The Musical trio Palisades Virtuosi will be performing at Hackensack Performing Art Center this Sunday at 3 p.m. with a pre-concert talk with the artists and composers and reception at the conclusion of the performance. 

Palisades Virtuosi (PV) is celebrating their 16th season of concerts in Bergen County. PV was founded in 2002 by three friends who just loved to make music together. They soon found that existing repertoire for flute, clarinet and piano was very limited and so began commissioning new works written specifically for their instrumental configuration.

PV’s portfolio now boasts over 80 new pieces, acquired either directly through PV’s “Mission to Commission”, or by a work being gifted to PV by several and various composers. Today’s tribute to our great state will feature music that is either written by a New Jersey composer, or about some aspect of New Jersey, and will include three new works. Their featured commissioned work will be by Bergen County resident, Jeffrey Kaufman based on the poem “Paterson” by Rutherford native William Carlos Williams. In a rare diversion, this work will include narration performed by world-renowned opera singer Frank Basile, who will also sing two songs by PV pianist/composer Ron Levy. Other works will include “Anatolian Dance” by local Hackensack composer, Godfrey Schroth, performed in his memory; “Rhapsody” by Teaneck composer, Patrick D. Finley and “George Washington Slept Here!” by John Lampkin.

Tickets for the two-hour performance at available at hacpac.org