Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A Conversation with Laiona Michelle from Our Friends at Live & In Color

This week, we are pausing our regularly scheduled "Putting It Together" podcast as an opportunity to celebrate and amplify the voices of black artists.

We invite you to tune in tomorrow, Thursday, June 4th at 6:00 PM with actor, writer and activist Laiona Michelle, who will appear on "Be Our Guest," a live discussion program from Live & In Color. She will discuss LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL, her hit show which premiered on our stage, and other projects.

Live & In Color develops new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity. Emphasizing non-traditional casting, multi-ethnic participants, and bold theatricality, they offer unique development opportunities for new plays and musicals that encourage dialogue among artists from a variety of cultures.

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McCARTER@HOME: #BlackLivesMatter art that moves us

This week we want to spotlight a few powerful works that have moved us with their #BlackLivesMatter message.
Please watch, listen, read, reflect, and help us amplify their art.

Keedron Bryant: "I Just Wanna Live"

You may recognize this young gospel singer from NBC's primetime talent show, "Little Big Shot", or from President Obama's latest Instagram post.
"I'm a young black man, doing all that I can to stand. But when I look around and see what's being done to my kind every day... I'm being hunted as prey," sings Keedron Bryant in this heartbreaking clip. WATCH


Rhiannon Giddens: "Cry No More"
"First they stole our bodies. Then they stole our sons. Then they stole our God. And gave us a new one."

Rhiannon Giddens' poetic lyrics were written five years ago, after the massacre at the Emanuel AME church in South Carolina, and continue to ring true as a powerful reminder of oppression and struggle today. WATCH


Calvin Royal III, soloist with the American Ballet Theatre

Before the pandemic hit, Calvin Royal III was set to make history with Misty Copeland as the first African-American lead ABT dancers to dance Romeo & Juliet together. Instead, he is creating new art at home, "I Run With Them," inspired by the death of Ahmaud Arbery, with music by Cynthia ErivoWATCH


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Comedian Trevor Noah has continued to record his show from home during COVID-19, mixing satire with politics reaching millions of viewers every day. In his latest segment, he delivers a serious monologue evaluating George Floyd, the Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbery, and Amy Cooper.  WATCH



Ranky Tanky & Jordan Benton: "Freedom"

This Grammy Award-winning quintet (you may have seen them at McCarter in 2019) specializes in jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music, a culture that originated among descendants of enslaved Africans.
Moved by their song "Freedom," dancer Jordan Benton choreographed this piece to express her emotions about racial discrimination in America. WATCH


A.I.M: "Meditation: A Silent Prayer"

"I share this work with you as a prayer for justice, and a prayer for change," writes dancer, choreographer, and artistic director Kyle Abraham. Originally created in 2018 to honor all of the unjustly fallen, his dance company, Abraham.In.Motion, remind us of the urgent need to address extreme racial inequality in this 10-minute dance with visual art.  WATCH


Code Switch: "A Decade Of Watching Black People Die"

If you listen to podcasts and Code Switch isn't one of them, consider adding it to your regular rotation. Hosted by journalists of color, Code Switch tackles the subject of race head-on. This latest episode revisits a 2015 essay by Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith and observes how little has changed since then, plus the power of technology today. LISTEN

Pixie Dust Players Is Going Virtual This Summer!

PIXIE DUST PLAYERS VIRTUAL SUMMER 2020

Pixie Dust Players is thrilled to offer a wide variety of virtual options, including some very special, innovative productions! All of their offerings are specifically tailored to and created for this virtual/social distancing platform as they know they cannot replicate live theater over the internet. (click images for more info)

After several successful trials and explorations over the past few months they are very excited to be able to move forward in what we consider to be a new branch of theater.

Visit their website to learn more and follow them on social media to stay up to date on all things Pixie Dust!

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NJPAC In Your Living Room: LIVE this week!

Backstage Interview with Frankie Negrón
Wed, Jun 3 @ 6PM
Don’t miss our next interview with GRAMMY-nominated, Newark-born sonero Frankie Negrón!

