Press Releases

Afternoon Music Presents Violin-Piano Duo Jan. 30 at Unitarian Church

Afternoon Music Presents Violin-Piano Duo Jan. 30 at Unitarian Church

Highly acclaimed musicians, violinist Deborah Buck and pianist Mitchell Vines, will collaborate in an Afternoon Music recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at The Unitarian Church in Summit, 4 Waldron Ave. (at Springfield Ave.)

The program will feature sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy and Hindemith and pieces by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Scott Joplin.  The audience is invited to meet the performers at a reception following the concert in the church lobby.

Violinist Deborah Buck has built a strong musical career as chamber musician, concertmaster, and soloist.  She enjoys a versatile musical life as the first violinist of the LARK Quartet and tenured concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic.  She has toured Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is also a frequent concerto soloist, appearing with the Little Orchestra Society at Alice Tully Hall, the West Virginia Symphony and the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.

Sign Up for E-News

As recitalist, Ms. Buck has performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. and recently at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, where Time Out magazine hailed her “virtuosic and compelling” performance of Ysaye’s Ballade: “Sublimely evoking all five senses, it may well have been the highlight of the afternoon."

She has played alongside artists such as Itzhak Perlman and Ani Kafavian. As a founding member of Manhattan Orchesis, she performed 28 concerts in Brazil, bringing newly commissioned Brazilian composed quartets to rural and under-developed communities. In November 2010, Ms. Buck was named co-executive director of the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont, where she and her husband trombonist Anthony Mazzocchi have served on the faculty for the past eight summers.

Pianist Mitchell Vines is artistic director of Afternoon Music and music director of The Unitarian Church in Summit and Temple Israel in New York City.  His active performing career has taken him to Europe, South America, Asia and throughout the United States. The German newspaper Hessiche-Niedersachsische Allgemeine wrote, “The sensitive playing of American pianist Mitchell Vines captivated the audience.  He performed with virtuosity and bravura.”

He frequently performs with such groups as the Riverside Piano Trio, CantaLyrica Chamber Choir, and the Viva Voce Wind Quintet, as well as piano 4-hands with Paul Zeigler.  He was twice soloist with the New York Repertory orchestra, performing Bartok’s 3rd piano concerto and Milhaud’s Le Carnaval d’Aix.

Vines has performed extensively with Bernard Goldberg, former principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and is highly in demand as a collaborative pianist and a music director for theater, opera and cabaret.  Recent recordings include a CD of compositions by Paul Zeigler and a recital with Japanese soprano Selena Miyazaki.

Afternoon Music tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.  Students are welcome free.

Afternoon Music is funded in part by grants from the Manley-Winser Foundation, the Summit Area Public Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

For further information, contact the church at (908) 273-3245 or 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Mon, May 21, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness


Mon, May 21, 7:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Gr. K-5: Books and Woofs

Arts & Entertainment Education


Mon, May 21, 7:30 PM

New Providence

Marijuana: Decriminalize? Legalize?

Health & Wellness

Summit Police Blotter

May 17, 2018

4/24 - At 0728 hours a report was taken for a theft of two (2) sandwiches from a business on Morris Avenue. The manager reported that at approximately 0330 hours a male entered the business and removed two sandwiches from a refrigerated case. After doing so, he exited the store without paying for them. The male suspect was described as Hispanic, approximately 6’0”wearing a blue/gray ...

College for Teens Program at Union County College

May 20, 2018

CRANFORD – This summer the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the 2018 College for Teens program sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The program is offered for two sessions. Each session will be held for two weeks and will meet from Monday through Thursday. During the session students have the chance to explore and research careers ...

Young Life Trivia Night at Calvary Church

Ever wonder what Young Life is all about? This is a chance to enjoy a fun night of trivia and hear about the heart of Young Life in Summit.

A team consist of 6 to 8 players. Partial teams or individuals are acceptable. Trivia Night is for all players age 10 to age 100+

Food & Drinks
Pizza, salad, snacks and soft drinks will be served

Given to the 1st, 2nd ...

Stocks Can Rise in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Investors remain concerned about the potential impact of higher interest rates on stocks. In their most recently released minutes, the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee indicated the US economy is on solid footing and the economic conditions warrant continued gradual increasing of interest rates. This set off a sale in the stock and bond markets as investors began pricing in a fourth ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!


Managing the Ups and Downs of First-Time Homebuying

They accepted our offer, now what?

At times both equally exhilarating and terrifying, the purchase of a home can be a total roller coaster ride -- especially when it is your first time going through the process. Between suddenly being expected to understand the intricacies of contracts and the inner workings of a home, you are also expected to start writing checks for amounts you may ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

Avenging Movie Credits

Warning! Nothing you read here will spoil Avengers: Infinity Wars because I didn’t understand it.

As a vibrant, relevant, totally hip and “with it” dad I am proud to say that I have now seen every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  All nineteen of them.

I am less proud to admit that, of those Marvel movies that I can remember, I didn’t understand any of ...