Orangetown Concert Band 2012

Being invited to sub as principal flute with a band I’ve never played with before IS the spice of life.

If you’re in NY close to NJ, stop by the village of Nyack for a concert at 7:30 pm Tuesday 7/3 at Memorial Park on the Hudson.

Bernstein, E: Magnificent Seven, Bernstein: West Side Story Selections, Carmichael: Stardust (Sal Spicola, alto sax), Denza: Funiculi, Funicula, Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess, Gould: American Salute, Harline: When You Wish Upon a Star, Mancini: Pie in the Face Polka, Nestico: Persuasion (Sal Spicola, alto sax), Silvestri: Captain America March, Sousa: Stars and Stripes, Sparke: Three Klezmer Miniatures (#2, #3)Ward: America, the Beautiful. Charles Yassky, conductor. Free.

Friends of the Nyacks

Well, who knew that this band would have so many all-star players! Broadway musicians included Sal Spicola (alto sax, pictured below on the right), Gene Scholtens (bassoon), Atsuko Sato (bassoon), Les Scott (clarinet), and Rick Henly (trumpet). Sarah Davol, who I hadn’t seen since her husband (the amazing hornist RJ Kelley) and my boyfriend’s opening night party of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, was playing principal oboe. It was really nice to reconnect with Rich Chiandusse (trumpet) and to see JoAnn Lamolino (trumpet).

Charles Yassky was an excellent conductor and the flute section was amazing. Clearly this ensemble was not a typical “community” band.


EWS: Winter Concert 2010

Eastern Wind Symphony live in concert at the Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey. George Balog and Todd Nichols, conductors.

Patapan, fun piccolo solo!