The Legato Foundation is made up of a team of individuals from all walks of life working towards a common goal:
to connect our Long Island Community to the joys of classical music
Christopher Gotzen-Berg has been highly active as a concert guitarist and educator for over 20 years. He has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, with orchestras, and has been a guest on National Public Radio. Christopher has been on faculty at Molloy College, Dowling College, and The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. His students have been accepted to the finest programs including Florida State University, The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins.
Paul Little is a violinist, conductor, and educator. He is the concertmaster of the Northport Symphony Orchestra and the Island Symphony Orchestra, as well as the current conductor of the West Islip Symphony Orchestra. He is currently President of the Northport Symphony Orchestra and holds board positions with the Island Symphony and West Islip Symphony.
Paul has been a New York State-certified teacher for over 10 years, teaching all levels of students. He has worked in virtually every area of music, from performance to composition to production, and led audio-visual teams in live musical and theatrical performances on countless productions.
Gerry Saulter (Artistic Advisor)
Brendan McGlone - Guitar, Strings, Beginning Piano
Joel Rosenwasser - Piano
Some of our Major Contributors
Frank & Camille's
Piccola Bussola Restaurant
The Long Island Violin Shop
NJS Wealth Management
Savage Classical Guitar
Sterling National Bank
Friends of The Legato Foundation
Dr. Robert Baker and Family
Ken and Shirley Gotzen-Berg
The Montagna Family
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Nicomendi
The Reubins Family
23 Cedar Shore Drive
Massapequa, New York 11758
305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.