Hometown Heroes Concert May 6 at JCC in West Orange
Monday, April 16, 2012 • 10:14am
The renowned Hanover Wind Symphony will present an inspiring afternoon of music on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m., at the JCC of West Orange, 760 Northfield Ave., in West Orange.
Stanley Chernavsky of Livingston will be the piano soloist, performing Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A Minor." He has been cited as a "Hometown Hero."
In addition, the Hanover Wind Symphony will perform the world premier of a new piece, titled "Music for a Carousel," by HWS member John Centenaro of Cedar Knolls.
Chernavsky, 16 years old and a sophomore at Livingston High School, began studying the piano at age 6. In his brief career, he has won awards in several competitions, including the Piano Teachers Society of America Spring Festival, the International Young Musicians Competition, and the American Protégé 2010 International Competition of Romantic Music. As the winner of the 2011 Young Artists' Concerto Competition, Chernavsky made his orchestral debut with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008, he was accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School Pre-College Division. He has performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and at the Juilliard School.
For more than 25 years, the Hanover Wind Symphony has played to enthusiastic audiences in and around greater Morris County. The symphony thrives on sharing the enjoyment of music with live audiences, and helps mentor the next generation of wind musicians. The Hanover Wind Symphony serves the community by playing marches, toe-tappers, and standards while also presenting pieces written by current active composers, some of whom are members of the ensemble. The group provides a platform to showcase world-class artists, among them Joseph Alessi and Philip Smith of the New York Philharmonic; Patrick Sheridan, one of the world’s most famous tuba players; Steven Meade, world-renowned euphonium soloist and recording artist; and Dr. Paul Cohen, the world’s premier classical alto saxophone player.
The Hanover Wind Symphony received a 2011 Local Arts Grant from the Arts Council of the Morris Area.
Tickets to the Hometown Heroes concert are $15 apiece for adults and $10 apiece for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased through the symphony's website, www.hanoverwinds.org.