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April 2nd, 2014

Newburgh Chamber Music Ensemble Set to Perform

NEWBURGH - On Sunday, April 6, at 3:00 pm, the Newburgh Chamber Music Ensemble will perform works of Beethoven and his contemporaries in its ongoing Ode to Beethoven series in historic St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street in Newburgh.

Featured works are Beethoven’s Serenade for Violin, Flute, and Viola, and Mozart’s Quartet for Flute & Strings, K. 285 and lively works by two composers, Franz Joseph Haydn and Christoph Willibald Gluck, who influenced and inspired Beethoven.

The Newburgh Chamber Music Ensemble, composed of four distinguished musicians and principal players of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic are Carole Cowan, violin; Valentina Charlap-Evans, viola; Susan Seligman, cello; and Marcia Gates, flute.

The Ode to Beethoven series will continue on May 11th when the American String Quartet returns to perform the next concert in its presentation of the entire Beethoven’s string quartet cycle.

Tickets are available at the door or online at

St. George’s is handicapped accessible and offers ample parking across the street from the church. A reception with the musicians will follow the concert.

At this concert Dorothy Szefc will be honored for her significant support of Newburgh Chamber Music, her outstanding work as Cultural Affairs Coordinator at SUNY Orange, and for bringing the arts to a wide area of the mid-Hudson and Delaware Valleys.

Newburgh Chamber Music has been honored as the 2013-14 Outstanding Arts Organization by the Orange County Arts Council and is funded in part by the Ogden Foundation and the New York Council for the Arts.

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