Somerville feels the call of the horn

February 18, 2017 by  

Music lovers of Somerville and the surrounding areas are looking forward to the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Horn Fest. The event features performances of many different classical pieces with a brassy ensemble.

Though often considered the more bombastic and least subtle of the instrument sections in a symphony, the horn section has a long tradition in musical history and carries a wide variety of sounds. The orchestra for the fest will be made only of horns and will perform a large array of notable pieces such as Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner, Horn Concerto No. 1 by Franz Strauss, and Symphony No. 101 by Franz Joseph Haydn.

The concert is being directed by Michael Avagliano and features the talents of Lisa Nettleship. Nettleship is a professional musician who has a Bachelor’s degree in French Horn and works as principal hornist for many orchestras in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. She also runs a local music studio in New Jersey. A booklet printing with the program and information about the pieces will be included with admission.

Horn Fest will be held on February 26 starting at 3:00 pm at the United Reform Church, located at 100 Main St. Admission is $25 for general, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students. Anyone interested in more info should visit the website.