Churches to host musical performances
Bones East, an ensemble of 16 trombone players from the Central New York area, will present a free concert cabaret style at Skaneateles United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. The 16 trombonists have a variety of playing experience in their backgrounds, including performing with: the Syracuse Symphony, the United States Air Force Band, the Merry-Go-Round pit orchestra, the Stan Collela Band, National Broadway tours, Jazz Ensembles and Community Bands.
Bones East was founded in the early 1980s by Howard Kelley, a retired musician who also formed the Skaneateles Community Band. Howard compiled a library of Trombone Ensemble music and then contacted local trombonists to create an impressive array of sound, ranging from the depth of the Bass Trombones, which cover the same notes as a Tuba, to the Tenor Trombones reaching notes equivalent to a French Horn or Trumpet. Now, much of the music for this group is arranged specifically for the group by its members and other noted local musicians including: Tom Camp, Steve Frank, Bill Palange, Norm Wanser, Angelo Candela, Bobby Doyle and Frank Shetron.
Bones East will perform their arrangements of such songs as the pop standard, “When I Fall in Love” and Broadway show tunes, to military fanfares and the Navy Hymn. The seating will be cabaret style at tables with free snacks and beverages available, hosted by members of the Skaneateles United Methodist Church. The cabaret will be held in the ground floor Fellowship Hall which is accessible. The address is 26 Jordan St. Skaneateles, NY 13152; parking is available in the municipal lot directly behind the church. This experience is a great way to introduce children to instrumental concerts; as well as pleasing the seasoned concert-goer. Come to the Cabaret and enjoy the harmonies of sixteen trombonists; “Bon(e) Appetit!”
On Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m., the Brighton Symphony Orchestra will present the Rococo Project in concert featuring the Music of Marie Antoinette at the Borodino United Methodist Church. The Rococo Project ensemble for this special performance consists of harp, harpsichord, cello, viola, violin, and a soprano vocalist.
Marie Antoinette was an accomplished composer, patron of the opera, and a harpist. The Rococo Project is proud to present her compositions on period instruments as played during her lifetime as well as pieces from other period composers.
Donations are gratefully accepted at the door; they support the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, a not for profit organization. The church is located at 1820 NY State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152.