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Wellness Wednesday
West African Dance with Yahya Kamate

Wed, Jun 3 @ 8PM
Don't miss this virtual West African Dance course with Yahya Kamate of Ailey Extension! The class is free, but registration is required.
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Thursday DJ Dance Party with DJ MD
Thu, Jun 4 @ 7PM
Get up and move to live Afrobeat & Caribbean rhythms spun by DJ MD!

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Art House Productions Announces Lineup for Virtual Access JC Fridays on June 5, 2020

Virtual Access JC Fridays

WHEN: Friday, June 5, at 7:00pm EST - 9:30pm EDT
WHERE
: via Zoom; advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register, please visit www.jcfridays.com.
ADMISSION: free and open to the public.
Zoom is an online video conferencing software that allows you to virtually interact when in-person meetings and events aren't possible. Participants must have WiFi, download the application on a computer or smartphone, and sign up for a free Zoom account to participate. The Art House staff are available to help troubleshoot registration and download; please email info@arthouseproductions.org for assistance.

Art House Productions (Executive Director Meredith Burns) is pleased to announce that Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, live music, performance acts, and educational demonstrations from 14 participating venues.

Access JC Fridays focuses on inclusion and encourages participants to present work from artists with disabilities and/or work that celebrates disability in any of its many forms, including, but not limited to: impairments that are cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, and sensory. The event will feature live ASL interpretation and Closed Captions. For questions about accessibility and patrons services, please email info@arthouseproductions.org.

JC Fridays is sponsored by Jersey City Municipal Council & Cultural Affairs, Historic Downtown SID, JCEDC; New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and supported by Art Fair 14C.

Support for Access expenses on this production provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

“From art tutorials and studio visits, to live music performances and the premiere of the Jersey City Community Poem, Virtual Access JC Fridays is the perfect showcase of the diversity within Jersey City’s arts community,” says Producing Director Courtney Little. “By moving the event online and making accessibility a priority, participants will have the unique ability to experience and interact with every venue and artist!”

“I get immense joy making my art with other people. During the pandemic this is not a thing,” says artist Theda Sandiford. “I am grateful for the opportunity afforded by Virtual Access JC Fridays to build with my community again. We may be separate but we are not apart.”

"I am thrilled that Art House Productions accepted the momentous undertaking of a Virtual Access JC Fridays. Katia Bulbenko's show opened right before the "Shelter in Place" went into effect. Virtual Access JC Fridays allows us to reach a broader - and hopefully  - a new audience. We are so grateful to be able to participate!" says Kristin J. DeAngelis, SILVERMAN Building Curator for Katia Bulbenko ‘Fragments/Reassemblage”.

7:00pm-8:05pm

· Silverman/Majestic Theatre Condos

· Jersey City Writers

· Ed & Mary's

· Theda Sandiford

· Project Greenville

· Art House Gallery

· Jersey City Community Poem Premiere

8:05pm-8:10pm - Intermission

8:10pm-9:30pm

· SMUSH Gallery

· The Art Project

· Matheny Arts Access

· Dineen Hull Gallery at Hudson County Community College

· No Dominion Theatre Co

· Pro Arts JC

· Art House Productions

FULL EVENT LISTINGS

SILVERMAN and the Majestic Theatre Condominium Association present: Katia Bulbenko Fragments/Reassemblage. Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. The Virtual Tour will be open to you 24/7 via the website: www.deangelisart.com - scroll to Virtual Tours.

