BONJ In The News

  • BONJ in The News
    BONJ in The News
  • Maestro Butts on the canals
    Maestro Butts on the canals
  • BONJ Chamber Music Ensemble in Venice
    BONJ Chamber Music Ensemble in Venice
  • BONJ Concert Poster
    BONJ Concert Poster
  • Maestro Butts in Venice
    Maestro Butts in Venice
  • Paul Zeigler, Merynda Adams, Maestro Butts
    Paul Zeigler, Merynda Adams, Maestro Butts
  • Merynda Adams With BONJ
    Merynda Adams With BONJ
  • Harpist Merynda Adams
    Harpist Merynda Adams
  • Pianist Paul Zeigler
    Pianist Paul Zeigler
  • Pianist Paul Zeigler With BONJ
    Pianist Paul Zeigler With BONJ
  • Dominika Zamara and Paul Zeigler at Palazzo Cavagnis
    Dominika Zamara and Paul Zeigler at Palazzo Cavagnis
  • Concert Poster Padua
    Concert Poster Padua
  • Kevin Peters and Paul Zeigler at Palazzo Cavagnis
    Kevin Peters and Paul Zeigler at Palazzo Cavagnis
  • Concert Poster - 2nd Venice Event
    Concert Poster - 2nd Venice Event

 

A big thank you to Anne Abrams for her wonderful article in New Jersey's Out & About section of the Recorder Newspapers.

Abrams focused on the orchestra's successful tour of Venice/Padua and the January 14 Wassail Concert at Grace Church in Madison - featuring the premiere of Marco Frisina's beautiful I ricordi di una vita, and concertos by Wagenseil, Saint-Saens, and Beethoven with special guest soloists Merynda Adams and Paul Zeigler.

To quote Ms. Abrams:

"Not only did he [Maestro Butts], five instrumentalists, and a vocalist from the company travel to Venice and Padua for three performances, they have already been asked to return."

"[Harpist Merynda] Adams' nimble fingers danced along the strings in an intricate pas de deux with the orchestra."

"The intermission was followed by Beethoven's Piano Concerto #3, rich and resplendent in all one associates with Beethoven: pomp, drama, piano runs that, while sumptuous to the audience, must provoke fear in all but the most skilled pianists [in this concert Paul Zeigler]."

"The orchestra has continued to be a pivotal force for classical music in the region."

Maestro Butts was joined in Venice/Padua by BONJ concertmaster Agnes Kwasniewska, flautist Laura Ferraro, oboist Nancy Vanderslice, bassoonist Andrew Pecota, pianist Paul Zeigler, and tenor vocalist Kevin Peters, as well as by Italian soprano Dominika Zamara.

To read and view the complete, article, please click here.

Out & About is published by The Recorder Community Newspapers, including papers throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.    Depending on which edition, the article appeared January 24 or 25, 2018.

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