14th Annual Side By Side Concert

     Friday, May 17, 2024
West Side Presbyterian Church

Prelude Concert

Parsippany Hills Wind Ensemble
Mike Iapicca – Director


Adult – $25.00
Senior (62+) – $20.00
Student – $5.00

The New Jersey Wind Symphony brings their season to a close with a concert featuring outstanding young musicians participating in the 14th Annual Side by Side program and the winner of the 18th NJWS Youth Soloist Competition, Irene Lee, Oboe. The program will include “El Camino Real” by Alfred Reed and “Unbroken” by Randall Standridge.

Guest Soloist
YSC 2023 – 2024 1st Place Winner

Irene Lee – Oboe

Irene Lee, a fifteen year-old oboist, had already proven herself to be a talented musician since the start of her musical career at the age of eleven. After winning her first competition in six months, Irene’s love for the oboe only grew as she stepped into the realm of classical music. During her musical career, Irene had won numerous international and national competitions including the NJWS Youth Soloist Competition, the Adelphi Young Artist Competition, the National League of Performing Arts Competition, the Camerata Artists International Competition, LISMA, NYYVC, among others.

As a soloist, she made her debut in Merkin Concert Hall and later in Carnegie Hall. Afterwards she performed with the Little Orchestra Society in the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, the New Virtuoso Orchestra, and will perform with the Juilliard Pre-college Symphony.

Furthermore, Irene was accepted into NYO2 in the summers of both 2023 and 2024, participated in the Juilliard Summer Wind Festival, and won first place in Juilliard’s Open Concerto Competition in 2024. Irene currently studies with the world-renowned Elaine Douvas and Yousun Chung at Juilliard Pre-college.

Beyond her musical pursuits, Irene harbors a passion for creative writing, dancing, and singing.

Guest Conductor
Rossano Gallante

Rossano Galante – Compose/Conductor

Born in Buffalo New York, Rossano Galante received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trumpet performance from SUNY Buffalo in 1992.That same year he was one of nineteen people from around the world to be accepted to the University of Southern California’s Film Scoring Program. He studied with the late Jerry Goldsmith, who won an Academy Award for scoring The Omen. In 1999, Mr. Galante moved to California to pursue a career in composition and film orchestration. Since then he has worked with two-time Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami, Christophe Beck, Brian Tyler and Christopher Lennertz. Mr. Galante has served as orchestrator for over eighty studio films including, Abigail, The Super Mario Brothers Movie, Renfield, Fast X, Venom: Let There be Carnage, The Nun 2, Rambo: Last Blood, Charlie’s Angels, Ready or Not, A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place 2, The Mummy, Logan, Smurfs: The Lost Village, First They Killed My Father, Ben Hur, The Shallows, Fantastic 4, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Gods of Egypt, Prisoners, The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma, A Good Day to Die Hard, Trouble with the Curve, The Thing, Final Destination 5, The Homesman, Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, Knowing, Max Payne, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Live Free or Die Hard, Red Eye, Die Bluthochzeit, The Tuxedo, Tuesdays with Morrie, among many others. Mr. Galante receives many concert band and orchestra commissions worldwide and has over 65 published compositions between G. Schirmer, Alfred, Hafabra, C.L. Barnhouse, Musikverlag Frank and Dehaske/Curnow.


Elsa’s Procession To The Cathedral – Richard Wagner, arr. Lucien Calliet
Mannin Veen “Dear Isle Of Man” A Manx Tone Poem
A Ship Emerges From The Mist – Rossano Galante
Mischievous Behavior – Rossano Galante
Concert For Oboe – Eugene Goossens,arr. Gerhart Drijves
NJWS Youth Soloist Competition Winner – Irene Lee, Oboe
Te Deum From The Opera Tosca, Finale Act 1
The Thunderer – John Phillip Sousa
Russian Sailors’ Dance From “The Red Poppy”
Existence Infinite – Rossano Galante
Champions Of The Sky – Rossano Galante

Program Subject To Change

All New Jersey Wind Symphony Subscription Concerts are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ.  West Side Presbyterian Church is fully ADA compliant providing handicap accessible entry to the concert venue as well as bathroom facilities. Important signage and directions are presented in braille..