Archive for January, 2011

Violinist Eric Ortner to Perform with The Virginia Wolves at High Falls Cafe

Front of High Falls Cafe

Front view of the Hudson Valley's High Falls Cafe.

Eric Ortner, the violinist from Harmonious Music, will be performing with The Virginia Wolves at High Falls Cafe on Saturday, January 15th from 8-11 p.m. The Cafe is situated in the beautiful old canal town of High Falls in New York’s Hudson Valley. Eric has played with The Wolves several times in the past and he is always flattered when they invite him to join their pack.

Kelly McNally, The Virginia Wolves guitarist and song writer, also shares commonality with Harmonious Music in that she performs wedding ceremonies herself. She is an ordained non-denominational minister. She also practices Reiki professionally at hospitals and retreats, so if you are looking for a powerful priestess for your wedding, be sure to contact Kelly.

The Virginia Wolves always put on a great show.  The Virginia Wolves core membership consists of Kelly McNally singer/songwriter, ( lead vocalist, guitar, tambourine, harmonica), Adele Schulz (french horn, trumpet, vocal harmonies, tambourine) Alan Macaluso (electric guitar, pedal steel), Chris Macchia (bass) & our drummer that evening will be Just Jed (of The Wood Brothers..Medeski, Martin & Wood)

Kelly and Adelle’s voices combine to form incredible vocal harmonies that can honestly be described as angelic.   You don’t see the French Horn mixed into Organic Rock music everyday so be sure to go and check out the show!

The High Falls Cafe is located:

1219 State Rt. 213 and Mohonk Rd.
High Falls NY 12440
845-687-2699

Also be sure to visit the Virginia Wolves online for some auditory satisfaction at http://www.TheVirginiaWolves.com.

Harmonious Music Places in 2010 Best of The Hudson Valley

Harmonious Music's Eric Ortner Places in Times Herald Record's 2010 Best of The Hudson Valley Competition

2010 was a great year for Harmonious Music and we are looking forward to an even brighter future in 2011. The readers of Times Herald Record agreed as they voted Eric Ortner, the principal violinist of Harmonious Music, into the publication’s annual Best of the Hudson Valley competition. Eric Ortner took third place in the Chamber Music Experience of the Year category for 2010. He followed Erin Slayer who took second and the Greater Montgomery Chamber Series for first.

The award was hard won considering Eric Ortner spent much of 2010 recovering from major ankle surgery in February. He still managed to stand during all of Harmonious Music’s 2010 performances except one.

All and all Harmonious Music would like to thank the Hudson Valley community for their tremendous support. We pledge to continue our commitment to performance excellence in 2011.

If you’re interested in seeing more of the publication’s Best of 2010 results visit the record-on-line http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101231/ENTERTAIN/12310302