Friends of Music

The Ringwood Friends of Music Announces our 39th Anniversary Season

Classical Music Concerts


Our next concert will be IN-PERSON

Note: Advance Registration is Required for ALL Concerts

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 3pm ET

GIL String Trio: Andrew Gonzalez, viola · Coleman Itzkoff, cello Ravenna Lipchik, violin

♪ Mozart - Duo in G major K. 423 for Violin and Viola: Allegro

♪ Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007, Violoncello da Spalla

♪ Wiancko - American Haiku for Viola and Cello

♪ Beethoven - Trio in C minor Op. 9, No. 3

Vaccinations and masks are strongly encouraged. If you receive a positive test for Covid-19 or have any onset symptoms in the days prior to our events, please do not attend.

This concert will be performed LIVE In-Person at the Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456.

To ensure social distancing, the concert will be limited to 25 families. A second concert will be added, if needed, to support social distancing.

When you register for the “live” performance, please include the names of all persons that will be attending. If your plans change after you register, it is imperative that you email us immediately, so that we may give your spot to someone else. We will open additional identical concerts on the same day, as needed.

To attend the “live” performance at 3:00 PM, register names of all attendees by sending an email to ringwoodfriendsofmusic@gmail.com

Thank you for being a participant in this life enhancing experience.

About the Artists

Violist Andrew Gonzalez, hailed for his warmhearted playing and mellow tone (The Strad Magazine) has an exciting career as both a soloist and chamber musician, performing in prestigious venues throughout the United States, as well as in halls all over Asia and Europe. Andrew is one of the few people in the world who plays the violoncello da spalla, a five stringed mini cello that is played on the shoulder.

Described as having flawless technique and musicality (The New Yorker) Coleman Itzkoff enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. Coleman demonstrates versatility and command of a wide variety of musical styles, equally comfortable with Renaissance and Baroque music played on period instruments as he is with the eclectic and evermore technically challenging music of today.

Ravenna LIpchik began studying violin at the age of four and made her debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra when she was eight, playing the Bach Double Violin Concerto. She has performed throughout the Midwest as well as in Mexico and New Zealand.

Together, these three acclaimed musicians will treat us to a program of gorgeous string music, and give us a rare opportunity to see and hear the violoncello da spalla in person. Invite your family and friends to this uplifting concert that is sure to banish the winter blues!

We rely on supporters like you to help fund these events.

Donations can be sent via U.S. Postal mail to the address below.