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"3 Chicks and a 'Cellist" - Holiday Chamber Music Concert

11/30/2008 - 3:00pm

"3 Chicks and a 'Cellist"
Second performance added to holiday chamber music concert at the hudson school. "3 Chicks and a 'Cellist" present a family holiday chamber music concert on November 30, Sunday, 3 PM, at The Hudson School Theatre, 6th and Park, Hoboken. A second performance has been added at 5:30 PM the same day, as the 3 PM performance is nearly sold out.

General admission: $15, cash only.
For reservations call 201-239 1890.
Seating is limited, reservations must be made prior to the concert.
Music will be by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Albeniz, Billy Joel, Scott Joplin, and others. The audience can join in a medley of holiday songs and Broadway show tunes. Performers are Pamela Ross, pianist, Jennifer Axelson and Una Tone, violins, and Paul Ognissanti, 'cello.

Performer bios:
Pamela Ross, a renowned pianist/actress/writer/recording artist, has been a Hoboken resident since shortly after 9/11. Her one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and concert halls world wide. She is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs, and can be seen on public television and heard on classical radio stations around the globe.

Jennifer Axelson is an active freelance violinist, and is currently on the faculty of The Hudson School. She holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a master's degree in jazz from NYU. Jennifer also teaches privately, and at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music since moving to New York in 1997.

Paul Ognissanti, a faculty member of The Hudson School and a resident of Hoboken, has been active for over 30 years as a bass player and as a 'cellist. He has performed with diverse artists from Uncle Floyd to Cy Oliver, Billy Eckstein, Jery Vale, Joan Rivers and many others. Paul is featured in the film soundtracks of movies such as "Riding in Cars with Boys," "August Rush." and the 2009 release "Julie & Julia." He is very active in the Hoboken Community as a bass, 'cello and chamber music instructor for the Hudson School and The Stevens Cooperative. Paul is the director of Julian Entertainment, an active contractor for the banquet Industry.

Una Tone originally hails from Riga, Latvia, and is now a New York City resident. She attended Stetson University in Florida, where in addition to a music degree, she also received an MBA. Una has performed at chamber music festivals around the world, and is an active freelancer.

"3 Chicks and a 'Cellist" was founded to bring the hands on music experience to students in schools. The group presents short and varied programs to school students to give them a taste of all kinds of music and to involve them actively in the performing experience. The group is in residence at The Hudson School.

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. Throughout 2008-09, the school will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding. The Hudson School accepts students from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds based on their academic promise and intellectual curiosity, not their financial ability. To these students, the school offers a balanced and rigorous curriculum — nearly 150 different courses or activities a week, not to mention trips and dramatic performances, musical recitals and athletic events.

A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college-preparatory curriculum with a strong emphasis on the arts.

The Hudson School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Students interested in applying for admission are invited to take an admission test, the preliminary step in the admissions process. Testing will take place for prospective middle school students on Saturday, December 6 and Saturday, December 13 at 1 p.m. Call to reserve your child’s spot in the testing room: 201-659-8335 A $50 testing fee is payable on the day of the test.

For further information, call 201-769-8335 or visit www.thehudsonschool.org.