Sadly, it’s nearing the end of summer, and that means the end of our Summer Concert Series.  Join us for our final two fantastic groups and finish the summer with a bang!

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CARNABY ST. : August 12, 7- 8:30 pm

 

Experience the music of the 1960s British Invasion along with various American artists, as CARNABY ST. breathes new life into songs that are fondly remembered as the cornerstones for popular music’s favorite era.

While covering hits from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, The Hollies, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, The Byrds and even a few One-hit-Wonders, CARNABY ST. is living proof that the music from the 1960’s is timeless and continues to appeal to people of all ages.

CARNABY ST. features Chris Roselle on guitar & vocals, Pete Bremy on bass guitar & vocals, and Dino DiMartino on drums & vocals.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

 

 

 

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

 

 

The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble is an award-winning traditional African dance and drum group, featuring a multi-generational cast of talent. Their exciting, educational, and powerful performances inspire audiences worldwide. Now in their 31st season, the Ensemble was founded by Robert & Wanda Dickerson in 1984 and has grown to be one of the largest professional authentic dance groups in the USA.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

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phillyringtones

July 29,  7 – 8:30 PM

The Philly Ringtones are the latest edition to the area’s acappella doo wop music scene, but that doesn’t mean they are new to singing.  The members came together about a year and a half ago with diverse individual backgrounds to create one of the more exciting vocal groups around.

Lisa Parks has sung with the Sweet Adelines barbershop group and also toured for eight years with Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.  Bill Keith has been singing doo wop since the late 1950’s with recording groups like the Blendtones, A Moments Pleasure, the Students and others.  Bass singer, Charlie Carson, has sung with numerous Philadelphia acappella groups for more than 30 years.  Gabe Mairone is the youngest member of the group but he grew up in a family of doo wop fanatics.  Finally, Jim Bakay has sung with the Street Corner Five, the Copians and Nitelight over the past 20 years.  During that time, Jim also hosted a popular doo wop and R&B radio on WRDV-FM.  He brings a depth of knowledge and understanding of the music to the group.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Come see Sonido Costeno on August 5, 7 – 8:30 PM
Sonido Costeño is a modern day Latin New York City band with a repertoire that goes beyond ‘salsa’. Together they create a fusion of Cuban son, Dominican merengue and bachata, Jamaican reggae, and Guaracha. This unique style resonates with American modern jazz influences. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it transforms their restaurant and club audiences into dance hall performances, while packing houses at museums, libraries, and community festivals across the New York area.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

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njso

July 15,  7 – 8:30 PM

Take a musical tour through sunny Italy, brought to life by a string quartet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra!
Featuring everything from traditional tarantella dances to the soaring beauty of music by Puccini, Mascagni and Rossini, the ‘Una Festa Musicale Italiana’ program will transport you to a land where speech is like singing and melody flows like wine.
Resources for Education And Community Harmony (REACH) is an outreach program of the NJSO designed to bring the excitement of live music to all of New Jersey’s diverse communities. With the orchestra’s overall mission in mind  this program was created in 1998 to engage our communities by offering original programs created by-and featuring-members of the NJSO.
This event is filled to capacity, so please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed. If you can’t make it and have a spot reserved, please call us and let us know so others can attend: 732 – 873 – 8700
 Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Two women plus 10 instruments equals one good time, as Karen Hirshon and Linda Littleton play a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including selections that range from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performance, Simple Gifts puts their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, creating some of the finest arrangement in folk music today.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

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Nina Et Cetera 

July 1, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Kick off the 2015 Summer Concert Series with Nina Et Cetera and ‘Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music’. This duo of versatile musicians will present an upbeat program celebrating music by such greats as Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, and Gershwin. The program includes a sprinkling of anecdotes which highlight the diversity and rich history of American Music ranging from jazz, blues, gospel, folk, rock and roll and much more!

Nina Et cetera has been performing professionally together for the past 10 years in just about every imaginable venue across the Tri-State area; bars, restaurants, libraries, street fairs, assisted livings, bandshells, busking, vineyards, etc.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.

Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Andy Wang & Friends (“Hawaiian Trio” on the Summer Concert page)
July 8, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Andy Kūlana Wang and Claudia Kanileʻa Goddard will blend the sounds of slack key guitar and ukulele for a sound that is authentic, rooted in tradition, and transports listeners back home to the islands. Marina Celander will gracefully interpret the poetry of the music through hula.
Andy studied under Hawaiian slack key guitar masters Keola Beamer, Raymond Kāne, and Ozzie Kotani. He’s appeared with ‘Hawaii’s super group’ HAPA and opened for the legendary Mākaha Sons. His music has also been featured by Hawaiian Airlines and national television networks
Claudia’s vocals are a result of a blend of classical training, modern musical influences and a passion for Hawaiian music and culture. Claudia is also a multi‐instrumentalist who plays ‘ukulele and the unique style of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar.
Marina has studied hula for the last 12 years with master hula teachers in New York and Hawai’i.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s traveling Next Stage Ensemble presents a live performance of William Shakespeare’s abridged play.  THIS WEDNESDAY, June 24 from 7-8:30 PM.

In the hot summer streets of Verona, two idealistic teens discover love in a  society consumed by senseless brutality. Filled with witty wordplay, lyric poetry and flashy sword-fights, Romeo and Juliet remains one of the most gripping and moving tragedies in Shakespeare’s canon.
This is an adult program, but teens are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

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If you’re new to the area, you might not know that ever summer we have a truly excellent, free concert series.  Every Wednesday evening at 7 pm in our Community Room from July 1 – August 19, you can see a different band.   This year, we have a lot of variety.  Make sure you check out our Summer Concert Series page and get all the information on the bands!

It starts a week from Wednesday, so register today and get here early to enjoy some wonderful musicians!

Concerts are aimed at adults and are not appropriate for your children or infants.  Interested teens and older children may attend with an adult.

Registration is requested.  Seating may not be available for latecomers.

This year’s line up:

July 1:  Nina Et Cetera

July 8:  Andy Wang and Friends

July 15:  NJ Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) – string quartet

July 22:  Simple Gifts

July 29:  Philly Ringtones

August 5:  Sonido Costeno

August 12:  Carnaby ST.

August 19:  Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

We have tons of great stuff going on, check out our Calendar to know what’s happening!

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