Final 2012 Concert features violin and horn soloists

“On The Orient Express” is the last concert of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s 2012 season.  The concert will be held at theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts on Sunday, August 12 at7:30 PM.   The concert’s program will include a flamboyant solo by ConcertmasterDaniel Szasz(Porembescu’s “Balada”) and a double Horn Concerto by Telemann featuring Sinfonietta member David Pandolfi and his son Adam Pandolfi, both on horn.     Tickets are available through the LPCA box office, 518.523.2512, all seating is reserved.  There is no charge for students 18 and under (as available.)

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is also using this concert as an opportunity to give back to the community. In the spring, many orchestras collect donations for local food pantries through a program called Orchestras Feeding America.  In keeping with that initiative, and in recognition of how difficult summers can be for families without enough resources to buy groceries, a food drive is being held at this concert.  Non-perishable food items brought to the August 12 concert will be collected and given to   volunteers who will deliver the food collected to the Ecumenical Charity Program’s Food Pantry.

Concertmaster Daniel Szaszis featured in this concert in “Balada” by the composer  Ciprian Porumbescu, which he arranged himself for violin and orchestra, and in Franz Lehar’s “Hungarian Fantasy” with the orchestra. Mr. Szasz enjoys a world wide reputation as a soloist and is the founder of a spring music festival inRomania.  The “suite in F Mojor for Two Horns” will feature longtime Sinfonietta principal horn David Pandolfi with his son Adam Pandolfi, also on horn.  Both david Pandolfi andDaniel Szaszare members of the Alabama Symphony where they hold the positions of Principal Horn and Concertmaster, respectively.

Other selections on the program include Johan Strauss, Jr.’s “Vienna Blood Waltz” and Gustav Holst’s “Brook Green Suite.  The evening will end with the traditional “Finale” from Haydn’s “Farewell Symphony” which features the musicians leaving the stage one at a time, extinguishing a candle as they go until the stage is empty.

For more complete information on the orchestra, the musicians, and programs please visit the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s website at  of call the Lake Placid Sinfonietta office at 518-523-2051.

Adam Pandolfi

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