Remsen Arts Center Events 2021

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Adirondack Espressivo Chamber Group in Concert

Friday July 24, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Free General Admission – Donations Accepted

The Adirondack Espressivo Chamber Group was formed in June 2021. It is composed of professional musicians with the goal of performing classical, contemporary, and pop chamber music in the Adirondack Region.

Adirondack Espressivo Program

1. Hungarian Dance No.1…. Johannes Brahms, Arr:A. Timofeev
2. La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin. (The Girl With The Flaxen Hair)….Claude Debussy, Arr: D. Goforth
3. Allegro from the Quintetto Op. 34….C.M v.Weber
4. Carol from Five Bagatelles….Geradld Finzi, Arr: C. Alexander
5. Quintet in A Major, K. 581 For Clarinet and String Quartet….W.A. Mozart Allegretto, Larghetto, Menuetto, Theme with Variations
6. Offenbach-Cocktail……Jacques Offenbach
7. Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo’Bye)……Gus Kahn Ernie Erdman &Dan Russo: Arr A. Maduro

Performers are Colleen O’Neil and Kristen Kelly, Clarinet; Carla Bellosa, Viola; Kevin Bellosa, Cello; Jon Magendanz and Margaret Jevens, Violin.

Kevin Bellosa (cello) started the cello through the public school in Utica, New York in the 7th grade. He attended Murray State University in Kentucky for his undergrad degree and the Eastman School of Music in New York for his graduate work. Kevin has been a cellist with the Albany Symphony since 1983. He also is a cellist with the Venice and Punta Gorda Symphonies of Florida. He is a former member of the Glens Falls Symphony, Skidmore College Symphony, and Potsdam Orchestra. Kevin is a cellist with the Northland Chamber Ensemble and the Adirondack Espressivo Chamber Ensemble. Kevin also taught elementary strings, middle and high school orchestra for 34 years.

Carla (Koehler) Bellosa (viola) grew up in San Diego CA. She started playing viola at La Mesa Junior High School and was a member of the Civic Youth Orchestra. She attended college at San Diego State University, the University of Nebraska and finished her undergraduate degree at Illinois State University, studying with Arthur Lewis. Carla attended the Eastman School of Music in New York for graduate studies. She studied with Heidi Castleman and completed her Master of Music at Eastman in Viola Performance in 1979. Carla has played with the Albany Symphony since 1984 and has also played with the Glens Falls Symphony, and the Potsdam and Skidmore College Orchestras. She has played in Florida, with the Punta Gorda and Venice Symphonies. Carla is a member of the Northland Chamber Ensemble and the Adirondack Espressivo Ensemble. She is a retired elementary string teacher.

Colleen Reilly O’Neil (clarinet) has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Ithaca College, and a Master of Music in Music Education from Syracuse University. A native of Rome NY, she has taught instrumental and general music in public and parochial schools in the Mohawk Valley area for nearly twenty years and has played previously as a sub/extra in the Utica and Catskill Symphony Orchestras. In 2006, she co-founded the Rome Community Concert Band with fellow clarinetist, Kristin Kelly. Colleen is an original member of Jewel Winds Quintet, Alliance Classical Players, and the wind/piano trio, Topaz.

Margaret Jevens (violin) received a BA in Music Education from Ithaca College. She studied at various institutions: NYU, Manhattan School of Music, etc. acquiring 120 graduate hours. Orchestra Experience: Utica Symphony (PM*), Catskill Symphony (PM), Clinton Symphony, Colgate College Orchestra, Delta Chamber Ensemble Occasional substitute with Symphoria. She started teaching in 1967 and has taught in many institutions including the American School of London, Rome City Schools and New Hartford SD.

Kristin Kelly Hahn (clarinet) holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Education and Performance from the Eastman School of Music and Ithaca College. Her summer studies include performances at the Aspen Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. She serves on the Board of Directors as the musician representative for the Clinton Symphony, and is a founding member of the Alliance Classical Players. She can also be heard performing as a substitute with Symphoria, the Albany Symphony and the Catskill Symphony. Kristin is a music teacher in the Holland Patent Central School District and works as an assistant school principal in the summer for Madison-Oneida BOCES.

Starting at the early age of four years, Jon Magendanz (violin) began his violin instruction with his father, an assistant concertmaster with the Utica Symphony Orchestra. His later instructors included Louis Krasner at Syracuse University, Bela Urban at Hart’s School of Music, and Elaine Ritchie at Yale University. Past affiliations include Concertmaster of the Utica Symphony, Concertmaster and Asst. Conductor of the Anna Maria Island Concert Orchestra, chamber music instructor for the New York String Teachers’ summer music camp at SUNY@Fredonia, Chairman and Director of the Holland Patent School string program, past member of the Venice (FL) Symphony, and regular member of the Boonville Concert Band. Jon has appeared as soloist locally, nationally and internationally, employing his talents presently in Florida and in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.

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