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Adelphi Orchestra Presents “A Celebration of Young Artists” Featuring Ming Nga Cheung Piano Soloist

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Adelphi Orchestra under the baton of Jason C. Tramm Credits: Adelphi Orchestra
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Adelphi Orchestra, now in its 62nd season of Music for All, presents “A Celebration of Young Artists” the first of its 2016 concerts dedicated to the company’s long standing young artist initiative, Saturday January 31st at 3PM, Pascack Valley Regional High School. The concert is free and open to the public.

The company will perform works by Dvorak, Gjeilo, Mozart and Sibelius under the baton of Adelphi Orchestra’s Artistic Advisor Jason C. Tramm. The program will showcase piano prodigy Ming Nga Cheung, 2nd place winner of the Adelphi Orchestra’s 2015 Young Artist Competition, in Mozart’s Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor.

The concert will also feature the talented youth of the Pascack Valley Chamber Choir and the Seton Hall University Choir in popular masterworks: Dvorak’s Te Deum, Op. 103/B 176 and Sibelius’s famed Finlandia.  The program will also have the opportunity to bring to wider recognition, Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass.  Norwegian born composer Ola Gjeilo, a 2006 graduate of the Juilliard School’s master's degree program in composition (and a relatively young artist himself) has merited recognition for recordings of his work.

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“Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo” was named Best Classical Album of the Year by iTunes in 2012 and was the top-selling album for the prestigious Chandos Records in the USA for 2012. Gjeilo was appointed the first ever composer-in-residence (2009-2010) for the 2008 and 2009 Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale. Gjeilo was recently awarded the 2016 Brock Commission

Conductor Jason C. Tramm whose recent appointment as Artistic Advisor and Conductor for the company features two performances with the company in 2016, including a June 9th Gala performance at Merkin Hall in New York City.  Tramm currently serves as principal conductor and Artistic Director of the Morristown based MidAtlantic Opera and is Assistant Professor of Seton Hall University’s School of Communication and the Arts. Noted productions under his baton include a world premiere of the Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in Tirana, Albania which preceded the 75th Anniversary production of the Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at Newark Symphony Hall, which received critical acclaim by Opera News. Tramm’s 2009 HDTV broadcast presentation with PBS affiliate NJN, Verdi Requiem: Live from Ocean Grove garnered a regional Emmy Award nomination.  In October 2015 Tramm made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in “A Prayer for Peace” championing the works of Behzad Ranjbaran (Elegy for Cello and Strings);as well as the inspirational  and “anti- violence”  compositions of  Bernstein (Chichester Psalms), Vaughan Williams (Dona Nobis Pacem) and Adnan Saygun (Selections from Yunis Emre).

Currently nominated for the 2016 Jersey Arts People’s Choice Award, the Adelphi Orchestra has been a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 62 years.  The mission of the Adelphi Orchestra is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of New Jersey, with special emphasis given to families with young children, seniors and those with limited financial means. To further this end, numerous concerts are offered free of admission charges.  The Adelphi Orchestra strives to advance the orchestral arts through education, commissions, community partnerships and its robust young artist programing. Within the orchestra, the company fosters a challenging and enjoyable environment where artistic excellence can flourish

To learn more about the company and its programs visit http://adelphiorchestra.org/

Adelphi Orchestra “A Celebration of Young Artists”

Sunday, January 31st at 3:00 PM

Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Pascack Valley Regional High School
200 Piermont Ave
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

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