Westfield’s Mostly Music concert series
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Westfield’s Mostly Music concert series

Westfield’s Mostly Music concert series
Westfield’s Mostly Music concert series

Mostly Music’s next live chamber music concert is set for Sunday, November 20, at 3:30 p.m., at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield.

The program will feature a quintet of talented young musicians who are destined to be future stars. They will perform pieces by Bach, Scriabin, and Alfredo D’Ambrosio. The highlight of the concert will be Robert Schumann’s Quintet for Piano and Strings, a dramatic piece that often has been acclaimed as his greatest work.

Mostly Music returns on March 12 for a program with soprano Susanna Phillips, violist Paul Neubauer, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, Bach, and Gershwin. Ms. McDermott has starred in roles at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

The April 23 show unites top chamber musicians from around the United States to perform octets for strings by George Enescu and Felix Mendelssohn.

The concert season will conclude on May 7 with a Baroque music program featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” concertos and pieces by Bach, Albioni, and Leclair. Master musician violinists Ani Kavafian, Danbi Um, and Jennifer Frautschi, will join violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Fred Sherry, bassist Anthony Manzo, and harpsichordist Jeffrey Grossman.

According to violist Paul Neubauer, Mostly Music’s artistic director, “We are delighted that Mostly Music is able to bring great chamber music performed by some of the most spectacular artists of our time to Westfield. These performers are soloists, chamber musicians and teachers and they come together to share the inspiring chamber music of great composers.”

Tickets, at $40, will be sold at the door at each concert. Students under 21 are free. Mostly Music president Arlene Gardner urges New Jersey chamber music lovers to “skip the hassle of going into New York City and enjoy the best chamber music in the country here in Westfield.” For more information, go to mostlymusic.org or call (908) 789-8578.

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