Building upon its past, successful season’s mix of musical performances, delicious after-concert food, and superior art exhibition openings – all in one relaxing, entertaining Sunday afternoon package – The Trinity Arts Series announces its first music/food/art program of the 2014-15 season.
Scheduled for Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 p. m. the Palisades Virtuosi (Margaret Swinchoski, flute; Donald Mokrynski, clarinet; and Ron Levy, piano) open the afternoon with a concert of light, charming works. Several of these have been composed specifically for this well-known ensemble, including the world premiere of “Ron’s Waltz” by Trinity’s Minister of Music, David Messer. To date the ‘Virtuosi has recorded no less than five CDs in its New American Masters Series. Critics praise the ensemble’s playing as “Technically flawless and illuminating,” “staggering stylistic command,” and “a virtuosi tour de force.”
After the music, ticket holders will dine upon delicious French pastry from the mind of the world’s finest pastry chef, Gaston Lenotre. Almond/Pear Tart, Concorde Cake (a devilish mix of chocolate meringue and chocolate mousse), and Rosace à l’Orange (a beautiful confection of stewed oranges, yellow gateau, and French pastry cream) offer culinary delight rarely found in the region.
Completing the tri-part afternoon, the official opening exhibition of abstractly conceived nature photographs by Allendale’s Michael Tat, of Allendale, appears in the Trinity Gallery. Mr. Tat, a deeply devoted observer and lover of nature, uniquely combines color, natural forms, and photographic virtuosity with his own abstract sense of devotion and visual panache.
The few remaining tickets may be reserved by calling (201) 327-3012, the office of Trinity Episcopal Church (55 George Street in Allendale, NJ). Trinity’s parking lot provides ample free parking.