Violinist Lubove Schnable from Fanwood Will Perform

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Woodland String Quartet will perform their 49th annual Mozart and More concert at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Mozart, Scherzos, and More.”

The program is anchored by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4, Antonio Dvorak’s String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, and selections composed by George Gershwin.

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First Violinist Debra Biderman of Edison has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1967 and is a private instructor of violin and viola at the Biderman Academy of Music in Edison. She is a frequent soloist and recitalist and is on the board of trustees for the Education Outreach and Marketing committees of the New Jersey Symphony. She is also a facilitator for M.A.S.H. (a support group) and the program chair and co-president of  N.C.J.W, Metro-Jersey Section.

Violinist Lubove Schnable from Fanwood is involved in chamber music and community orchestras in the tristate area. She is the founder and director of the Woodland String Quartet which began in August 1970 performing at the Scotch Plains Public Library with Luba and Marsha Peterson on violin, Priscilla Bruno on viola, and Arnold Kvam on cello. With various personnel, a performance by the Woodland Quartet has continued every August at the Scotch Plains Public Library since 1970.

Violist James Dykema, of Morristown is an active musician in Northern New Jersey, performing in chamber music with many years as principal violist with the Summit Symphony. He retired from a career in facilities management in New York.

Cellist Janis Kaplan currently performs as cellist with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, and the Adelphi Orchestra. Janis was introduced to the cello at age nine by her public school system.  By the age of 14, Janis was also intensively studying the violin. She received her most intensive performance training from the “Grand Dame of Cellists,” the late Zara Nelsova, while studying at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.  When not practicing, Janis enjoys cooking, watching horror movies and Golden Girls, and making her own skincare recipes. She is married to Jason Kaplan and they live with two cats and a dog.

This program is free and open to all interested participants. Registration is not required for this event, and seating will be on a first come, first seated basis beginning at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served after the performance. The Scotch Plains Public Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.