Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
The exceptional musical talents of the Great Neck Public Schools faculty will again entertain everyone at the twenty-second annual Faculty Recital on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., in South High School’s music suite, 341 Lakeville Road.
The Recital brings together concert-hall-caliber vocal and instrumental faculty and invited friends to perform poplar and classical music. Selections to be performed include songs from My Fair Lady and Newsies, pieces by Rachmaninoff and Verdi, and the Long Island premier of “Summer Reveries on a Mountainside,” for solo clarinet. The composer, Marga Richer, will be in the audience that evening to hear Joseph Rutkowski, North High instrumental teacher, perform her work. In addition two original music-faculty compositions will be performed. “Meditative,” by Juan Garcia, Lakeville orchestra/band teacher, will be premiered by oboist Jennifer Hood, Lakeville music teacher, and Yoon Bae, guest pianist. “A Suite of Children’s Songs” will be performed by composer Alan Schwartz, South Middle music department head.
Suggested ticket price, at the door, is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Music Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to continue musical studies.
In addition to the faculty mentioned above, music faculty who will be performing (with their school) include: Roger Ames (North High), Amy Kempton (Kennedy), Chad Lasky (Saddle Rock), Pamela Levy (South High), Dr. Janine Robinson (North High), Michael Schwartz (South High), Alexander Swerdlin (per diem), Jacquelyn Tomlet (North Middle), Matthew Trinkwald (North Middle), and Anthony Virgilio (South High).
Non-music faculty/administrative performers include: Jonathan Gellert (North High), Bernard Kaplan (North High), Jodi Kahn (North High), Stephen Lando (administration), Ronald Levine (North High), John Liotta, Jr. (Lakeville), Thomas Marr (South High), David Manuel (South High), Paul Pelech (South Middle), Blair Silver (North High), Dr. Steven Tringali (South High), Louis Vigliotti (North High), Robert Zahn (South Middle), and guest artists Michael Grillo and Raina Lasky.
Light refreshments will be available.