The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of PA Department of Music presented a Children Concert on Wednesday December 1st in The Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall located in The Fine and Performing Arts Building on the ESU Campus. The program featured the University/Community Orchestra under the direction of Betsy Buzzelli-Clark who also performed as one of the program’s pianist along with Robert Miller. Otis French Conducted the Orchestra while Terry Flatt accompanied the music by serving as the stories’ Narrator.
Those among the campus and surrounding community who lent their musical talents to the program included Brittany Smith, Stephen Kozak, Lauren Noyes, Kelly Oxman, Christina Piserchio, Kim Cocuzza, Deb Esposito, Ashley A. Jones, Joan Nolan, Jennifer Wierzba, and Brittany Wolfe on Violin, Kinsey Buchanan, Celeste Hylton-James, and Maria Vecchio on Viola, Joshua Montgomery, Virginia Parry, Mathew Smith, Rachel Vowcicefski, Hannah Wallner, and Charles Whitaker on Cello, Clarissa Gallo on Bass, Dianneliz Garcia on Flute, Sarah Derrick on Oboe, Marta Oberlin and Lucas Watson on Clarinet, Laura Goss on Bassoon, Jenny Galunic, Richard Severe, and Brian Miller on Horns, Laura Housley on Trumpet, and Bernie Perlman and Jean Sandberg on Percussion.
The program included “The Carnival of the Animals” composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) and “Peter and the Wolf” composed by Serge Prokofieff (1891-1953). I couldn’t stay for the whole performance, but what I experienced was enjoyable as was also evident in the smiles on the faces of numerous children in the audience. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Music 2010 Gallery at www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts.
Future concerts and recitals presented by The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of PA Department of Music will include their Winter jazz Concert on Sunday December 5th at 7pm, their Winter Choral Concert on Wednesday December 8th at 7:30pm, their Winter Band Concert on Monday December 13th at 7:30pm, and Student Voice Recitals featuring the students of James Maroney and Wendy Gice on Tuesday December 14th. Please contact The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) Department of Music at 570-422-3483 for more information.