp of variations for piano, flute, and clarinet, which was commissioned by the Palisades Virtuosi with financial support from the club.
Other main works include Insects: a Musical Entomology in Six Legs for wind quintet, which is a light-hearted look at our Lilliputian fellow-travelers. Insects garnered rave reviews at its Austin premiere and went on to win the Grand Prize in the 2001 Composers Guild Competition. Migrations for wind quintet paints the migratory patterns of five animal species on a sonic canvas, and won the 2004 Second Prize in the Composers Guild competition. Short works for solo flute and solo piano will round out the program.
Ron Levy, Margaret Swinchoski, and Donald Mokrynski comprise the highly acclaimed Palisades Virtuosi piano/flute/clarinet trio, and will be joined by friends to create the quintet. The group is committed to championing the music of area composers during their regular New Jersey concert season.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Hudson Valley Piano Club, which presents free concerts in local libraries. Funds will enable their very popular series to continue.