Sherman Chamber Ensemble “Jazz on the Hill” Concert to benefit Pawling Resource Center

Posted on Oct 14, 2015

Susan Rotholz and Eliot Bailen

In this season of giving thanks, the Pawling Resource Center and  The Sherman Chamber Ensemble present “Jazz on the Hill,” a concert to benefit the Resource Center’s many activities. The concert will take place on Saturday, November 28 at 3 pm at Christ Church on Quaker Hill, Pawling, NY. Helen Grosso, SCE president, notes, “This benefit builds on the Ensemble’s hugely successful Jazzing Up the Classics, that has been produced for free over the past four years as a “give back” to our supporters in surrounding communities. This year we decided to take it a step further and sell tickets to raise funds for the extraordinary Pawling Resource Center. To echo the motto of that worthy institution, which is entering into its 40th year of service, we are “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

“We are so honored and appreciative of this wonderful opportunity offered by the Sherman Chamber Ensemble to support the PRC,” responds PRC Program Coordinator Terry Ariano. “What is better than a collaboration between an arts organization like the SCE, which lifts the spirits, and a service organization which supports so many families in the community, during this season?” Thanks to a grant from the Elmwood Foundation of Virginia, all proceeds from the tickets sold will benefit the PRC.

A most talented ensemble of accomplished New York musicians return, having played SCE Thanksgiving Jazz concerts to packed houses in previous years. Ted Rosenthal (piano), Susan Rotholz (flute and vocals), Eliot Bailen (cello), Thomson Kneeland (bass) and Chris Parker (drums) will perform in a program that features jazz-inspired renditions of holiday favorites such as Winter Wonderland, Greensleeves and the Dance of the Reed Flutes from The Nutcracker, along with original compositions by Ted Rosenthal, Thomson Kneeland and Chris Parker. Also included is music by favorite composers Gershwin, Piazzolla, and Boling.

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

All tickets are $30 and available for purchase here.


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For additional information call the Pawling Resource Center at 845-855-3459