WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Fourteenth Annual West Orange Music Faculty Concert, featuring district faculty from elementary, middle, and West Orange High Schools, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Liberty Middle School, located at One Kelly Drive. The community is encouraged to attend the concert and enjoy the talent that comprises the staff of the district’s eleven public schools.
“This is the fourteenth year the teachers have participated in this annual performance,” said Lou Quagliato, director of Fine Arts for West Orange Public Schools.
He continued, “It’s a very special evening and has become a tradition in West Orange. The faculty members in the department all have special talents which contribute to a variety of music, which will be performed throughout the evening.”
The program will comprise solo, chamber, and ensemble performances in music ranging from Classical, Jazz, Pop, and Broadway. There is no fee to attend the concert but donations benefitting the West Orange High School Music Scholarship Fund and the Music for Nikhil program for West Orange students, will be accepted.
Several of the district faculty members participating are accomplished in multiple instruments and/or are recording artists and composers including Joel Perry (recording artist), District Accompanist Matt King (recording artist), Joe Romano (performed with Alicia Keys), and Bruce Clough (actor, Edge of Night, All My Children).
“Over the years, we have developed a following and I know that there are members of the community who look forward to attending this evening each year,” noted Quagliato. “The annual Faculty Concert always receives rave reviews.”