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Quixote

Making mad music: ‘Quixote’ at Peak Performances, Montclair State University

Tonight, March 23, Peak Performances will present the world premiere of “Quixote,” a new opera with music by Amy Beth Kirsten, directed by Mark DeChiazza, performed by the HOWL ensemble. It will play at...
standing orchestra

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...
Chieftains

55 years and feeling the buzz: The Chieftains come to NJPAC

BY GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsOn a distant planet, somewhere, someone may be listening to the the uillean (pronounced “illin”) pipes, accompanied by the insistent sound of the goat-skin drum the bodhrán (“bahran”), and believe it to...
Community Band

Montclair Community Band celebrates the ‘End of Winter’

By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.newsBarbara Rudy was there when the Montclair Community Band began 35 years ago. Not too many of the original bandmates still play, but the ethos of the band remains the same: a...