To the Editor:
Thank you for publishing publicity materials I have submitted for the Norwood Village Green Concert Series over the years. North Country This Week and its web site offer an excellent means for community based groups in our local area to publicize their events, and in most cases free of charge and widely distributed.
In your May 9 edition you printed information about the 39th annual season of the Norwood Village Green Concert Series. You edited materials I had earlier submitted. In the fourth paragraph on the first page you edited out one important name, Wayne Bergeron.
When people ask me who are we having this year I always say we will be highlighted by Wayne Bergeron, The Sue Foley/Peter Karp Blues Band, The Gibson Brothers, Babik, a Children’s Festival, etc. At the top of that list is Wayne Bergeron. I’ll make a short reference to Wayne Bergeron’s appearance now.
Wayne Bergeron is one of this country’s greatest trumpet players. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the musical scores to more than 300 movies and television shows.
He has been guest artist in 2012 with both the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras in their tribute concerts to the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. When asked why the New York Philharmonic needed a guest trumpet player, Philip Smith, principal trumpet stated that because of the jazz, the improvisation, the Latin and the range – Wayne could do it all.
This is just a small slice of who he is and what he does. Bringing Wayne Bergeron to the Norwood Village Green Concert Series and to Crane Youth Music is a collaborative effort between the Norwood Village Green Concert Series, Crane Youth Music, and the All Star Big Band under the direction of Wally Siebel.
Northern Music and Video has secured funding from the Yamaha Corporation in support of his work with CYM students. The project has received special financial gifts from individuals to make this very special person’s performance a reality.That is why it is important to write this letter because we definitely do not want to have Wayne Bergeron get “left out.”
For extensive information about Wayne and the rest of our performers peruse our website: www.norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org.
As an aside, the series is continuing its fund raising efforts. Checks can be mailed to the Norwood Village Green Concert Series, 3 Bicknell St. Norwood. All contributions are tax deductable.Once again, thank you North Country This Week for the service you provide.
Joseph M. Liotta, Norwood