The accompanying pictures reflect very well the atmosphere during the various lunchtime recitals during this season of spring. Years ago now, our preparation team refocused its goals. We resolved to target not just white-collar office workers but groups that could not normally afford this type of cultural experience.
We identified residents of local nursing homes and children from the schools of New Brunswick. Since many of the children have an immigration background, we wanted the recitals to become part of their integration into the life in this community. What we did not plan and yet enjoy very much is the intergenerational component of many of the recitals, when children and senior citizens begin to interact.
It’s been a great season for the series this spring, and we want to thank especially Janet Waanders, who organized and coordinated everything in her well-tried ways.
Another thank-you goes to our funders: Due to a grant from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and the NJ State Council on the Arts, we are able to offer each concert and the following meal without charge.