Rudy Lucente (organ) will be joined by Jeffrey Miller and friends (brass) in a program of Broadway, TV themes, and other familiar “pops” music.
About the organist Rudy Lucente: Rudolf A. Lucente has been a church musician for over forty years, and is both an Assistant Organist at the Grand Court Organ (formerly Wanamaker’s) in Philadelphia and a holiday staff organist at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. Rudy studied organ with Dr. Keith Chapman and also worked with the American/Armenian composer Richard Yardumian. Since their untimely deaths, Rudy has devoted much of his musical attention to the preservation and performance of their works.
Mr. Lucente appears frequently as a recitalist and church music clinician and is a member of the Philadelphia Organ Quartet, an ensemble that performs music arranged for four organs. In addition to playing concerts throughout the country and internationally, Rudy provides consulting and tonal finishing services to churches and concert halls, and is frequently called upon to provide artistic tonal design of digital instruments.
About the organist Jeffery Miller: Jeffrey Miller is an active trumpeter in the greater Philadelphia area as a soloist, in brass ensembles, professional and community orchestras and bands. He has performed with the Bay-Atlantic, Pottstown and Delaware Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed on the Shofar with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall under the directon of Kurt Mazur in July 1999 for the US Premier of Dov Seltzer’s Lament to Yitzhak Rabin.
Mr. Miller has appeared as a soloist with the Haddonfield (now Symphony in C) Symphony Orchestra , North Penn (now SEPA) Symphony Orchestra, Bux-Mont Chamber Orchestra, Montgomery County Concert Band, Bergan County (NJ) Youth Orchestra and the Temple and West Chester University Wind Ensembles. He is the former conductor of the Summer Sounds Concert Band and Valley Forge Pops Orchestra, and founder/director of the Liberty Brass Ensemble, whose appearances include many Star Spangled Banner performances prior to Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers and Phillies games.
Mr. Miller received Bachelor of Music and Supervisor of Music degrees from Temple University, and a Master of Music in Performance (trumpet) from West Chester University. He has studied with and participated in master classes with past and present members of the Philadelphia Orchestra including Samuel Krauss (Principal), Sigmund Hering, Roger Blackburn and David Bilger (current Principal).
Mr. Miller’s teaching experience includes a number of institutions including Settlement Music School, Lincoln and Immaculata Universities, where he was an instructor and performer of trumpet and brass ensembles. In the Norristown Area School District, School District of Philadelphia and the North Penn School District, he was an instructor of bands (concert and jazz), wind ensembles, pit & symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles and related fine arts classes.
Mr. Miller is an active member of the American Federetion of Musicians, National Education Association, National Association for Music Education and the International Trumpet Guild.”
This program benefits the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) Theatre Organ Restoration Fund. For additional information visit TOSDV.org; email email@example.com; or call 215-780-0831.
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