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Junior Musical Club Presents a Free Concert Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm in Westfield

Quintet rehearsal for the Junior Musical Club Ensemble Concert, April 18, 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm St., Westfield. Credits: Gerry Shea

The Junior Musical Club is proud to present its annual Ensemble Concert on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm, 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, trios and quintets, playing the most popular music of the past 250 years along with a World Premiere and a New Jersey Premiere. The public is welcome to attend the concert free of charge. Refreshments will be served at a reception following the performance.

Keri Jean and Victoria Tian render the first movement of P. D. Q. Bach's piano four-hands parody Sonata Innamorata. Suraj Chandran and Julia Filimonczuk, violin; Mira Yang, viola; Marisa Li, cello; and Rachel Hamelburg, piano, present the World Premiere of Rachel's piano quintet, Reaching. Daniel Shenker, alto saxophone, and Mira Yang, piano, play Eugene Bozza's Aria. Soprano Samantha Sprechman, with Katie Zhuang, piano, sings Stephen Sondheim's "Children Will Listen" from Into the Woods. Divya Narayanan, flute, Ashlen Suen, clarinet, Suraj Chandran, alto saxophone, Stan Delaurentis, baritone saxophone, and Ethan Marmolejos, tuba, present the New Jersey Premiere of Jacob Gelber's Quintet for Sunstruck Faces. Natalie Lee and Katie Zhuang, piano four-hands, perform Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance in F sharp minor. Keri Jean, violin, and Natalie Lee, piano, play Emil Waldteufel's Espana Waltz. Rachel Hamelburg, clarinet, Mira Yang, viola, and Seth Jahnke, piano, present the third movement of Robert Schumann's Fairy Tales. Junlin Yi and Julia Filimonczuk, violin and Daniel Shenker, piano, render movement 1 of Johann Sebastian Bach's Double Concerto in D minor. Florian Schantz, trumpet, and Max Niemeyer, piano, present jazz renditions of Sholom Secunda's Bei Mir Bist Du Schön and a traditional Tarantella.

The Junior Musical Club invites everyone to this annual event, the only public concert featuring all members of the Club. Also, you are most welcome to the reception after the concert to meet the artists.

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