Avalon Library to Host Bay Atlantic Symphony, ‘Double the Fun’ Set for July 15

Jonathan Carney

AVALON – Following its patriotic performance on July 4, the Bay Atlantic Symphony returns to Avalon on Saturday, July 15 for its performance at the Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St. Under the direction of Jed Gaylin, the symphony will present “Double the Fun.”

The performance will begin with the “Marriage of Figaro Overture” and the “Mozart Sinfonia Concertante,” featuring Nurit Bar-Josef on the violin and Jonathan Carney on the viola. Following a short intermission the symphony will continue with “Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian.”

“For Mozart’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ I am delighted to welcome as our soloists two spectacular concertmasters of two great orchestras, Nurit Bar-Josef of the National Symphony, and Jonathan Carney of the Baltimore Symphony,” says Music Director Jed Gaylin. “Jonathan will actually play the viola solo with Nurit’s solo violin in this radiant, cheerful double concerto.”

The Avalon Free Public Library sponsors two concerts held by the world-renowned symphony each summer. The second concert, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19 is titled “Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and more!” Gaylin returns as conductor for this fascinating mixture of Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and a “Grease” medley featuring Angelo Xiang Yu on the violin.

Both concerts are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Avalon Elementary School. Tickets are free of charge and can be picked up at the circulation desk at the Avalon Free Public Library.

The Avalon Library received 5 stars in Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries, based on statistical performance data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Avalon Library has received the 5-Star designation nine times since 2009. The library is located at 235 32nd St. and provides free and open access to first class collections, services and programs that inspire, inform and enrich the community. For more information on all library programs, please visit the library website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.