Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 28, 2014

 

Edward and Elane Altman Honored with Lincoln Center Concert, May 28

 

InterSchool Orchestras of New Yorkís Top Ensembles Celebrate Benefactors

 

ISO Symphony at Carnegie Hall, Photo by Adam Hume  View High Resolution

 

 

ISO Symphony, photo by Adam Hume

 

New York, New York (April 28, 2014) - On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) will present the first annual "Edward and Elaine Altman Concert" at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Centerís Frederick P. Rose Hall, NYC. The ISO Symphony, Concert Orchestra, and Symphonic Band will perform.
 
This concert has been designated in honor of the Altmans to recognize their extraordinary contributions over the years and the exceptional leadership of Edward Altman as past Board President and Chairman of the
ISO Symphony.
 
Highlights of the concert will include performances by winners of the Constance Mensch Concerto Competition. In Hae Yap, a junior at Stuyvesant High School and a student of Jorge Corpus, will perform the first movement from Khachaturianís "Violin Concerto" with the ISO Symphony. Lena-Marie Stoger, a sixth grade student at Special Music School studying with Victor Basis, will perform
"Sicilienne and Rigaudon" by Fritz Kreisler with the Concert Orchestra.
 
The ISO Symphony, under the direction of ISO Artistic Director Jeffrey Grogan, will also perform the program that it will take on its performance tour to Scotland this summer, where it will represent the U.S. at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (
www.aiyf.org). Its performance will include Beethovenís Symphony No. 8 and selections from Tchaikovskyís "Swan Lake."
 
Concert Orchestra will perform music by Grieg, Copland, and Haydn, with the Symphonic Band contributing music by Bach, Arturo Marquez, and Michael Markowski.
 
Tickets are $10 to $250 and can be purchased through the ISO web site:
http://isorchestra.donorpages.com/JALC2014 
 
Edward I. Altman was elected as President Emeritus in September 2013 for his long and outstanding service to ISO. Dr. Altman stepped down at that time from active Board service after 22 years with ISO. When he joined ISOís Board in 1991, his son, Gregory, had just completed his tenure playing French horn in the ISO Symphony. Dr. Altman served as President of its Board from 1992 through 1998, and then served as its Chairman until 2002. During that time, ISO grew steadily, made possible in part by Dr. Altmanís tireless fundraising and generous personal gifts. He also helped build the ISO Board by recruiting colleagues from the financial services industry. ISO would simply be a different organization today had it not been for his leadership.
 
Dr. Altman has an international reputation as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt, and credit risk analysis. He is Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. Prior to serving in his present position, Professor Altman chaired the Stern School's MBA Program for 12 years. Dr. Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988.

 

This concert has been designated in honor of the Altmans to recognize their extraordinary contributions over the years and the exceptional leadership of Edward Altman as past Board President and Chairman of the ISO Symphony.
 
About InterSchool Orchestras of New York:
 
Founded in 1972 by Annabelle Prager to provide orchestral playing experience for school children, ISO has grown over the years to include four orchestras for beginners, two progressively graded intermediate orchestras, a flute ensemble, and a symphonic band in addition to the ISO Symphony. ISO provides a nurturing environment where all children can realize their personal best, achieve high artistic standards, and share their music with the community. The twenty concerts ISO gives annually are heard by more than 7,000 people. Generous financial aid and scholarships insure that every child can participate. More information at
www.isorch.org.

 

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Media Contact: Waddy Thompson

Email: wthompson@isorch.org

Phone: 212-410-0370

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Edward and Elane Altman Honored with Lincoln Center Concert, May 28

New York, New York - On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) will present the first annual "Edward and Elaine Altman Concert" at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Centerís Frederick P. Rose Hall, NYC. The ISO Symphony, Concert Orchestra, and Symphonic Band will perform.  This concert has been designated in honor of the Altmans to recognize their extraordinary contributions over the years and the exceptional leadership of Edward Altman as past Board President and Chairman. Highlights of the concert will include performances by winners of the Constance Mensch Concerto Competition. In Hae Yap, a junior at Stuyvesant High School and a student of Jorge Corpus, will perform the first movement from Khachaturianís "Violin Concerto" with the ISO Symphony. Lena-Marie Stoger, a sixth grade student at Special Music School studying with Victor Basis, will perform "Sicilienne and Rigaudon" by Fritz Kreisler with the Concert Orchestra. Tickets are $10 to $250 and can be purchased through the ISO web site: http://isorchestra.donorpages.com/JALC2014. www.isorch.org 

 

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