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Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in the Sullivan County Post.

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September 8th, 2016

Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra Established

Music brings life, expression, and harmony to our world. It is known to be healing and bring people from all walks of life together.  Music is diverse and broad in spectrum.  

One form of music has been lacking from Sullivan County for a long time, and thanks to Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) we now have the establishment of the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO).

The Inaugural Concert of the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 7 PM at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre for the Performing Arts at 22 St. John Street in Monticello.

A special “Meet the Musicians” Gala Reception will also be held Saturday from 9 to 11 PM at Mr. Willy’s on Route 42, Monticello.

The SCCO will include outstanding Sullivan County musicians and musicians from the NYC area, many of whom are freelance artists. These artists play with major orchestras and organizations.

Monticello graduate and principal bassist for the orchestra is Andrew Trombley.

“Sullivan County has many young people who have continued their music studies and graduated from the most prestigious conservatories and music schools. SCCO will provide accessible opportunities for future young musicians to experience orchestral literature as listeners and performers,” Trombley said.

The Orchestra Manager and Principal Violinist is Akiko Hosoi.

The time necessary to create the orchestra has been donated by NCA faculty and co-founders of the Aspiring Young Musicians program and coordinators for the NCA Summer Music Academy.

The soloist for the first concert is Lydia Hong, Violinist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Hong is a 2009 Juilliard grad who studied under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Donald Weilerstein. She has soloed with many orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to serve the community and elevate the quality of life for all generations through artistic expression and cultural experiences; to inspire a viable renaissance; promoting a positive economic resurgence; and supporting physical and emotional wellbeing by enhancing the cultural fabric of our community.

The Chamber Orchestra will without a doubt enhance the image of Sullivan County by promoting it as a vibrant artistic community throughout this county and beyond.

Three concerts will be produced this year – to be performed in six locations throughout Sullivan County with the goal to unify and reach out to all communities.

The project is funded in part by a $10,000 matching grant from the Sullivan County Plans and Progress Small Grants Program, administered by the Division of Planning and Environmental Management.

Series One – entitled: “Classics of the Ages” – will also be performed Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 3 PM at the Liberty Museum and Arts Center, 46 South Main Street, Liberty, NY.

Tickets for Series One are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students with ID are free.

Season tickets for three concerts ($50) and Gala tickets ($30) may be purchased online at: , at the door, or by mail to: NCA, PO Box 249, Monticello, NY, 12701.

Future concerts will be held in Monticello and at St. James Church in Callicoon in January, as well as two concerts which are slated for next June.

Former Liberty School District Director of Music Gary Siegel hails the new county orchestra as being “One of the most historic and exciting happenings in the county in decades.”

Welcome – Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra – and may you have years of success enhancing and enriching our lives.

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the “MOUTH THAT ROARS” Column in the Sullivan County Post


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