(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has announced the composers for the seventh NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, presented July 19–24 in Newark. The composers include Elise Arancio (Curtis Institute of Music) and her work Wake, Kevin Day (University of Georgia) and his work Tango Oscuro, Erin Graham (UC San Diego) and her work Increase, and Jared Miller (The Juilliard School) and his work Under Sea, Above Sky.
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- For more than 30 years, performers have taken center stage at Café Improv, typically held on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Arts Council of Princeton, to have their music, poetry or comedy heard in public. It’s been 16 months since the last live Café Improv performance, and this month will finally mark their highly-anticipated return. The Café Improv crew will make their way back to the stage for a special edition outdoor performance on Princeton’s Hinds Plaza on Saturday, July 24 from 2:00-5:00pm. The performance is free and open to the public.
(HILLSIDE, NJ) -- You could say Michael Mayo has music in his bones. The son of two musicians — his dad played sax for Earth, Wind & Fire and his mom sings with Diana Ross — Mayo, who just released his own debut album, will perform Saturday, July 24 at 6:30pm at the Lawn at Enlow Hall on Kean University’s East Campus.
After a pandemic that brought the country duo and their weekly “The Willi Ho Show” to the top of the international Pollstar Livestream charts, two sold out appearances over the last 6 months at The Vogel, Reagan and Gordon of Williams Honor are looking forward to returning to mask-less public performance.
(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- The Monmouth County Fair is almost here and brings with it an amazing line-up of live musical performances. Performers include The Big House Band, Shore Thing, After the Reign, Remember Jones and The Motor City Revue, and Last Whippoorwill. In addition Yosi & The Superdads! offer kid-friendly songs for the entire family on Saturday and Sunday (July 24-25).
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Montclair Orchestra makes its first visit to the Lot of Strings Festival at the Morris Museum on Sunday, July 25th at 8:00pm. The program will present Fellows and Mentors, which will showcase the Montclair Orchestra's mission: fellows from the top conservatories playing alongside professional Mentors from world-class orchestras.
(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The Middletown Arts Center presents the MAC Music Café | Outdoor Edition, an afternoon of live music performed by top-notch musicians, on Sunday, July 25th from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The singer-songwriters showcase features local talent Shotgun Bill Anania, Jim Crawford, Audra Mariel and Fire in the Garden. The concert will take place outdoors, on the MAC’s tented patio. Please check their website for weather-related changes. All safety guidelines will be followed. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5.
(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band will reunite at Tierney’s in Montclair, NJ, on July 27 to pay tribute to its founder, the late Diane Moser. Also on the bill: jazz bassist Mark Dresser, along with multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich, pianist Angelica Sanchez and drummer Michael Sarin.
(OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) will conclude its popular Summer Stars classical series with “A Grand Orchestra Finale! on Thursday, July 29 at 7:30pm at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ. The program will include works by Beethoven, Handel and Mendelssohn, performed by Gordon Turk (organist) and the MidAtlantic Symphony conducted by Jason Tramm, with guest soloists Michelle Johnson (soprano) and Byung-Kook Kwak (violin).
(GOSHEN, CT) -- The 33rd Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will make its annual flight, albeit somewhat differently this year; in a new location, one day only, with full pandemic precautions & both in-person and live-stream options on Saturday, July 31 at the Goshen Fair Grounds in Goshen, CT. Marking its usual calendar spot and Brigadoon-like appearance, the fest will be shorter & sweeter yet still brimming with love, talent, community spirit, and of course, still accessible and ASL-interpreted.