Jersey City Writers presents “Limitless”—Short pieces that are written by Jersey City Writers and performed by Jersey City actors with the theme "Limitless." www.instagram.com/jcwriters

Ed & Mary's—A small neighborhood bar/restaurant offering friendly service, craft beer, classic cocktails and cozy bar food for takeout. www.edandmarys.com

I Am My Hair Studio Visit with Theda Sandiford—Theda Sandiford makes art in community, under lock down, she has been working alone. Have a glass of wine with Theda while she previews several 3D soft fiber sculpture works in progress. Learn to wrap and hitch knot yarn, ribbon, sequins and beads onto rope. She will demonstrate how she uses a crochet hook and knot by hand. The process is a vibe; meditative and relaxing. Join in. www.thedasandiford.com

Project Greenville presents Donchellee Fulwood—Join Project Greenville and local artist Donchellee Fulwood as she discusses her work which is filled with pattern, color, texture, light and beautiful stories and sentiments to share! Project Greenville is happy to host local Greenville artist Donchellee Fulwood as she--and Project Greenville organizer Elizabeth Deegan--discuss Fulwood's work, their hopes for the neighborhood and what is next for both. Fulwood will have artwork on hand to share with the JC Fridays audience and Deegan will give a brief introduction of Project Greenville for those who have yet to visit; or those who simply miss being there! www.facebook.com/Project-Greenville-106544679416087/

Art House Gallery presents: Kelly Ann Burns, Abstract Expressionism—Kelly Ann Burns is an Abstract Expressionist painter. She is also a person living with a disability. Kelly's art is a result of her true passion and drive to express herself without using a vocal language. www.arthouseproductions.org

Jersey City Community Poem—Over the last 3 weeks, Art House Productions collected submissions of poetry that speak to our current experience with quarantine and social distance. Jersey City Poet Laureate Rashad Wright curated the pieces into one crowdsourced,community poem called "Just Breathe."

SMUSH Gallery Make Your Own Zine! Tips & How-To—You are a zinester... or you could be really soon! Join SMUSH for a how-to zine making workshop and tips for expanding your practice. Bring paper and pen! www.smushgallery.com

The Art Project at Dvora Gallery—The Art Project creates exhibit opportunities for artists in Jersey City. Featuring works by Bruce Halpin, for his upcoming exhibit at Dvora Gallery, "Constructed Paintings". The Art Project is a collaborative program of Victory Hall Inc. and Shuster Development, in downtown Jersey City. Over thirty-six artists from Jersey City and beyond are currently exhibiting in the forty lobby areas in the four public and residential buildings that the company has built or renovated since 2014. The goal of the project is to support and promote the artists in Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts District by selling their creations. All proceeds directly benefit the artist, and a meaningful portion goes back into the community for arts programming. www.dvoragallery.com

Arts Access at Matheny—Arts Access empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries. Through the use of innovative systems and techniques, clients can take part in the visual, performing, and literary arts. We invite you to learn more about our program and how our artists create their work, as well as a brief look at past performances and upcoming exhibitions. www.artsaccessprogram.org

Dineen Hull Gallery, Hudson County Community College: A Director's Tour of Online Exhibitions—HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs will continually provide art information and activities for all ages to enjoy whether you are working remotely, learning from home or just want to connect socially with people in our community. Our focus now is the same as it’s always been — ensuring you are experiencing a variety of arts-related educational programs that help unite our greater community. We will continue to provide social interactive experiences by establishing a grander arts online presence during this time while our department and the Dineen Hull Gallery remain closed to the public. www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs/exhibition

No Dominion Theatre Co. presents Story Slam: In Transit!—For Access JC Fridays, No Dominion Theatre Co. will present storytellers who share their own personal stories based on a chosen theme. This theme is In Transit! We all have our own stories of commuting, and we all know it can either be a blessing or a nightmare. When an hour commute turns into 6 hours, or bumping into an old friend that turns out to be exactly what you needed that day. All you have to do is log on and listen along, and let the storytellers tell you their tales. www.nodominiontheatre.org

