Oratorio Society

Montclair: Oratorio Society of New Jersey performers keep singing

By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.newsWhen they sing, they feel free. Uplifted. Inspired. And challenged. Definitely challenged.Laughter came from three long-time members of Oratorio Society of New Jersey as they talked about the challenge of learning Francis Poulenc’s “Stabat Mater”...

Ariana Grande laces up her skates at Montclair’s Clary Anderson Arena

Montclair got a visit from pop singer Ariana Grande last weekend.Grande posted a photo on her Instagram account of her skating at Clary Anderson Arena on Saturday, Dec. 8.Staff at the arena confirmed that...

Montclair’s “Frontline March for the Arts” postponed until August

The Frontline for the Arts march, originally scheduled for June 24, has been postponed until Aug. 12. Among the reasons the march has been postponed is that Congress increased the NEA’s budget for FY17,...

Culture in brief: Big Mamou celebrates Mardi Gras

Montclair country-Cajun band Big Mamou celebrates Mardi Gras with two dates in town: Montclair Social Club on Tuesday, and Outpost in the Burbs Friday.

‘Jawaiian’ reggae comes to Montclair’s Wellmont

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

Montclair’s Center Stage takes center stage

by Antoinette Martinfor Montclair Local Everything was clicking at Montclair Center Stage on Church Street. Tim Gysin, a 22-year-old singer with a repertoire of 300 pop/rock tunes and killer keyboard technique, was captivating the early-evening...

Playing for and with nature: Diane Moser debuts ‘Birdsongs’

Diane Moser's "Birdsongs" came out of jamming with the birds.

Video: Last 4 minutes Montclair Orchestra rockin’ out Stravinsky

Music Director David Chan conducts the Montclair Orchestra's performance of Stravinsky's "Pulcinella," rarely performed with vocalists, at Montclair State University's Memorial Hall, Sunday, March 25. The vocal soloists are members of The Metropolitan Opera's...
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Montclair to have standing orchestra

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsMontclair will soon have its own standing orchestra. Not a small chamber group, but a proper orchestra, led by a conductor/music director who is the concert master, or top violinist, of the Metropolitan...

Montclair orchestra connects the dots

“A Shakespeare Evening” is not your usual orchestral concert: in between selections of music inspired by Shakespeare, actors will perform scenes from Shakespeare plays.