World-class music at your doorstep
First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon
Sundays at 3:00pm
Under 18 free!
Informal Meet the Artists Reception
follows each concert
TWO PIANOS: Min Kwon & Eric Zuber
February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
Our new series opened with a spectacular dual-piano repertoire when two world-class pianists performed masterpieces by Mozart, Schubert, and Rachmaninoff. We experienced the brilliance of 20 fingers at work with pianists Min Kwon and Eric Zuber in this unique program. The artists met at a festival in Italy, and the musical chemistry was instantly palpable. Trained at the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, both are winners of more than two dozen international piano competitions and have graced countless world stages. This was their first public collaboration.
QUARTET PLUS: Harlem String Quartet with Min Kwon, Lucy Lee, & Patrick Hopkins
April 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
Spring brought us the exciting Harlem Quartet, a Grammy-winning ensemble that has collaborated with jazz legend Chick Corea and violinist Itzhak Perlman. Comprised of violinists Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador, and cellist Felix Umansky, and joined by our own Artistic Director and CME founder Min Kwon, they performed the lovely Schumann Piano Quintet. The performance also featured two talented doctoral students at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts: Lucy Lee, viola, and Patrick Hopkins, cello, joining the Quartet for Tchaikovsky’s enchanting “Souvenir de Florence.”
OPERA EXTRAVAGANZA: Favorite Arias
October 14, 2018 at 3:00pm
Our autumn concert features the newest young stars of The Metropolitan Opera: Gabriella Reyes, soprano; Brian Michael Moore, tenor; and Lachlan Glen, piano. The program will highlight favorite opera arias, Broadway hits, and fantastic surprises. You won’t want to miss this special fall feature!
WINTER CELEBRATION: Return of the Stars- CME Grant Winners and Alumni
December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm
Our end-of-the-season winter concert has many surprises in store. We are so certain you will have been delighted by the three previous concerts of the series that you will happily sign on sight unseen and let yourselves and guests be pleasantly surprised by the music selected for your pleasure. This promises to be the ultimate holiday event and one not to be missed!