BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Wharton Music Center continues its Sunday Guitar Series on May 4 at 3 p.m. at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Wharton Music Center faculty member Rob Heinink whisks audience members back in time with an afternoon of musical reminiscences featuring some of the most popular rock hits of the 60s and 70s.
On the faculty of Wharton Music Center since 2008, Rob Heinink has been a music educator for over 35 years. Heinink graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world and foremost institute for the study of jazz, where he studied with jazz great Pat Metheny. Heinink names Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Tommy Emanuel, Earl Klugh, and George Benson among his favorite performers and inspiration for his program on Sunday’s concert.
The Sunday Guitar Series concludes with legendary jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini on June 1. All concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are held at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets and more information, call Wharton Music Center at 908-790-0700.
Wharton Music Center, located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, provides music, theatre, and dance instruction, educational programs, and performances for children, teens, and adults. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in musical theatre, dance, drama, vocal music, music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WMC is one of New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts center serving students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, and other surrounding counties.
WMC offers orchestral and ensemble music education for grades 3 through 12 through New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) located at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. NJYS, one of the foremost youth orchestras in the state, has eleven orchestras and ensembles for which auditions are held annually. NJYS’s premiere orchestra, Youth Symphony, has performed in internationally renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.
The mission of Wharton Music Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is to advance excellence and education in the performing arts. For more information, visit www.WhartonMusicCenter.org or www.NJYS.org.