September 28, 2014
Season Opening Concert

"Movies and Musicals"

Paul Reilly, baritone
Kevin Cheng-Chih Tsai, violin


Rossini "William Tell" Overture
Saint-Saens Danse Macabre
Bruce Chase Broadway Tonight!
Selections from Les Miserables
Rodgers and Hammerstein South Pacific and My Fair Lady

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Paul Reilly has sung in and around the Princeton area for thirty years. He has sung for the Opera Festival for ten seasons and with many orchestras in New Jersey and New York City, and he sings regularly with Princeton Pro Musica. Mr. Reilly has performed on US and German television, before delegations from Russia, and at the National Thanksgiving service in Washington DC. Mr. Reilly’s vocal range is very large; he has sung all of the bass and tenor solos in Handel’s “Messiah” in the same performances. A regular church soloist and worship leader, Mr. Reilly is a member of the Celebration Arts team at the Princeton Alliance Church.

Violinist Cheng-Chih Kevin Tsai, the concertmaster of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, has been described by The Strad magazine as a violinist “with admirable facility.”  Mr. Tsai earned his Doctoral degree from Rutgers University as a student of Arnold Steinhardt, as well as Glenn Dicterow and Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School. He studied chamber music with Felix Galamir and members of the Tokyo, Emerson and Guarneri String quartets. He was the first violinist and founding member of the Killington String Quartet.  A native of Taiwan, Mr. Tsai is the recipient of numerous awards, including winner of the Chi-Mei and the Taiwan National Violin competitions, and the first recipient of the Darrow Prize from the Killington Music Festival.  Kevin has given solo recitals, master-classes and performed as a soloist and in string quartet in many major cities in North America, Taiwan and European countries such as Italy, Germany, Switzerland and France.  He has appeared in concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall and Collaborated with artist such as Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree and Pinchas Zukermann. Kevin Tsai is a member of the Boheme Opera and the Princeton Symphony orchestra. He had served as the concertmaster in the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and Sinfonietta Nova.