Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

Junior Musical Club Presents a Free Concert April 20 at 7:30 pm in Westfield

Members of the Junior Musical Club rehearsing for the Ensemble Concert to be performed April 20 at 7:30. Credits: Gerry Shea

The Junior Musical Club is proud to present its annual Ensemble Concert on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield. Club members in eighth grade and high school from the local area will join together in duets and trios, playing the most popular music of the past 250 years.  The public is welcome to attend the concert free of charge. Refreshments will be served at a reception following the performance.

The concert presents Suraj Chandran, violin, Jonathan Wong, violin, Mira Yang, viola, and Junlin Yi, violin, performing the “Introduzione” from Antonin Dvořák's Terzetto.  Abigail Fossaceca and Daniel Zheng, piano four-hands, play Anton Arensky's Fugue on a Russian Theme.  Samantha Sprechman, soprano, sings “Mio Babbino Caro” from Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, accompanied by Daniel Zheng, piano. 

Divya Narayanan and Anna Song, flutists, play the first movement of W. A. Mozart's Flute Concerto in G Major. Sara Frankel and Mira Yang, violists, perform  Béla Bartók's Pillow Dance, Burlesque and Hungarian Dance Number 2.  Florian Schantz, trumpet, and Margaret Schantz, flugelhorn, accompanied by Nicholas Cherrey, piano, present Lerner and Loewe's “Almost Like Being in Love” from Brigadoon.  Johnathan Wong, urhu, and Dan Zheng, piano, play Vittorio Monti's Czardas.  

Sign Up for E-News

Marisa Li, cello, and Victoria Tian, piano, present Franz Schubert's Serenade.  Pierson Dodd and Ashlen Suen, piano four-hands, offer Carl Reinecke's Variations on the C Major Scale. John Ray and Anna Song, flutists, accompanied by Mira Yang, piano, perform Maurice Ravel's Pavane.  

The performance will feature the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns under the direction of Debra Biderman of the New Jersey Symphony.  The members of the Junior Musical Club will participate as a whole, performing piano four-hands with violins, violas, cello, clarinet, flute, marimba and orchestral bells.  The animals captured in music include the lion, chickens, donkeys, tortoises, the elephant, kangaroos, fish, the cuckoo, birds, the swan, plus fossils. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Wed, July 18, 7:00 PM

Cranford United Methodist Church, Cranford

Wednesday Night Prayer Time at Cranford United ...

Religions And Spirituality


Wed, July 25, 9:00 AM

Durham School Services School Bus, Roselle

Hiring Event Open House Durham School Services ...

Business & Finance


Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM

Cranford United Methodist Church, Cranford

Wednesday Night Prayer Time at Cranford United ...

Religions And Spirituality

Award-Winning Senior Art Exhibited at Freeholders Gallery

July 18, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present a new exhibit of award winning artworks by local artists age 60 and up, now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through August 29. Each of the 13 works received first place honors in the countywide Senior Art Exhibit held earlier this summer in the Atrium at Liberty Hall in Union Township.

“Each in their own unique way, ...

Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Bridgewater, Bedminster, Other Local Areas

July 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

Ready to Pay College Tuition Bills?

So you've applied and been accepted and your child is heading off to college shortly.    Are you ready to pay the bill that is coming soon?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he gives suggestions of what you should be doing now so you are ready to pay the bill and don't forget to check out his book College Funding ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 18, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.




Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
Read more