Wednesday, January 5, 2022

New York Philharmonic concertmaster Frank Huang joins Montclair’s APEX Ensemble for "Immortal Beloved"

Immortal Beloved

WHEN:  Friday, January 14, at 8pm
Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Due to COVID restrictions, seating capacity will be limited for this performance. For those unable to attend in person, a live-stream option will be available.
Tickets and information about the January 14th performance are available online at, or by calling (973) 435-2906.

APEX Ensemble, formerly The Montclair Orchestra, kicks off 2022 with a program reflecting the different aspects of love through music. Music Director David Chan will lead the ensemble, which will be welcoming New York Philharmonic concertmaster Frank Huang (right) for the first time in the concertmaster role. Additional members of the Philharmonic, along with musicians from Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, will be performing alongside Fellows from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Montclair State University, Yale University and Mannes School of Music.

The program will feature three different works paired with lines of poetry and prose, including the famous ‘Immortal Beloved’ letter written by Ludwig van Beethoven to his anonymous love, to be read by Luna Stage director Ari Laura Kreith. 

Prior to the pandemic, APEX Ensemble (The Montclair Orchestra) was recognized in New York Classical Review’s “Top Performances of 2019”, embedding the impact of the organization beyond Montclair, NJ, into the surrounding towns and competitive artistic climate of New York City.

  • “Fair Melusina” by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Verklärte Nacht by Arnold Schoenberg
  • Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig von Beethoven

​David Chan, Conductor