The Montclair Orchestra Celebrates Its Leaders With Concerto Grosso

Montclair, NJ – The Montclair Orchestra presents its mid-winter concert on Friday, January 31st at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, an exploration of the baroque style of ‘concerto grosso’, in which a small group of soloists plays with a larger ensemble. The exploration starts from the traditional baroque-classical music of J. S. Bach, but then jumps forward two centuries to rediscover the form as presented by Stravinsky and Schnittke in the 20th century.

Music Director and conductor David Chan receives a standing ovation for Montclair Orchestra’s second concert, titled Change, featuring the string orchestra delivering performances of pieces by Arvo Part, Richard Strauss, and Antonio Vivaldi, in the Immaculate Conception RC Church, Sunday, Dec.10. Photo: Adam Anik

Featured in this concert are Daniel Khalikov (Concertmaster) and Quan Yuan (Principal 2nd Violinist) playing Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso No. 1, a prime example of the intensive dialogue between soloists and orchestra. Both Khalikov and Yuan have held their respective positions with The Montclair Orchestra since its inception in 2017, and are also both members of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Most recently, The Montclair Orchestra was recognized in the New York Classical Reviews ‘Top Performances of 2019’, embedding the impact of this organization beyond Montclair, NJ, into the surrounding towns and into the competitive artistic climate of New York City.

Tickets and information about the January 31st performance are available online at, or by calling (973) 435-2906.

Concerto Grosso
Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: January 31, 2020 at 8pm
Tickets online at or by calling (973) 435-2906

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