Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series – Spring 2012 Featured Artists

First Reformed Church of New Brunswick
A free lunch follows each free recital. Barrier-free entrance at 9 Bayard St.

March 21 12:15 PM

Elaine Christy, harpist
Award winning harpist Elaine Christy teaches at Princeton University and is a member of the Richardson Chamber players there. Christy will present a program of French music for solo harp from Debussy to the 21st century.

April 4 12:15 PM

Rochelle Ellis, soprano, and Akiko Hosaki, pianist
Both teachers at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Ellis and Hosaki will perform art songs by Schubert and others and spirituals.

April 18 12:15 PM

Tim Brown and Justin Hartz , piano for four hands
Brown and Hartz are Directors of Music at, respectively, Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough and Christ Church in Riverton and perform chamber music regularly. Works by Mozart and Dvorak will be part of the program.

May 9 12:15 PM

The Manhattan Quartet – Jordan P. Smith, Aaron Patterson, Dan Kochersberger, and Jay Rattman, saxophone
This saxophone quartet, formed in 2008, has performed in venues ranging from Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Already known for premieres of new works and performances of established repertory, they will present a program of period and contemporary quartets.

May 23 1:00pm

Special Presentation of Livingston Elementary School
Livingston Elementary School will present a special concert to the series’ audience. This is a special recognition to First Reformed Church for providing free lunchtime recitals as part of the education of these local children. An ice cream party will follow this concert.

This program is funded in part by
Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage  Commission with assistance through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Dept of State

This entry was posted in Events, General, Items of Interest, Music and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.