The following announcement is from one of St. John’s community partners in the visual and performing arts.
On Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the Palace Theater in downtown Waterbury, the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation presents Chasing the Music, a classical music event featuring Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of Animals” performed by members of the New York Philharmonic and friends of cellist Carter Brey. This will be an exceptional event bringing world renown musicians to entertain the audience of adults and youth in support of the CMAK Foundation.
The CMAK Foundation is dedicated in remembrance of Chase Kowalski, one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy of December 14, 2012. The Foundation strives to “be a positive force to inspire community healing through family and children-focused initiatives and programs. By focusing on emotional healing and physical health and wellness, we will positively change the lives of children and their families.”
CMAK will use this event to introduce youth to classical music. The event will consist of two sessions. First, eleven musicians will perform Saint-Saens “Carnival of Animals” where each movement represents a different animal. This famous symphony was originally composed by Saint-Saens for school children. The youth invited will be able to view this performance produced for their enjoyment. They will depart the theater at intermission. After intermission, Carter Brey will select movements of his choice to entertain the adult audience remaining.
The performance will be followed by a reception in the Palace atrium where participants will be able to meet some of the performers.
Piano: Misha and Cipa Dichter
Violin: Sheryl Staples, Michelle Kim
Viola: Rebecca Young
Cello: Carter Brey
Double Bass: Timothy Cobb
Flute: Robert Langevin
Clarinet: Pavel Vinnitsky
Percussion: Daniel Druckman, Benjamin Cornavaca