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“Mozart & Friends” Recital Set for Jan. 7

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Emily Wong: Playing piano for Mozart concert. Contributed photo
A quintet of musicians from the Stamford Symphony will perform a “Mozart & Friends” recital at the Steinway Piano Gallery of Westport on Sunday Jan. 7 at 4 p.m.

Stamford Symphony Orchestra principal pianist Emily Wong will be joined by flutist Susan Rotholz, clarinetist Dean LeBlanc, violinist Robert Zubrycki and violist Rebecca Osborne.

The recital features a broad range of composers, each of whom either influenced Mozart or was influenced by him. The program opens with Trio Sonate, No. 3 by Giovanni Pergolesi.

The Beethoven Serenade, Op. 25 continues Mozart’s tradition of innovation and sets the stage for two more recent works: Rebecca Clarke’s Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale and Charles Ives Largo. The recital finishes with Charles Duruflé‘s Prelude, Recitatif et Variations.

Tickets for the recital are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (203) 325-1407 x305.

More Fire Department Promotions Planned

By Jennifer Connic

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Jonathan Gottfried: new deputy chief. Dave Matlow/WN file photo
More promotions are on the way at the Westport Fire Department for the start of the new year, including a new deputy chief.

Assistant Fire Chief Jonathan Gottfried will be promoted to deputy chief during a ceremony on Jan. 5 at Westport Fire Headquarters.

During the same ceremony Lt. Andrew Kingsbury will be promoted to assistant chief/training officer and firefighter Ernest Ruot will become a lieutenant.

As part of the promotions, William Dingee, current assistant chief/training officer, will move back and take a regular shift with the firefighters as an assistant chief, said Fire Chief Christopher Ackley.

Westport Property Transfers Dec. 18-22, 2006

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Dec. 18-22, 2006:

Fyber Development LLC to Julie A. Reid and Linda L. Wolf, 11 West Branch Road, $3,775,000WN property.jpg

Land Group Inc. to Edwin Lugo and Amy Zhang, 19 Evergreen Parkway, $1,700,000

Eric J. and Paige T. Strauss to Steven Lewis, 8 Gorham Ave., $548,100

David Smith and Donna Benson to James L. and Ann Haskel, 13 Sprucewood Lane, $2,500,000