Pro Arts Jersey City Presents afloat—afloat, a visual arts exhibition of work created by 40 members of Pro Arts Jersey City that reflects upon this time of the 2020 pandemic. Curated by Kerry Kolenut. afloat, The start of this new decade, has plunged us into what once seemed unimaginable, forever changing the way we think about ourselves, the world and how we occupy it. We have been forced to think, act and interact in new and different ways. Pro Arts asked their members to examine the impact on the world, country, environment, people, and themselves and to create art that reflects upon these times. Participating artists: Howard Berelson, Miriam Bisceglia, Sunny Chapman, Dorie Dahlberg, Peter Delman, Jim Fallon, Paul Federico, Hao Feng, Eileen Ferara, Jodie Fink, Jim Fischer, Bennett Gewirtz, Trish Classe Gianakis, Allan Gorman, Suzan Globus, Cheryl Gross, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Megan Klim, Robert Kosinski, Stephen Krasner, Charles Lane, Terry Lively, Juliet Martin, Rajendra Mehta, Charlann Meluso, Jake Miller, Alpana Mittal “Tejaswini”, Patricia Mulligan, Harold Olejarz, Jean-Paul Picard, Carol Quint, Philip A. Robinson Jr., Vincent Salvati, Gale Sasson, Francisco Silva Joel Simpson, Brad Terhune, Mollie Thonneson, Alan Walker aka Buzz Baby Jesus, Bill Zbylut. www.proartsjerseycity.org

Art House Productions: Songs of Hope—Art House Productions presents Songs of Hope, featuring musical performances by Shannon DeVido, James Ian, and Kiersten Kelley.

Art House Productions is generously supported by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, MACK-CALI Realty, SILVERMAN, Manhattan Building Company, and CoolVines.

Art House is working creatively to deliver digital content during the pandemic. While the doors to our physical space might be temporarily closed, we are here in the digital space as a source of strength, creativity, humor, and light when you need inspiration and affirmation. For information about upcoming digital events and features, please visit www.arthouseproductions.org/collections/art-house-online, along with our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more information. To sign up for Art House's mailing list, please click here.

Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at www.arthouseproductions.org. Follow us on social media @arthouseproductions @arthouseprods

Live music returns to Morristown with a new twist on a classic style of entertainment—the Drive-In Concert!

MPAC, in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission, will present a Drive-In Concert featuring John Ginty and Friends

WHERE: Fosterfields Farm
WHEN: Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 pm.
TICKETS:
$100 per car and go on sale Wednesday, June 3, at 12 pm. All proceeds will benefit MPAC’s recovery.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the MPAC Box Office online or by phone at 973-539-8008. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

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“MPAC is thrilled to be doing what we do best — presenting live entertainment again — for the first time in over three months,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO, MPAC. “Even though our doors may be closed, our mission is stronger than ever as we find alternative creative, innovative and fun ways to continue to serve our community.  We are grateful to be partnering with Dave Helmer, Executive Director of the Morris County Park Commission and his team, and John Ginty, and thank them for all of their help to make this live concert possible.”

“The Morris County Park Commission is pleased to collaborate with the Mayo Performing Arts Center on furthering its mission to enrich the lives of its community by finding alternative ways of showcasing the performing arts,” added Dave Helmer, Executive Director of the Morris County Park Commission.

“Our stage may be dark, but music will light up the day,” Larena said. “The Drive in Concert will be a truly unique and fun experience. Come out for a great time, while helping to sustain the theatre while our doors are closed.”

Organist John Ginty has literally covered a lot of ground. Fresh off playing Hammond B-3 for the Dixie Chicks on their MMXVII World Tour, the Morristown resident has now joined the Allman Betts Band, featuring Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Duane Oakley, all sons of founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. As a solo artist. his first offering on American Showplace Music, 2013’s Bad News Travels, features A-List artists such as Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), Albert Castiglia and Neal Casal. His sophomore album, No Filter was named RMR’s #1 Blues/Rock album of 2015 and featured a groundbreaking performance by hip-hop legend, Redman.

MPAC is working with the Morris County Park Commission and local health authorities to create a safe environment that allows attendees to enjoy live music from the comfort of their vehicles. The Fosterfields site will be able to accommodate approximately 150 cars that will be spaced out with social distancing guidelines provided by local authorities. Attendees must remain in their vehicles throughout the concert. No tailgating is allowed.

