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Scholarship Concert: Music From the Heart of Europe … Russia, Poland and Ukraine

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Baritone Andrew Pulver
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Violinist Debra Biderman
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Accordionist Eric Deutchman
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Pianist Helen Ryba
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Pianist Sophia Agranovich
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Yuly Verbitsky
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The Musical Club of Westfield is planning a special event for Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. which will feature the musical heritage of central Europe. The upcoming November concert, Music From the Heart of Europe, is a biennial fundraising concert to support the Musical Club of Westfield scholarship program.

Celebrating its 102 year, The Musical Club is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that offers monthly performances by local and guest musicians, sponsors the monthly meetings and the yearly concerts of the Junior Musical Club, and supports college music majors with scholarships. Each year, college bound students from Union County have the opportunity to apply and audition for scholarships to assist them as they pursue a degree in music. In 2017, the club granted over $14,000 in scholarships. Each scholarship is renewable; providing up to four years of financial support to young musicians.

This years’ Scholarship Concert will feature club members and special guests, performing instrumental and vocal music of Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and other noted composers, along with a wonderful selection of traditional national decor and delicacies to celebrate the Heart of Europe. Bringing their talents to the program will be Sophia Agranovich, Helen Ryba, and Yuly Verbitsky, piano, Debra Biderman, violin, with Carolle-Ann Mochernuk, piano, Eric Deutchman, accordion, Nadya and Yulia Geniush, folksongs, with Mary Beth Krupinski McFall, piano, Andrew Pulver, baritone, with Tanya Pulver, piano, Florian Schantz, flugelhorn, with Lowell Schantz, guitar and Sonya Subbotina, ballerina and folk dancer.

Tickets for the event, which will be held at the Baptist Church of Westfield, 170 Elm St., Westfield, NJ, are $10 and include a post-concert reception to meet the artists. 100% of ticket sales will go to the scholarship fund. For tickets to the event please contact Kay Macrae at 973-376-4307 or Drude Crane at 908-233-0030. Visit musicalclubofwestfield.org for additional details. This special program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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