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Celebrating American Voices

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville
Tickets: $25

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This concert is made possible by a generous residency grant awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Sylvan Winds Ensemble

Join us for this exhilarating concert of works by American composers with special guest, Grammy-Award winning baritone, Kenneth Overton. From W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" to selections from George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess", you won't want to miss this fascinating program that includes Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs", Harry Burleigh's moving songs and spirituals, to Valerie Coleman's rousing "Umoja" to Margaret Bonds' spiritual arrangements, some great jazz improv by oboist Kathy Halvorson, and delightful Ragtime by American women composers from the turn of the last century!

Hailed by the New York Times for "Öits venturesome programming and stylishness of performance," the Sylvan Winds has appeared under the auspices of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centerís Mostly Mozart Festival and the Caramoor International Music Festival. Chosen to perform at the NY Governorís Arts Awards, the ensemble has presented imaginative and scintillating programs of chamber works for winds in such places as Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the White Mountains, the Cape Cod and Skaneateles Festivals, Rutgers Universityís Summerfest, Amherst College, the Chicago Chamber Music Society and the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea. They have recorded for the Koch Classics, and CRI/New World, and North/South labels, and have enjoyed collaborations with such distinguished artists as Gerard Schwarz, Ransom Wilson, the Guarneri String Quartet, pianist Claude Frank, radio personality Robert Sherman, and actor Louis Zorich.



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