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RVCC Holocaust Institute Sets Online Summer Book Series Focusing on Resilience and Hope

The Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College will present a three-session, online summer book series:

Resilience During Challenging Times: Books that Provide Hope

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, from 2-3 p.m.; Friday, July 31, 3-4 p.m.; Friday, August 28, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE:
Zoom
FEE: The program is free of charge and open to the public.
To join the book discussion, email Program Specialist Michelle Edgar at michelle.edgar@raritanval.edu.

The series will begin on Tuesday, June 30, from 2-3 PM, with a program featuring Georgia Hunter, New York Times-bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones. Hunter will discuss the research that went into her book, which details her family history and story of survival. Her book has been translated into 15 languages and has been selected as a top pick by Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Post, People magazine and Audible, among others.


Other segments include:

  • Friday, July 31, 3-4 p.m., featuring a discussion of Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Friday, August 28, 3-4 p.m., featuring a discussion of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ismael Beah

The books featured in the series all highlight how individuals survived in perilous conditions in areas of conflict.

The books are available as audiobooks or e-books through the Somerset County Library System at https://somerset.overdrive.com/.

The series is being co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties, the Holocaust Education Center of the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, and 3GNJ.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

Summer Jazz Workshop Brings Technology and Top Jazz Educators Together in Online Learning Program

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA), announced today that it will hold a summer jazz workshop on its nationwide online learning platform.

The JTole Summer Jazz Workshop at NJYS

WHEN: July 13-25

Led by award-winning Jazz educator Julius Tolentino, the workshop will include a star-studded lineup of guest artists and faculty. Sean Jones, Chair of Jazz at Peabody Conservatory and Jazz Education Network President; Kenny Rampton, Founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Outreach Initiative; Tia Fuller, Professor of Saxophone at Berklee School of Music and Mack Ave Recording Artist; Rodney Green, Educator, Composer, and Sound Designer; Michael Dease, Professor of Trombone at Michigan State University; and Helen Sung, Composer, Performer, and Educator, will join faculty members David Gibson, Dave Schumacher, Shamie Royston, and Matt Slocum for the two-week workshop.

Said JTole Summer Jazz Workshop Director Julius Tolentino (above), “What separates our virtual workshop from others is that all of our teachers and master class clinicians understand and teach this music as a language. Jazz is a language and we at Wharton Arts have proven methods that will help students significantly increase their fluency to achieve the most in a short period of time."

In addition to master classes and private lessons, workshop participants will experience virtual big band and combo classes culminating in a virtual jazz festival on Sunday, July 26, where a video project featuring the workshop participants will be released. For more information and registration, visit www.WhartonArtsOnline.org

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.

Wharton is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,500 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve 500 students in grades 3 – 12 by audition. Beginning with Out of the Box Music and Pathways classes for young children, Wharton offers private lessons, group classes, and ensembles for all ages and all abilities at the Performing Arts School. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton teaches all instruments and voice and has a robust musical theater program. Based in Paterson, New Jersey, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts that uses music as a vehicle for social change by empowering and inspiring children through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing.

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 10 counties. All of Wharton’s extraordinary faculty members and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.

Les Paul at 105: A Virtual Celebration | The Mahwah Museum June 6-9, 2020

Les Paul at 105: A Virtual Celebration

WHEN: June 6-9, 2020
WHERE:
Les Paul In Mahwah Facebook page or on YouTube

The Mahwah Museum is pleased to present an online concert to celebrate Les Paul’s 105th birthday with Lou Pallo (& guests), Muriel Anderson and Thom Bresh.

