Sherman Chamber Ensemble to present “Jazzing Up the Classics”


Sherman Chamber Ensemble to present

“Jazzing Up the Classics”



To welcome in the holiday seasons, The Sherman Chamber Ensemble (SCE) presents “Jazzing Up the Classics.” The concerts will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 4 pm at Christ Church on Quaker Hill, 7 Church Road, Pawling, NY and on Sunday, November 27 at 4 pm at St. Andrew’s Church, 1 North Main Street, Kent, CT.


A most talented ensemble of accomplished New York musicians return, including noted pianist/composer Ted Rosenthal, having played SCE Thanksgiving Jazz concerts to packed houses in previous years.


Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of this generation.  He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.


His orchestral performances include solo and featured appearances with The Detroit Symphony, The Boston Pops, The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Rochester Philharmonic, The Pittsburgh Symphony and The Fort Worth Symphony.


Rosenthal has also performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band.  In addition, he is the pianist of choice for many top jazz vocalists including Helen Merrill, Ann Hampton Callaway and Barbara Cook.  He appeared on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on National Public Radio and performed with David Sanborn on NBC’s Night Music.


Featured performers include Susan Rotholz (flute and vocals), Eliot Bailen (cello), Thomson Kneeland (bass) and Chris Parker (drums) performing in a program that features jazz-inspired renditions of works by Piazzolla, Cervantes, Gershwin, Porter, along with original compositions by Ted Rosenthal, Thomson Kneeland and Chris Parker.


The performance will be followed by a reception featuring light refreshments and a chance to meet and talk with the performers.


General Admission tickets are $30; Senior and Student tickets are $25, and children ages 15 and under are admitted free with the purchase of a paid ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door on the afternoon of the performance.  For information or reservations call 860-355-5930.


World Class Music, Close to Home

Founded in 1983 by cellist Eliot Bailen, Artistic Director, and flutist Susan Rotholz, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble offers a year-round schedule of performances for all ages at venues in Connecticut and New York.


Guided by its mission to bring world class musicians to our communities and schools to perform a diverse range of music with an approach that is intimate and inclusive, the SCE has been described  by The New York Times as “about as close as it gets to the Platonic ideal of a chamber music concert.”


SCE offers Baroque programs, a summer chamber music series, educational activities and a year-round slate of musical events showcasing the best of live musical performance, from classical to bluegrass to jazz – plus children’s and family concerts, school residencies and pop/rock coffeehouses. In addition to concert subscription and ticket sales, support for the 2016 season comes from private foundations, local businesses and many generous individual donors.

Author: Harlem Valley News