NEW FOR 2019-2020
CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

A NEW series offering intimate concerts with members of the Garden State Philharmonic. Each performance will highlight members in solo, duet, or small ensemble settings, offering a unique and exciting opportunity for you, our audience.

Featuring:

Karl Kramer-Johansen, French Horn

Villanelle for Horn, Paul Dukas
Adagio und Allegro op. 70, Robert Schumann

Allison Kiger, Flute
Oren Fader, Guitar

L’Histoire du Tango, Astor Piazzolla
Café 1930
Night Club 1960
Evocacion y Joropo, Jose Luis Mérlin

 Synchronicity - Percussion and Piano Duo
Gregory Landes, Percussion
Garah Landes, Piano

Prologue from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein
Vienna for solo vibraphone, David Friedman
Danzas Argentinas, Alberto Ginastera

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Meet the Musicians

Karl Kramer-Johansen
Norwegian horn player Karl Kramer makes his home and career in New York City. As an artist member of Dorian Wind Quintet, Jupiter Chamber Players, and Concerts in the Heights, his main focus is chamber music. He has also appeared as Guest Principal with such organiza-tions as Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Munich Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Pops, New Jersey Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic and others. Most recent solo appear-ances include participation in Moscow’s 2014 Mozart-Marathon where Karl was invited to per-form the Horn Concerto Kv495 as well as the Sinfonia Concertante for four winds and orchestra with the State Hermitage Orchestra of Saint Petersburg. Karl is frequently invited to give mas-terclasses, lectures and recitals at leading institutions of higher education. In recent years, he often performs recitals comprised of his own original compositions. Karl also has collaborated with many wonderful composers in bringing new solo- and chamber music repertoire to life: Wolfgang Plagge, David del Tredici, Bruce Adolphe, Billy Childs, Marc-Antonio Consoli and oth-ers. He continues to take great joy in trying to produce the most beautiful sounds out of a long, conical, curved brass-tubing and strives every day to improve as a performer and spread beauty and happiness through music.

Allison Kiger
Flutist Allison Kiger has played with the Garden State Philharmonic since 2000. A native of New Jersey, she started studying music with piano lessons, and as a member of the children’s choir at the Presbyterian Church on the Green in Morristown. She learned to play the clarinet and flute in the Mt. Tabor Summer Band Program and in the excellent and inspiring public school music programs in Parsippany and Morristown. She played flute in all the NJ All-State and Region One Bands and in the New Jersey Youth Symphony. She went on to study flute professionally at Indiana University, McGill University in Montreal and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She currently plays in several professional orchestras, including the South Florida Symphony, Allentown Symphony, and many others. She is also the Flutist and Director of the Monteux Heritage Orchestra, and Flute Soloist and Curator of the New Composers Program in Bar Harbor, Maine.