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Holiday Concert with Northeast CT Community Orchestra

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Northeast Connecticut Community Orchestra will present its Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Knowlton Memorial Hall next to the Ashford Town Hall, Rte. 44, Ashford, and again on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at Pomfret School’s Clark Chapel, Rte. 44, Pomfret.

The concert will feature Dr. Emily Ferguson and her daughter, Margalit Kaufman, both of Woodstock, performing the Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor by J.S. Bach. Also featured in the Pomfret performance will be solo pianist Yulia Fedorov performing “December” from the “Seasons” by Tchaikovsky.

The program includes Suite of Carols and A Christmas Festival, both by Leroy Anderson, Nimrod by Edward Elgar (in memory of James Bump), Pavane by Gabriel Faure, Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricco, and All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff.

Admission is free; donations are welcome.

Members of this regional string orchestra founded in 2012 include: Barbara Horn, Ashford; Eileen Geriak, Ashford; Saul Ahola, Woodstock; Margalit Kaufman, Woodstock; Melissa Joyal, Pomfret; Jan Zacharski, Brooklyn; Joan Sinder, Willimantic; Joan Taraskiewicz, Willington; Jane Vercelli, Thompson; Gale Eberly, Tolland; Kurt Kaufman, Woodstock; Linda Hilliard, Manchester; Sondra Boyer, Storrs; Maidie Cohen, Mansfield, and Charles Seivard, Woodstock.

Dylan Lomangino of Manchester is the conductor and music director.

The orchestra welcomes new members. Rehearsals are held on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashford Town Office Building. For more information, call Jane Vercelli at 860 428-4633.*********

Dr. Emily Ferguson holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. She has been a visiting professor in oboe instruction at the University of California, Davis where she was a member of the faculty woodwind quintet.  In 1990 she attended the University of South Dakota and earned her MD degree followed by three years of Family Medicine residency in Lewiston, ME. Dr. Ferguson is a family physician in Putnam, CT, practicing more medicine than music most days of the week.

Margalit Kaufman, daughter of Dr. Ferguson and cellist Kurt Kaufman, has studied violin with Stan Renard, Yaroslav Tereschenko, and most recently with Barbara Vaughan. She has been a member of the Northeast Connecticut Community Orchestra for many years. She has had a lifelong interest in biology, which she will be studying at Eastern Connecticut State University.

 

Yulia Fedorov, a native of Ukraine, earned a degree in piano performance and music theory at Dnipro Conservatory and then graduated from Lviv Conservatory with a degree in music education and in music history. In Connecticut, she earned her Masters in Music Education at Western Connecticut State University. She has been teaching music for more than 15 years, most recently in the Trumbull public schools.

Details

Date:
December 8
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Knowlton Memorial Hall
25 Pompey Hollow Rd + Google Map