PVPhoto3910The critically-acclaimed Palisades Virtuosi presents their 5th Annual Holiday Gala Concert, the second concert of their 2013-2014 season, on Saturday, December 7 – 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, 150 East Palisades Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey.

In addition to holiday favorites, a new trio written as a gift to the Virtuosi by Patrick Finley (head of the Music Department at Bergen Academies) will be performed, along with a trio commissioned by Ron Levy for PV, Rondo for Ron by Nancy Bloomer Deussen.

Guest artists for this evening of holiday music will be soprano Katherine Henly, organist & music director at First Presbyterian, David Macfarlane, the Brass Force Five, and the Teaneck High School Madrigal Singers.

Tickets for the December 7 concert are $25 per person, which includes a post concert reception and a $5 tax-deductible donation to PV’s Mission to Commission. For tickets or more information, call 201-488-4983, visit http://pv5thannualholidaygala.brownpapertickets.com/ or email palisadesvirtuosi@gmail.com.

The Palisades Virtuosi began their series of concerts in Ridgewood, New Jersey in 2003, when there were relatively few works composed for their instrumentation. So, their “Mission to Commission” was born. 10 seasons later, there are an additional 60 works of concert repertoire for their ensemble as a direct result of their mission. They include a commissioned work in each of their concerts. Composers who have written for the group include Eric Ewazen, Carlos Franzetti, Paul Moravec, Melinda Wagner, Gwyneth Walker and Lee Hoiby. See the complete list at http://www.palisadesvirtuosi.org/pvcomposers.html.

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