Mahwah September 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 9 The Mahwah Public Library will present the City Winds Piano Trio, performing music from Dring, Ibert, Krommer, Still, and Rossini, on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Flutist Crispian Fordham holds a bachelor’s degree from the Mannes College of Music, where he also received a master’s degree in music performance on flute. He has studied with Keith Underwood, a world-renowned instructor and lecturer, and Nadine Asin, a former piccolo and flute player for the Metropolitan Opera. Fordham has performed with several orchestras, including the Park Avenue Chamber Players and the London Festival Players. He has presented solo and chamber music performances in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, and the United Nations. He recently attended the Aspen Music Festival as a full Scholarship fellow. In 2001, he won the Award of Excellence in Performance from the Mannes College of Music. In 2008, he performed with the Gold Coast Opera in Florida. Oboist Meredyth Coleman received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and master’s degree in music performance on oboe from the Hartt School of Music. She also holds a professional studies performance diploma on English horn from the Mannes College of Music. Coleman’s teachers include Marion Arthur Kuszyk of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Humbert Lucarelli on oboe, and Thomas Stacy on English horn. She has performed with ensembles such as the Emerson String Quartet, Bangor Sym- City Winds trio returns to township phony Orchestra, Illini Symphony Orchestra, Arcady Music Festival Orchestra, and many other symphonies throughout the country. Currently, Coleman can be heard as the oboist on the Emmy-nominated television show “Lidia’s Italy” on PBS. Her numerous awards include: Emerson String Quartet Top Prize and Best of Chamber Music Award from the Hartt School of Music. Pianist Jack Bender is a freelance musician with many years of experience in musical theater. He served as a vocal and music director for the Talent Time Players of Bloomfield for nine years and has worked closely with his friend and colleague Ilene Greenbaum for five years. Bender received his bachelor’s degree in music education from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003 and he was choral director of Bloomfield High School for three years. He is at work on multiple projects, including a new musical he co-wrote with Cynthia Meryl. Bender has been assistant music director for the New Jersey Youth Theater for the past three years. He has also composed and orchestrated the music for the new musical, “Midnight Madness,” which recently debuted at the New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts. The City Winds Piano Trio’s concert is free. No tickets are necessary. Doors will be closed when the concert begins, and latecomers will be seated during any appropriate breaks. The Mahwah Library is located at 100 Ridge Road. Call (201) 529-READ. So happy together Second graders Laura Allen and Courtney Ford enjoy their first day of school at George Washington School in Mahwah.