This season, the Musical Club of Westfield is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding. Seven times a year, roughly every month of the academic year, the Club invites the public to a free concert.

This month we invite you to attend a concert on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., to be held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street, Westfield NJ.

The concert will open with flutist Jenny Cline performing music by contemporary composer Gary Schocker. Composed in 2014 for flute and piano, Quirks is a collection of six character studies that may be best explained by their movement titles: 1. Blind Optimist, 2. Incurable Romantic, 3. Keeping it Cool, 4. Daydreamer, 5. Thinker, and 6. Adventurer. Mary Beth McFall joins Ms. Cline as pianist.

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Mezzo-soprano Drude Crane will continue the concert with Siete Canciones Populares Españolas by Manuel de Falla (Seven Spanish Folksongs): El paño moruno (The Moorish Cloth), Seguidilla Murciana, Asturiana, Jota, Nana, Canción (Song) and Polo. Guest Artist Alex Valencia will accompany Ms. Crane on guitar.

Pianist Yuly Verbitsky will close the program with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57, also know as the Appassionata.

There will be a reception following the concert where the audience will have the opportunity to meet the performers and enjoy light refreshments.

The Musical Club of Westfield is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering musical performance and providing scholarships to students pursuing music majors in college. Membership is open to anyone interested in music. Those wishing more information about membership in the Musical Club of Westfield may visit our website at www.musicalclubofwestfield.org.