Westfield Audience Cheers for NJ Festival Orchestra’s Season Finale

May 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ —  The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presented its season finale,  In London Town, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield Saturday night. It was auspicious timing, as the royal wedding had taken place in England just that morning.

“We were so happy when Prince Harry and his bride picked our finale date,” Linda Doyle, executive director of the NJFO ...

Westfield High School Theater Students, Teacher Recognized

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Julian Mazzola received the Foxy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy at the 2018 Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards Tuesday. The MSU awards night recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle school non-musical plays throughout New Jersey.

Mazzola was chosen by judges for his ...

Video: Friends of the NJ Festival Orchestra Present 37th Tour of Notable Homes in Westfield

WESTFIELD — Despite rainy weather, participants showed up by the carload to visit some of Westfield’s most distinctive properties featured on this year’s Tour of Notable Homes, presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, on Saturday.

“It’s a much better turnout despite the weather,” said tour co-chair Michele Pierce. “The legacy ...

Video Preview: Tour Some of Westfield’s Most Notable Homes Mother’s Day Weekend with the Friends of the NJFO

WESTFIELD – This year’s Tour of Notable Homes is this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This longtime Westfield tradition is presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and highlights some of the area’s diverse architecture and eclectic home design.

“This year we present a stylish medley of four Westfield residences — each with a ...

NJFO Season Finale, ‘In London Town,’ Coming Up May 19 in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The finale of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra season will be a presentation of In London Town, a celebration of the music of London.

There will be two shows to wrap up the NJFO season, Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, with a free pre-concert lecture by Michael Rosin at 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at The Concert Hall at Drew ...

Podcast: Chat with Spin Doctors Front Man Chris Barron, Coming to JCC May 12

WESTFIELD, NJ — Spin Doctors front man and solo artist Chris Barron chats with this week’s host, Kate Brochu, about his musical connection to New Jersey, the inspiration for his new solo album and what fans can expect when he performs at the JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains on May 12.

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NJIO Recaptures the ‘Spirit of 1850’ with Concert this Sunday in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will bring concertgoers back to a simpler time with their concert, “The Spirit of 1850,” on Sunday, May 6, at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.  The performance will begin at 3 p.m., and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, as well as its Flute ...

Westfield High School Chorale Performs at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK, NY — On Saturday, the 26 members of the Westfield High School Chorale were invited to join three choir groups from around the country to sing at New York’s Carnegie Hall. They performed Randall Thompson’s 1958 composition “Frostiana: Seven Country Songs” with the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

Thomas Weber, Westfield Schools Performing Arts Supervisor, ...

Musical Club of Westfield Honored at Town Council Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Musical Club of Westfield, now celebrating its 103rd year, was honored at this week’s town council meeting. Mayor Shelley Brindle presented a proclamation recognizing May 6 to 13 as “National Music Week” to outgoing club president Drude Crane and incoming president Gerry Shea.

National Music Week was created by longtime Westfield resident Charles M.

Party in Westfield this Weekend will Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

WESTFIELD, NJ — 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro in Downtown Westfield will host a fundraiser this weekend benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of New Jersey. The event is organized by Ivy Charmatz, a Westfield native.

“As a candidate for LLS’s Woman of the Year campaign, I am dedicated to raising as much money as possible for this incredible charity,” ...

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Free Workshop on May 17 Explains H.E.A.R.T. Grant and Local Arts Grant Applications

May 11, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free workshop on Thursday evening, May 17, will explain the application process for the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts, Reaching Thousands) Grant Program and the Union County 2019 Local Arts Grant Program.

The workshop will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Museum, Wagon Shed Building, 1003 ...