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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 Heinz W. Otto Gallery has 12-foot ceilings, superb acoustics, and a seating capacity of 100.

"JaZZ in the Gallery"

ImpresaRIO Series: Rio Clemente

Friday, March 2, 8 p.m.

Rio Clemente

The Bishop of Jazz, pianist Rio Clemente is back for his second concert of our 2017-18 season. The performance begins at 8PM, followed by a dessert reception offering the opportunity to meet Rio Clemente.

Master pianist Rio Clemente draws the audience up in a musical embrace and then takes them on an extraordinary journey of fanciful melodies and scintillating rhythms. Clemente mixes a strong classical background with a rich knowledge of jazz history, and then adds an amazing sense of creativity and interpretation. The result is a smorgasbord of music that is different from others, and nearly always produces a standing ovation and cries for “more.”

Rio was a child prodigy who received a BMI scholarship for musical theatre and then continued his education at the Julliard School of Music.  He went from Julliard to Nashville, where he spent two years as a performer and composer, making appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, After several television appearance, Rio advanced professionally to playing at several distinguished concert halls and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Manhattan’s famous Birdland and the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, as well as the Newport and JVC Jazz Festivals, and a memorable appearance at the White House.  He regularly appears with groups such as The Morris Choral Society and Orchestra and at jazz venues from Manhattan to Cape Code and from Florida to California.  He has composed three masses and three musicals of which his “Dobdinob” has been published and performed around the country.  He has recorded for well-known labels and has published eight CDs under his own label, Etnemelc Music Productions.

A native of Morristown, NJ, Clemente is New Jersey’s own jewel of the jazz world. He is a member of the Morristown Hall of Fame, was named by the NJ Council of the Arts as an Outstanding Professional of the Year, and recognized as one of the “Top 40 New Jerseyans” by the New Jersey Monthly, as well as being selected for Who’s Who in America.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information, please call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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Classicals at the Circle

Masterful Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak: The Romanza Music Quartet

Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m.

Romanza Music String Quartet

The Romanza Music String Quartet will play selections from Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak in this Sunday afternoon concert.

The quartet consists of violinists Mikhail Kuchuk and Maria Ramsay, violist Ruth Brons, and Martin Steinberg on cello.

Join the performers for a dessert reception following the concert.

For further information about Romanza Music, visits its website, http://www.romanzamusicevents.com/

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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Contemporary

"All Our Favorite Bands" - Hilferty & Higgins

Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m.

Another Day's Gone Bye
words and music by Kevin Hilferty

Kevin Hilferty and Joe Higgins met at a workshop of the NJ Acoustic Music in the Park meetup group and have been playing and singing together for a couple years. They have played on a regular basis at NJAMP showcases at Rolf's Restaurant in Warren, as well as other venues.Joe Higgins They played at the Watchung Arts Center in April, when Kevin accompanied Joe on one of his songs at the "That's Entertainment" variety show. Joe returned the favor in October, joining Kevin for a few songs at the Black Horse Pub in Mendham.

Kevin HilfertyThe duo presents an evening of some of their favorite songs by some of their favorite musicians, from the classic rock of the '60s to more contemporary artists, as well as including a few of their own original songs.

The evening will include a dessert reception.

"Forever Summer"
words and music by Joe Higgins

Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members) at the door. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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"JaZZ in the Gallery"

"Spring Is Here"

Marty Eigen's "Amani"

Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m.

Romanza Music String Quartet

Marty Eigen and Amani return to the WAC to celebrate the arrival of Spring!

Amani means “peace” in Swahili. The group was formed to share the concept of peace through music, performing for people of all ages, races, and religious affiliations.

Along with Marty Eigen on saxophone, clarinet and flute, the members of Amani are veteran musicians Fred Fischer on keyboards; vocalist Stephen Fuller, Flip Peters playing guitar and drummer Nick Scheuble. They will be joined by bass player Alex Gressel.

Amani performs music from a wide variety of genres including: The American Songbook, Blues, Jazz and Bossa Nova. Their extensive repertoire is tailored into a program that will a joy for all who are lucky enough to experience it.

A dessert reception will follow the performance.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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Our 2016-17 Season has ended. Watch for information about our upcoming season.

In the meantime, please enjoy videos of some past performances at the WAC

Please enjoy videos of some past performances at the WAC