Monday, August 26, 2013

Antara Ensemble, conducted by Harold Jones, performs works of Mozart and Bartok at Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp, New York City 8 PM, Oct. 1, 2013

Antara Ensemble
Performs works by Mozart and Bartók
 Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, NYC
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM, at Saint Peter’s Church at CitiCorp, 54th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City, conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead the Antara Ensemble in a program to include Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, and three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, with Stanley Drucker as soloist; the Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, with Ashley Horne as soloist; and the Flute Concerto in G Major, K.V. 313, with Harold Jones as soloist.   

Tickets are $25; seniors (62 and over) and students $20.  For information and reservations: (212) 866-2545 or

The ANTARA ENSEMBLE, now in its 20th season, was formed by Harold Jones to bring quality classical music at affordable prices to the culturally diverse neighborhoods of New York.  The group performs a repertoire spanning centuries and including works by American, African-American, European and Third World composers.

A native of Chicago and a graduate of Juilliard, HAROLD JONES has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Tully Hall, CAMI Hall and other New York venues, Jordan Hall in Boston, and throughout the U.S., Europe and Taiwan.  He has performed as flute soloist with The Bach Aria Orchestra, American Symphony, New York Sinfonietta, Brooklyn Philharmonia, National Orchestral Association, and is on the faculties of the Westchester Conservatory of Music and Manhattanville College.  His recordings on the Antara label include two LPs and three CDs: “Let Us Break Bread Together”, “Just As I Am” and “Lil’ Lite O’ Mine”.

STANLEY DRUCKER, born in Brooklyn, began clarinet studies at age ten and entered the Curtis Institute of Music at 15.  He left Curtis after one year, recruited to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.  He later became principal clarinetist of the Buffalo Philharmonic.  In 1948, Drucker won a post in the New York Philharmonic clarinet section, and in 1960, he became the orchestra’s principal clarinetist,  His time with the New York Philharmonic included nearly 150 solo appearances with the orchestra, including first performances of clarinet concerti by John Corigliano and William Bolcom.  He retired from the NY Philharmonic at the close of the 2008–2009 season, after a total of 61 years with the orchestra.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, violinist ASHLEY HORNE has performed with the  American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Bard Festival Orchestra, Westchester Symphony, and other ensembles in the NY area.  He has been a recitalist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and is first violinist of the Chanticleer String Quartet.  Solo and chamber music performances have taken him to Spain, Portugal, The Azores Islands, Odessa and Istanbul.

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