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Avanti the Montclair Orchestra: A full season begins this October

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news In October, the Montclair Orchestra will hold its first concert. The group was formed last spring by Andre Weker of Montclair, the new group’s president, with David Chan, of Closter, its conductor. Ticket sales...

Classical music review: Montclair orchestra’s wonderful ‘Contrasts’

With "Contrasts," David Chan shows his skill in season planning, writes William Amory.

Playing piano on Father’s Day in Montclair, for a cause

The young piano students of Thomas Parente will perform in a fundraiser for Toni’s Kitchen on Sunday, June 18, at 1:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St. Freewill donations...

Montclair Jazz Festival: one day of music isn’t enough

Montclair Jazz Festival Saturday, Aug. 12 Noon-9 p.m. Nishuane Park (High Street) Free montclairjazzfestival.org By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news “Jazz is America’s home-grown music,” Melissa Walker told sponsors and guests at a kick-off event for the Montclair Jazz Festival this past...

The Kiplings and the ‘war to end all wars’

Ember will perform "A Kipling Passion," about Rudyard Kipling and his wife's loss of their son John, to honor veterans and the fallen of World War I.

Montclair’s Adegoke Steve Colson: jazz and the city

Montclair resident and Grammy nominee Adegoke Steve Colson presents “Here Is the Place, Our City,” a jazz-flavored tribute, commissioned by New Jersey Performing Arts Center, to honor Newark’s 350th anniversary on Friday, April 7,...

‘Jawaiian’ reggae comes to Montclair’s Wellmont

Pepper, Tribal Seeds Saturday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. The Wellmont Theater 5 Seymour St. Wellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500 By ANTOINETTE MARTIN For Montclair Local Does this sound intriguing? Hawaiian alternative reggae. A little ska, some punk-rock cowboy and some sand-and-surf good vibrations season...

Culture in brief: Montclair’s Bellevue Avenue Branch library holds winter strings concert

In honor of the 103rd anniversary of the opening of the Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, there will be a Winter Strings Concert on Saturday, Dec 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring  Celtic violinist...

‘The Music Man’ at Glenfield

Glenfield Middle School presents “The Music Man,” with music by Meredith Willson and book by Willson and Franklin Lacey, on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The musical first appeared on...

A swinging encyclopedia: Barbara Kukla talks Newark jazz, at Montclair Public Library

Reading and signing “The Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz” Sunday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Music by the Charlie Jones Trio, featuring Charlie Jones (guitar), G. Earl Sauls (bass), Bruce Tyler (drums) and Denise Hamilton (vocals) Montclair Public Library,...

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