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Mastrangelo and La Manna collaborate during Joyful Noises concert

Principal second violinist of the Naples [Florida] Philharmonic Orchestra, David Mastrangelo, will collaborate with NPO conductor, Juan Francis La Manna, to perform works by Schumann, Bach, and Ravel at 4 p.m. Sunday March 27 at the Liverpool First United Methodist Church.

This highly professional duo came together when La Manna, professor of music at SUNY Oswego, accepted the conducting post in Naples and discovered that he and Mastrangelo shared many values and philosophies regarding musical presentations.

"I have always been rewarded when performing chamber music as a piano accompanist for talented performers. David and I discovered we had many things in common, and our conversations led to our performing at various chamber music venues in Florida," said La Manna. "It is a joy to anticipate bringing our music to Central New York, where we share mutual ties."

Mastrangelo, who grew up and began his musical studies in Liverpool, will be coming home when he spends a busy week performing for Civic Morning Musicals, the SUNY Oswego Kenekt Chamber Series, The Oswego Orchestra spring concert, and the Joyful Noise Concert March 27.

The performers will join James Welsch for a radio preview of the concert March 25 on Classics at Noon, hosted by Bill Baker, WCNY.

"Music lovers in this area are blessed to have access to such accomplished performers," Welsch said. "At other performance venues, audience members must pay for admission. The Joyful Noises Series asks only for donations of whatever each person can comfortably afford."

The concert series continues May 1 with the Joyful Noises mission of highlighting exciting student talent that is nurtured by our Director of Music Ministry James Welsch and his colleagues at the Setnor School of Music. This spring we present Chamber Ensembles comprised of the most accomplished students in various ensemble configurations that will perform classical music selections with strings and piano. Peter Rovit, who performed earlier this year on violin, will prepare the program.

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