Leonia Chamber Musicians Society to Present Family Concert on April 19

201503550480335d61fFour-time Tony® Award nominee Greg Edelman will narrate with the music told in stories.

via Luhrs & Associates/ Fort Lee Patch

Bring the family to the Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Inc.’s final performance of the 2014-2015 season’s three concert series on April 19 at 2:30 p.m. Hear the animals come to life, as two children’s stories are presented, both set to music with narration. The concert will be held at American Legion Hall, 399 Broad Avenue, in Leonia, New Jersey and is open to the public.Children are especially welcome and admitted free-of-charge.

The family oriented program features two favorite children’s stories, Babar the Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff, set to music by Francis Poulenc, andFerdinand the Bull, by Munro Leaf, set to music by Alan Ridout. Gregg Edelman, a four-time Tony® Award nominee, will narrate, with shadow puppetry provided by Master Puppeteer Steven Swank. Music by Franz Haydn and Camille Saint-Saëns will also be performed.

2015035504805491aabLeading New York professional musicians, currently performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as living in Leonia will perform in the concert. Leonia Chamber Musicians Society’s member Daryl Goldberg, cello will be joined by guest artists Melanie Bradford, flute; Andrejs Jansons, oboe; Eric Weidman, clarinet; Mark Timmerman, bassoon; Lauren Hosford, French horn; Roy Lewis and Sandra Goldberg, violins; and Maggie Speier, viola.

The delightful Babar story describes the adventures of a young elephant that leaves the jungle for life in the city. Ferdinand, the quiet Spanish bull, prefers to smell the flowers rather than compete in a bullfight. Don’t miss the bird song in the Haydn Lark Quartet and a lovely swan from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.

Refreshments will be served after the concert. The audience will have an opportunity to meet and greet the musicians. Tickets will be available at the door, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors over 65, and students under 18 are admitted free. Reservations are highly recommended. Contact Daryl Goldberg at 201-947-3923 or dgcello@aol.com for reservations.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

About Leonia Chamber Musicians Society

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, enriches the cultural environment of the community by presenting a series of high quality, affordable, and accessible chamber music concerts. The members of the Leonia Chamber Musicians generate the excitement of a live performance with professional talent: all of them perform in the major concert halls of New York City.

Music for the programs is selected to educate the audience about different periods and styles of music. Throughout the concerts, presentations are given about the music being played, the composers, the musicians and related subjects.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. are welcome and encouraged to continue the tradition of quality concerts at affordable prices. Checks may be made to the attention of Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 473, Leonia, New Jersey 07605. To be added to the mailing list, send an e- mail to dgcello@aol.com or call Daryl Goldberg at 201-947-3923.

For more information about the Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., visit https://www.facebook.com/leoniachambermusicTwitter, and Pinterest.

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