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Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey under a full moon in Anderson Park. FREE. At 7:30 p.m. Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. (Raindate, June 2, same time.) (Check the Friends of Anderson Park Facebook page for weather updates.)

Musical Selections

William Grant Still (1895-1978), ‘Danzas de Panama’:  Born in Mississippi and raised in Arkansas, Still attended Wilberforce University and the Oberlin Conservatory.  He began his music career with W.C. Handy’s band, and also performed and orchestrated popular music for band leaders like Paul Whiteman and Artie Shaw.  In 1931 he became the first Black American composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra (the Rochester Philharmonic, under Howard Hanson).  And in 1936 he broke racial barriers as a conductor, leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program of his own compositions.  He became one of America’s foremost 20th century composers, creating a large body of orchestral, chamber, and vocal works that continue to be performed around the world.

Danzas de Panama’ movements:

  1. Tamborito
  2. Mejorana y Socavón
  3. Punto
  4. Cubia y Congo

Franz Schubert (1797-1828), String Quintet in C Major:  Born in Austria to a schoolmaster and domestic servant who provided their children with a musical household, Schubert earned a scholarship for a boarding school education and a place in the imperial court chapel choir.  During his life, his songs (lieder) and dance music were so popular in Vienna that concert parties (Schubertiaden) were devoted entirely to them.  The String Quintet was the last chamber work he completed, only two months before his early death, possibly from typhus.

String Quintet movements:

  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo. Presto – Trio. Andante sostenuto
  4. Allegretto

The Artists

Lucy Voin

Lucy Voin

Lucy Voin (violin) was born in Memphis, Tenn., to Ukrainian-Jewish immigrants, and began studying the violin at age 3. She was raised by musicians — her mother being a classical pianist and her father a jazz multi-instrumentalist. In 2011, she moved to New York, where she received a bachelor of music from Mannes School and studied with Aaron Rosand and Daniel Phillips. In addition to teaching privately, she freelances in and around New York City, and plays in orchestras, chamber music ensembles, churches, and weddings. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Usina del Arte in Argentina, and Shanghai Conservatory Concert Hall in China. She enjoys spending time with her family and snuggling with her two dogs.

Robert Radliff

Robert Radliff

Robert Radliff (violin) is originally from New York City, and studied violin performance at the Peabody Conservatory with Violaine Melancon. He then earned his master of arts and graduate artist diploma in performance at Montclair State University, where he studied with Weigang Li of the Shanghai Quartet.  He has been a guest soloist with orchestras in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere along the East Coast, and has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Jaime Laredo, and others. Internationally, he has performed in several chamber music settings, including at the East China Normal University, Western District Chamber Music of Hong Kong, and the Konzerte im Kirchgarten series in Hannover, Germany. He is currently concertmaster of the South Orange Symphony, performs as section violin with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, and section violinist in the Berkshire Opera Festival in Great Barrington, Mass.  He is also founder of the chamber music series “Music in the Library” at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he performs with the Littman Quartet.  He teaches violin at the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp in California, the Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark, and the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts.

Mitsuru Kubo

Mitsuru Kubo (viola) grew up in a musical household in Seattle, chose the viola as her “forever” instrument, then studied at the Sun Hwa Performing Arts School in Seoul, South Korea. She went on to study with Helen Callus at University of California at Santa Barbara, then earned her Graduate Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.  She lives in New Jersey, and along with chamber music, orchestral playing, and featured soloist gigs, enjoys her career as a private teacher, wife, and mom of two.

Jordan Enzinger

Jordan Enzinger

Dr. Jordan Enzinger (cello) With a versatile background in solo, chamber, and orchestral music, Dr. Enzinger performs cello in the New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia areas. He regularly plays in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kimmel Center. He is a member of the cello section of the American Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New Jersey Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Princeton Festival Orchestra, and the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. He also teaches, and serves as cello faculty at Seton Hall University in South Orange, and at the Princeton String Academy. He is a certified cello instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, with  a cello studio in East Brunswick. He also is on the chamber music faculty at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Chamber Music Institute, and a guest lecturer for collegiate music classes at Rutgers. His students have performed in Carnegie Hall, won numerous competitions, and have received collegiate music scholarships.

Amy Ward Butler

Amy Ward Butler (cello) counts herself fortunate to have had as teachers Orlando Cole in Philadelphia, and Steven Doane and Paul Katz at the Eastman School of Music. At Tanglewood, she played under conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur, and played for Yo-Yo Ma in various master classes.  She has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and has performed in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center.  Based in New Jersey, she holds positions as principal cellist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the Reading Symphony Orchestra; is a founding member of the Tapestry Cello Ensemble; and is the cellist for the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Clint Edwards (arranger) is a composer, arranger, and pianist. His compositions and arrangements have been performed around the world, including NYC’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, WQXR, Joe’s Pub, The Green Room 42, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference, as well as in concert venues throughout England, Holland, Australia, Germany, South Korea, and Poland. He is the winner of the 2019 Broadway World Award for Best Independent Album Release. As a pianist, he gives hundreds of performances a year in the NYC area and virtually via his weekly Patreon program “The Clint Edwards Show.”

Our Supporters

“Music Under the June Moon” has been made possible by funds from the Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and by funds from the Bravitas Group/Silver Family Foundation.

Who We Are

Chamber Music Society of North Jersey is a non-profit performing arts organization formed in 2014 by Jordan and Giuseppe Fusco out of a passion for chamber music and a desire to bring it to the public. Its mission is simply to present quality performances of great chamber music in our region and to promote chamber music in schools.

Friends of Anderson Park is dedicated to the thoughtful stewardship of Anderson Park and to fostering its historic, natural, cultural, environmental and educational qualities. Our primary mission is to protect the spirit and integrity of the park’s nationally significant Olmsted-designed landscape and to rehabilitate and maintain its pastoral ambiance. To join or support us, please visit Support section of our web site.

Handicap accessible; for accommodations: (973) 477-7207. (Raindate, June 2, same time.) (Check the Friends of Anderson Park Facebook page for weather updates.)

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Details

Date:
June 1
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://friendsofandersonpark.com/

Organizer

Friends of Anderson Park
Phone
973-477-7207
Email
Lisanne@FriendsOfAndersonPark.com
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Venue

Anderson Park
274 Bellevue Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Phone
(973) 495-9056
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