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Maestro Butts will present two song sets on this special concert. The first set will be the popular Wheatley Songs, settings of poems by 18th century African American poetess Phillis Wheatley. These songs will soon be featured in a special online exhibit about Wheatley.
The second set represents the world premiere of Three Italian Songs—settings of poetry by Vincenzo Faggiano, with whom Maestro Butts collaborated on the exciting opera Vite senza tempo, premiered in Padua, Italy in September 2021.
Composer David Williams has been an active composer, guitarist, and teacher in New Jersey for a while. "Brave melodies, contrasting juxtapositions, and repeated lines often work their way into his work."
Michael DeMaio's theater works have received national and international productions. Full Circle, his most recent work, was premiered at The Sargent Theater in New York in November 2021. Michael was a recipient of the 2008 and 2009 ASCAP Plus Award.
Admission for this special new music opportunity is $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 American Songbook. All tickets: $25.
The Festival concludes 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. For more information, click here.
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