Peggy Ellen Reynolds, Violin/Viola
110 Gifford Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
201 435 5447

Status 2021:  still making music!
                               NJSO #Orchestra You 2020

Quartet in Quarantine
photo/video:  Charles Sachs
  Photo credit Al Klase                  "Co-video"


     Al & Peg birthdays 2020

Serve in the following community orchestras:

New Jersey Reading Orchestra, selected Sundays in 2020-21
          (rotating player, assist organizing, web host)  Stay tuned!
The Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ, 2020-21season
Madison High School (viola)  Stay tuned!

Society of Musical Arts, 2020-21season
          (violin/viola, treasurer, admin)  Stay tuned!

The August Symphony, 2020  season cancelled
          (violin/viola stay tuned!)

Essex County Summer Players, 2020 season cancelled
           (violin/viola)    STAY TUNED!

Radiance Chamber Ensemble    Gigs in  2020
           (viola, web host, admin)
            RCE Videos 

Link to CV

photo albums click here

Ensembles and Tunes:

"MONJ-5" - Brahms Piano Quintet
    4/30/17: Horne, Stratechuck, Reynolds, Celestino, Yolleck
Beethoven Op. 18 No. 4 - Allegro ma non troppo
     10/22/17:  Horne, Schneider, Reynolds, Shapiro
Granados Pf Quintet en sol menor
"Latin-6" Middletown Library, Oct. 22, 2017
Klezmer Medley, Middletown Library Apr. 12,  2018
TV 35 Cranford, NJ July 13, 2017
Radiance Chamber Ensemble, Cranford Library
"Turk 3"
"Silent Night"
"Low How a Rose"
"Ashokan Farewell"
"Amazing Grace"
"Bach Sheep"
"Carol of Bells"
"Chicken Reel"
"Angels We Have Heard"
"O Little Town"
Happy Birthday string quartet (PR on all instruments)
Quartet Samples
Ibert - with Laura and Chick 2018 (1)
Ibert - with Laura and Chick 2018 (2)
Schubert Op. 29 Allegro ma non troppo partial
   8/3/19:  Horne, Horne, Reynolds, Constant
Horne family recital 8/3/19

Klase family "Elfs itself!"  Christmas 2017

Bergen Philharmonic (past) violin, manager, libarian, grants & related duties
Back-up Orchestra for Bucky Pizzarelli, Dizzy Gillespie, Isola Jones, Anna Moffo

Rehearsal Club of Montclair (perform, host)

Dena Martin, Three Tenors and Frank Sinatra Musicales
         at Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ (2012 -- 2017)
Into the Woods (Ramsey HS performing arts group, 2014)
The Three Irish Tenors (Count Basie Theater, Red Bank NJ, 2012)
Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan (2014) viola
Wizard of Oz (2008) – The Roche Players, Nutley HS, doubled second violin, viola
Guys & Dolls (2007) – Manalapan HS, principal violin
West Side Story (2005) – Center Players of Bayonne, principal violin
Peter & the Wolf (2003) – Lukas Foss at the Bridgehampton Festival, viola
Collegium Westchester (2003) – First Presbyterian Church, Ossining, violin
Brigadoon (2002) – New Milford HS, principal violin

1979-91: Coordinated and performed chamber music at religious centers and
assisted living venues in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California

Coaches: Jeff Holm, Mary Babiarz, Gerall Heiser, Yuri Vodovoz, Ashley Horne

Sketch by Innes Borstel   1-22-17

Max Bruch trios, Holocaust program 4/12/18, Middletown NJ Library
Yours truly, viola; Joan Baldwin, Piano; Tom Richardson, Clarinet

My other life:

The “nine-to-five” career:

1967 – 1998 – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (retired)
Worked in progressively responsible administrative functions over 31 years, mostly
at the World Trade Center: secretarial, computer support, accounts payable, public services
administration, lease account management. Principal violinist in 1982 employee-produced
musical spoof on the Port Authority.  (Read article in 2018 PA retirees' newsletter.)  Medal
awards and bonuses in 1983, 1991 and 1993.
Major accomplishments included asbestos
 abatement relocation and replication of office
space for over 50 WTC tenants (8-year project).
Formerly licensed Real Estate Broker in
New York State.

The home front:

1979-2001 – domestic partner to the late Herbert V. Schultz, Food Technologist, Violinist,
and violin teacher. BS Analytical Chemistry, Columbia University. Army 1958-62.
Studied violin with Sam Applebaum, Micha Michakoff. Laboratory and food science
expertise for Colgate, Swift & Co., Frutarom-Meer Corp. and AEP Colloids. President of
Water Soluble Gums Association of America and INGAR (International Gum Arabic
Research organization). Concert Master of Family Opera of North Bergen. Ass’t Concert
Master and Manager of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Died 12/14/01. 
Peg & Herb video 1993.

Married Alan R. Klase 12/30/07, electrical engineer, guru of antique radios, personal
computers, semiconductors. Field Applications Engineer for Toshiba, Oki Semiconductors.
Currently guiding the development, construction and management of InfoAge, a science
museum built out of the former Marconi radio transmission site in Wall Twp, NJ.  IEEE educational video of radio history, 2017.  Lectured at Columbia University on FM radio development and the role of Howard Armstrong & others, 2015 - present.

Military Service 1968-71: US Army Signal Corps. Education: Drexel
Institute of Technology
PDF Bio:
Al is a founder of the Military Radio Collectors' Association (MRCA), celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020.  Check it out!
Al's take on hearing loss and auditory neuroscience (huh?).  Includes on-line hearing tests.

Peggy's Real Estate Interests:
Former owner of an 1892 Victorian townhouse on upscale street in prestigious
turn-of-the-century Jersey City neighborhood.  Purchased nearby colonial converted to ranch
in 2011.

1987 – 2004 – inherited and managed a two-family dwelling in Kearny, NJ

for sale:
Violin Bow John Nowood Lee

Another silly cat video (Max making biscuits)

Formal education:
BBA, Pace University, 1978
Diploma, Drake College of Business, 1967
Honors Graduate, Kearny High School, 1965
Violin lessons 1958-65, Llewellyn Curtis, Kearny Public Schools

Memory Lane
Annie 1991
Ann, Peg & Herb 1993
A colleague's wedding:  Pachelbel Canon 1991
Eyeglass Duet (Beethoven) and more 1993
Erik & Peter Schultz, Ca, 1991
Erik & Peter Schultz, Ca, 1993

Liver Pate
Shrimp Dip/Mold
Olive Relish

photo:  Debby Shapiro

updated 3/14/21