Faculty members of Wharton Music Center and New Jersey Youth Symphony will perform a variety of genres in concert on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at Wharton Music Center located at 60 Locust Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Music ranging from classical to jazz to blues includes performances of a piano quartet, flutes and piano, solo and duo guitar, flute and jazz piano trio, and solo piano. Mozart, Debussy, Hoagy Carmichael, and Thelonius Monk as well as some original works all come together for a music-filled autumn night.
Performers include Mikhail Kuchuk, Suji Kim, Jamie Baer Peterson, Bryan Rudderow, Eric Olsen, Luba Vasilyeva, Craig Graham, Milan Milinkovic, Diana Charos Reilly, Kristen Wuest, Chap Ostrander, Nate White, Margaret Zufall Roberts, Joel Perry, and Yvgeny Morozov. The concert is open to the public. General admission is $20 and $10 for children under 16. Admission for members of WMC is $15. Tickets may be purchased in advance at WMC, NJYS, and at the door. WMC is wheel-chair accessible. For reservations, call 908-790-0700.
WMC provides music, theater, and dance instruction, educational programs, and performances for children, teens, and adults. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in musical theater, dance, drama, choral music, vocal music, music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WMC is one of New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community music centers serving students in Berkeley Heights, Summit, Chatham, New Providence, Long Hill, Warren, Basking Ridge, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Westfield, Scotch Plains, and other surrounding communities.
WMC offers orchestral and ensemble music education for grades 3 through 12 through New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) located at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. NJYS, one of the foremost youth orchestras in the state, has ten orchestras and ensembles for which auditions are held annually. NJYS’s premiere orchestra, Youth Symphony, has performed in internationally-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.