Arts & Entertainment

Twilight Concerts in Maplewood on August 13 and September 3

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Two Twilight Concerts are scheduled to take place in Memorial Park in Maplewood. The first concert on Sunday, August 13, will highlight Indian Classical Music. The second concert on Sunday, September 3, features performer and local Maplewood resident Stephane Wrembel, according to a press release from the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs. 

Both concerts are free and open to all.

Details about the concerts are as follows:

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INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC - Sunday, August 13 at 5 p.m.

Featuring:

Bhavani Prakash -- Flute

Kumar Kanthan -- Mridangam (percussion/barrel-shaped drum)

Vaikom Ravishankar -- Ghatam (percussion/clay pot)

Arun Ramamurthy -- Violin

As a composer and performer Mr. Ramamurthy has created new works for various Indian classical dance performances, and for the pioneering musician's collective Brooklyn Raga Massive. He was recently commissioned through New Music USA to compose original music for Malini Srinivasan's 'Appeasing Radhika', an ambitious project investigating Devadasi lives in Indian Classical performing arts.

STEPHANE WREMBEL - Sunday, September 3 at 5 p.m.

He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during this year’s Oscar’s telecast. French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside and performs at venues around the world. A proud Maplewood resident, this virtuoso musician is eager to give back to the community with this free performance.

Both concerts are presented by the Township of Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the Maplewood Village Alliance.

For more information please contact Andrew Fishman at culturalaffairs@twp.maplewood.nj.us or 973 640-0399.

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