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Northport journal. (Northport, N.Y.) 1885-current, December 03, 1993, Image 4

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I I \AN EVEN:ING OF SHEER ENCHANTMENT.'' - Frank Rich, New York Times \LET M:E MAKE ON:E TH'I'NG PE,RF·ECTLY CLEAR, TH:E·R,E IS NO MORE ENCHANTING, BEWITCHING OR BEGUILING MUSICAL ON BROADWAY!\ -Clive Barnes, New York Post \IT'S CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY, THIS IS THE PERFECT GIFT!'' -Joel Siegel, WABC- TV \THE PERFECT MUSICAL.\ -John Simon, New York Magazine - William A. Henry Ill, TIME New Broadway Cast 1 t:, IVAPBE I Album available soon on ;~ 5AAABANDE Compact Discs and Cassettes .~IUIT ••Rial 4 The Northport Joumal•Decem&er 3, 1993 Dpe·ralic .lfllr·aoan Graces s.emiaary By D•ra• Wallace In what has become an annual Oc- tober tradition, the Seminary of Im- maculate Conception in Lloyd Harbor resounded this fall with a stunning af .. ternoon of Italian operatic offerings, courtesy of Friends of the Seminary. On hand were operatic soloists, led by opera star Vivian Della Chiesa. in a performance that had the sold-out crowd cheering for more. The fourth annual concert in a se- ries entitled \The Joy of Music,\ it was a splendid opportunity to enjoy not only some of the world's great music, but also the beauty of the seminary it- self - no ordinary Sunday afternoon in the park! Performing were soloists Janice Weir and Rosemary Musoleno (sopra- nos), Vaughn Fritts and Ronald Meixsell (baritone, bass.-baritone) and tenors Efron Puig and Brian Donohue. Accompanying on ptano were Howard Barr, Leetsa Messina and Christine Dore. Ms. Dore also was a soloist. Following the concert, a reception and raffle for the benefit of the Semi- nary of Immaculate Conception were held. As many in the regional opera-lov- ing public have come to expect. the afternoon was one of impeccable or- ganizatiort. as the entourage moved through a well-orchestrated series of solos, duets and ensemble pieces to the explanatory notes of Ms. Della Chiesa. The first half of the performance highlighted the solo talents of each of the vccalists. An intermezzo-like ren- dering; of piano music by Ms. Dare led off the second half, which was principally comprised of duets and larger group pieces. And the entire ensemble, led. by Ms. Della Chiesa, put a finishing flourish.oa the after- noon with a resounding finale of \Pa- n is Angelicus'' by Cesar Franck. Through it an, each of the vocalists demonstrated a keen ability to reveal his or her vocal personalities to good effect without having to push beyond the limits of his/her range. That com- bination of vocal soaring, within the context of easy restraint, led to an af- ternoon which was as relaxed as it was enticing to the ear. For the most part the entire after- noon was the province of the Italian composers. First-half honors went to Puccini, Rossini and Verdi, as the soloists danced brightly thro~gh arias familiar to many in the audience. Ms. Dore·s attractive piano work with Mendelssohn's Venetian love songs proved an important contrast to the (continued on page 11) Chorale, Orchestra At Staller Center a, lleroa Laaga•r On Saturday, December 4, at the Staller Center for the Arts at SUNY. Stony Brook, there will be a special joint concert by the Stony Brook Sym- phony Orchestra and the Stony Brook Chorale. The evening's entertainment will consist of Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1 and Vivaldi's Piccolo Concerto in A major, conducted by Bradley Lubman, and Haydn's \The Ways of Zion Do Mourn,\ conducted by Timothy Mount. The concert offers an opportunity to hear fine music that is rarely played. The Vivaldi piece is described by Lubman as \a light work filled with hu- mor, the best of baroque expression.\ Piccolo concertos are not done very often in the United States. Lubman relates that he chose the Schoenberg symphony because it stands out from other modern music as \one of the great masterpieces of early 20th century music. Incredibly demand- Ing on both the players and the listen- ers. However, in its construction and mode of expression it relates more to the music of Bach and Brahms than to the music of the later 20th century.\ He describes the piece as \ultra romantic in its harmonic and melodic sense.\ His segment of the performance will feature a solo by Michaelladerman, a concer- to competition winner. The second segment of the perfor- mance will feature both the orchestra and the chorale and will be conducted by Timothy Mount. The Haydn piece being performed is one of the lesser- known works written for the funeral of I . Queen Caroline in 1737. Mount is very enthusiastic about this piece, both for its rarity and for its quality. \It's fun to find a work this great that people don't know about,\ he says. The chorale_ performance will feature solos by Christine Goerk. a soprano who recently recorded with the At- lanta Symphony and sang at Carnegie Hall; Jeffrey Dooley, alto- counter tenor; Gregory Hostetler, tenor; and Jonathan Babcock, bass. a local music teacher. There will be a tree pre-concert dia- logue with Bradley Lubntan and Mark Lederway at 7 p.m. in the recital hall. The concert itself starts at 8 p.m. For'more Information, call632-7 230 · The Cor Cra ·Pla~ Th.ts: ., .. Craft and ad retailer If the holida~ yourb fast ste Nutora, tie one And1 for it. 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