Lou Pallo played regularly with Les for over 30 years at Fat Tuesdays then at The Iridium. In an interview, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, described Lou as “ an incredible guitar player” and the man “who knows a million chords”. In addition to Les, Lou’s early influences included Tony Mottola. Lou has worked with a wide variety of celebrities from Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald to Mr. Richards himself.  Performing June 7, 4:00pm. https://youtu.be/-vnCJzQhp2Q

Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD, Nightlight Daylight, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine, and she has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Performing June 6, 7:00pm. https://youtu.be/ZRX6vAPZKVA

Thom Bresh was born in Hollywood, California, and raised in the middle of guitar royalty. His father, Merle Travis, was one of the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. With this sort of heritage and upbringing, what do you have? As Chet Atkins put it, “Thom Bresh is a ‘World Class’ guitarist that deserves to be heard.” Performing June 6; 5:30pm.  https://youtu.be/YSu0dd66Has

Join us for a conversation with the Gene Paul, the son of the legendary musician and guitar innovator, Les Paul. Gene will share stories of his father with moderator Charlie Carreras, Vice President, Mahwah Museum, Professor Emeritus of History, Ramapo College. June 9, 7:00pm. 
Zoom Event: Registration required.

Gene Paul is an audio recording/mixing/mastering engineer, producer, musician and son of Les Paul. He was an engineer at Atlantic Recording Studios during their famed 1960s–80s period and is currently the chief mastering engineer at G&J Audio, a mixing and mastering studio for major and independent labels focused on reissues and new recordings.

BROADWAY STARS & BALLET MASTERS JOIN AXELROD TEAM—REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

BROADWAY STARS & BALLET MASTERS JOIN AXELROD TEAM

Academy Registration Begins!

All classes are LIVE and offer students an interactive experience with our instructors.

How would you like to take a master class with a Tony Award-winning diva? Which one? We have three: Joanna Gleason (right; Into the Woods), Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway), not to mention a few other nominees and a half dozen Broadway performers.




How about a master dance class with leading dancers from Alvin Ailey, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor and Martha Graham? Yes, we have Samuel Lee Roberts, Gilbert Bolden III, Michael Trusnovec and Michelle Fleet (right) and Blakeley White-McGuire in our virtual studio waiting for our students.

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center expands its online educational programming with the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy, offering seven-week sessions in Musical Theater, Dance, Acting and Vocal to all thriving artists 12 years and up, beginning June 29 (90 min classes, 6 times a week). Plus, we have specialized sessions for Pre-School (ages 3 & 4 – 30 min classes, 3 times a week) and Primary (ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-11 – Hour long classes, 13 classes per week), beginning July 6.

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APAA's Celebrities, Guest Artists, and Core Faculty.

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We believe that the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy, under the direction of Gabriel Chajnik, is one of the state's most comprehensive online summer programs, supported by a faculty of 50 professional artists from the worlds of dance, musical theater, and drama as well as the television, film and music industries.

Engage yourself or your child in an enriching programming that will make this summer one of the most rewarding and productive ever.

Everyone can join our students for our Virtual Showcase, "Rise Up!," streaming on August 22.

Register for APAA Tracks (ages 12+)

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Over 5,000 people cast their ballots online for the first ever NJ High School AXE Awards. To coincide with "Dear Class of 2020" A Virtual Graduation Event on YouTube, the six winners will be announced on Saturday, June 6, by a very special Broadway leading lady! Stay tuned!

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11 days to go! Register today for virtual Ride to Fight Hunger

Watch video to learn more about Mara's ZOOM class

Mara Miller - JFCS Virtual Wheels for Meals Ride to Fight Hunger

Mail in donations to: 1485 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666

Don't Miss Tenor Gary Pate on BONJ’s “Bach, Bagels, and Bob”

Don't Miss Special Guest Gary Pate

Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Singer at The Metropolitan Opera and driving force of PhilanthrOpera

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Bach, Bagels, and Bob Special Guest Paul Zeigler rebroadcast.

Enjoy the wonderful 2nd episode as Maestro Butts and Maestro Zeigler discuss their music and collaboration with our live audience.

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Thank You for Your Patronage and Support

Thank you for being a supporter of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. We rely not only on ticket sales, but also donations from individuals just like you who want to see and hear world class performances of history's finest classical compositions right here in your own backyard.

Please consider making a donation to help us continue in our mission of providing some of the best and most diverse classical music performances in Northern New Jersey.

Visit our website, baroqueorchestra.org for information on future concerts featuring Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, and more.