Sar Shalom Strong on piano and Jon Frederick West, tenor give their all at the B Sharp Musical Club of Utica scholarship fundraiser Tom Loughlin Jr photo

107 Years Old and STILL SHARP !

World Famous Tenor and Star Pianist Sing and Play for Scholars

Utica's "B Sharp Musical Club 's annual fundraising concert held at First United Methodist Church of New Hartford Saturday Oct 16 featured a program of “ My Favorite Encores”...those of renowned tenor Jon Frederick West. 100% of revenues were dedicated to the club’s music scholarship fund.Central New York based music students, professionals and aficionados at all levels of accomplishment and sophistication have benefited since 1903 from the efforts of the B Sharp Musical Club of Utica.
Selections performed by West were:
“It’s a Great Night for Singing” by Rogers and Hammerstein
“Aprile” by F Paolo Tosti
“The Sound of Music” by Rogers and Hammerstein
“A Love Until the End of Time” by Lee Holdbridge and Carol Connors
“Vienna, City of my Dreams” by Dr. Rudolf Sieczynski
(Wein , Du Stadt Meiner Traume)
“Dicitencello Vuie”- by Cav. Rodolfo Falvo and Enzo Fusco
“Addio!” by F Paolo Tosti
“The Green Eyed Dragon”- by Wolseley Charles and Greatrex Newman
“The Rosary” by Ethelbert Nevin and Robert C Rogers
“My Yiddishe Momme”- by Jack Yellen ,Lew Pollack and Jack Yellen.
“Another Autumn”- by Alan J Lerner and Frederick Lowe
“I’ll See You in my Dreams” by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
“You’re a Grand Old Flag” by George M Cohan

West was accompanied on piano by noted local artist Sar Shalom Strong of Utica.
Biographies of the artists and information on the B Sharp Musical Club of Utica can be found at :

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