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Event Calendar

Sunday, May 1- Tuesday, May 31
In our Galleries

Heinz W. Otto Gallery: Contemporary Art Group 10th Annual Members Show

Lower Gallery: Marvin Cline: Patterns

Opening reception: Sunday, May 1, 1-4 PM

Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m.

JaZZ in the Gallery: Ed Laub, Frank Vignola & Martin Pizzarelli

All tickets $25

Guitarist Ed Laub, who regularly performs with Bucky Pizzarelli, will appear with  fellow guitarist Frank Vignola, along with Bucky’s son, jazz bassist Martin Pizzarelli.

Saturday, May 14, 8 p.m.

JaZZ in the Gallery: Nancy Nelson sings “Favorites from the American Popular Songbook"

$18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

Nancy Nelson, well-known at the Watchung Arts Center as a vocalist with Marty Eigen’s Beacon Hill Jazz Band, and as one of 2014’s “Three Jazz Diva” returns to the WAC with a show of her own. Ms. Nelson will be joined by Fred Fischer on piano and vocals, Liz Fischer on guitar and vocals, and bassist Ron Naspo. In addition to Nancy’s solo numbers, the evening will also feature songs by the NFL Trio, Nancy’s vocal collaboration with Fred and Liz.

Saturday, May 21, 8 p.m.

Classicals at the Circle: Sophia Agranovich

$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

Sophia Agranovich is the award-winning virtuoso pianist, recording artist, educator and program director. A Steinway Artist and a Juilliard graduate, she is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics...A tigress of the piano” - Fanfare. The program will feature Franz Liszt’s epic Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata - inspired by Victor Hugo’s poem ‘After a Reading of Dante’ (‘Divine Comedy’), exquisitely poetic and passionate 3 Sonneti del Petrarca, nostalgic and dazzling Hungarian Rhapsody # 14, as well as works by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

JaZZ in the Gallery: Rio Clemente

$18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door.

One more time! Rio closes out our 2015-16 season with a bang.