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B Sharp Music Club Presents Evening of Music at Remsen Art Center
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The B Sharp Music Club in collaboration with the Remsen Art Center is proud to present an evening of music of classical/opera/jazz/musical theater selections on Friday, May 19 at 7PM at the Remsen Art Center 9722 Main Street, Remsen NY. Tickets are $10 and $8 for members may be purchased at the Soda Fountain. Call 315-831-2787 for tickets.
The concert will benefit the on-going programs at the Remsen Arts Center. The Arts center organized in 2010 is home to music, plays, art shows, classes, meetings and many social events.
Jon Frederic West (Heldontenor) – Mr. West performed his graduate work at Manhattan School of Music and at the Juilliard American Opera Center. In 2006 Mr. West was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts, from his Alma Mater. In his singing career, as one of the top Heldentenors in the world of his generation, he sang at most every major opera house, with most every major conductor and most every major symphony orchestra in Europe and the U.S.
Emma Novak (soprano) is a B Sharp Scholarship Winner and a senior at Clinton High School. She has been taking private voice lessons from Heldentenor Jon Frederic West. She has attended Area All-State where she was selected based on her score at NYSSMA. Emma’s goal is to attend conservatory after high school and continue her study of classical (operatic) voice.
Valerie Wright (pianist) – Ms. Wright is a music teacher and principal organist at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton, NY. Throughout the years she has used her talent to support many organizations, performers and students.
Dan Evans (jazz pianist) – Mr. Evans has been a professional jazz pianist for over 50 years. He spent 40 years in New York City playing piano bar at hotels, restaurants and clubs throughout the city. He moved back to his home town of Barneveld after retiring and has played with several groups in this area to include No Name Band, Clef Dwellers, Above Standards, Raddison, Hotel Utica, and several wedding receptions.
Pete Ruben (saxophonist) – Mr. Ruben graduated from the Naval School of Music in Washington DC. He spent 2 years in Orleans, France after which he returned to the local area playing in the Rome Civic Band, Sal Alberico Big Band, Utica Civic Band and many other groups in the Utica/Rome area.
Linda LoRusso (vocals) – Ms. LoRusso previously sang with a 5 piece band in the 70’s, has performed with the Hamilton College Community and Masterworks Chorale, and presently performs at the Jazz Workshops sponsored by CNY Jazz Arts in Syracuse. She is a student of Nancy Kelley.
Peter Costianes (vocals) – Mr. Costianes has been involved in over 60 productions in local theater with the Capitol Theater Summerstage since 1989 and the Rome Community Theater as actor and director. He presently sings with the Hamilton College Community Masterworks Chorale and performs at the Jazz Workshops sponsored by CNY Jazz Arts in Syracuse.