Imagine yourself in an intimate place, absorbing the glorious sound of
music or laughing to the
comedian’s antics while surrounded by the inspiring colors and forms of works of art!
The Upper Gallery has 12-foot ceilings, superb acoustics, and a seating capacity of 100.
Stephen Fang and Friends
Sunday, December 8, 7 p.m.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Cellist, Stephen Fang, will be featured in Stephen Fang and Friends. Mr. Fang will be joined by his sister Jeannette Fang, pianist, as well as fellow NJSO musicians, violinists Darryl Thomas Kubian and Hector Falcon and violist Elzbieta Weyman.
The program includes the Prokofiev Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Opus 119, and the Piatigorsky Variations on a Paganini Theme for Cello and Piano, played by Stephen and Jeanette Fang. Wynton Marsalis’ “At the Octoroon Balls” for String Quartet will be performed by Stephen Fang, Darryl Kubian, Hector Falcon and Elzbieta Weyman.
A dessert reception will follow the concert where audience members can meet and greet the outstanding musicians.
Stephen Fang, formerly of Bridgewater, has been Assistant Principal Cellist of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2007. Prior to winning his position at the NJSO, he served as Assistant Principal of the Aspen Festival Orchestra and Akron Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra and Canton Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Mr. Fang has been featured in the Fischoff Grand Prize Winner’s Tour, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Recital Series, Cleveland Chamber Music Society Series and Cleveland Chamber Music Guild Series.
Jeannette Fang is an imaginative and expressive pianist whose dynamic performances have attracted the attention of professionals as well as the concert-going public. An active presence on the concert stage, Ms. Fang performs regularly in such settings as Alice Tully Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Zankel Hall, Bargemusic, Peter J. Sharp Theater, Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Sprague Recital Hall, and many others. In addition to her long-standing commitment to solo piano performance, Jeanette Fang is a passionate and experienced chamber musician.
Darryl Kubian is a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s first-violin section and former principal second violin of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed jazz violin with trumpeter Randy Brecker in a Charlie Parker program entitled “Byrd Lives!” and has arranged and performed Ellington’s “Sacred Songs” in collaboration with the Jazz Studies Program at Rutgers University. Kubian’s improvisational skills have been highlighted with artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Al Jarreau, Bobby Short and Renée Fleming.
Described by music critics as an artist who “displays a solid technique, beautiful sound and great maturity” and possesses “an excellent sense of style and musicality,” violinist Héctor Falcón has won numerous awards and competitions both in the United States and Puerto Rico. Falcón has been a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2000, and he regularly plays with the New York City Ballet, Opera Orchestra of New York, American Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony Orchestra.”
Elzbieta Weyman joined the NJSO as assistant principal violist in 2013. She was educated at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Masao Kawasaki and Michael Tree. Ms. Weyman was a member of the New World Symphony from 2011-2013. Elzbieta has also made several solo and chamber music appearances including performing the Walton Viola Concerto at the Aspen Summer Music Festival with Leonard Slatkin in 2007 and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Juilliard Orchestra in 2010 with conductor Xian Zhang.
“JaZZ in the Gallery”
Marty Eigen’s Beacon Hill Jazz Band Holiday Concert
Friday, December 13, 8 p.m.
Marty Eigen’s Beacon Hill Jazz Band will perform its eleventh annual Holiday Concert on December 13.
This will be the most exciting holiday concert to date. The band will consist of regulars Marty Eigen, tenor sax; Fred Fischer, piano and vocals; Nancy Nelson, vocals; Bill Ash, trumpet, and Doug Wintz, trombone; joined by great newcomers to the band Carol Hamersma, guitar; her husband Steve Burke, bass; Larry DeLucca on baritone sax. and Al Korzin, drums.
If you have never attended one of the Beacon Hill holiday performances, this is your opportunity to experience this outstanding band up close and personal.
Following the concert, the festivities continue, with a “Meet the Musicians” reception. “EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY!”
Make your reservations early, so as not to miss the best concert of the holiday season!
Family Improv: Saturday, January 11, 8 p.m.
Adult Improv: Saturday, March 15, 8 p.m.
Family Improv: Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m.
The Improvables have been providing the Center’s audiences with zany, raucous one-of-a-kind and never-to-be-repeated humor since 2002. Each show features a series of games in which the performers act out various scenes, based on audience suggestions, without advanced knowledge of the topics. Come ready to laugh at the antics of this wonderful improvisational troupe of actors including Randy Schweriner, David Kritz, Michele Kerekes, and Brandon Lericos of Bridgewater, Phil Hochman of Plainfield, Roberta Maher of Mt. Arlington and Mike Griffin of Hillsborough.
Family-friendly shows are suitable for children 10 and older, while adult shows are “R” rated.
Tickets to all performances (adult and family-friendly) are $8.