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BONJ 2022 SUMMER FESTIVAL TO FEATURE MEXICAN PIANIST PATRICIO APAEZ
Mexican Pianist Patricio Apaez
Special Guest for 2022 Summer
Festival Opening Concert
The Festival opens on Sunday, July
17, at 4:00 PM at The Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road, Madison, New
Patricio Apaez, born in Mexico City, displayed a
deep interest in classical music at a very young age. He was accepted
at the Interlochen Arts Academy, a renowned music program for high
school students in the U.S. Patricio attended Ball State
University in Indiana for his B.A in piano performance.
Following his graduation, Patricio
transitioned to New York, studying privately under Ronn Yedidia at
the NY Piano Academy, where he earned a position as Assistant
His awards include 1st prizes at
the MAMTG, Golden Classical Music Awards Competition & The Grand
Prize Virtuoso Competition along with a performance at Carnegie’s
Weill Recital Hall in 2018.
He holds a Master's Degree in Piano
Performance from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where
he studied with Jeffrey Biegel.
Currently, Patricio serves as Teaching
Artist & Director of Student Services at Keys 2 Success.
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
is honored to present Patricio in concert as soloist for Franz
Joseph Haydn's exciting and beautiful Piano Concerto in D.
Like last summer, the concert is
free (donations welcome).
The concert will have limited indoor seating but will be fully open for outdoor seating as well—so bring a lawn chair and
enjoy the summer with great music.
The concert will also feature music
by George M. Cohan, Giovanni Gabrieli, Johann Sebastian Bach,
Johann Pachelbel, and Antonio Vivaldi.
Following the concert, enjoy dinner
at one of the nearby great Madison restaurants, just a few blocks walk from the arts
For the first time, The BONJ Summer
Music Festival will be spread out over the summer. The 2022 Summer
Festival will feature two orchestra concerts, a new music concert, a cabaret, and
The Festival will feature a special
symposium on Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 PM in collaboration with
Morristown National Historical Park at Washington's Headquarters
Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey. On display
will be a recently discovered letter from opera composer Richard
Wagner to King Ludwig of Bavaria. The event will include a recital of
Wagner arias with special guest Metropolitan Opera bass Harry
Dworchak and talks by Dr. Jude Pfister and Maestro Butts.
New music will be featured on
Sunday, July 31, at 4:00 PM at The Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey.
New chamber music works by David WIlliams, Michael DeMaio, Robert W.
Butts and others will be featured. All tickets: $20.
The popular BONJ Cabaret returns on
Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 PM at Grace Hall, Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison, New
Jersey. With cabaret seating and light refreshments (or feel free to
bring your own), enjoy selections from Broadway, opera, and the Great
The Festival concludes with an
orchestra concert on Sunday August 21, at 4:00 PM at The Madison
Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey. As before, the
concert is free with donations welcome and will feature indoor
seating and the opportunity to sit out on the lawn and enjoy the
sounds of summer.