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Palisades Virtuosi Come To Fair Lawn

The trio of Palisades Virtuosi will be performing in Fair Lawn.
The trio of Palisades Virtuosi will be performing in Fair Lawn. Photo Credit: Palisades Virtuosi

FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Palisades Virtuosi -- a flute, clarinet and piano trio -- present "Like a Diamond in the Sky," the final concert of their 2015-2016 season, on Friday, June 10, at the Fair Lawn Community Center

The program of celestially inspired music will include the world premiere of Roger Stubblefield's Fire Diamond, Op. 18, for flute, clarinet and piano, commissioned by Palisades Virtuosi. This is part of the ensemble's "Mission to Commission" and celebrates 75 works created for them since 2003.

Other composers on this program include Matthew Baier, Chopin, David Diamond, Ron Levy, Mozart, Gary Schocker and Martin Sedek.

Advance tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for kids under 12. Buy them here. At the door, tickets are $25, $20 and $10, respectively.

There is a pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m., and the performance will begin at 8 p.m. The community center is located at 10-10 20th St., in Fair Lawn

The Palisades Virtuosi, consisting of flutist Margaret Swinchoski, clarinetist Donald Mokrynski and pianist Ron Levy, is a nonprofit established to promote and enrich the repertoire for flute, clarinet and piano and present concerts that include existing and newly-commissioned works.

For more information about the group, visit its website or call 201-488-4983. Volumes One through Five of their New American Masters CD series are available from Albany Records and online.

A composer, conductor and performer, Stubblefield's compositions have been performed by members of the New Jersey Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre and the State Orchestra of Merida in Venezuela. In 2015, he was one of the featured composers on the Winter Festival series at the prestigious BargeMusic.

Stubblefield was also the featured composer on several other local music series this past year, including Kean University's Ars Vitalis Music Series and the Brooklyn New Music Collective series. He has also been nominated for the 2015 and 2014 music award in composition by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. For more info, visit his website.

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